Feel at home away from home in The Islands of Tahiti, where the spirit of Mana embraces you.
Considered a fundamental truth by Tahitians, Mana is both tangible and intangible, internal and external. It is the life force, spiritual energy, and healing power that surrounds and connects all things–persons, places, and objects.
With 118 islands, there is plenty of room to roam, clear the mind and enjoy the uncrowded outdoors. Located in the Pacific Ocean, The Islands of Tahiti spread across five archipelagoes–which include the Society Islands, the Tuamotu Islands, the Gambier Islands, the Marquesas Islands, and the Austral Islands.
Tahiti and Her Islands are also known as French Polynesia, demonstrating a delightful blend of Polynesian and French customs. Encompassing four million square kilometres of the South Pacific, French Polynesia possesses one of the most spectacularly beautiful and diverse environments on earth.
Influenced by the expressive culture of their Mā’ohi ancestors, Tahitian culture is rich in dance, music, arts, and sports. Ancient traditions, inclusive of tattooing and drumming, play a huge role in French Polynesia to this day.
Not only is the culture beautifully rich with the spirit of Mana and the ancient traditions that live on, but the year-round tropical climate and beautiful weather that the islands benefit from makes the Tahitian experience that much more exceptional.
Island hopping is a fantastic way to explore the different dynamics of French Polynesia. The oceanic islands offer almost a limitless range of both passive and active activities for every kind of traveller. From relaxing in the beautiful overwater bungalows that Bora Bora is renown for, to experiencing a true Tahiti surf in Moorea, to trying local cuisine at Papeete’s market on Tahiti Island, this destination has no shortage of beautiful views, adventurous explorations, relaxing vibes, and fun in the sun activities.
With sunshine in abundance, Tahitian cuisine is praised for its aromatic qualities and nutritional benefits–pleasing both the body and the taste buds. From their land to their sea dishes, their exotic culinary treasures feature accents of fresh fruits, fragrant spices, and in-season vegetables.
Also in abundance are fish. Whether from the lagoon or from the ocean, they are exquisitely fresh and often eaten raw. In their famous national delicacy ‘poisson cru’, the fish is marinated in lime juice and coconut milk before being enjoyed.
The islands’ pristine beauty is the perfect remedy for those looking to escape their everyday life. You can hike along the mountainous peaks, swim alongside colourful fish in deep lagoons, cycle beside the crystal clear waters, or play a round of golf at one of their beautiful courses.
The Islands of Tahiti welcomes Canadians to reconnect with loved ones and the natural world when the islands re-opens their borders to international tourism on July 15, 2020.
To learn more about Mana and The Islands of Tahiti, visit TahitiTourisme.ca.