The mountain side of French Polynesia

For a moment, let’s forget about the beach and the ocean and look towards a little known, yet stunning universe : the mountain side of Polynesia. Indeed, the sparkling green inside the islands can compete with the turquoise blue of the lagoons… Just step into a path and you will immediatly feel the serenity and the…

Hura Tapairu 2014

Let’s dance ! Since few days, the great theater of the « Maison de la Culture » (located in the Tahitian capital) hosts the « Hura Tapairu » contest. Different from the famous “Heiva I Tahiti” dancing contest, the « Hura Tapairu » is a traditional dancing competition dedicated to small dance groups. These small groups cannot take part of the…

Christmas in the tropics

Ia oa’oa i teie Noera As you know, French Polynesia is a large territory isolated in the middle of the Pacific Ocean, about one day away by airplane from Paris and 8 hours from Los Angeles. This important isolation probably makes Tahiti as the last destination on the Santa Claus’ itinerary. In spite of this…

IronMana

Bora Bora Liquid Festival From 03 to 06 December 2014, the island of Bora Bora will host the “Ironmana Bora Bora Liquid Festival”. This one-week event celebrates the practice of nautical sports and the Polynesian culture. This festival of surf and slide will host a large gathering of sportsmen – an opportunity for amateur and…

The only wedding ceremony of its kind in the World

The Bora Bora Underwater Wedding Couples from all around the world already have a vast choice of unique wedding ceremonies to choose from. For instance, they can get married facing the « King » in a chapel of Las Vegas or directly “in the air” on a platform suspended 50 meters in height in Belgium… Now, to…

The Taro Festival

The Polynesian staple par excellence After the success of the Uru (breadfruit) festival organized in 2013, the « Maison de la Culture » (Cultural center of Tahiti) shall honor for another famous root crop. The Taro festival will take place from 9-11 October 2014, honoring its virtues. The Taro is a tuber used in numerous civilizations as…