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Catholic church, Moorea Island

French Polynesia travel guides

Laid-back, languid and with seascapes capable of grabbing the attention of even the most worldly visitor, French Polynesia allows for days of lounging on sugar-soft sands, hours of snorkeling or diving in clear waters, and plenty of time in-between for exploring the cultures and traditions retained by the local people. Our travel guides for French Polynesia, written by our specialists from their own experiences, can help you to discover the highlights of these tiny islands. That’s whether you’re planning a honeymoon, a cruise, or a luxurious getaway at one of the plush resorts that line the shores.

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Ideas for how to explore French Polynesia

Our travel guides share our specialists’ passion and knowledge for French Polynesia. We travel here regularly to discover new experiences, explore untried areas and dig deeper into the better-known places and attractions. At the same time, we gather advice and up-to-date information on the best-quality guides, new hotels and restaurants, and the most memorable forms of transportation.

  • Aranui V, Tahiti

    Cruises in French Polynesia

    South Pacific specialist Joshua reviews the Aranui, which, for him, is the best cruise vessel around French Polynesia. He explains what to expect from life on board, and why the out-of-the-way Marquesas and Tuamotu Islands are such intriguing places to explore.

  • Over-water bungalows in Bora Bora

    French Polynesia honeymoons

    Country specialist, Lisa, offers her expertise on getting the most out of your honeymoon in French Polynesia. Swim in clear lagoons with manta rays, stay in an overwater bungalow and take a guided walk in a rainforest.

  • Cook's Bay, Moorea

    Cruising in the South Pacific

    Enjoy exploring the South Pacific islands while on a cruise with time for relaxation, activities and cultural insights.

  • One Foot Island, Aitutaki, The Cook Islands

    Family vacations in the South Pacific

    A warm Pacific island welcome and laid-back atmosphere, combined with reefs and lagoons to explore, and traditional bungalow-style accommodation make the South Pacific an ideal location for a family vacation.

  • Upolu Coral Reef

    Choosing your ideal South Pacific Island

    A cross-island guide to the South Pacific. Drawing on their own experiences, our travel specialists discuss the lure of French Polynesia, the Cook Islands, Fiji and Samoa with the aim of helping you decide which island is right for you.