Astounding landscapes are waiting for you with this itinerary. The lush mountains of Moorea, the renowned shades of blue of Bora Bora’s lagoon, the natural beauty of Tikehau… there will be so many aspects of this escape to fall for. You will get to discover the unique overwater experience on two of these islands, and enjoy these precious moments contemplating the all beauty surrounding you, with the chosen one.
A clan was composed of a chief (ari'i rahi), nobles (ari'i) and under-chiefs ( 'Īato'ai). The ari'i, considered descendants of the Polynesian gods, were full of mana (spiritual power). They traditionally wore belts of red feathers, symbols of their power. The chief of the clan did not have absolute power. Councils or general assemblies had to be called composed of the ari'i and the 'Īato'ai, especially in case of war.[9]
Tahiti and The Islands of Tahiti are located in the southern part of the Pacific Ocean. They are just as much south of the equator as Hawaii is north of that line, and they are roughly the same distance from California as they are from Australia. Only an eight-hour direct flight from California. For perspective, Papeete is 2,545 miles from Auckland, New Zealand, 9,554 miles from London and 4,117 miles from Los Angeles in the United States. Tahiti itself is the largest of the Society Islands of French Polynesia.
Pautu and Tetuanui returned to Tahiti with Bonechea aboard Aguila on 14 November 1774, Tipitipia and Heiao having passed away in the interim. Bonechea died on 26 January 1775 in Tahiti, and was buried near the Spanish mission at Tautira Bay. Lt. Tomas Gayangos took over command. Gayangos set sail for Peru on 27 Jan, leaving the two friars, Father Geronimo Clota and Father Narciso Gonzalez, and Maximo Rodriguez and Francisco Perez, in charge of the Spanish mission. However, the Spanish mission on Tahiti was abandoned on 12 November 1775, after Aguila's third voyage to Tahiti, when the Fathers begged its commander, Don Cayetano de Langara, to take them back to Lima.[25] Some maps still bear the name Isla de Amat for Tahiti, named after Viceroy Amat who ordered the expedition.[26] A most notable result of these voyages was the journal by a marine in the Spanish Navy named Maximo Rodriguez, which contains valuable information about the Tahitians of the 18th century, augmented with the accounts by the Chilean Don Jose de Andia y Varela.[11]:321,323,340,351–357,361,381–383
The Mo'orea Ferry operates from Papeete and takes about 45 minutes to travel to Moorea. Other ferries are the Aremiti 5 and the Aremiti 7 and these two ferries sail to Moorea in about half an hour. There are also several ferries that transport people and goods throughout the islands. The Bora Bora cruiseline sails to Bora Bora about once a week. The main hub for these ferries is the Papeete Wharf.
This resort is a perfect place for a couples retreat that’s ideal for your honeymoon. Reinvent your romantic side and have an eco-friendly adventure full of romance and seclusion. It’s located on a beautiful coral islet and has an award-winning deep ocean spa. This is a great place to try water sports and experience fascinating cultural activities. Experience fine dining at the Reef Restaurant, a beautiful outdoor scene at South Beach Bar. Other dining and cocktail options are Bubbles Bar, Sands Bar and Restaurant, and Le Corail Restaurant. For your honeymoon room, try to book the Diamond suite at the end of the pier bungalow.
Experience romance at the InterContinental Bora Bora Le Moana Resort when you stay five nights in an Overwater Lagoon Jr. Suite Bungalow overlooking Bora Bora's famous lagoon. Trip includes roundtrip international air from Los Angeles, all transfers and inter-island air, free daily breakfast for two, outrigger canoe breakfast, shark and ray snorkel safari, Jet Ski Tour, a lunch at Bloody Mary's, a 4x4 Cultural Island Tour with Sunset  Champagne at the crater, complimentary Internet access, plus added romantic amenities for our honeymoon clients. Package price reflects 90-day advance purchase resort discount. FROM $3,475 5 NIGHTS

