Discover Tahiti: A Guide for Event Planners

Welcome to the Heart of French Polynesia 

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Set amidst the azure waters of the South Pacific, Tahiti beckons with its pristine beaches, lush landscapes, and vibrant culture. Beyond the overwater bungalows and swaying palm trees, the islands of French Polynesia offer a captivating setting for unforgettable events. This guide is your ticket to unlocking the treasures of Tahiti, offering insights into local expertise, diverse activities, luxurious accommodations, and unique venues that define Tahiti as a premier destination for extraordinary gatherings. 

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Local Expertise: Navigating the Islands with Finesse 

At the heart of our approach lies a deep understanding of Tahiti’s unique blend of natural beauty and Polynesian culture. With roots firmly grounded in the local community, our team navigates the islands’ diverse landscapes with finesse and expertise. Our longstanding relationships with local vendors and suppliers ensure a seamless execution of events, from intimate beach ceremonies to grand celebrations under the stars. As esteemed partners with Tahiti’s top resorts and venues, we bring a wealth of local expertise to the table, offering exclusive access to hidden gems and personalized service for an unforgettable event experience. 

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More than Just Overwater Bungalows: Exploring Tahiti’s Diversity 

Tahiti, the heart of French Polynesia, unfolds as a world far beyond the iconic imagery of overwater bungalows and sun-drenched shores. This island paradise boasts a profound diversity that invites deeper exploration, revealing a rich mosaic of landscapes, cultures, and experiences waiting to be discovered. 

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  • Vibrant Underwater Explorations in Bora Bora: 
  • Venture beneath the surface of Bora Bora’s famed turquoise lagoons to discover a vibrant underwater world teeming with life. Coral reefs in this part of French Polynesia are not just stunning natural wonders; they’re the lifeblood of the island’s marine ecosystem. Scuba diving and snorkeling expeditions offer an intimate glimpse into this aquatic paradise, where colorful fish, majestic manta rays, and gentle reef sharks abound. This immersion into Bora Bora’s underwater realm showcases the island’s dedication to preserving its natural treasures. 

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  • Lush Valleys and Peaks of Mo’orea: 
  • Mo’orea, with its dramatic volcanic peaks and verdant valleys, presents a striking contrast to Tahiti’s tranquil beaches. Hiking through the island’s lush landscapes, such as the paths leading to the Belvedere Lookout, offers panoramic views of opaline bays and rugged mountain spires. These adventures through Mo’orea’s interior reveal the island’s dynamic geography and the deep connection between Tahiti’s people and their environment. 

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  • Cultural Richness in Pape’ete: 
  • Pape’ete, Tahiti’s capital, pulses with Polynesian culture, offering a vibrant mix of history, art, and daily island life. The bustling markets of Pape’ete, like the Marché de Pape‘ete, are hubs of cultural exchange where locals and visitors alike immerse themselves in the rich tapestry of Polynesian life. Here, traditional crafts, Tahitian pearls, and the tantalizing flavors of local cuisine provide a sensory journey into the heart of Tahiti’s cultural heritage. 

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  • Savoring Traditional Polynesian Cuisine: 
  • Tahitian cuisine, with its rich flavors and traditional cooking methods, offers a culinary exploration of the island’s cultural diversity. The traditional Tahitian oven, or ahima’a, slow-cooks dishes like poisson cru (raw fish marinated in lime juice and coconut milk) and fa’apua’a (pork wrapped in banana leaves), creating meals that are both a taste sensation and a cultural experience. Dining in Tahiti is not just about savoring exquisite flavors but also about connecting with the island’s traditions and way of life. 

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  • Ancient Marae Temples and Modern Art Galleries: 
  • The ancient marae temples of Tahiti, open-air sacred sites made of stone, offer a window into the spiritual and social life of pre-colonial Polynesia. Exploring these historical sites provides insight into the island’s rich ancestral heritage. In contrast, Tahiti’s modern art galleries, featuring both local and international artists, reflect the contemporary creative spirit of French Polynesia, bridging the gap between the past and the present. 

Tahiti invites guests to look beyond the stereotype of tropical paradise to discover an island of incredible diversity. From its vibrant marine life and rugged landscapes to its rich cultural traditions and contemporary art scene, Tahiti embodies the multifaceted charm of French Polynesia, offering endless opportunities for exploration and discovery. 

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Elevating Experiences 

Exciting Activities: Transform your event into an extraordinary Tahitian adventure, showcasing the breathtaking natural wonders and vibrant culture of this Polynesian paradise. Begin your journey by exploring the enchanting islands of Tahiti from the deck of a private yacht charter. Glide across the azure waters, discovering hidden lagoons and untouched beaches, offering your attendees an exclusive and intimate glimpse into the beauty of the South Pacific. 

