Tahiti in Photos, Pt. II

The discovery of Tahiti’s interior beauty was spectacular, but I couldn’t resist my time at the beach, either. The competition for the nicest beach in Tahiti is a tight one, but here are the notes I took while sunbathing: Beaches on Tahiti: Pointe Venus: Black sand beach, home of the historical lighthouse Radisson Public Beach:…

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Cheap Eats: The Roulottes of French Polynesia

Every guidebook writes about them—the roulottes of Tahiti. Tahiti, which is one of the more expensive island getaways, boasts a wide selection of restaurants and eateries. But the places to go if you want an authentic island experience (and want to eat with real Tahitians) are les roulottes, small groups of Tahitian food trucks, clustered in…

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Tahiti in Photos, Pt. I

When I say that I’ve just gotten back from Tahiti, the first thing people ask is “How were the beaches?” That’s a fair question, since the pristine beaches, crystal clear waters, and myriads of swirling fish in brightly-colored coral are the hallmarks of Tahitian tourism (and believe me, I’ll have another whole post dedicated to…

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