The mere name Tahiti conjures up images of lush tropical growth and intense blue water. Palm trees, white sand beaches, and
beautifully tanned bodies gently swaying to the sound of Margaritaville (well, maybe Blue Hawaii)! Pina colada in hand, hammock,
snorkeling gear, iPod, and an exciting paperback mystery, and you are set for a day of totally degenerate luxury. And when the
sun starts to set, you exclaim in wonder over the incredible colors and shapes in the sky, as seen over the verdant emerald
mountains looming out of the darkness of the clouds. Your think about Paul Gauguin, and the amazing backdrop appears as
surreal as some of the paintings of the Maestro Gauguin himself. No wonder he stayed and never returned to the real world! And
you can experience it all. It soothes the soul.
Tahiti is also a great adventure destination. There is GREAT snorkeling and scuba diving, and you can even feed the sharks. It's
an adventure NOT to miss. The overwater bungalows are dreamy as well, like these romantic ones at the Hotel Bora Bora, one of
the first luxury properties in the South Pacific.