French Polynesia is known for its
spectacular nature. Razorsharp mountaintops, stunning turquoise lagoons,
and abundance of beautiful flowers. Also below the water there is a
natures paradise to be found in French Polynesia.
However prepare for high costs (French Polynesia
is 30 to 50% more expansive than most other South Pacific destinations)
and the common language is French (you probably find that only some of the
younger people will speaking english).
For more information on French Polynesia, click
on the button "About the Country" or for information on a
specific island region, click on the map below on the island of your
is the capital of Tahiti, the largest island, nicknamed 'the island of
love'. It is a visitor's first port of call because of the international
airport of Tahiti-Faa'a which is located here.
is the sister island, some 17kms north west of Papeete. Here the tranquil
waters of Cooks Bay and Opunohu Bay lap at its majestic volcanic peaks
which thrust into the sky.
Bora is 240kms north west of Tahiti in the Society Islands, as is Huahine
Island, which comprises two islands joined by a narrow isthmus and
enclosed by a protective necklace of coral.
with its 42 mile long turquoise lagoon is the largest atoll in the Tuamotu
Archipelago, and Tikehau atoll in the same archipelago is an almost
circular atoll with an interior lagoon, 26km across and a safe pass for
small boats through the coral reef.
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