Hawaii is the perfect destination for those who like beaches, surf, wild landscapes, all within an archipelago with a unique history an culture. Honolulu, located on the island of Oahu, is the perfect place to relax during the day and party when the sun goes down. The clear blue waters of Kailua Beach, the famous Waikiki, the historic architecture of Iolani Palace and the timeless memorials of Pearl Harbor – you’ll find it all on Oahu. To get to know more about this exotic destination check Destination Fly4free: Hawaii
What Tahiti lacks in wide white-sand beaches, it makes up for in waterfall-laden, shadowy mountains, unpretentiously beautiful black-sand beaches, sheltered blue lagoons and a distinctly Polynesian, modern buzz.
After a layover in Papeete, you will fly to Mo’orea! If you’ve been dreaming of holiday-brochure turquoise lagoons, white-sand beaches, vertical peaks and lush landscapes, you’d be hard-pressed to find better than this gem of an island. Hovering less than 20km across the ‘Sea of the Moon’ from its big sister, Tahiti, Mo’orea absorbs its many visitors so gracefully that its feels surprisingly nontouristy.
As you arrive by plane, the view says it all. How not to be mesmerised by this stunning palette of sapphire, indigo and turquoise, all mixed together in modern-art abstractions? And these sand-edged motu (islets) and soaring rainforest-covered basaltic peaks? With such a dreamlike setting, Bora Bora is, unsurprisingly, a honeymooners’ choice. But there’s much more to do than clink glasses with your loved one in a luxurious hotel. The good thing is that you can mix slow-paced sun-and-sand holidays with action-packed adventures. Diving, snorkelling, lagoon tours, hiking and parasailing are readily available. What you shouldn’t expect, though, is a thriving nightlife. Bora Bora is a quiet island. And this dream destination is much more accessible than you think. As well as five-star resorts, a handful of low-key midrange hotels beckon.
Bora Bora’s discreet little sister, Maupiti is one of the most ravishing islands in French Polynesia. There’s a shimmering lagoon with every hue from lapis lazuli to turquoise, a perfect ring of islets girdled with sand bars, palm trees leaning over the shore and large coral gardens. Although this little charmer is no longer a secret, it still remains a hideaway where visitors come to absorb the lazy lifestyle. There’s only one road and virtually no cars, just bikes; there are no showy resorts, just a smattering of family-run pensions where visitors can sample delicious local-style meals and genuinely interact with their hosts. And when you want to play, there’s just the right amount of activities to keep you buzzing, from walking and lagoon excursions to diving and kayaking.
Ra’iatea and Taha’a are encircled by a common lagoon, but the two islands couldn’t be more different. Ra’iatea is high, imposing and fiercely independent, has the second biggest town in French Polynesia after Pape’ete and is considered by many to be the spiritual seat of the Polynesian Triangle. Taha’a, on the other hand, has graceful low hills, is famous for its sweet-scented vanilla and is arguably the quietest of the Society Islands. Both islands are ideal places to explore a mysterious and wild-feeling Polynesia.
Huahine is immaculately tropical and effortlessly Polynesian. Lush and scarcely developed, this is an island to visit for extreme calm, communing with nature and a genuine taste of culture. There are plenty of opportunities for diving, surfing, snorkelling, exploring top-notch archaeological sites and horse riding, but the beauty of this place is just how easy it is to relax and do very little at all. The days go by, your skin gets a little darker and your smile a little wider.
April 24 – April 27 – May 4 – May 5 – May 8 – May 12 – May 17 – May 18 – May 21 – May 22
Please keep in mind that the routing for the island hopper is quite flexible so you can change the number of days you spend in each island or add/remove a destination at your will. To do so, after being redirected to Air Tahiti website select the “Multi Islands” option and copy the sampled route or create a new one that better suits your needs.
Stockholm – San Francisco – Honolulu – Papeete – Moorea – Bora Bora – Maupiti – Raiatea – Huahine – Papeete – San Francisco – Stockholm
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Baggage during the trip:
Stockholm – San Francisco : one cabin bag per passenger.
San Francisco – Honolulu – Tahiti – San Francisco and Island Hopper: One cabin bag and one piece of checked in baggage per passenger.
Stockholm – San Francisco – Stockholm >>>
In San Francisco, Minna Hotel has a good price and good reviews. Centrally located in San Francisco, this hotel features 24-hour front desk service and free Wi-Fi.
In Honolulu we recommend you to book Ramada Plaza Waikiki with very good reviews. Featuring an outdoor pool, this property has ensuite rooms equipped with a refrigerator and a safe. No resort fee is charged.
In Bora Bora we suggest you staying at Hotel Maitai Polynesia. Locate on Matira Point Beach, this hotel offers bungalows with direct beach access, air conditioning and satellite TV.
While in Moorea, consider staying at Village Temanoha with excellent reviews. This bungalow features an outdoor pool, a fully equipped kitchen and an ensuite bathroom.