Over 118 islands make up The Islands of Tahiti, each filled with stunning landscapes and plenty of adventure, making it hard to choose which ones to visit during your family vacation. Whether you're looking for the ultimate relaxing beach getaway or a trip filled with outdoor escapades, there's an island to suit your style. And while you really can't go wrong visiting any of the islands in this French Polynesian paradise, here are our top family picks in The Islands of Tahiti.
Home to the international airport, all travelers funnel through the island of Tahiti, and it's one of the best for families — from the capital city of Papeete to the rugged landscapes beyond. Families can easily spend an entire week exploring the largest island in French Polynesia, from the pearl markets and food trucks in the city center to the sacred waterfalls hidden in the Papenoo Valley. Get a taste of Tahitian culture and history on a tour with Tahiti Discovery, where you'll not only be able to explore some of the best hidden gems on the island, but you'll also get a history lesson along the way and a fresh-cooked traditional lunch. You can also take a trip to the other side of the island with Teahupoo Adventures to see one of the most famous waves in the surfing world and enjoy a day bouncing over the waves on jet skis and rafts. Once you’re on the water, make sure everyone keeps their eyes peeled for dolphins who occasionally like to play around passing tour boats.