Tahiti, the largest island throughout the country,
towering over the ocean like a proud and royal Queen
is appropriately crowned by a circle of majestic peaks.
The mountainous interior is adorned with deep valleys,
clear streams, and high waterfalls, all bathed in
green iridescence of Mother Nature's light. The coastal
lands, edged with a rugged coastline, are home to
fields of tropical flowers and most of the island's
Papeete, meaning the " water
basket, " was once a gathering place where Tahitians
came to fill their calabashes with fresh waters. Now
the invigorating capital city and gateway of the country,
boasts world-class resorts, spas, fine dining and
unique restaurants, nightclubs, vibrant markets, pearl
shops, and boutiques.
Tahiti... Just the word...
The world's definition
TAHITI-NUI MARE' ARE' A
Polynesian songs and legends have bestowed this
famous South Pacific island many names such as ' Great
Tahiti of the Golden Haze,' ' Mounting Place of the
Sun,' ' Land of the Double Rainbow,' and ' The Gathering
Legends describe Tahiti-Nui and Tahiti-Iti as a great
fish that swam away fron the sacred waters of Havai'i,
now known as the lagoon shared by Raiatea and Taha'a.