Tahiti is the largest island in the Windward group of French Polynesia, located in the Society Islands archipelago in the central Southern Pacific Ocean, between Hawaii, Chile and Australia. The island was formed from volcanic activity and is high and mountainous with surrounding coral reefs. Tahiti is the economic, cultural and political centre of French Polynesia, with the only international airport in the region, FAAA International Airport (PPT).
Tahiti is divided into two parts: The bigger, northwestern part Tahiti Nui and the smaller, southeastern part Tahiti Iti. The interior of Tahiti Nui is almost entirely uninhabited, and Tahiti-Iti's southeastern half is accessible only to those travelling by boat or on foot. The rest of the island is encircled by a main road which cuts between the mountains and the sea. A scenic and winding interior road climbs past dairy farms and citrus groves with panoramic views.