Game fish, dolphins, turtles, sharks and manta rays share the warm waters around the islands. The islands are surrounded by coral gardens where divers and snorkelers can explore the wide expanses.
Ringed by stretches of white, pink and black beaches, the lushly forested interiors are mountainous and rugged peaks touch the sky. Surfing and kite surfing are popular as there is an almost constant breeze.
Tahiti and Bora Bora are the most popular of the islands and there is plenty to do around the islands. Here visitors are accommodated in lovely stilted huts, perched over the waters of the bay. The area caters to tourists so there are excellent restaurants, resorts and spas.