How long have you worked with Goway Travel and what is your position?
9 years and I am the Islands Team Leader.
What do you love about working with Tahiti and her Islands?
I am very passionate about Tahiti. Not only is Tahiti one of the most beautiful places in the world with their secluded beaches and lagoons, the people are also beautiful inside and out. They are so proud of their Polynesian culture and history and will invite you with open arms.
What are 3 common myths about Tahiti you would like to change?
1) Tahiti is only a honeymoon destination. Not true, more resorts are catering to family travel.
2) Tahiti is too expensive. Not true, as more resorts open, rates become more reasonable.
3) Tahiti is too far away. Actually, it is the same distance as going to Europe from Los Angeles.
What are some common things visitors like to do or see in Tahiti?
1) Go to Bloody Mary’s Restaurant in Bora Bora.
2) Visit one of the most famous islands in the world, Bora Bora.
3) Learn and interact with friendly dolphins at the Dolphin Centre in Moorea.
4) Go shopping at Le Marche, in downtown Papeete. This is a 155 year old public market with hundreds of stands filled with Tahitian- made crafts, flowers, and much more.
What are your 3 favourite places to visit in Tahiti?
1) Downtown Papeete. There are so many great cafes and shops.
2) Lagoonarium Bora Bora; to play with the marine life.
3) Helene Spa in Moorea for a Tahitian Spa treatment.
Describe the perfect day in this destination.
Sailing around Bora Bora on a catamaran with the tropical breeze cooling you off. Then, stopping at a private motu (small island) for lunch before an afternoon of snorkeling off the back of the boat.
Name one item visitors must try (meal or beverage) while visiting this destination.
Poisson Cru – Tahiti’s national dish. It is similar to the South American, ceviche. But, coconut milk is added after the raw fish is marinated in the lime juice. It’s delicious!
Is there an expression (verbal or physical, such as a hand gesture) used in this destination that visitors often learn about?
‘Ia Orana’ – tahitian for Hello or Good day. Everyone you meet will say this to you.
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