The Viceroy of Peru, Manuel de Amat y Juniet, following the instructions of the Spanish Crown, organised an expedition to settle and colonise the island in 1772, largely to prevent other powers from gaining a base in the Pacific from which to attack the coast of Peru, but also to evangelise. He sent two expeditions under the command of navigator Domingo de Bonechea, the first in 1772, aboard Aguila. Four Tahitians, Pautu, Tipitipia, Heiao and Tetuanui, accompanied Bonechea on his return voyage to Peru in 1773.[11]:236–256,325 

Spend seven amazing days in Moorea and Bora Bora. In Moorea, you will go on a glass bottom boat snorkeling tour with motu picnic, an ATV tour of the island, and have a lovely sunset dinner. On Bora Bora, relax in your overwater bungalow, enjoy a romantic sunset lagoon cruise, 4X4 cultural island tour, couples massage and more. Package includes daily breakfast for two and free daily dinner in Bora Bora, roundtrip international airfare from San Francisco, roundtrip interisland airfare, all transfers, plus added amenities for our honeymoon clients. Price reflects a resort discount for 90-day advanced purchase. FROM $4,550 7 NIGHTS
Pautu and Tetuanui returned to Tahiti with Bonechea aboard Aguila on 14 November 1774, Tipitipia and Heiao having passed away in the interim. Bonechea died on 26 January 1775 in Tahiti, and was buried near the Spanish mission at Tautira Bay. Lt. Tomas Gayangos took over command. Gayangos set sail for Peru on 27 Jan, leaving the two friars, Father Geronimo Clota and Father Narciso Gonzalez, and Maximo Rodriguez and Francisco Perez, in charge of the Spanish mission. However, the Spanish mission on Tahiti was abandoned on 12 November 1775, after Aguila's third voyage to Tahiti, when the Fathers begged its commander, Don Cayetano de Langara, to take them back to Lima.[25] Some maps still bear the name Isla de Amat for Tahiti, named after Viceroy Amat who ordered the expedition.[26] A most notable result of these voyages was the journal by a marine in the Spanish Navy named Maximo Rodriguez, which contains valuable information about the Tahitians of the 18th century, augmented with the accounts by the Chilean Don Jose de Andia y Varela.[11]:321,323,340,351–357,361,381–383

