118 separate islands make up the mythical destination of French Polynesia.
It’s one of those destinations that you dream of traveling to and believe us it is
worth it. It does have a reputation of being expensive, and the resorts
certainly are particularly food, but you can visit Tahiti with a reasonable
budget. AirBnB is how most New Zealanders and Australians stay and using
the local food trucks or Roulottes for your meals (as do the locals) means
quality fresh food at very reasonable prices.
Polynesian through and through although today the islands have a real
French feel to them. Still those powerful elements of Polynesian culture are
visible in all aspects of life. Probably one of the most powerful is Mana.
Mana is a mythical and essential concept, a fundamental truth. Mana is
purity (ma); it arises from the life, humility, respect, dignity, love, sharing,
beauty, goodness and peace of the beings and things that merge
harmoniously in the Tahitians ma’ohi universe. Mana is also wisdom
(na/na’a); it emanates from the empirical, technical and ancestral
knowledge and from the common sense that rises up from the inalienable
link between man and his environment.
The fishing throughout the islands is world class and some of the largest
Blue Marlin in the Pacific can be found here.
Diving too is pretty special
with some of the best shark dives on earth, Humpback Whale swimming in
season and one of the world’s best wild stingray encounters found here