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Similar things about Tahiti and Fiji: In order to get from North America to Fiji or Tahiti, you must be travelling via Los Angeles. There is one carrier for each of the countries (Fiji Airways and Air Tahiti Nui). Air Tahiti Nui also has a daily service. Fiji and Tahiti are both year-round tourist resorts with the dryest months between May and September.
For a longer holiday at your destination (e.g. "stay 7 days, book only 5 nights") or a 10% early bird rebate (e.g. 10% discount). Anticipate more offers in Tahiti than in Fiji for low seasons, from November to March, but without the Christmas time.
A few differences between Tahiti and Fiji: The Fiji archipelago consists of 333 (partly very small!) islets, which are organised in seven groups of islets. There are 118 Tahiti (officially France-Polynesia). You can experience a Fiji fire dancing tradition or take part in a Kava ceremonial in Fiji. Tahiti also offers you the opportunity to experience its Polish legacy through dancing, crafts, tattooing as well as musical performances.
Tahiti is officially in English and English, Fiji in English (although they also know Fijian and Hindi). The Tahiti is home to the OWB (Luxury Overwater Bungalows). On the most sought-after archipelagoes ( "Moorea", "Bora Bora") you can select from a wide range of OWB resort options with immediate waterfront acces.
There is only one OWB (the 5-star Likuliku Resort) in Fiji, but there are also Fiji "Bures" - nice straw-roofed chalets, typical of one of the higher room types, and a larger choice of accommodations from moderately to luxuriously. You can eat at a tahitian place on selected Tahitian island, such as Bora Bora.
You will usually eat in a Fiji resorts for all your meal. Tahiti has a strong Tahitian flavour, but a wide range of cuisine is expected - the island offers gastronomic cuisine from France, Polynesia, Italy and America. In addition, many of our restaurant establishments provide a gastronomic event, sometimes with up to seven aisles.
Fiji is, in our view, better for younger homes than Tahiti, as most of Fiji's resort locations provide children's club, baby-sitting (both at very affordable prices), children's promotion and rooms for the whole host family, such as a familiy bure. However, Tahiti offers a Kid's Play Free programme for under 15s.
It is very characteristic of Tahiti for you to travel to 2 or 3 isles at once on your route. It is less widespread in Fiji, where most tourists select a place to stay most of the year. It' a little harder to jump around in Fiji than in Tahiti.
Each country has its own cruising schedule, but they are slightly different. There are two small boat trips from 3 nights to 2 wks in Fiji. Aranui is a fantastic ocean liner, with some luxurious cruising features, such as Windstar, and shop category cruising, such as archipelagoes. If you are looking for an insular paradise, blue waters, a place to unwind and a lot of aquatic activities, both Fiji and Tahiti are the perfect choice, and both locations are perfect for honeymoons, couple and diver.