Tahiti is an island, but it also refers to the region’s 118 islands and atolls that make up French Polynesia. If you visit, don’t limit yourself to one island or one resort — Tahiti is meant for island-hopping (and it’s easy, with plenty of domestic flights, ferries and boats). From swimming with a humpback whale to visiting UNESCO World Heritage site, here are a few options worth the travel time.

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