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Experience a traditional island feast.  Image: Tahiti Tourism

The European missionaries nearly wiped out all that was unique about French Polynesian culture by destroying temples and carvings and by banning the highly erotic traditional dances and tattooing. Luckily, not all is lost. Since the 1980’s there has been a strong revival and a real interest in rediscovering traditional arts. It is rare to find a Polynesian nowadays that has not got at least one tattoo.
      Enjoy the relaxed lifestyle of Bora Bora

The atmosphere on Bora Bora is pretty relaxed. Dress standards are casual and the emphasis is on ‘joie de vivre’ (enjoying life). The locals enjoy socializing and dancing, festivities and music play an important role in their lives. 

Tahitian dance is not a mere tourist attraction, it’s one of the most vibrant and significant expressions of French Polynesian culture. 

Every performance has meticulously standardized choreography and it takes a great deal of rehearsal to get it right. Depending on the time of your stay, you can enjoy this incredible art form at Le Maitai Polynesia Bora Bora during our entertaining Polynesian Evenings.