The Brando Resort combines luxury and environmental sustainability to create one of the finest eco-friendly resorts in the world. Located on the Tetiaroa atoll, also known as Marlon Brando's private island, this resort is meant to carry out his vision and his legacy. It is 100% energy independent and supports a number of research and conservation initiatives.
Luxuriate in the leisurely pace of life on Bora Bora with this 5-night vacation package! Couples will enjoy 5 nights in an overwater bungalow at the Maitai Polynesia Bora Bora with free daily breakfast for two. Explore the island by land and sea with a Cultural Island Tour in a 4X4 Jeep and a full-day lagoon cruise that includes a traditional Tahitian BBQ lunch on a quiet motu. With time to explore and time to relax with each other, this itinerary is the perfect blend for any couple looking to get away and experience a new locale. 
Escape to the romantic island of Bora Bora and receive one free night at the Four Seasons Resort Bora Bora in a Superior Beach View Overwater Bungalow. Includes roundtrip international air from Los Angeles, all transfers and inter-island air, free daily breakfast for two, couples massage, Jet Ski tour, sunset cruise, a dinner at famed St James, a snorkeling excursion, plus added romantic amenities for our honeymoon clients.  FROM $4,475 5 NIGHTS
Surround yourself with the charm of ancient Polynesian culture that has been carefully preserved on the lush island of Huahine and end the vacation with an indulgent 5-night stay in Bora Bora's lavish embrace. This vacation package includes 1 night at the Royal Tahitien, 4 nights at the Maitai Lapita Village in Huahine, and 5 nights at the InterContinental Le Moana in Bora Bora with free daily breakfast. Your days will be spent exploring the many sides of these captivating islands with 4x4 and outrigger canoe tours. End the trip on a high note by toasting to your tropical experience with the Tahiti Legends exclusive bar credit at Le Moana. Cheers! 
Astounding landscapes are waiting for you with this itinerary. The lush mountains of Moorea, the renowned shades of blue of Bora Bora’s lagoon, the natural beauty of Tikehau… there will be so many aspects of this escape to fall for. You will get to discover the unique overwater experience on two of these islands, and enjoy these precious moments contemplating the all beauty surrounding you, with the chosen one.
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A clan was composed of a chief (ari'i rahi), nobles (ari'i) and under-chiefs ( 'Īato'ai). The ari'i, considered descendants of the Polynesian gods, were full of mana (spiritual power). They traditionally wore belts of red feathers, symbols of their power. The chief of the clan did not have absolute power. Councils or general assemblies had to be called composed of the ari'i and the 'Īato'ai, especially in case of war.[9]
Tahiti has a freeway that runs across the west coast. This freeway starts in Arue and continues across the Papeete urban area. Then it continues along the west coast of Tahiti Nui through smaller villages. The freeway turns east toward Taravao where Tahiti Nui meets Tahiti Iti. Tahiti's west coast freeway keeps going until Teahupo'o where the freeway becomes a thin paved road.
In November 1835 Charles Darwin visited Tahiti aboard HMS Beagle on her circumnavigation, captained by Robert FitzRoy. He was impressed by what he perceived to be the positive influence the missionaries had had on the sobriety and moral character of the population. Darwin praised the scenery, but was not flattering towards Tahiti's Queen Pōmare IV. Captain Fitzroy negotiated payment of compensation for an attack on an English ship by Tahitians, which had taken place in 1833.[30]
Because of the diversity of island options, The Islands of Tahiti are rarely crowded, and large swaths of the islands appear untouched by man. Whether you spend your time lounging at an overwater bungalow on Bora Bora, hiking the lush peaks and waterfalls of Tahiti, or sailing the lagoon of Raiatea and Taha’a, you’ll never want to stop exploring The Islands of Tahiti.
Dreams are made of landscapes such as these.  Embark on a magnificent honeymoon with the love of your life. After a night of rest in Tahiti, this timeless escape will take you to Bora Bora. There you will enjoy all the comfort of a luxury resort, nestled in an Overwater Villa with Pool facing the mesmerizing horizon. And then, when you think that you have seen it all with the many discoveries in this heavenly setting, things just keep on getting better, it is time to fly to Tetiaroa. The iconic resort located on Marlon Brando’s island will not fail to impress you. This is one vacation that you will never forget. 
Explore the clear depths of French Polynesia's most famous lagoons in Bora Bora and Rangiroa. Stay three nights at Le Meridien Bora Bora in an overwater bungalow and three nights at the Hotel Kia Ora Resort & Spa in Rangiroa in a beach bungalow. Includes roundtrip international air from San Francisco, daily breakfast for two, 4x4 Safari, sunset cruise, Bora Bora snorkeling excursion, wine tasting, Blue Lagoon excursion with motu picnic and more. FROM $4,095 7 NIGHTS
The Brando Resort combines luxury and environmental sustainability to create one of the finest eco-friendly resorts in the world. Located on the Tetiaroa atoll, also known as Marlon Brando's private island, this resort is meant to carry out his vision and his legacy. It is 100% energy independent and supports a number of research and conservation initiatives.
When, on 7 December 1821, Pōmare II died, his son Pōmare III was only eighteen months old. His uncle and the religious people therefore supported the regency, until 2 May 1824, the date on which the missionaries conducted his coronation, a ceremony unprecedented in Tahiti. Taking advantage of the weakness of the Pōmare, local chiefs won back some of their power and took the hereditary title of Tavana (from the English word 'governor'). The missionaries also took advantage of the situation to change the way in which powers were arranged, and to make the Tahitian monarchy closer to the English model of a constitutional monarchy. They therefore created the Tahitian Legislative Assembly, which first sat on 23 February 1824. 

