Your Guide to Luxury Travel in French Polynesia
Updated: Jul 15
French Polynesia is a mere 8 hours from Los Angeles and is known for having ideal diving locations and scenic beaches. Being comprised of around 100 islands means that there is something for everyone, but it can also make it challenging to decide where to go and what to do. If you are interested in visiting French Polynesia but need help narrowing down your options, look no further than the guide below!
One of the most well-known islands in all of French Polynesia, Bora Bora is an island you don’t want to miss. Stunning 5-star resorts line the island, and the relaxing atmosphere makes it a perfect place to take a break. The island is also known for having great spots for scuba diving, snorkeling, and jet-skiing. If you love the outdoors or are craving a peaceful break, Bora Bora might be a place to add to your bucket list.
Only 15 minutes away from Bora Bora and accessible by an exciting helicopter or ferry ride, Le Taha’a is called the Vanilla Island because of the potent vanilla fields found here. Aside from checking out the vanilla plantations, another cool thing to see on the island is one of the local pearl farms.
An hour’s flight from Bora Bora, Rangiroa is a fun place to visit when you are craving white sand beaches and a unique blend of French and Polynesian culture. Flavorful food, traditional local dances, and a host of underwater activities make this island perfect for people who love adventure. The flights in and out of the island happen a couple of times a week, so a little bit of planning may be necessary if you decide to stop by Rangiroa.
If you are craving a blend of excitement and relaxation, Mo’orea might be the perfect place for you! Whale-watching and hanging out on the beach can help you stay calm while renting a beach buggy and hiking can allow you to tune into your adventurous side and explore more. The accommodation options here are slightly more modest than some of the super luxurious options in other parts of French Polynesia but still contain all of the basic amenities needed to have a great vacation.
If you want to experience a little bit of all of the islands, a small ship luxury cruise is the way to go. It pairs perfectly with a pre or post stay in a Bora Bora overwater bungalow!
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