South Pacific - Tahiti & French Polynesia (PDF Chapter)
This is the Tahiti & French Polynesia chapter from Lonely Planet’s South Pacific guidebook.
Just the name Tahiti conjures up centuries of legend and lifetimes of daydreams. Its 18th-century reputation as a wanton playground of flower-bedecked Polynesians in an Eden-like setting has morphed into a 21st-century image of a chic honeymoon haven.
- explore the divinely lush and craggy interior of Tahiti by 4WD
- dive with sharks and manta rays in Rangiroa’s fantastic Tiputa Pass
- pamper yourself on ultragorgeous and over-the-top luxurious Bora Bora
- restaurants & accommodation
Coverage includes: Tahiti, Pape’ete, Around Tahiti Nui, Tahiti Iti, Mo’orea, Huahine, Ra’iatea & Taha’a, Bora Bora, Maupiti, Tuamotu Islands, Rangiroa, Fakarava, Tikehau, Marquesas Islands, Nuku Hiva, ‘Ua Huka, ‘Ua Pou, Hiva Oa, Fatu Hiva, The Austral Islands, Rurutu, Tubuai and Raivavae.
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