You’ll feel like you’ve stepped into a sumptuous, tropical Imagine the sense of wide-eyed wonder as your kids spot dolphins in the crystalline waters of Moorea or head into an extinct volcano’s crater on Tahiti by way of a thrilling 4x4 excursion. On this weeklong tour of these two magnificent islands, you’ll see their eyes light up as you dive into adventure after adventure. Give your family the gift of memories they’ll cherish forever and a healthy break from the everyday when you take them on a fun-filled trip to The Islands of Tahiti.
You’ll also be giving yourself the opportunity to bond together as a family on a deep level as you travel to two of the most magical places on earth. From thrilling helicopter rides over Moorea to surf lessons on Tahiti’s Maui Beach, it’s the trip of a lifetime, which the whole family will look back on with awe and appreciation for years to come.
Itinerary / 7 DAYSPLAN YOUR TRIP
DAY 1Walking in Papeete
DAY 2Circle the island
Get lunch with your toes in the sand right on the beach at La Plage de Maui (there’s also an inside dining room if you need a break from the sun). Order one of the Polynesian dishes that include fresh-caught, steamed line fish and local produce from taro to breadfruit, and let the young ones select from the kid’s menu. Afterward, stop at nearby Maui beach for a refreshing swim or snorkel break—or take the kids for surfing lessons—there are plenty of easy waves for beginners on Tahiti. If you still have energy, check out a local traditional dance show in the evening, for a fabulous display of The Otea, the famed hip-shaking dance of Tahiti, performed to the rhythm of wooden Tahitian drums.
DAY 3Volcanic wonders
DAY 4Panoramic views on Moorea
Head out on a sightseeing adventure, like a fun-filled 4x4 tour around the island’s north shore, traveling hidden roads into the valleys and up to waterfalls. You’ll stop at Cook’s Bay and Opunohu Bay, and marvel at the panoramic views from The Belvedere Lookout. Along the way, the kids will soak up fun facts and unforgettable nature experiences, like drinking water from jungle vines, and learning about “talking trees”—which are pounded to communicate throughout the jungle. The tours include visits to fragrant pineapple plantations too. Yum!
Afterward, spend the late afternoon at Tiki Theatre Village, where the kids will learn about Polynesian history through several hands-on exhibits like how to open a coconut, basket weaving, and cooking. They’ll see the pig and vegetables as staff put it in the underground oven. Afterward, everyone gets to feast on a fabulous buffet, while delighting in a beachside performance of the dramatic Polynesian fire dance.