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Tahiti (French Polynesia)

Tahiti (French Polynesia)

Corporate Events in Tahití

MICE in French Polynesia

What can I say about my beloved Polynesia. It is the only place in the world where upon first setting foot, tears immediately well up in my eyes. It is a truly unique feeling that grips me, as though in another life I belonged to this paradise.

As Robert Louis Stevenson rightly said: “No place in the world exerts such a powerful attraction on those who visit it”

Tahiti Nui and Tahiti Iti: two islands linked by the Taravao Isthmus. Tahiti is home to about 70% of the population of French Polynesia and is a mountainous island of volcanic origin with a single road running along its 190 km perimeter – there is a warm smile generated at every turn in the road…

The island of Tahiti is located in the middle of the South Pacific, some 4 400 km south of Hawaii, 7 900 km from Chile, 5 700 km from Australia and more than 15 000 km from mainland France.

The time difference during our winter is 11 hours from Madrid and 12 hours in summer. Polynesia has two seasons: the wet season (November to April) and the dry season (May to October) whilst the temperatures are always warm and the climate tropical in nature.

Celebrate your Corporate Event in Tahiti

Tahiti: Typical curiosities generated from one of the most beautiful islands in the world.

The island was first settled by Polynesian navigators around 300 BC but was later discovered by European explorers attracted by the laid-back nature of its people. Officially, the island is believed to have been discovered in 1606 by the Spanish sailor and explorer Pedro Fernández de Quirós. The Spanish Crown, by order of the Viceroy of Peru Manuel de Amat y Juniet, took possession of the island in 1772, one of its objectives being to evangelise its population. In the late 18th century, English missionaries arrived in Polynesia to Christianise it. In the mid-19th century it became a protectorate and later a French colony. Today it is still one of France’s overseas territories and has a result been provided with solid infrastructure, security, medical provision in the form of quality hospitals, good education and access to subsidies and high-quality European food.

There are hospitals in Tahiti and Raiatea, but should someone fall ill on one of the more remote islands, the medical team is quickly dispatched by medical helicopter to assist and transfer them to the main islands for treatment. Pregnant women will always have to spend the last weeks of their pregnancy in Tahiti, thus ensuring that they are already in a hospital when they give birth and avoiding any potential medical complications from inhabiting the remoter islands.

The official language of the archipelago is French, although the inhabitants still proudly maintain their Tahitian language. In addition to the local currency, the Pacific franc, the euro is also accepted in taxis and some shops. ATMs are relatively easy to find if you need to change money into local currency.

The typical dish is raw fish, usually white and bluefin tuna, mahi mahi or barracuda, seasoned with coconut milk and accompanied by carrots and fresh vegetables. The rich Polynesian cuisine is intermingled with the exquisite French cuisine paired with the incredible wines of ‘Bordeaux’ & ‘Côtes du Rhône’.

Corporate Events and Group Activities in Tahiti

Tahiti maintains the lion’s share of the economic activity of French Polynesia. Not only does it bring together the tertiary sector, industry, administration and health, but it is also the country’s leading agricultural producer. Tahiti is also famous for pearl farming. It is interesting to know that the ancient Polynesians believed that the magic of their multicoloured reflections symbolised the rainbow that linked the earth with the gods. Arêna Pacific offers you the unique opportunity to scuba dive and find your treasure of a ‘black pearl’ in the oyster beds on the island of Taha’a. It is a truly original and fascinating activity that we love to offer during our corporate events.

It truly is the ideal dream destination to celebrate an unforgettable and unsurpassable corporate event.

French Polynesia for its mystery, its magic and its extraordinary beauty is the destination that every individual person on this planet should have the opportunity to visit at least once in a lifetime. It is a place par excellence to celebrate love, life and success.

Starting your Polynesian adventure in Tahiti is ideal for those who are travelling to the archipelago for a corporate destination event or for travellers who not only want to enjoy this beautiful country, but also want to celebrate their wedding or renew their vows and then enjoy a wonderful and unforgettable honeymoon.

Surfing Events in Tahiti: Teahuppo

If you are also a surf lover, Tahiti is an absolute must. Teahupoo, Taapuna, Papara and Papenoo are places where you will be able to enjoy splendid surfing. Teahupoo (Tahitian for “wall of skulls”) has been a fixed venue since 1999 for one of the World Surf League events. It is known worldwide for producing the most dangerous and terrifying wave in the world. Although the size ranges from 5 to 10 metres, it is not this that makes it known as “the wave of the end of the world”. It is the fact that it is an incredibly powerful wave that breaks with great force over a shallow and very sharp barrier reef!

Touring the interior of the island of Tahiti is indescribable. You have to experience it.  It will give you the chance to admire the extinct 2241-metre-high Orohena volcano and Mount Aorai up close. They organise 4×4 tours where you will cross rivers, enjoy some of the most beautiful scenery ever seen and enjoy a delicious meal in a traditional restaurant.

It’s not just the mountains and turquoise waters that will capture you, it’s the local people that simply won’t let you leave.

We stayed in a villa overlooking the sea, from where we watched the whales every morning swimming through the sea channel behind the island of Moorea. So beautiful and majestic, surrounded by numerous coral lagoons. We spent our afternoons enjoying a cocktail while admiring the beauty of its beguiling mountains covered in a magical and mystical green mantle.

The French painter Paul Gauguin lived in Tahiti between 1891 and 1901 and was inspired by Polynesian landscapes and models. He said of Polynesia: “Modern man has nowhere to return to after seeing these islands”. In the Tahitian town of Papeari there is a small museum dedicated to Gauguin which is however sadly currently closed due to a recent flood. The restaurant that bears his name is a beautiful Polynesian restaurant overlooking the sea where you can enjoy local cuisine and live music.

French Polynesia is magical.

The nightlife in Papeete is simply incredible. A mix of Polynesian and European cultures, mainly French. Live music in open-air restaurants, groups of friends singing and dancing. Women adorning their black hair with wreaths of flowers. Laughter and more laughter. Truly magical indeed.

Papeete and Tahiti say: ‘Stay with me’! It therefore comes as no surprise that many Westerners have taken up residence there.  Talking to them, they all agree on one thing: we’re staying here. Forever!

Polynesia is not for reading or sleeping, Polynesia is for living.

We offer the Best Corporate Events in the world. There is absolutely no doubt about it…

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