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Top 5 Beaches in Tahiti

The islands of French Polynesia are blessed with the complete kaleidoscope of colorful sand beaches, nestled between swaying palms and tranquil turquoise lagoons. They range from powder white sand beaches to pristine pink sand, and volcanic black sand beaches. Join me as we beach comb the islands and atolls of French Polynesia in search of their finest.

Lafayette Beach, Tahiti

1) Lafayette Beach, Tahiti

On Lafayette Beach in Tahiti, you can experience one of the many black sand beaches that are found on the island of Tahiti. Le Tahiti by Pearl Resorts has a unique location only ten minutes from downtown Papeete, facing this beautiful black volcanic sand beach of Lafayette and an amazing view of Matavai Bay. At night you will sleep with the melodic sound of waves crashing onto this majestic black sand beach. Welcome to the island of Tahiti!

Tamae Beach, Moorea

2) Tamae Beach, Moorea

For the best white sand beach in Moorea and views of the mountains of Tahiti, Temae Beach must be on the list. It has great reefs to snorkel around and the shallow, warm lagoon water makes for a magical Moorea stay. Located on the northeastern part of Moorea, it is home to Sofitel Kia Ora Moorea. The resort features 113 luxurious bungalows built over the water, on the beachfront or surrounded by landscaped gardens.

Matira Beach, Bora Bora

3) Matira Beach, Bora Bora

Located at the southern tip of Bora Bora's mainland, Matira Beach is often regarded as one of the most beautiful beaches in all of French Polynesia. It's the only real stretch of beach on the mainland, and given that it's open to the public, it attracts a mix of locals and tourists. White sand and clear, calm water combine for a breathtaking vista. The beach wraps around a peninsula, and it's a popular spot for watching the sunset, snorkeling and topless sunbathing. The closest hotel to this beach will be the InterContinental Bora Bora Le Moana Resort.