Another InterContinental resort in Bora Bora worth considering for your honeymoon is the Le Moana Resort. It’s located on the exclusive Matira Point on the southernmost point of Bora Bora. You can stay in overwater suites, junior suite bungalows, and beachfront bungalows here. But for the ultimate honeymoon retreat, choose the end-of-pontoon horizon overwater bungalows for privacy and elegance. Noa Restaurant serves French and international cuisine, and there are theme nights that feature traditional Polynesian dancing and buffets. For a romantic dining experience, the resort will serve fresh seafood and great wines in a secluded location on the private beach, on your bungalow terrace, or on a private pontoon on the lagoon.
Spend five exquisite nights in an Overwater Villa at the new Conrad Bora Bora Nui (formerly the Hilton Bora Bora Nui). This vacation includes a selection of Bora Bora`s most popular activities; 4X4 cultural Island tour, romantic outrigger lagoon excursion with motu lunch, canoe breakfast, private lagoon lovers photo cruise, Jet Ski tour, roundtrip international air from Los Angeles, private boat transfers, daily breakfast, plus added amenities for our honeymoon clients. FROM $4,695 5 NIGHTS
Bask in the beauty of Bora Bora with this 5-night honeymoon special at the charming Bora Bora Pearl Beach Resort. Includes a stay in an overwater bungalow with free daily breakfast for two and one breakfast delivered to your bungalow by outrigger canoe. Explore the surrounding lagoons with a Shark & Ray Snorkel Safari and luxuriate in the fleeting moments of daylight with a romantic sunset cruise on the resort's solar-powered catamaran, the Okeanos Pearl.
One of the few destinations in the world you can stay in a luxury bungalow perched directly over the water, the overwater bungalows in Bora Bora and Tahaa island are the best you'll find in the world outside of he Maldives. Couples will spend days kicking back on the beach, sunning, and reading books and down time while enjoying luxury hotels. These are quiet islands with very little action, shopping or sightseeing.
Fly away with your loved one and discover the magical islands of Bora Bora and Rangiroa. Two of the most beautiful lagoons in the world will await you for unforgettable swims. Stay in beautiful hotels and indulge yourself with this timeless vacation.. Create some fabulous memories with your significant other in these remote places worthy of a postcard. 

The Tahitians believed in the afterlife, a paradise called Rohutu-no'ano'a. When a Tahitian died, the barkcloth wrapped corpse was placed on a funeral bier, fare tupapa 'u, which was a raised canoe awning on posts surrounded by bamboo. Food for the gods was placed nearby to prevent them from eating the body, which would condemn the spirit to the underworld. Mourners would slash themselves with shark's teeth and the blood smeared on barkcloth placed nearby. Most importantly, the Chief Mourner, donned the parae, an elaborate costume composed of an iridescent mask made of four polished pearl shell discs. One disk was black signifying Po, the spirit world, while one was white, signifying Ao, the world of people. A crown of red feathers signified 'Oro. A curved wooden board, pautu, below the mask contained five polished pearl shells, which signified Hina, the moon goddess. Hanging below were more shells in rows, ahu-parau, signifying the Pleiades, considered to be the eyes of former chiefs. Finally, a ceremonial garment, tiputa, covered the body and was decorated with an apron of polished coconut shells, ahu-'aipu.[11]:151-152,177-179,308


The island is 45 km (28 mi) across at its widest point and covers an area of 1,045 km2 (403 sq mi). The highest peak is Mont Orohena (Mou'a 'Orohena) (2,241 m (7,352 ft)). Mount Roonui, or Mount Ronui (Mou'a Rōnui), in the southeast rises to 1,332 m (4,370 ft). The island consists of two roughly round portions centred on volcanic mountains and connected by a short isthmus named after the small town of Taravao which is situated there.[citation needed]
Although various explorers had refused to get involved in tribal conflicts, the mutineers from Bounty offered their services as mercenaries and furnished arms to the family which became the Pōmare Dynasty. The chief Tū knew how to use their presence in the harbours favoured by sailors to his advantage. As a result of his alliance with the mutineers, he succeeded in considerably increasing his supremacy over the island of Tahiti.

Spend seven amazing days in Moorea and Bora Bora. In Moorea, you will go on a glass bottom boat snorkeling tour with motu picnic, an ATV tour of the island, and have a lovely sunset dinner. On Bora Bora, relax in your overwater bungalow, enjoy a romantic sunset lagoon cruise, 4X4 cultural island tour, couples massage and more. Package includes daily breakfast for two and free daily dinner in Bora Bora, roundtrip international airfare from San Francisco, roundtrip interisland airfare, all transfers, plus added amenities for our honeymoon clients. Price reflects a resort discount for 90-day advanced purchase. FROM $4,550 7 NIGHTS
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