Morceau de coco

Food for thought – Nourish the body and the mind

Nature has always had a special place in the lives of Polynesians. You just have to step away from the city to realize it: in the islands, gardens offer delicious vegetables, trees produce hundreds of fruits, and fishing is a tradition that is passed on from one generation to another.

Here, organic and natural food is everywhere, and this connection with nature is the best way to nourish both the body and the mind.

To guide you in your exploration of the flavors of our islands, we have asked our Ambassadors, who are passionate about cooking and nutrition, to give their insights. Enjoy a surprising journey of the senses!


Who are our Food Ambassadors?

They are chefs, sports enthusiasts, restaurant owners and culinary journalists... Air Tahiti Nui's Ambassadors know the flavors of French Polynesia better than anyone. Thanks to their experience, they give you their advice to enjoy French Polynesia as it should be. Find their favorite restaurants, the islands' best products, and their tips to treat your taste buds during your trip!

Pêcheur revenant de la pêche avec du poisson frais

French Polynesia: a gustatory journey

French Polynesia offers a unique gustatory journey to each of its visitors: fruits and vegetables bathed in sunlight, seafood and fresh fish straight out of the crystal-clear waters of the Pacific, and outstanding products elaborated with the greatest care...

Taking advantage of these quality products and these beautiful cultivation opportunities, many professionals have started the quest for flavors. Fruit juices, Tahitian vanilla, rums and wines are produced in French Polynesia for the greatest pleasure of gourmets.

Poisson cru au lait de coco

You will also find excellent restaurants, from the most casual to the most elegant, offering delicious traditional local dishes such as the famous raw fish with coconut milk or revisited delicacies. The diversity of Polynesian cuisine is also found in the mix of cultures represented: traditional Ma'a Tahiti dishes are combined with influences from Asian and French cuisines.