For the best of French and island charm, head to French Polynesia, a collection of picturesque islands positioned in the Pacific Ocean. Coastal dreams become a reality here when you step onto the white sand beaches and dive into the glassy water. There are numerous islands and communities to explore including Bora Bora, Moorea and the most famous one, Tahiti. These can all be thoroughly experienced with a variety of tours, cruises and safaris.
Don't miss these French Polynesia attractions
- Moorea lagoon cruises
- Papeete inland jeep safaris
- Papeete city tours
- Bora Bora shark and ray feeding
- Belvedere Lookout
Surf and turf
In French Polynesia you can go from lush tropical forests to the sparkling azure water on the coast. For the former, you can find yourself trekking through the trees in a 4WD on your way to an inland oasis. If you want to be more at one with nature, opt for a guided hike on Moorea, starting with spectacular views from Belvedere Lookout, before passing waterfalls and diverse flora and fauna.
Out on the coast, the marine life is more than just something you hear about. Thanks to feeding excursions off Bora Bora, you can get up close to reef sharks and rays. Discover some of the uninhabited islands on a lagoon cruise that treats you to gorgeous beaches and snorkelling spots.
French Polynesia's biggest attractions
Papeete, located on Tahiti, is the capital of French Polynesia. As such, it has a lot of the country's main attractions, which can all be seen on an informative walking tour. Experience the highlights of this island town including the Black Pearl Museum, Papeete Town Hall, Vaima shopping centre and the Cathedrale Notre-Dame.
Other popular attractions include the Municipal Market, which truly delivers the sights, sounds and smells of French Polynesian life, and the Waterfront Esplanade, where you can appreciate stunning views of Moorea's rugged mountain terrain.