Brando discovered it while filming "Mutiny on the Bounty" (1962) on the nearby islands of Tahiti and Moorea. To prepare for his role as head mutineer Fletcher Christian, he collected more than 100 books on Tahitians, their history, culture, language and way of life. When he spotted Tetiaroa, he was captivated by its beauty and felt that the island — long a favorite of Polynesian high chiefs — brought him closer to paradise. … [Read more...] about Marlon Brando’s island paradise in Tetiaroa, French Polynesia
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Located in the Pacific Ocean, The Islands of Tahiti seem like a mythical destination and the centre of the romantic universe. The islands exude a power that makes every experience unforgettable. A place where every person who gets to experience Mana – the spirit of the islands – and wants to go back for more. Within the 118 islands, there’s an island for every single person. It’s closer than you think and easier to travel to than you might ever imagine. Now, Marketing Manager Grace helps you find out which of the French Polynesia islands is right for you… Taha’a – The island of charm Known as the Vanilla Island, Taha’a will whisk you up and away into the traditional, tranquil life of Tahitians. Relax, relax and relax some more on this flower-shaped island surrounded by tiny motus (islets) with bright, white-sand beaches. The air smells so delicious, it’s as if it has been scented with vanilla. Stay – Le Taha’s Island … [Read more...] about Which of the French Polynesian Islands is right for me?
Tahiti has long been a popular honeymoon destination, with most travellers heading straight for Bora Bora, famed for its luxurious resorts, basaltic peaks and azure waters. There are, in fact, 118 islands each offering something unique. Though not all are inhabited and many can only be reached by boat, Air Tahiti has an excellent flight network to 46 of the islands. This allows the opportunity to island hop, and the short flight time between the Society Islands and westerly islands of the Tuamotu Archipelago, means it’s easy to visit multiple islands during a relatively short trip. Below is your guide for which island to visit on your trip to Tahiti. Tahiti (Society Islands) Tahiti is the only island with an international airport, and unless you’re arriving on a cruise, this will be your first port of call to the islands of Tahiti. It is the largest, has the biggest infrastructure, most facilities and is the transport hub. Whilst it doesn’t have the white … [Read more...] about A guide to island hopping around Tahiti
By David Dickstein | [email protected] | PUBLISHED: November 23, 2018 at 3:01 pm | UPDATED: November 23, 2018 at 3:01 pm Watch the Travel Channel, talk to honeymooners, listen to the star of “The Bachelorette” from season six — they’ll all tell you that French Polynesia is the quintessential romantic paradise. And, for them, how can it not be if the TV crews are getting comped, newlyweds are paying with their cashed wedding checks and spouse-seeking Ali Fedotowsky is getting ABC-TV to pick up all the bills? For the rest of us, including this travel writer who pays his own way, spending two grand a night for a five-star, bucket-list overwater bungalow, $40 at a quality restaurant for an appetizer (repeat, appetizer) and $24 for a ham and cheese sandwich and $20 for a glass of unremarkable wine at a four-star hotel’s lobby bar is neither romantic nor paradise. So, when French Polynesia is described as a lover’s utopia, better take it with a … [Read more...] about Travel: Luxury cruise brings value to the pricey paradise of French Polynesia