French Polynesia is a group of 118 incredible islands.
You would need a magnifying glass to locate them on the map but once you close in on them, they will stay in your memory forever.
French Polynesia is a destination that will help you forget all your worries in an instant. Dispersed throughout an area in the South Pacific that is approximately the size of Europe, this set of islands occupies only 4000 km2 of land. The cluster of islands and atolls offer high peaks coated with moss, turquoise lagoons, lush greenery and white sandy beaches.
Tahiti, the largest of the French Polynesian islands is a gateway to this part of the Pacific Ocean. From there, you can access other islands by boat or plane. Tahiti is legendary for its romantic sunsets. But besides its black-sand beaches, explore its mountains with waterfalls and Pape’ete, the capital of French Polynesia. There, diverse cultures from all 5 archipelagos of the French overseas territory will delight you.
Bora Bora is another famous piece of paradise in the Pacific Ocean. Surrounded by islets and a coral reef, the island is the epitome of romantic destinations and among the top choices in the world for a honeymoon. Bora Bora offers extraordinary snorkeling, diving, paragliding, jet skiing and other water sports activities.
Rangiroa, or the “infinite lagoon,” is the top diving destination in this part of the world. It may lack gorgeous beaches, but it makes up for it with extraordinary diving opportunities. Go there to interact with friendly dolphins and lay eyes on tiger sharks and rays while exploring the seabed.
Maupiti is a small version of Bora Bora. On this island, you will be able to find your personal beach and explore archaeological remains from around 850 AD. Take a hike to the summit of Mount Teurafaatiu for an award-winning view of the surrounding islands, including Bora Bora.
There are still many other islands in French Polynesia you should discover. Some of them are:
- Nuku Hiva – the closest thing to Jurassic Park you can get.
- Hiva Oa – the island that made Paul Gaugin immortalize its beauty in his paintings.
- Fakarava – a biosphere reserve.
- Huahine, also referred to as the “Garden of Eden,” where you can feed countless sharks in its lagoon.
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