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10 tips for

A sustainable stay

in The Islands of Tahiti
Enjoy every moment...

The Islands of Tahiti, the islands are filled with Mana. This vital force that connects all living beings and is experienced in the culture’s rhythm, traditions, environment and nature.

From this force, the lasting link between man and nature is derived. A link that must be protected, maintained and promoted. The Islands of Tahiti are unique and fragile at the same time, they are home to a community and an ecosystem that must be preserved.

Discover how to travel responsibly and enjoy every moment in The Islands of Tahiti.

1

Visit as a guest

and leave as an ambassador of The Islands of Tahiti

‘Ia orana e maeva !

It is our pleasure to welcome you to our islands and in return, all we ask is that you respect our fenua, our land.

2

Ask a

Certified Tahiti Specialist

Specialist travel agents with a perfect knowledge of the destination can offer tailor-made programs to ensure an authentic and sustainable experience when you visit The Islands of Tahiti.

3

Take your time

The Islands of Tahiti is a destination to be explored at leisure.

Take the time to immerse yourself in our culture, get to know the local population and discover the unique charms of our islands.

4

Visit during the off-peak season

(November to April) 

Our islands are blessed with an agreeable tropical climate throughout the year.

Visiting during the off-peak season has many advantages, including reduced prices, more choice and greater availability.

With fewer tourists around, your own experience will be even more authentic and put less pressure on our islands.

5

Get off

the beaten path

There are 118 islands in French Polynesia, with 13 major tourist destinations spread over 5 archipelagos. You can give a boost to the local economy by visiting some of the lesser-known islands.

6

Alternative

travel 

Getting to The Islands of Tahiti usually involves a long flight and airline companies offer passengers the possibility to offset the carbon footprint of their travel. Once here, favor group travel whenever possible, or rent electric or hybrid vehicles.

Opt for accommodation and activities that are engaged in sustainable tourism.  Several service providers already adhere to a sustainable approach.

Various environmental labels exist to guide you in your choice of accommodation and activities such as EarthCheck, Espace Bleu, Clef Verte, Green Marine Europe, etc.

7

A fa’atura te natura

‘Respect nature’ in Tahitian

French Polynesia is home to a rich and unique biodiversity that must be protected. Here is a list of tips to follow to enjoy it while preserving it.

8

Preserve

our natural resources

Our natural resources are very precious. Please try to keep your water and energy consumption to the minimum (reuse towels when possible, turn off lights and air conditioning when not required, etc.).

9

Buy local produce

Purchasing local produce contributes to the local economy and the development of the local community.

Many farmers, fishermen and local craftspeople rely on this income.

10

Immerse yourself in the local culture  

The legendary welcome of the local population will be even warmer if you show an interest and respect for our people and their culture.

Take time to learn a little about our culture and the special energy that binds man and nature, the Mana.

Certain sites are considered sacred, or tapu (taboo), it is important to respect them and seek permission before visiting them.

Familiarize yourself with a few words of our language: ‘Ia ora na (hello) and Māuruuru (thank you) will always be greeted with a smile.

You can learn a few phrases by visiting the “Speak Tahitian” page on our website.

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