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Jane Anderson
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Jane Anderson


Jane's verdict:

When I visited Tahiti, I understood why French painter Paul Gauguin was so utterly seduced. The beauty of its outrageously gorgeous lagoons, volcanic peaks and tattooed, flower-wearing locals is hard to take on board. You may feel like you are honeymooning on a magical film set full of vanilla plantations and dinner served to you in the turquoise shallows. Enjoy!

Recommended tour operator: The Turquoise Holiday Company

Overwater bungalows, Le Taha'aSt Regis Bora BoraKia Ora SauvageCanoe breakfast (1)

Turquoise says

We are the UK’s number one Tahiti experts, creating tailormade, exquisite honeymoons to this quintessential South Seas paradise.

  • Island hopping
  • Private pools
  • Superb beaches

Historically known as French Polynesia but more commonly referred to simply as Tahiti, these enchanting islands in the South Pacific have inspired many a film maker and seduced a long succession of writers and artists over the years, perhaps the most famous of which is the post-impressionist French painter Paul Gauguin.

Tahiti’s 118 islands and atolls epitomise the idea of ‘paradise’, boasting astounding natural beauty which is hard to find anywhere else on the planet. Powder-soft sand, sky the colour of forget-me-nots and a kaleidoscope of corals and fish in sparkling azure lagoons blend seamlessly with forest-clad mountains.

Island hopping is all part of the experience on a South Seas honeymoon – combine stays on idyllic islands such as Moorea, Bora Bora, Taha’a, Tikehau and Rangiroa to experience the very best of Tahiti. We suggest including at least a few nights in an overwater bungalow for the ultimate romantic experience, complete with a canoe breakfast delivered each morning. We also highly recommend a few nights on board a private yacht or cruise ship – check out our guide to the best cruises in Tahiti.

The Society Islands form the main archipelago of French Polynesia and they are home to some of our favourite Tahiti hotels. For low key romance, we love Le Taha’a, with its overwater suites and beachfront villas with a private plunge pool. For sheer luxury and incredible service, the Four Seasons Bora Bora and St Regis Bora Bora are favourites. For a Polynesian-inspired hideaway, head to Bora Bora Pearl Beach and, for the Godfather of private islands, The Brando is unbeatable.

Wherever you stay, you will be captivated by the legendary Tahitian welcome and hospitality. Check out our full range of hotels in Tahiti.

Our team of experts have visited and stayed in all our selected resorts and islands so you are assured of the best advice and a tailor-made honeymoon to fit your tastes and budget. To give you an idea of cost, a ten night Tahiti holiday, combining the idyllic islands of Moorea, Taha’a and infamous Bora Bora, costs from £4,250 per person on a B&B basis, including all flights and transfers.

Discover more about our honeymoons in Tahiti, some sample itineraries and our latest special offers.

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