Top 10 Islands in the World: Tahiti | Somebody still searching for something more special? Our good sorted list of top 10 islands in the world starts today and introduces you to the black pearl among islands: Tahiti! It is a must in every travel alphabet – the largest island in the Windward group of French Polynesia, also known as one of the greatest honeymoon destinations in the world. But getting tanned as you lie down on the magnificent black sandy beach while enjoying a cocktail comes with a hefty price tag.
First of all, Tahiti is as remote as remoteness can get. Tahiti is located 4,400 km south of Hawaii, 7,900 km from Chile and 5,700 km from Australia. Direct flights to Tahiti are only available from Auckland (New Zealand, 5h) and Los Angeles (8h 20min). All that remote remoteness didn’t stop French painter Paul Gauguin to stay there for an inspirational break from big city life in Europe. Distance shouldn’t stop you either.
Second, a vacation in Tahiti is not cheap. To avoid high hotel cost you might book a catamaran for 7 days starting at just $4,100. Your floating home will come with 3 cabins. Sunshine, turtles and reef sharks surrounding your boat are free add-ons. Try www.moorings.com
For those of you staying on the island: finest seafood, impressive waves and glorious sunrises will be waiting for you right in front of your bungalow. Peak time for tourists in Tahiti: July, August and September. But this tropical island does not really know an off-season. There is plenty of nightlife, restaurants, villas, and resorts for you to choose from. Most visited tourist attractions: Botanical Garden, Paul Gauguin Museum, Fautaua Waterfall, and not to forget Black Pearl shops. Men will have to open their wallets, while women open their hearts to a string of Tahitian black pearls …
Where to stay in Tahiti
Booking.com only lists 40 properties in Tahiti. Two welcome you for 50 Euros per night. Six will cost you an arm and a leg: 250 to 500 Euros per night, for example: Te Tavake and the InterContinental. Our favorite is Manava Suite Resort – just 10 minutes from Faaa International Airport near Papeete. The infinity pool with view to the ocean will capture your imagination.