The Pacific Ocean is the largest and the deepest of the earth’s five oceanic regions and Tahiti sits centrally in this vast body of water. Tahiti’s culture, history, food and leisure if driven by the Ocean that encircles her and her islands.

Sea Lovers

These islands have always provided shelter for sailors, from Captain Cook and the infamous Bligh of the Bounty to modern day yachties. The lagoons form perfect anchorages and if you are looking for a yacht based holiday or honeymoon, whether it be bareboat or skippered, there is nowhere that offers a more unique, dramatic or rewarding sailing experience. Many of the islands and lagoons can only be reached by water so the yachting experience is truly exclusive and utterly unforgettable. Remember these are the waters and islands that convinced the crew of the Bounty to mutiny on leaving. We naturally recommend you leave more quietly!!

Rangiroa Tuamotus - Tahiti

The lagoons are perfect for day sailing, paddle boarding and canoeing for those who like their waterborne activities closer to shore, but perhaps Tahiti’s greatest activity for water babies lies beneath the wave. Diving is available for all standards, from wreck diving to novice snorkelling in the lagoons which are protected by coral reefs which form homes for thousands of brightly coloured tropical fish and a barrier to those larger fish you may not want to see on your first underwater experience.

traditional sailing canoe in Tahiti

So teeming with aquatic life are the lagoons that many overwater bungalows are equipped with what is charmingly called Tahitian TV – a glass topped coffee table which slides back revealing the aquamarine waters of the lagoon below. Drop the fish food provided down and watch a live version of David Attenborough’s Blue Planet unfold before you.

tahiti tv

This is a water lover’s paradise. Everywhere are shades and hues of blue – no pantone is left out of the pallet. Water is everywhere, you can smell the salt in the air, see it and touch it just a few metres from your bed. An overwater bungalow is essential, even for just a few nights. Nothing beats an early morning swim from your steps followed by breakfast delivered to your island room by outrigger canoe.

canoe breakfast in tahiti

They say the difference between a sailor and a land lover is that a sailor looks up at the sky and a land lover looks down at the land. If that is true in Tahiti, then everyone looks up.


To plan your honeymoon or holiday, speak to the water lovers amongst the Turquoise team of Tahiti specialists today by calling 01494 678400 or sending us an enquiry.


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