A memory you will never forget
The romantic ambiance of Tahiti is a thing of legend. After your legal vows, come to this whimsical island and repeat your ďI dosĒ with a Tahitian priest. Your groom will approach the sands in a canoe. The bride will be toted in on a rattan throne to await him. Pair this with vibrant Tahitian music, dancers and a sunset that postcards are made of and you have a memory you will never forget. Youíll come away with photographs your friends will rave about and a Tahitian name given to both you and your first born by the officiating priest.
When to go:Most people say that August is a pristine time to visit the island but really any period during May through October will be a better bet if you want more sunshine and less rain.
When not to go:November to late April marks the rainy season on the island but the weather in Tahiti isnít very predictable from one day to the next. Hurricanes arenít very common so itís not always vital to stop your plans on a dime just because it happens to be November or any month in between. Most frequent visitors say they have never been in a season marked ďavoidableĒ and not had a good time.
Culture shock factor:Since French and Tahitian are the main languages on the island it can be a bit hard to navigate outside of hotels so be sure to carry along a translation dictionary or better yet take your iPhone and keep logged in to Googleís translator tool.
What to do while youíre here:While youíre on the island take advantage of all the areaís natural beauty. Snorkeling, scuba diving, hiking and four-wheeling are all well worth the journey. If you decide to dive make sure that you dive with a reputable company. Do your research first, as some have complained that those with ritzy websites arenít as legitimate as they had hoped. Tahiti really is one of the most charming little islands on the planet. If you decide to go, make sure to pack plenty of sunscreen and leave your cares on land!
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