The volcanic island of Tahiti is the largest of the Winward Isles in French Polynesia and lies in the South Pacific Ocean.
The island is home to the town of Pape'ete - the capital of French Polynesia, the stunning island is lush with tropical vegetation and surrounded by coral reefs, making it a top spot for nature lovers and divers.
The towering forms of Mount Orohena and other looming volcanoes make for a dramatically beautiful natural landscape and the deep green valleys, rushing rivers, exotic flowers, fruit and vegetable plantations and cascading waterfalls add to the long list of attractions for outdoor types. Tahiti Museum is a good bet for rainy days, with its interesting displays of historic island artefacts, while nearby attractions such as the beautiful island of Bora Bora can be reached by boat.
Natural Wonders of TahitiThe beautiful Oporiohu Valley is a favourite place for visitors to enjoy nature walks and rambles, while the many white sandy beaches are perfect for relaxing and enjoying a cooling coconut water or a cocktail. Scuba diving and snorkelling among the coral reefs are popular activities in Tahiti, while the Lagoonarium is an impressive aquarium attraction that allows visitors to step into an underground world where they can appreciate magnificent marine life up close.
Faa'a International Airport (PPT) lies just a short distance from the town centre of Pape'ete and has just one runway. Although small in size, the airport serves as the hub for air transport to the island and sees international travellers from across the globe land here to enjoy holidays in tropical Tahiti.
Most resorts and large hotels lay on coach transfers for guests, while taxis are easily available to transport travellers to most points on the island. There are two terminals at the airport and it has ample car parking as well as several cafes and coffee shops. Find cheap flights to Tahiti by using TravelSupermarket's price-comparison tool.