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Bora Bora Lagoon in French Polynesia

Things to do in French Polynesia

Many of the activities on offer in French Polynesia focus on the endless blue lagoons of the region. You can take a sunset cruise aboard a catamaran to Bora Bora to dip your toe into the island’s history, or hire your own skipper and take off for a few days on a chartered yacht.

Inland, the islands also offer plenty of things to see and do. You can traverse the mountainous interior of Moorea by 4x4, hike to waterfalls lost in forested valleys (and swim in their plunge pools), and try exotic fruits on a walk with a local guide, who’ll also regale you with local legends on visits to enigmatic Tiki sites.

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Ideas for experiencing French Polynesia

Experiences you have as you travel often hold the longest memories. As part of their research trips, our specialists seek out authentic ways to get to know French Polynesia, and the best local guides. These activities reflect some of their best-loved experiences.

  • Hiva Oa

    Tahuata Island Full Day Tour

    Marquesas Islands

    Set sail for Tahuata the smallest inhabited island in the Marquesas archipelago where you will have the chance to see dolphins and rays before disembarking to take in the islands culture and art.

  • Puamau and Tiki Makaii, Marquesas

    Puamau 4WD Tour

    Enjoy a breathtaking guided drive along the southern coast of Hiva Oa over high headlands with panoramic views and through rich forested valleys until you reach the white sandy beach at Puamau.

  • Safari Adventure, Moorea

    Moorea 4WD Tour


    Take an exciting four wheel drive tour of Moorea's lush, mountainous interior. The tracks and paths which wind their way up the peaks can only be traversed in appropriate vehicles with experienced drivers, as they are amazingly steep and very narrow.

  • Four wheel drive safari, Huahine

    Half Day 4WD Safari Expedition


    This 4WD excursion is an ideal way to explore Huahine. You will travel around the island and visit Maeva's marae, Faie's enormous blue-eyed eels and Maroe's Belvedere for impressive views.

  • Huahine

    Sacred Sites & Legendary Places - Half Day Tour


    This fascinating guided tour will take you to see the Royal Village of Maeva, one of the most important archeological sites in the whole of Oceania along with many more of Huahine's sacred sites and legendary places.

  • La Diademe Mountain Peaks, Tahiti

    Tahiti & its Tropical Treasures


    Discover the island of Tahiti with this half day excursion around the island, taking in the Mara's Fern Grottoes, Mataoa Gardens, Gauguin Museum, three spectacular waterfalls and the impressive Arahoho Blow Hole.

  • Sunset over the lagoon, Bora Bora

    Sunset Cruise by Catamaran

    Bora Bora

    Enjoy the incredible lagoon views of Bora Bora from the comfort of the Tapatai catamaran and learn about the island's history and legends before settling in for an unforgettable sunset.

  • Tiki statue, Hiva Oa

    Full Day 4WD Tour to Muake Pass and Hatiheu

    The tour departs in the morning, first climbing the hill out of Taiohae affording superb panoramic views back across the bay before dropping down into the largest coconut grove in Polynesia which fills the valley of Taipivai.