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.
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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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.
See our recommendations for what to see and do in French Polynesia, from which food you should try to the best hotels to stay in.
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.
If you're planning a luxury vacation to French Polynesia we have a wide range of luxury vacation resorts and luxury hotels we can recommend.
Enjoy exploring the South Pacific islands while on a cruise with time for relaxation, activities and cultural insights.
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.
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.