Immerse your group in the rich Polynesian traditions with a traditional Tahitian feast, or Tamara’a, on the sandy shores of a secluded motu (a small islet). This culinary experience under the stars combines delicious local dishes cooked in an underground oven, ahima’a, with the mesmerizing sounds of live Tahitian music and dance, connecting guests with the soul of the islands. 

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For those seeking an adrenaline rush, the pristine waters of Bora Bora provide the perfect backdrop for shark diving adventures. Experience the thrill of swimming alongside these magnificent creatures in their natural habitat, an activity that not only exhilarates but also fosters respect for the ocean’s apex predators and the delicate balance of marine ecosystems. 

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Luxury Accommodations: Elevate your stay in Tahiti with a selection of the island’s most luxurious accommodations, where unmatched beauty meets unrivaled comfort. The iconic overwater bungalows, a symbol of Tahitian luxury, offer guests panoramic views of the Pacific Ocean, complete with direct lagoon access and glass floor panels to observe the vibrant marine life below. These accommodations provide an unparalleled connection to the island’s natural beauty, ensuring privacy and tranquility. 

For those who prefer the serenity of the beach, secluded beachfront villas offer an intimate retreat nestled along pristine sandy shores. These villas, such as those found at The Brando Resort on Tetiaroa atoll, blend modern amenities with traditional Polynesian design, featuring private pools, outdoor baths, and direct beach access, redefining luxury in harmony with nature. 

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Unique Venues and Entertainment Options: Tahiti boasts an array of unique event venues that capture the island’s natural beauty and cultural heritage. Imagine hosting your event on a private island, where crystal-clear waters and lush tropical forests create a backdrop of unparalleled beauty, offering exclusivity and privacy for your guests. The verdant botanical gardens and the sacred grounds of historic marae sites provide serene settings that connect attendees with the island’s deep cultural roots and breathtaking landscapes. 

Enhance your events with the vibrant entertainment of Tahitian culture. Traditional performances, from the fast-paced rhythms of Tahitian drumming to the elegant movements of ‘Ori Tahiti (Tahitian dance), bring the spirit of Polynesia to life. The addition of fire dancers illuminating the night sky and the soothing melodies of traditional Tahitian music add an unforgettable layer of excitement and enchantment to your gathering, creating memories that will last a lifetime. 

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Giving Back to Our Communities and Sustainability Efforts 

Protecting communities and the environment is a relatively new idea in some cultures, but on The Islands of Tahiti the islanders have been living in harmony with their environment for thousands of years. This is part of the Mana, the spiritual force that links every living thing on land and at sea. The conservation and preservation of natural resources has always been a part of the Polynesian way of life. An excellent example of this is the rahui, which installs a fishing ban during certain key periods, to enable the fish to reproduce and restore their numbers. Another is the designation of fallow land to let the soil replenish its nutrients. These applications of sustainable environmental practices are now accepted as necessary throughout the world. 

Realm always works with local representatives to ensure the full respect of local culture and traditions. Each event is considered from a sustainability values perspective and curated to create a positive impact on local communities and the environment. 

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Meet REALM, A Hosts Global Member 

Ron Anderson 

Ron is the kind of CEO (Creative Experience Officer) who when he calls a board meeting you need to clarify whether it’s in the surf or on the land. Ron leads with a problem-solving mindset and truly works with his clients to understand their “why.” Ron will blow your mind with how he extracts your vision and creates you a masterpiece!  

Leah Anderson 

Our Creative Director Leah is a living, breathing artistic genius. Trained in floristry and spatial design, she walks into a room and creates a feeling of possibility and wonder, exactly what you feel when walking into one of the spaces she has designed! 

Kate McCarron 

Kate has a knack for turning every day into an adventure, she’s been navigating the wild world of destination management and business events with style and sass for her entire career. Charming clients, sealing deals for positive impact and orchestrating events with the finesse of an events management maestro. 

Damian Atkins 

Our extraordinary Chief Financial Officer defies the norms of finance. With a diverse background spanning public practice, corporate (including Melbourne Storm), and not-for-profit/social enterprises (such as The Big Issue), Damo brings over 20 years of unparalleled expertise to the table. As a seasoned veteran in senior finance roles, Damo doesn’t just crunch numbers—he detonates them with precision and finesse! 

Amy Nicholls  

Business Management with a twist, Amy’s experience transgresses marketing and communications mazes, global corporate labyrinths, and sustainability puzzles. She’s had an exhilarating journey filled with laughter, excitement, and a whole lot of business brilliance! 


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As you explore the possibilities of Tahiti, consider this guide your compass to crafting events that capture the essence of French Polynesia’s enchanting spirit. Discover, engage, and create moments that leave a lasting impression against the backdrop of Tahiti’s breathtaking beauty. 


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