The ends of the earth
French Polynesia is a fabulous destination for anyone who loves photography, scuba diving, culture, nature and, most importantly, authenticity! Build your à la carte island-to-island package and combine it all with a cruise to get the most out of your visit to the archipelago.
Despite what you might think, French Polynesia is increasingly attainable in terms of budget and access as well as with regards to the range of activities offered once you get there.
To help you prepare for your getaway to this dream destination, here is a brief overview of the main Polynesian islands:
Tahiti is the biggest of them all, and home to the vast majority of the population. You’ll enjoy the Tahitian charm in the streets of Papeete, especially in the local market. An excursion to Papenoo Valley is an absolute must.
Located a mere 30-minute ferry ride from Tahiti, Mo’orea boasts two magnificent bays and a lagoon that is perfect for diving enthusiasts. From the Belvedere Lookout at the center of the island, you can take in the incredible views of seemingly endless pineapple fields.
The one and only Bora Bora has managed to preserve its authenticity despite becoming internationally renowned. Its lagoon has incredibly diverse marine wildlife and idyllic sandy beaches. Enjoy a stay in a bungalow on stilts overlooking Mount Otemanu and spectacular landscapes that have been captured in some of Gauguin’s most beautiful creations.
Although mostly underdeveloped, Taha’a produces the vast majority of one of the best vanillas in the world—thereby earning it the name of Vanilla Island. Explore the island’s lagoon and its still vastly untouched motus (islands) to discover the abundance of incredibly luxuriant marine life.
Part of the Tuamotu Archipelago, Rangiroa is the 2nd largest atoll in the world! Its lagoon attracts divers from around the world who come to observe a vast array of underwater creatures including dolphins, hammerhead sharks, stingrays and seemingly infinite fish in every colour of the rainbow.