Scattered across the Pacific Ocean, French Polynesia is an enigmatic collection of archipelagos within an archipelago, defined by translucent lagoons, soaring volcanic peaks and long streaks of beach. Our specialists have journeyed across the islands, which cover an area larger than Europe, exploring the main sights as well as seeking out lesser-known corners. They’ll carefully plan a French Polynesia vacation to suit your interests: whether you’re after a tranquil getaway, or a more adventurous experience.
Overwater bungalows stand above a neon-blue sea, where you find pristine coral and thousands of varieties of marine life. Inland are jagged mountain peaks, virgin rainforests and laid-back villages. Ancient Polynesian culture still underpins everyday life here, reflected in a rich collection of songs and dance performances, traditional cooking methods and the tiare flower tucked behind the ear. Each island has its own charms, from the art galleries of Bora Bora to hiking trails through Tahiti’s jungle.
Suggested itineraries for French Polynesia
These itineraries give you a starting point for what your trip to French Polynesia could entail. They cover routes we've found work particularly well and feature some of our favorite places to stay. Treat them as inspiration, as each trip is created uniquely for you.
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Our expert guides to traveling in French Polynesia
Written by our specialists from the viewpoint of their own travels, these guides will help you decide on the shape of your own trip to French Polynesia. Aiming to inspire and inform, we share our recommendations for how to appreciate French Polynesia at its best.
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