7 Reasons to Visit Tahiti in 2023

7 Reasons to Visit Tahiti | Travel Tips | Elle Blonde Luxury Lifestyle Destination Blog

A tropical paradise with overwhelming beauty, Tahiti is definitely a must-see for the upcoming year. The perfect combination between relaxation and adventure, the island of Tahiti is like no other. From crystal-clear waters and gorgeous black-sand beaches to locally-sourced lustrous pearls and endless adventures, Tahiti is the perfect vacation spot for 2023.

Breathtaking Views

Probably one of the most beautiful places on the planet, Tahiti really has it all. You can have the first glimpse of the beauty of the atoll on the water while still on the plane. With its breathtaking turquoise lagoons, picture-perfect black sand beaches, dormant volcanoes and spectacular waterfalls, Tahiti really is the ideal spot for a dream tropical escape. 

7 Reasons to Visit Tahiti | Travel Tips | Elle Blonde Luxury Lifestyle Destination Blog

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Endless Adventures

Although Tahiti may be one of the most breathtaking vacation places out there, there’s a lot more to this French Polynesian island than just romantic escapes and overwater bungalows. A trip to Tahiti can be a great educational experience, especially if you are vacationing there with your family. Stop by one of the island’s pearl farms and learn all about the famous Tahitian black pearls. Get a head start on your Christmas shopping and purchase a couple of pearl bracelets, a beautiful necklace or a radiant pearl ring to gift to your loved ones back home.

Known for big wave surfing, the Tahitian waters will challenge even the greatest of surfers. But if surfing is not your thing, you can take a boat trip around the island, explore hidden caves, go hiking or take on diving and discover the Tahitian beauties that are hiding below sea level. 

Gourmet Cuisine

If you are a fan of seafood, fish and tropical fruit, you will love Tahiti. This vibrant and diverse island comes with amazing cuisine, which is a mix of French and Chinese influences, made with freshly picked local Tahitian ingredients. Fish lovers must try Poisson Cru (or ‘raw fish’), the national dish of French Polynesia.

Similar to ceviche, Poisson Cru is made from raw fish that has been marinated in lime juice and coconut milk. However, fresh fish and seafood are not the only delicacies you can delight yourself with while visiting Tahiti. Chicken with coconut rice, crunchy pork salads or the traditional Ahima’a, are also delicious and popular dishes in French Polynesia and the Island of Tahiti.   

Diverse Marine Life

Known as the earth’s ‘richest natural aquarium’, Tahiti is a paradise for any ocean lover. Its diverse marine ecosystem is comprised of over 1,000 species of fish, including more than 20 species of fish and sharks which can’t be found anywhere else in the world. Once you see the majestic marine life and exceptional coral reef that surrounds the island, you won’t want to get out of the water. Plus, Tahiti offers you a chance to have the unique experience of swimming alongside sharks and stingrays, so don’t miss this amazing opportunity while vacationing there. 

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Captivating Culture

The moment you step foot on the island you will be greeted by the smiles of some of the kindest people you will ever meet. Tahitians are proud of their heritage, and they love to show off their unique traditions, customs and skills through handcrafting techniques like weaving and carving, dance and even tattooing. Tahitians enjoy life to the fullest and there is always some festival or celebration on the island.

From tattoo conventions and film festivals to the annual Heiva festival (the biggest celebration), each of these events presents a different view of their fascinating culture. If you are not visiting Tahiti during any festival, you can always stop by a village cultural centre, where you can learn about the fascinating Tahitian culture directly from the locals. 

7 Reasons to Visit Tahiti | Travel Tips | Elle Blonde Luxury Lifestyle Destination Blog

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