Adventures in Tahiti

Horse riding on Moorea - photo by Rob McFarland

Horse riding on Moorea - photo by Rob McFarland

KiaOra (Air New Zealand’s inflight magazine), NZ – April 2011

Just the word “Tahiti” conjures up an intoxicating mental image of aquamarine lagoons punctuated by idyllic sandy atolls. A land of brochure-blue skies, bath-warm water and lazy days filled with massages and cocktails at sunset.

But what if you don’t want to lounge around all day gazing into the eyes of a loved one? What if you want to get active? Explore a bit. Damn it, you want to earn that frozen margarita.

Thankfully, there are other options. On a recent trip to Moorea, Bora Bora and the main island of Tahiti, I discovered three activities that should satisfy those with a more adventurous bent.

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