Author(s): Bill Goodwin
You'll never fall into the tourist traps when you travel with Frommer's. It's like having a friend show you around, taking you to the places locals like best. Our expert authors have already gone everywhere you might go--they've done the legwork for you, and they're not afraid to tell it like it is, saving you time and money. No other series offers candid reviews of so many hotels and restaurants in all price ranges. Every Frommer's Travel Guide is up-to-date, with exact prices for everything, dozens of color maps, and exciting coverage of sports, shopping, and nightlife. You'd be lost without us! Our expert author has been covering these exotic islands for years, and he's personally checked out every hotel, every restaurant, every beach, and every activity he recommends. He gives you a feel for the islanders' way of life, and offers a wonderful introduction to the region's unique blend of cultures. Tahiti is only the gateway to French Polynesia, there are many islands and hundreds of accommodations to choose from, so of Frommer's Tahiti & French Polynesia compares all the options, helping you find the tropical getaway that's right for you. Rely on us for in-depth, honest reviews of lavish honeymoon resorts, intimate inns, simple bungalows, family-friendly motels, and more, with selections in every price category. We'll point you to the loveliest secluded beaches, and send you to the best places for snorkeling, scuba diving, sailing, deep-sea fishing, and more. You'll also get the latest trip-planning information, including tips on finding the best airfare or package deal.
Bill Goodwin began his writing career as an award-winning newspaper reporter and then served as legal counsel and speechwriter for two influential U.S. senators-Sam Nunn of Georgia and the late Sam Ervin of North Carolina. In 1977 he and a friend took a long break from office life and sailed a 41-foot yacht from Annapolis, Maryland, through the Panama Canal to the Marquesas Islands, the Tuamotu Archipelago, and Tahiti. He left the boat in Papeete and, with a girlfriend and backpack, explored Tahiti, Moorea, and the Society Islands for as long as the local immigration authorities would allow. He has returned for extended visits many times since, most devoted to researching and writing this book and its forerunner, Frommer's South Pacific. He also is author of Frommer's Fiji and at home, Frommer's Virginia. Find out more at www.billgoodwin.com.
List of Maps. 1 THE BEST OF TAHITI & FRENCH POLYNESIA. 2 TAHITI & FRENCH POLYNESIA IN DEPTH. 3 PLANNING YOUR TRIP TO TAHITI & FRENCH POLYNESIA. 4 SUGGESTED TAHITI & FRENCH POLYNESIA ITINERARIES. 5 TAHITI. 6 MOOREA. 7 HUAHINE. 8 RAIATEA & TAHAA. 9 BORA BORA. 10 MAUPITI. 11 THE TUAMOTU ARCHIPELAGO. 12 THE MARQUESAS ISLANDS. 13 FAST FACTS: TAHITI & FRENCH POLYNESIA. INDEX.