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An Edenic paradise in the Pacific, French Polynesia offers beauty at every turn, its glassy, turquoise lagoons and white, sandy beaches making this Earth's tropical playground.
French Polynesia has enthralled travellers for centuries, its remote location in the South Pacific giving rise to kaleidoscopic coral reefs, lush jungle peaks and white, black - and even pink - sandy beaches. Bora Bora is the most notable of French Polynesia's Society Islands, its sublime natural beauty and high-end resorts earning it the title of the world's best honeymoon destination. Other islands we recommend visiting on a French Polynesia holiday are Tahiti, Moorea, Tahaa and Tikehau.
Top Things to Do in and See in French Polynesia
Best Time to Visit
French Polynesia has a pleasant tropical climate all-year-round. The best time to visit is between June and August when the weather is driest and temperatures range from 28°C to 34°C. The wet season takes place between November to April, with frequent tropical showers punctuated by periods of sunshine.
It really doesn't get much better than a luxury Bora Bora honeymoon. It's the dream, right? You and your loved one lazing in the hammock of your gorgeous overwater villa, surrounded by crystal azure lagoons. Watch the sun set over the perfect horizon and fall asleep to the caressing sound of the waves lapping just outside your door. This dream could become a reality with one of our awe-inspiring packages.
Prepare for an incomparable and unforgettable couples' holiday, as you jet around the world to the land of immaculate beaches and stunning overwater villas. Experience the wonder of Bora Bora in all its dazzling glory, from adventurous scuba diving to seaside lounging. For the ultimate beach holiday package or spectacular itinerary, there really is no other choice.
Blow everyone away with the family holiday to end all others. Fill the kids' days with endless wonder as they dive into turquoise lagoons, teeming with corals and marine life for them to discover. Laze on the pristine beaches and unwind together on the most unique beach holiday out there. With such an eclectic range of itineraries, there's something to amaze children and grown-ups alike.
French Polynesia is world-renowned for its perfectly clear, crystal-blue, calm waters, so it comes as no surprise that it is considered an ideal spot for diving.
Divers of all levels can take the plunge into stunning lagoons and discover reefs teeming with a mirage-like variety of tropical fish. Visitors in need of an even more thrilling experience can even enjoy a special sting ray and reef shark excursion, which will see your guide diving in to lure the enigmatic creatures to you for the ultimate up close and personal experience.
Gain exclusive access to French Polynesia's most secluded spots with the tour of a lifetime. Hop in a 4x4, and you’re off to explore the countless wonders that the island has to offer.
Gain a fascinating, in-depth insight into Polynesian history and culture with a guided tour of the island. Listen as your guide recounts tales of the World War II military base and points out indigenous and rare plants that grow on the island. With some tour operators also offering an authentic Tahitian lunch on your very own private island, you’ll be in for a jam-packed day of discovery and indulgence.
Thrill-seekers will be more than satisfied with a jet ski tour of each of Polynesia's islands. Rip, roll and speed through the waves to an array of cultural hotspots, with your very own guide on hand to provide you with all of the facts you could dream of.
Enjoy the sumptuous sun on your skin and feel the refreshing breeze whipping through your hair as you make your way around some of the most fascinating sites the world has to offer. Learn about Polynesian history and culture on this exhilarating excursion, and you’ll wonder why all history lessons aren’t taught like this.
For the ultimate luxury honeymoon experience, a private meal for two on a private island is a must. Enjoy canapes and candlelight with your loved one with the magnificent Bora Bora sunset as your backdrop.
Indulge in delicious, authentic Polynesian cuisine and watch the opulent pink and orange sunset transform into the most exquisite starlit dark you’ll ever witness. Feel the powder-soft sand between your toes as you sip champagne with the one that you love and listen to the waves lapping on the shore. You’ll struggle to find a more romantic or blissful dining experience than this.
If a private beach in Bora Bora isn’t quite your idea of perfection, you can also see the spectacular sunset as it reflects off the tranquil waters of the lagoons from your very own boat.
Offering semi-private and exclusive excursions, couples have the option of venturing out to the crystal waters to simply watch the sunset transform the sky from unblemished blue to vivid pink, or to dine on-board as the sun descends and the stars appear. Indulge with champagne and the greatest views the Polynesians horizon has to offer: with views as stunning as this, a romantic atmosphere is guaranteed.
Treat the lady in your life to the finest and most luxurious jewellery the South Pacific Ocean has to offer. World-famous and highly sought-after, Tahitian black pearls will have her radiating elegance and jaw-dropping sophistication.
Found exclusively in the waters surrounding Tahiti, visitors from far and wide are enchanted by these rare and beautiful pearls. With each individual pearl being cultured by expert grafters, it’s no wonder that these exceptional beads are Tahiti's biggest export. See for yourself the wonder of black pearls and have the opportunity to purchase the grandest and most lavish of souvenirs when you visit Bora Bora.
If you're looking for great authentic cuisine while on the holiday of your dreams in Bora Bora, you'll struggle to find more authenticity than that of Poisson Cru, the dish that French Polynesia is famous for.
Consisting of fresh tuna marinated in citrus juice and creamy coconut milk, the dish is a mouth-watering favourite amongst locals and tourists alike. And where would be the best place to pick up a dish of this fantastic food? That's easy, Snack Mahana in Moorea. World-famous for its take on the dish, we're sure you'll leave dreaming of the next time you can indulge with these heavenly tastes.
What could be more thrilling than climbing one of the world's most prestigious and idyllic mountains? The answer: nothing.
Thrill-seekers rejoice as you set off on the hike of a lifetime. Don't worry if you're not a hiking expert though, budding hikers can overcome this challenge too. While we'll admit you have to be prepared to put in a fair amount of effort, you'll be more than rewarded with the stunning views from the sacred cave of this mountain. Feel like the king or queen of the world as you look out over Bora Bora lush forests and perfect turquoise waters.
Bora Bora's only beach open to all members of the public certainly does not disappoint.
Boasting the very dazzling golden sands and sparkling lagoon waters as we would expect from this destination but with the added greatness of a friendly atmosphere and an interesting range of seaside bars and restaurants, you definitely can't go wrong with a day trip to this wonderful beach. Lounge, kayak, jet-ski, sail and snorkel to your heart's content; it is truly up to you to make the day as jam-packed or as laid back as you would like.
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Best Time To Travel:
May - October, November and April are best months
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