Suspended in the middle of the South Pacific, Tahiti shares the region with other famous islands like Bora Bora and Fiji. While the latter islands are also gorgeous paradises in their own right, it’s Tahiti that steals our heart. As part of the French Polynesian Islands, Tahiti is a fusion of exotic island vibes and French culture. With a tropical cocktail in one hand and French crepe in the other, it’s easy to get swept away in the Tahitian lifestyle. The island’s many beaches call to surfers, both experienced and beginners, with multiple surf breaks. The Fautaua Waterfall is a must-see. To reach this nearly 1,000-foot falls and sparkling swimming hole you’ll have to embark on a challenging hike. Most say the juice is worth the squeeze. If you really just want to relax, Tahiti is the most ideal place. The frequently photographed overwater bungalows are a dream come true.