MEET A SUMPTUOUS UNIVERSE
The island of Tubuai is where your tastebuds will come to life thanks to its rich soils, which grow an abundance of fruits and vegetables. Think carrots, lychee, potatoes, and much more. If you thought the island was bountiful, wait until you explore its awe-inspiring lagoon, teeming with fish of all sizes. It truly is a paradise for divers looking to surround themselves with all the bright and vibrant colours of the ocean.
It may not be the best-known diving destination, but for those in the know it’s home to many drop offs, coral gardens, small caves, canyons, and more.
The left side of this pass drops between 18-40 metres (59-131 feet). It’s home to more than 30 species of corals at the bottom of this seascape. When down there, you will see how fertile this underwater world is with life buzzing all around it.
The top of this drop off is 8 metres (26 feet) below the surface and it feels bottomless despite being 45 metres deep (148 feet). At a depth of 20 metres (67 feet), you will be enchanted by the entrance of a mysterious cave ready for you to explore.
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You’ll discover there’s much more to dive into than just the sea, with Tubuai’s many cultural heritage sites and adventure activities.
The island has been blessed by Mother Nature with its winds that are strong enough to lift kite surfers across the tops of the water and into the sky above Tubuai’s beautiful shallow lagoon.
Take the climb up Tubuai’s Mount Taitaa for its breathtaking panoramic view. If you’re not the most experienced hiker, choose to travel by ATV four-wheel drive part of the way up.
Learn about the island’s Polynesian history by exploring the many cultural sites including the marae, Fort George (built by mutineers), and the hermitage of Saint-Hélène close to the village of Mahu.
If you’re visiting more than one island in The Islands of Tahiti then fly with Air Tahiti. It offers a multi-flight pass that saves you time and money.
Fly from Papeete
Air Tahiti has non-stop and 1-stop flights from Papeete to Tubuai 5 days a week. There are also connecting services from Rurutu to Tubuai twice a week.
Rurutu— GLIDE WITH HUMPBACK WHALES
It’s here in Rurutu where whale lovers and researchers gather to see these majestic creatures head towards the coast to give birth.
TIKEHAU— SLIP THROUGH THE SCHOOLS OF FISH
Millions of fish of all different shapes, colors, and sizes roam its waters. So many in fact, that it impressed Jacques Cousteau’s research crew.
Manihi— DREAM IN MAGICAL WATER
Picture yourself as a castaway in your own tropical paradise. Hidden in Manihi’s lagoon are its famous, sought-after black pearls.