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French Polynesia Islands Vacations {Travel Guide}

French Polynesia Islands Vacations {Travel Guide}

French Polynesia Islands Vacations {Travel Guide}
Post Last Modified – May 12, 2022

Exploring Beautiful French Polynesia Islands Vacations

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A few seasons ago, my wife and I enjoyed a fabulous 🛳 South Pacific Cruise departing from Sydney, Australia. For a lover of beautiful tropical islands, this cruise was spectacular.  This was just the first, of what I hope to be many more 🏝 French Polynesian Islands Vacations.

Below, is a simple introduction and guide to the many great things to see and do while on vacation while in this piece of – – Paradise in the Pacific!

First, check out this short but superb 📹 YouTube promotional video from – 🌴 Tahiti Tourisme.
Robert 🙂

Slice Of Life In The Islands Of Tahiti – YouTube Video

French Polynesia Islands Vacations


Escape To The Islands Of French Polynesia

French Polynesia Travel

“To Each His Own”

A saying that relates to all walks of life and travel is no exception. While some of us prefer an 🏄 active holiday with plenty of sightseeing, others are content to simply drop their bags, find the nearest 🏖 lazy chair to sink into and forget about doing anything!

You would be hard pressed to find a place more synonymous with natural beauty and luxury than the – 🌅 French Polynesia.

If words like “Tahiti” or “Bora Bora” make you start day dreaming about a tropical vacation, then read on!

Welcome To Paradise In The French Polynesia

Welcome to Paradise

I can certainly understand those of us who are all too happy to concern themselves with nothing but sun, surf and around-the-clock service provided by lavish – Tahiti resorts.

However, for those of us looking to get something extra from our holidays, French Polynesia offers an abundance of sights and activities, for a vacation chocked full with impressions and memories to last a lifetime.

Below, are just a few suggestions on some exciting things to do during your stay in the – 🌸 Pacific’s Garden of Eden.

A Guide To The Islands

French Polynesia Islands Vacations – Activities

Scuba Diving

Reef Diving Tulum Mexico

One of the many things that French Polynesia is globally known for outside of its dream-like sandy beaches and turquoise shallows, is the opulence of its sea life. 

The best way to appreciate it is to literally immerse yourself into it.

Many of the Polynesian islands have premium 🤿 scuba diving and snorkeling locations, that draw thousands of underwater enthusiasts each and every year.  They offer spectacular diving experiences under the guidance of trained professionals, who will to their utmost to ensure your safety.

Depending on your specific location or the time of the year, you could also experience; swimming with the 🦈 sharks, whales, stingrays and many other stunning underwater species!

French Polynesia Vacation Packages

Sailing Adventures

Sailing In The Tropics

Photo by Danny Aleli from Pexels

One exciting activity that keeps growing in popularity every year is – ⛵ Sailing. This sport is gradually becoming the essential part of the – French Polynesia experience.

If you are experienced in sailing and confident in your abilities, you can choose to rent a fully provisioned catamaran, without the local crew and sail it yourself. 

For beginners, you can still enjoy the experience on many tours and excursions offered on the islands. 

Sailing lessons are also readily available!

Why not try sailing on a traditional Tahitian outrigger canoe, for a truly memorable – South Pacific experience. 

Outriggers have been around in their unchanged form for a full millennium and are still used today by locals, in their everyday activities.

South Pacific Vacations

French Polynesia Islands Vacations – Adrenaline Pumping Activities

French Polynesia Travel

Are you one of those who crave 🚀 Extreme Travel Adventures like Windsurfing to Bungee Jumping? ❓

The French Polynesia offers all the high-adrenaline activities you can think of, and quite possibly some others that have never crossed your mind.

Whether you’re an adrenaline junkie looking to scratch the itch or an extreme sports novice in need of a new experience, you’re sure to find action galore in the archipelago!

South Pacific Vacations

Hiking In French Polynesia

Raiatea Hiking

Even the most frequented islands like Tahiti and Bora Bora, offer outstanding 🥾 hiking trails, that will take you high into the mountains for stunning views at the top!

Hiking on islands such as – 🏝 Raiatea, will take you to some fabulous sites and with scenery that will simply take your breath away!

There’s an abundant of professionally guided tours to choose from on all the islands, for hiking enthusiasts.

Cooking Schools & French Polynesian Cuisine

French Polynesia Islands Vacations – Dining

French Polynesia Dining

Many of the 🏨 resorts on the islands offer a variety of activities for the guests to enjoy. Perhaps a cooking school is on your list? ❓

This holiday activity has been growing in leaps and bounds throughout the world in recent years.

Attending a – 🥥 Cooking Class in the French Polynesia is sure to please!

South Pacific Foods

With an abundant of fresh 🐟 seafood and exotic 🥭 fruits, the local cuisine is pure nirvana for your palates.

Learning how to prepare some of the local dishes while visiting, may allow you to capture a slice of this wonderland to bring back home with you!

Exploring Deeper Into The Islands Of French Polynesia

South Pacific Beach

The archipelago’s most frequented islands offer plenty of exploration options. Depending on your your preferences, you might go for a four wheel drive safari, taking you deep into the island.

Perhaps a bit more adventurous options, such as renting a quad or 🐎 horseback riding may be up your alley.

Local agencies organize many different tours, focusing on various aspects of the islands. From its unique history and historical sites, to each islands distinct culture.

All Inclusive Vacation Packages

Rest And Recuperation In French Polynesia

woman on a tropical beach

For those who love pristine, 🏖 tropical beaches with crystal clear water as a way of escaping, then look no further than these beautiful islands in the South Pacific.

Take part in the many activities each island offers, or simply sit back, relax and melt your troubles away!

Health Wellness Holiday

🙏 Health and Wellness vacations are becoming extremely popular, especially in exotic, tropical destinations. Choose resorts that offer; healthy eating options, yoga, meditation, relaxing massages and much more.

There’s no better way then to revive your body and soul with that of a 🙏 Health and Wellness Holiday.

tahitian woman

There are plenty of resorts to choose from that offer a variety of healthy holiday options.

The Splendor Of The French Polynesia

Beach Babe

Even if you come to the French Polynesia looking for something more than just leisure, be sure to treat yourself to at least one lazy day on the beach.

Soak in the 🌅 sun, sand and water, while sipping a refreshing 🍹 Tahitian cocktail, that will remind you just how lucky you are to be here! 🙂

Just Where Is The French Polynesia

French Polynesia Location Map

Final Thoughts Banner

The French Polynesia consists of 118 magnificent tropical islands surrounding the Island of Tahiti. Divided into 5 Archipelagoes situated in the middle of the South Pacific Ocean, Tahiti is the most popular of the 118. It is the center of the French Polynesian Islands.

Some of the most beautiful inhabited islands include;

✔ Bora Bora;

✔ Moorea;

✔ Tah’a;

✔ Raiatea;

✔ Manihi;

✔ Tikehau;

✔ Rangiroa;

✔ Fakarava;

✔ The Marquesas.


French Polynesia Vacations In 2022

Below, I’ve listed the Official Tahiti Tourism website link, where you can access much more detailed information to help you get started planning your French Polynesia vacation!

The Islands of Tahiti

🏝   Islands of Tahiti

Safe and Healthy Travels! 🙂

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I am happy to present this collaborative guest post, in the hopes of offering some interesting travel inspiration and helpful information to you as well.
✨   Did You Know …

“The Name Polynesia Which Is A Sub-Region Of Oceania, Derives From The Greek Phrase Which Means – Many Islands.”


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