Destination guide French Polynesia

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TAHITI
PAPEETE IS THE CAPITAL OF TAHITI. THERE IS A MARKET
SITUATED IN THE CENTRE OF THE CAPITAL.
THERE ARE ALSO NUMEROUS WATERFALLS ON THE ISLAND SUCH
AS VAIHARURU AND FAARUMAI.
BLOWERS CAVE AT ARAHOHO. IN THIS CAVE THE NOISE
OF THE SEA CAN BE HEARD. THE SEA WATER ESCAPES FROM
THE CAVE FORMING A TYPE OF GEYSER. THERE ARE ALSO THE
BLACK BASALT CLIFFS COVERED IN TROPICAL VEGETATION WHICH
PRODUCE THE BLACK SAND BEACHES OF THE ISLAND.

THE ISLAND OF MOOREA
THIS IS ONE OF THE MOST TOURISTIC OF THE ISLANDS. PLACES
TO VISIT INCLUDE COOKS BAY ALSO OPUNOHUS BAY WHERE THERE
ARE ANCIENT RUINS OF THE PEOPLES WHO ONCE INHABITED THE
ISLAND. EXCURSIONS INCLUDE A VISIT TO THE BEAUTIFUL
OPUNOHU VALLEY, AN ANCIENT DWELLING PLACE. LE BELVEDERE
IS A SPOT FROM WHERE THE BEST VIEW OF THE ISLAND MAY
BE HAD.

TETIAROA ISLAND
THIS IS THE ISLAND BOUGHT BY MARLON BRANDO IN 1966.
THERE IS ONE HOTEL ON THE ISLAND. THE ISLAND IS HOME
TO MANY SPECIES OF SEA BIRDS.

BORA BORA
THIS ISLAND IS OFTEN REFERRED TO AS AN OPEN AIR MUSEUM.
THIS IS DUE TO THE MANY ARCHAEOLOGICAL FINDS WHICH OUTLINE
THE HISTORY OF THE ISLAND.
THIS ISLAND IS ALSO A PARADISE FOR WATER SPORTS.

RANGIROA
THIS IS THE LARGEST OF THE TUAMOTU ATOLLS. THE RANGIROA
LAGOON HAS A PARTICULARLY LARGE VARIETY OF FISH AND MARINE
FAUNA.

THE MANIHI ATOLL
THE CULTURE OF BLACK PEARLS PROVIDES THE INHABITANTS WITH
A RELATIVELY PROSPEROUS STANDARD OF LIVING. FOR THE DIVER
THIS ATOLL IS KNOWN FOR SHELLS.

AHE
THIS ATOLL IS POORER THAN HER NEIGHBOUR MANIHI. THE INHABITANTS
ARE FISHERMEN WHO SELL THEIR CATCH TO BOATS ON ROUTE TO TAHITI.

THE MARQUISES ISLANDS
THESE ISLANDS ARE KNOWN AS THE LOST PARADISE AND FOR THE MOST
PART UNINHABITABLE BECAUSE THEY DO NOT POSSESS A CORAL REEF.
THE MOST IMPORTANT ISLAND IS NUKU HIVA. THERE IS A NATURAL
INLAND SWIMMING POOL WITH AN EXCEPTIONAL WATERFALL.
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