History, News, Philanthropy, Sailing

The Last Sail of the HMS Bounty

We’d like to preface this post by saying that our hearts go out to all those affected by Hurricane Sandy. Many people are still struggling to recover from the devastation, and we encourage you to donate what you can to the American Red Cross to help those in need. One particular story that surfaced during […]

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Activity, Art, Culture, Event, Family, History, News, Shopping

Tahiti’s Monoï Here

The Monoï Here is, well… here! This week marks the start of the 6th annual Monoï Here (pronounced Mah-noy Héré), which is a four-day celebration of Tahiti’s famously fragrant monoï oil. The event will take place from Thursday, November 15th until Sunday, November 18th at the Maison de la Culture in downtown Papeete. Want to know […]

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Activity, Culture, Event, History, Photography

The 2012 Hawaiki Nui Va’a

Tahiti’s annual Hawaiki Nui Va’a—an intense outrigger canoe race through the Leeward Group of Society Islands—is set to take place next week! This three-day race starts on Wednesday, November 7th and ends Friday, November 9th, spanning across Huahine, Raiatea, Taha’a and Bora Bora. If you haven’t had a chance to read it yet, here’s the […]

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Activity, Culture, Dining, History, Photography

Tahiti Then and Now Part II

In response to our first “Then and Now” blog post from earlier this month, Matador Network reached out to us and asked if we could submit a similar article for their website. Of course we gladly obliged; and below is the final piece that they published on Monday, October 22. If you’ve enjoyed looking through […]

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Activity, Culture, Event, Fishing, History, Hotels, News

Gone Fishing, Tahitian Style

Stone fishing is a centuries-old tradition in Tahiti that is still occasionally practiced today. In the past, this particular method of fishing allowed small islands to catch enough fish to feed everyone in the community. Now, some of the islands still perform the ritual during grand occasions as a way to celebrate the tradition and […]

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Art, Culture, Dining, History

The History of Hinano

Hinano, Tahiti’s national beer, was born in the heart of the South Pacific and has a great deal of history and culture behind it. It was first created in 1955 and launched during the Heiva I Tahiti in July (then known as the Tiurai festival). Since this year’s Heiva I Tahiti is going on right […]

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Activity, Art, Culture, History

Tahiti Week: Historic Sites & Museums

This week, we’re dedicating our blog to Tahiti! Big surprise there, right? Well actually, we want to talk about all the attractions and things to do on the main island of Tahiti. All too often, most travelers skip over the country’s capital and head straight to the other islands of choice, but as you’ll see […]

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