The Islands of Tahiti - Embraced by Mana

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Located in the South Pacific, The Islands of Tahiti are 7,5 hours by air from Los Angeles and 5 hours by air from Honolulu. Surrounded by pristine, crystal clear blue waters, the 118 islands and atolls offer natural beauty, authentic island culture, and unique French Polynesian style. The Islands of Tahiti are world-renowned for their white-sand beaches, stunning turquoise lagoons and landscapes ranging from coral atolls to volcanic mountain peaks. Main islands offer a variety of accommodation from luxurious resorts with overwater villas, to family pensions to sailing via private charter or scheduled cruise. Privacy comes naturally in The Islands of Tahiti and offers visitors the space to relax and reconnect.
Visitors to The Islands of Tahiti create memories through authentic experiences that cannot be found anywhere else in the world. For centuries, the Tahitian people have referred to this as “Mana”. Mana is a life force and spirit that surrounds and connects all living things. You can see it. Touch it. Taste it. Feel it. And from the moment you arrive, you will understand why we say our islands are Embraced by Mana.


Luxury – Spend at least one night in an overwater bungalow in Bora Bora.
Culture – Experience authentic Polynesian culture and get introduced to Mana. Mana is considered a fundamental truth that is both tangible and intangible, it is the life force and spirit that surrounds and connects all living things.
Beaches – Secluded white sandy beaches and pristine turquoise lagoons.

An ideal destination for:
Nautical seeker- There are top yachting locations in the Islands of Tahiti with breath-taking settings and excellent sailing conditions it’s a pleasure to cruise between the islands.
Celebratory seeker – Romantic holidays and an escape from the everyday, with intimate resorts, miles of quiet pristine beaches and traditional Tahitian hospitality offering privacy in paradise.
Nature seeker – Every year from July to November, Rurutu, in the Austral Islands, becomes a prime observation platform for watching whales.
Adventure seeker – 118 islands waiting to be explored, with archaeological remains, lush vegetation, streams and waterfalls. The interior of the mountainous islands is brimming with treasures.
Cultural seeker – Find a deeper connection to the Islands and embrace the Mana, Tahitian culture invites you to seek out the life force and spirit that connects all living things on earth.


50th Anniversary of the Overwater Bungalow
Tahiti Tourisme is celebrating 50 years of the overwater bungalow. The first overwater bungalows were built by the famed “Bali Hai Boys” on the islands of Moorea and Raiatea in 1967. Although replicated across the world, The Islands of Tahiti remains the ultimate go to destination to enjoy a luxurious overwater bungalow stay. Many resorts including Four Seasons Resort Bora Bora and Sofitel Moorea Ia Ora Beach Resort will be offering special 50th Anniversary Packages for guests.
The Brando’s Beachcomber Café to Undergo Makeover
The Brando will launch the reconfiguration and extension program of the Beachcomber Café, one of its dining venues, between January 11 and June 10, 2018. When Beachcomber Café reopens, guests will enjoy the addition of a Teppanyaki table as well as a larger indoor space, and a pergola in front of the restaurant.
The Taputapuatea marae named a UNESCO World Heritage site A major, long-term project became a reality on Sunday, July 9th in Cracow, Poland, with the official recognition of the Taputapuatea marae (sacred site) on the island of Raiatea as a UNESCO World Heritage site. This important designation is a source of great pride for the Polynesian people. The World Heritage label bestowed upon the Taputapuatea marae will aide in attracting visitors to Raiatea looking for history and a rich cultural experience. The marae is an ancient sacred site where ceremonies were performed prior to the arrival of European missionaries, and where Polynesian ancestors arranged hundreds of stones which they believed to hold Mana, a source of power and spiritual strength. The Taputapuatea marae is the first cultural site in a French overseas area to be recognized by UNESCO.
New Product Relaunch: Haumana Cruises
Haumana Cruises relaunched on June 2017. Haumana means “Spirit of Peace” in Tahitian. As part of its relaunch, Haumana is offering low season rates specially for its July and August cruise departures, starting from €1,500 per person in the vessel’s Ninamu cabin (double occupancy). In addition, Haumana is offering a further 10% off these rates for honeymoons and wedding anniversaries that can be accumulated with the introductory offer. The revitalised, intimate Haumana vessel features 12 cabins, including one suite, with a maximum capacity of 27 passengers (including children). Experiences include a three day, three-night cruise to Bora Bora, Tahaa and Raiatea, and the reverse, with the main focus on experiencing uniquely Polynesian traditions, local crafts such as weaving, and visits to vanilla plantations and pearl farms. Dining experiences also include a private beach meal, a Polynesian dinner-show ashore. Haumana also features a panoramic lounge and oversized outdoor deck, a platform for nautical activities (e.g. kayaking, paddleboarding, snorkeling equipment etc.), and a sundeck.


Polynesia Tatau – OctoberOfficial Tattoo Festival of The Islands of Tahiti which brings together local and international professional tattoo artists.
Heiva I Tahiti “The Celebration of Life” – Heiva i Tahiti 137th edition, July 2018
For a few weeks each summer, song and dance troupes from across French Polynesia arrive in Tahiti for the annual Heiva festival. Many of these groups have been practicing several times a week during the 12-months leading up to the festival. Since its creation, the Heiva I Tahiti, has also been a showcase for traditional sports and games. The traditional sporting events are based on ancient athletic activities and include; a stone lifting competition, a javelin- throwing event, outrigger canoe races, a copra competition, and a fruit carrying competition. Visitors can also appreciate handicraft products made by the local artisans from the 5 archipelagos of The Islands of Tahiti. More than just a simple festival, Heiva I Tahiti has become the symbol of the Polynesian culture and an iconic event for a people proud of their heritage.
Billabong Pro Tahiti – August 2018
The professional surfers of the world compete on a water course with perfect waves in the famous pass from Hava’e to Teahupo’o. The best way to have an idea is to participate in this great surfing festival of the 7th stage of the world tour, while enjoying to see the wild site of Tahiti Iti (or Little Tahiti) with its mountains taking root on the water.
Hawaiki Nui Va’a (26th Edition) – November 2018
“Va’a” or outrigger canoe is the ultimate traditional sport. Over 100 outriggers will race from Huahine to Raiatea, Tahaa and to Bora Bora. The mythical arrival of the race at Matira Point in Bora Bora is unreal and definitely a once in a lifetime experience.


International hotel chains (External link) with standard rooms to overwater bungalows 3* – 5*
Small family-run hotels and B &B’s (External link)
Super yachting, nautical catamarans, and cruise ships
Holiday rentals (External link) and self-catering cottages


The usual route from the US is via Los Angeles with Air Tahiti Nui (The Islands of Tahiti’s national carrier) and Air France. Air Tahiti Nui flies once or twice daily from Los Angeles International Airport (LAX) to Faa’a International Airport (PPT).
Air Tahiti Nui
Call center
5901 W Century Blvd,
Los Angeles, CA 90045,
Tel: +(877) 824-4846

Air France
Customer Services and Bookings: 1-800-237-2747


Tahiti Tourist Board
Tahiti Tourisme United States
5901 W. Century Blvd, Suite 1120,
Los Angeles, CA 90045 – United States of America
Tel. : 1 (310) 414.8484 / Fax : 1 (310) 414.8490 (External link)
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