Tahiti, the largest of the islands, crowned by a circle of majestic peaks, towers over the ocean like a proud and royal Queen. The mountainous interior adorned with mystical valleys, clear streams, and high waterfalls. As most of the Island's population resides near the shore, this leaves the interior feeling almost untouched and ancient, despite proximity to the bustling capital of Papeete.
Papeete, meaning "water basket," was once a known gathering place where Tahitians came to fill their calabashes with fresh water. Now, Papeete, the touchstone of this island nation, boasts world-class resorts, spas, fine dining and unique restaurants, nightclubs, vibrant markets, museums, pearl shops, and boutiques.