The Islands of Tahiti are committed to promoting responsible and environmentally respectful tourism, striving to become a leading destination for inclusive and sustainable travel. Visitors to these islands can enjoy a destination that prioritises quality over quantity. Discover the measures and strategies in place to ensure that your voyage to The Islands of Tahiti is a sustainable and enriching experience.

10 tips for a sustainable holiday in The Islands of Tahiti

Welcoming with flower necklace - Huahine © Grégoire Le Bacon

‘Ia ora na e maeva !

Hello, and welcome to French Polynesia. During your stay, please respect our ‘fenua’, our land, our ocean and our environment. We do not wish to impose restrictions; rather, our advice is aimed at helping you enjoy our islands while being conscious of the richness of the natural surroundings and our unique Polynesian culture.

Tips for a sustainable stay
Hotel The Brando in Tetiaroa © Jeremy Austiin

Eco-responsible hotels

Many hotels and tourist complexes in French Polynesia have adopted sustainable practices aimed at reducing their ecological impact and respecting the environment, such as energy efficiency measures, water management and preservation, and waste treatment and recycling. These professional establishments accord great importance to sustainable tourism initiatives. During your visit to The Islands of Tahiti, discover examples of eco-friendly hotels.

Eco-responsible hotels
Polynesian cuisine © Alikaphoto

Sustainability and eco-tourism

Initiatives aimed at promoting sustainable tourism in French Polynesia require the involvement and empowerment of local communities and are established in full cooperation with them. Visitors are encouraged to interact with the local inhabitants and learn about their traditional way of life. Accommodation in Tahitian guesthouses and participation in community projects such as eco-tours and cultural workshops are excellent ways of promoting sustainable tourism. Not only do they contribute directly to the local economy, but they also give visitors an insight into our Polynesian traditions and customs.

Sustainablilty and ecotourism in The Islands of Tahiti

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By giving priority to eco-responsible travel, you are making a positive contribution to the preservation of The Islands of Tahiti. French Polynesia encourages a form of travel that is based on respecting, understanding, and appreciating local culture and traditions.

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French Polynesia is renowned for its remarkable marine biodiversity. Several marine protection programs exist, such as the UNESCO biosphere reserve in Fakarava and the coral garden in Bora Bora. These protected zones and the practice of sustainable fishing support the preservation of the marine ecosystem. They also ensure that visitors can continue to enjoy the marvellous undersea world without causing a negative impact on it.

Explore the treasures of the coral reef
Coral of The Islands of Tahiti © Myles McGuinness
Fish of The Islands of Tahiti © Grégory Lecoeur

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The Islands of Tahiti, your sustainable holiday paradise

The islands of Huahine, Tetiaroa, as well as the MarquesasGambier, and Austral Islands are all sustainable destinations, shielded from mass tourism. Local communities warmly welcome visitors and prioritise authentic activities that honour the pristine nature of these islands.

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Population of The Islands of Tahiti © Overpeek Studio
Braiding workshop in The Islands of Tahiti © Myles McGuinness

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An eco-responsible voyage to The Islands of Tahiti is an immersion in our local culture. Sustainable tourism initiatives, such as lessons in traditional dancing and visits to the craft markets, allow you to support the local communities and preserve our heritage. Simple gestures like using eco-friendly sunscreen and not leaving litter behind contribute to the protection of the environment.

Eco-responsible Experiences
Eco-responsible Experiences

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