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  • Writer's pictureJessie Ladipo

A Perfect Island-Hopping Honeymoon in Tahiti

Escape into an enchanting world of love and romance, where crystal-clear turquoise waters meet powder-white sand, and the sunsets paint the sky in hues of pink and orange. Welcome to the paradise of Tahiti, where dreams come true and honeymoon fantasies burst to life. In this tropical haven, luxurious overwater bungalows beckon you to indulge in pure bliss, and awe-inspiring sunsets leave you breathless with their beauty. Embrace the romance, cherish the memories, and embark on a journey to ignite love and passion.

I've compiled various versions of the following itinerary for first-time visitors to French Polynesia because it highlights some of the area's loveliest islands in a logical, quickly-followed plan. You can modify it to meet your desires and timeline. As it is, you will immerse yourselves in Polynesian culture on the Island of Tahiti, play in the warm South Pacific waters in Moorea, and find romance in Bora Bora and unparalleled luxury on Tetiaroa. Here is my perfect island-hopping honeymoon in Tahiti.

Day 1: Fly into Papeete on the Island of Tahiti

The Island of Tahiti is an idyllic tropical paradise known for its crystal-clear waters and interior jungle terrain. Your fabulous honeymoon in Tahiti will begin with your arrival at Faa'a International Airport (PPT), where a private transfer will meet your outside customs to take you to your resort. For the remainder of the day, bask in the wonders of the island and your stunning resort.

Jessie recommends the Intercontinental Tahiti Resort & Spa. The Overwater Villa with Moorea View is lovely.

Day 2: Island of Tahiti

It's time to get to know Tahiti better through its food and fresh produce. Your private guide will take you to the Municipal Market for the finest local food and drink. Sample many items from Tahitian, French, and Chinese cuisine. You'll also check out a few of the city's cultural and historical sites.

Day 3: Island of Tahiti

Uncover the most breathtaking and unspoiled spots on the Tahiti Nui. Spend your day chasing waterfalls, discovering secret black sand beaches, and picnicking in the rainforest. Head to areas of Tahiti that most people will never witness.

Day 4: Island of Tahiti to Moorea

A private driver will meet you in the lobby of your hotel and drive you to the Port of Tahiti. From there, you will sail on a private catamaran to the Moorea. Another private driver will meet you at the Port of Moorea to take you to your next resort.

Jessie recommends the Luxury Overwater Bungalow at Sofitel Kia Ora.

Day 5: Moorea

Get close to some of the most glorious ocean animals on a half-day snorkeling adventure. Depending on the season and the weather conditions, you can swim with dolphins, humpback whales, stingrays, and even sharks.

Day 6: Moorea

Spend the day exploring Moorea and your resort on your own.

Day 7: Travel from Moorea to Bora Bora

Your driver will meet you in your hotel lobby to take you to the Moorea airport for a quick flight to Bora Bora. Each resort offers transfers from the airport because the Bora Bora Airport lies on a central island. After sailing to your chosen resort, you can spend the rest of the day relaxing in Bora Bora.

Jessie recommends the King Otemanu View Overwater Villa with Pool at Conrad Bora Bora or the One Bedroom Otemanu View Overwater Bungalow with Pool at the Four Seasons Bora Bora.

Day 8: Bora Bora

Make your very own Monoi Oil. An ancestral traditional beauty treatment, the oil offers delicate fragrance and benefits for skin and hair. Guided by a Coqui Coqui master, this class introduces monoi production, allowing you to participate in the maceration process (bathing tiare flowers in purified coconut oil) and assemble your organic monoi oil to appreciate at home. The oil will take you back to Tahiti every time you use it.

Day 9: Bora Bora

The private Honeymoon Picnic tour introduces you to the Bora Bora's treasured lagoon. Search for amazing stingrays and blacktip sharks. A snorkeling stop at the exquisite coral gardens floating amongst the hundreds of tropical fish. After you disembark, discover a charming private motu for a delicious romantic lunch. As you acclimate to your new sheltered surroundings, a selection of entrées awaits you.

Day 10: Travel to Tetiaroa

Your resort will arrange a private boat transfer to the Bora Bora Airport; from there, you will take a private plane to Tetiaroa. The Brando is the only resort on the island, but it is spectacular.

Jessie recommends the secluded One-Bedroom Beachfront Villa.

Day 11: Tetiaroa

Hop aboard a catamaran as we set a course for the outer limits–toward the barrier reef that shields the atoll. We'll drop anchor for a snorkeling tour through the coral gardens. Overseen by a Tetiaroa Society Guide, you'll see various types of coral and interact with sea life, from fish to sea cucumbers and, if luck is on your side, stingrays and sharks. After just a few minutes, you'll quickly learn how this ecosystem supports its inhabitants, with the coral functioning as a guardian to keep the Pacific Ocean at bay and as the foundation that built the atoll.

Day 12: Tetiaroa

Your last full day is a scheduled do-nothing day, so it would be the perfect time to indulge in self-care at Brando's magnificent spa. You can end your perfect honeymoon with a sunset catamaran cruise of the lagoon. Sip champagne as the sun lights the sky with hundreds of brilliant colors. I can't think of a better way to say goodbye to French Polynesia.

Day 13: Time to Head Home

It's time to head home. You will take a private seaplane to the Island of Tahiti to catch your international flight home.

In the enchanting embrace of a Tahitian honeymoon, every moment is a symphony of love and romance. From the luxurious overwater bungalows to the mesmerizing sunset cruises, Tahiti offers a paradise where cherished memories last a lifetime. As you indulge in exquisite cuisine and immerse yourself in this idyllic destination's natural beauty and rich culture, you embark on a journey that transcends the ordinary. So, seize this opportunity to create your dream Tahitian honeymoon today. Let love guide your footsteps toward a world where overwater bungalows and breathtaking sunsets become the backdrop to your eternal love story. "Every love story is beautiful, but ours is my favorite." A perfect island-hopping honeymoon is possible in Tahiti.

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