- The real voyage of discovery consists not in seeking new lands but seeing with new eyes. Marcel Proust
You can walk on thin glass
The overwater thatched-roof bungalows with glass floors that let you look down into lagoon waters are fast becoming a tired cliché in resorts everywhere in the world — but there is no denying their ‘ooh’ factor. And when you consider that the island of Mo'orea in Tahiti was where the world’s first overwater bungalow was built, it makes these glass floors seem a little more special.
Spectacular volcanic peaks
Nature has no rival when it comes to beauty. The landscapes of Tahiti are varied, ranging from coral atolls that barely peek out above sea level to mountainous volcanic peaks.
The coral reefs
The warm waters are a plus. Hundreds of dive sites can also found throughout the islands of Tahiti, making drift diving and oceanic drop-offs to sunken shipwreck explorations all viable options.
You’ll find no end of tropical flower spa baths and rain showers here — and if you desire, you could go for ‘local’ treatments involving the likes of banana leaves.
It’s highly unlikely you’ll be running into anyone from home — unless they came with you. Only an estimated 4,000 rooms are available for stays in all of Tahiti.