|Productions that have recently shot in the Islands of Tahiti include: Giada in Paradise: Bora Bora (Cooking Channel), Keeping Up with the Kardashians (E!), The Bachelorette (ABC), Real Housewives of Orange County (Bravo TV), Couples Retreat (Universal Studios), Ultimate Wave Tahiti: IMAX 3D. Past films featuring the Islands of Tahiti include: Mutiny on the Bounty (1984), Love Affair (1994) and Hurricane (1979).|
Upcoming productions include primetime reality shows on premiere US and Canadian Networks.
Tahiti Tourisme North America is the local liaison for filming projects in North America and works closely with Tahiti's film commission – Tahiti Film Office.
Tahiti Tourisme North America's mission and services include:?
- Local research
- Preliminary scouting assistance
- Assistance with all logistics
- Liaison with lo cal production companies, crew, suppliers and the community
- Troubleshooting assistance
A quick overview of some of the key islands often considered for shooting:
Tahiti, is the largest and most populated island, and is the starting point for all international travelers. With lush green peaks reaching more than 7,300 feet, its scenery is dramatic. Cascading waterfalls and rippling pools in the jungle-like interior provide a striking contrast to the black- and white-sand beaches and turquoise lagoons of the island's perimeter.
Moorea, was the inspiration for James Michener's mythical island of Bali Hai. It is just 11 miles across the Sea of the Moon from Tahiti. Moorea has two twin bays, Cook's and Opunohu.
Huahine, is located 110 miles northwest of Tahiti and is just a short plane ride away. A 20-mile road winds through the island, passing through small villages and climbing high into the hills for spectacular views of the white-sand beaches and brilliant turquoise lagoons.
Raiatea and Taha'a are two islands that are encircled by the same barrier reef. Raiatea has the only navigable river in the islands, the Fa'aroa, and popular excursions include exploring its cool, green waters in an outrigger canoe.
Bora Bora is just 18 miles in circumference – is encircled by a protective necklace of coral. Lush mountains provide a dramatic backdrop for the indescribable turquoise, lapis and aquamarine of the sheltered lagoon. Arriving by air is a unique experience, as the runway is on a motu (small islet), and visitors must travel by boat to reach the main island. Bora Bora is home to world-class resorts and quaint French-inspired restaurants.