Disconnect to Reconnect
It’s a truism to say that getting away from the stresses of everyday life helps refresh the body and renew the spirit. But when it comes to choosing just the right place to recharge, The Islands of Tahiti stand above all else. Here the magnificent natural surroundings and the grace of the Polynesian way of life enhance private moments of solitude and deepen feelings of togetherness with family and loved ones. There are myriad ways to embrace this powerful sense of place.
These isles are celebrated as the legendary birthplace of Polynesian culture, with myths, stories, and ancient open-air stone temples and sanctuaries that inspire contemplation and a feeling of connection between past and present.
Experience the ultimate in relaxation at a holistic spa, where treatments—for one or a couple—are often conducted outdoors, as gentle breezes riffle palm fronds and tropical flowers perfume the air. Using natural oils and other ingredients, and with movements that mimic the rhythm of ocean waves, traditional Tahitian Taurumi massage draws on ancient healing practices to restore and rejuvenate.
There is nothing like cuisine to lead to the heart of a culture. Through cooking demonstrations and culinary workshops, visitors can savor the tastes and aromas of The Islands of Tahiti, sampling dishes and learning recipes that will forever after evoke cherished memories of this place.
Of course, you’ll toast the glorious sunset with a cocktail that matches the exotic allure of these isles. Then, during dinner, you can order the perfect wine pairing of a selection from Vin de Tahiti, the only winery in The Islands of Tahiti. Produced on the atoll of Rangiroa, this wine is from grapes grown in coral soil, which adds mineral notes to hints of mango, pineapple, and melon that linger on the tongue—just as the images of turquoise water, verdant peaks, and white-sand beaches will long remain in your mind’s eye.