Gay and Lesbian Tahiti
Polynesians are known for their warm welcome. They are some of the some of the most kind, gentle, and open-minded people in the world. They embrace any opportunity to share their culture and heritage with visitors, as well as the mesmerizing beauty and tranquility of their islands.
Tahiti is not necessarily a gay destination, but it’s definitely a gay friendly destination. In fact, as it’s one of the most romantic places on earth, whether you’re gay or straight, the islands of Tahiti are a couples’ paradise, offering something for every traveler - white-sand beaches, vibrant marine life, rugged mountains, and colorful history. Whether you want a private island picnic near Bora Bora or a canoe delivered breakfast in your overwater bungalow, Tahiti is the ultimate South Pacific island paradise.
There are plenty of activities to keep you busy during the day, most of which are concentrated in or around the lagoons: wake boarding, jet skiing, parasailing, shark and ray feeding, helicopter tours, windsurfing, scuba diving, snorkeling. However, everything tends to close up pretty early in the evening, and you’ll find that you will retire to your overwater bungalow early. The only exception to this is the island of Tahiti itself.
Although there is not much nightlife on the outer islands, these islands do offer a wonderful vacation experience for couples. Tahiti offers a low-key, tranquil vacation experience; it’s truly best experienced with your lover or some great friends.
That being said – it is also true that this vacation paradise is exactly what you make of it. Many of the resorts, restaurants, and small bars on the outer islands can be quite a bit of fun. Although none of the bars are specifically for the lesbian and gay community, they are very gay friendly.
You may find while visiting the islands of Tahiti that, as a couple, you’re more relaxed and comfortable than you are compared to your own neighborhood back home.
Same-sex couples may be legally married in French Polynesia since the passing of the Marriage Equality Act in France.
There are necessary steps and documents required in order to have a legal ceremony in French Polynesia. However, as the first travel agency in North America to organize a legal ceremony for our clients and with the amount of ceremonies organized in the last few years, we are very able to assist you through this process.