Bora Bora, Tahiti

Tahiti is the largest island in the Windward group of French Polynesia, located in the archipelago of the Society Islands in the southern Pacific Ocean. Tahiti covers over two million square miles of the South Pacific Ocean and is comprised of 118 islands spread over five great archipelagos.

The island was formed from volcanic activity and is high and mountainous with surrounding coral reefs. The population is 178,133 mostly of Polynesians, Chinese, Europeans and the mixed heritage .The capital, Pape ete, is located on the northwest coast with the only international airport in the region, Faa'a International Airport.

Over water Bungalows: The tourist resorts in Tahiti is its USP - the world's perfect hotel room while sleeping above soothing lagoon waters.

The island was proclaimed a colony of France in 1880 .French is the only official language although the Tahitian language (Reo Tahiti) is widely spoken. Tahiti is French Polynesia's largest and most glamorous tropical islandina group of 118 islands .

Tourism

Bora Bora island holds the promise of our private desert-island fantasies. It is one of those places where you stare into the clear aqua water.

As a tourists paradise the Tahiti and Bora Bora provide a bevy of WATERSPORTS- with special focus on SCUBA DIVING, SAILING, plus snorkeling, surfing, windsurfing, jetskiing, jetboating, waterskiing, swimming, kitesurfing.

The wet season - off tourist season is from November to April. Storms are frequent, brief, and unpredictable. (Average rainfall for Papeete is 1800mm). Temperatures will range from 27 - 30 degrees C.

The Tahiti islands are known for their popular sea food of crabs and also exquisite marine life of 500 species of fish along with other amazing creatures such as sea turtles, dozens of sharks species, dolphin, porpoises, and the hugely popular humpback whale.

The three archipelagos most sought by tourists are the Society Islands, comprised of Tahiti, Moorea, Bora Bora, Huahine, Raiatea and Taha'a; The Tuamotu Atolls or "Tahiti's Strand of Pearls", include the atolls of Rangiroa, Manihi, Tikehau, and Fakarava; and the Marquesas, or "The Mysterious Islands."

Culture

Tahitian cultures included an oral tradition that involved the mythology of various gods, such as 'Oro and beliefs, as well as ancient traditions such as tattooing and navigation. The world famous Tahitian dance is a traditional dance from Tahiti, where the dancers, standing in several rows, execute different figures. This dance, easily recognized by its fast hip-shaking,and grass skirts.

Economy

Tourism is a significant industry. The main trading partners are France for about 40% of imports and about 25% of exports, the other main trading partners are the US, Japan, Australia and New Zealand.

Tahitian pearl (Black pearl) farming is also a substantial source of revenues, most of the pearls being exported to Japan, Europe and the US. Tahiti also exports vanilla, fruits, flowers,monoi, fish, copra oil.

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