Article repost from Luxury Travel
Article by Madelin Tomelty
The Secret Islands of Tahiti You Need to Visit
We know you love Bora Bora, and so do we. But next time you visit The Islands of Tahiti why not venture further afield? After all, there are 117 other islands just waiting to be explored! Here’s four of our favourites to get you started.
Admit it – Someone says “Tahiti” and you find yourself lost in images of overwater bungalows and turquoise water – images of Bora Bora that have probably been popping up on your social feeds for years. We don’t blame you – Bora Bora teeter-totters on the precipice of paradise, and it’s an island that is known around the world as a place everyone should get to see at least once in their life. But consider this: The Islands of Tahiti are made up of no less than 118 islands, and Bora Bora is just one of them. Mind sufficiently blown? The Islands of Tahiti are incredibly diverse, and because we know you love exploring new places – especially those that have yet to be infiltrated by the masses – let us introduce you to the lesser-travelled Tahiti and those islands that fly under the radar, year in, year out. Just your cup of tea, we reckon.
Remember a few minutes ago when we said that Taha’a was the island to go to for utter peace and quiet? Well that was before we discovered Tikehau – a desert atoll home to only 500 Tahitians, mostly generations of fishermen. Made up of pure white and pink-sand beaches and a lagoon so perfect-looking it looks like it must have been made with a 3D printer, Tikehau has more amazing diving and snorkelling to offer, while its untouched sandy beaches are hard to beat for those looking to embrace island life.
* Tuherahera village
* Superb white and pink beaches
* An abundant underwater world of millions of fish – Jacques Cousteau called “the the island the “most fish abundant Tuamotu atoll”
* Seclusion, and peace and quiet
Tikehau Pearl Beach Resort
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