French Polynesia - Romantic Getaway Destinations

by : Wolfgang Jaegel

Are you bored of giving the typical gifts to your spouse or lover on their special days such as wedding anniversaries or Valentines Day? Then, this time make your beloved ones feel truly special by presenting them something unique in the form of romantic getaways.

A romantic getaway is a great way to recharge your relationship with your spouse by spending some hours or days with each other as well as making one another feeling special. Imagine a romantic getaway with your significant half in such a beautiful destination filled with beautiful beaches, green valleys, secluded island dotted seas, and towering peaks. Then, one such destination is Tahitian Islands.

Officially the French Polynesia, the Tahitian islands are a constellation of 118 islands and atolls spread across five archipelagos in the South Pacific. No other destination in the planet would be as romantic as the Tahitian islands.

No wonder why couples and lovers from across the globe flock here for honeymooning as well as to celebrate a milestone of their relationships. Each and every island found in Tahiti is truly a tiny paradise. Many of them are capped with jagged mountain peaks towering stupendously out of the ocean while some of them appear as if elegantly flipped upon the ocean. A myriad of intimate resorts, small peaceful villages, and miles of quiet pristine beaches can be seen here. Perhaps for these reasons, Tahitian islands have been ranked among the world's top romantic destinations.

Most sought after among the Tahitian archipelago is the Society Island Group, consisting of Tahiti, Moorea, Bora Bora, Huahine, Maupiti, Raiatea, Tetiaroa and Taha'a. Equally enchanting are archipelagos of Marquesas and Tuamotu Atolls with islands like Rangiroa and Tikehau. However, the other two island groups, al though endowed with picturesque settings, are remote, hence visited by only few travelers.

As a romantic getaway destination, Tahiti offers honeymooners, newly weds, and lovers to enjoy a range of things to see and do. For couples or honeymooners who want to renew their vows or enjoy their honeymoon in a special way, a wedding in traditional Tahitian style would be a great option, in which groom is dressed akin to a village Chief and bride in traditional Tahitian wardrobes. On completion of the ceremony, the couples are festooned with vibrant flowers and beautiful shells.

A specialty that set apart Tahiti is its overwater bungalows or traditional style thatched roof bungalows that sit directly above the turquoise lagoon waters. Bounded by only water, these bungalows are complete with superb amenities and allow guests to enjoy picturesque views of the tropical sunset.

For an unforgettable experience, you can take a romantic picnic on any of the motu or tiny islets spread across the French Polynesia. Many of the resorts and hotels in the region arrange superb options to enjoy a memorable picnic with your spouse or lover by preparing gourmet meals and all other required facilities.

In order to rekindle your romantic feelings, nothing would be better than taking a circle-island tour that passes through the scenic villages in the area. 4x4 safari tours, guided nature hiking, and horseback riding are some of the most popular ways to explore the scenic beauty of the place. Cruising in a luxury ship coupled with high-end facilities or a super yacht is also a great way to savor the amazing vistas of the Tahitian islands along with your better half. Further, you can take a helicopter tour across the islands to experience the dramatic beauty of the place.

One of the best kept secrets of this romantic destination is the world-class diving and snorkeling in Tahiti. With numerous diving sites to choose from, Tahiti caters to every level of divers and allows them to swim along with a range of marine species including the huge manta rays. Likewise, for unique experiences, visit lagoonarium at Bora Bora, where you can enjoy a variety of activities including shark feeding.

Above all, couples can have a unique experience by shopping Tahitian cultured pearls, which are renowned across the world as Black pearls. You can either buy it from any of the pearl shops found here or from pearl farms located in such destinations as Huahine, Rangiroa, Taha'a, Manihi, Raiatea, Tikehau, and Fakarava.

With more than 50 hotels and over 5000 hotel rooms, Tahiti and its islands cater to every taste and pocket. Accommodation found here range from suites and guest rooms to ocean view rooms to thatched roof bungalows. Further, many of the resorts found here provide superb packages for an enjoyable wedding as well as honeymoon.