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French Polynesia

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Spanning an area of the South Pacific as large as Western Europe, French Polynesia includes 118 islands and atolls scattered across the blue ocean. White sand beaches (and pink and black) skirt rugged island peaks, while magnificent coral reefs form tranquil lagoons, dyed a startling blue and teeming with fish, eels, dolphins, rays, turtles, and sharks. The names Tahiti and Bora Bora conjure up images of private thatched bungalows built out over a lagoon, and couples silhouetted against the sunset. That said, a wide range of family-run hotels and bed and breakfasts offer less extravagant (and surprisingly affordable) experiences that take in more of the laid-back local culture. Take stress off the schedule by using our French Polynesia trip planner.
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Places to visit in French Polynesia

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Pure Snorkeling by Reef Discovery ©
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Pure Snorkeling by Reef Discovery Vaitape
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Duration: 4 hours
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Scuba / Snorkeling
Scuba & Snorkeling Bora Bora
4.4
Duration: 4 hours
Moorea Miti Tours ©
Nature / Wildlife Tour
Moorea Miti Tours Moorea
5.0
Duration: 4 hours
Bora Bora Lagoonarium ©
Aquarium
Bora Bora Lagoonarium Vaitape
4.3
Duration: 6 hours

Wildlife in French Polynesia

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Swim with Dolphins
Swim with Dolphins Avatoru
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Duration: 2h 30 min
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Shark Diving
Shark Diving Bora Bora
4.6
Duration: 3h 30 min
H2O Bora Bora Snorkeling Tours ©
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H2O Bora Bora Snorkeling Tours Vaitape
5.0
Duration: 4 hours
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Scuba / Snorkeling
Scuba & Snorkeling Fakarava
4.3
Duration: 2h 30 min

Kid-friendly things to do in French Polynesia

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Matira Beach ©
Beach
Matira Beach Bora Bora
4.6
Duration: 6 hours
Lagoonarium ©
Aquarium
Lagoonarium Moorea
4.6
Duration: 2h 30 min
Temae Beach ©
Beach
Temae Beach Moorea
4.6
Duration: 2h 30 min
Fakarava beach
Beach
Fakarava beach Fakarava
4.9
Duration: 4 hours

Nature in French Polynesia

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Mount Otemanu ©
Volcano
Mount Otemanu Bora Bora
4.7
Duration: 6 hours
Ile aux Recifs ©
Island
Ile aux Recifs Avatoru
4.9
Duration: 2h 30 min
Magic Mountain ©
Mountain
Magic Mountain Moorea
4.9
Duration: 2h 30 min
Fautaua ©
Waterfall
Fautaua Tahiti
4.5
Duration: 6 hours

Shopping in French Polynesia

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Municipal Market
Flea Market
Municipal Market Papeete
3.5
Duration: 2h 30 min
Arc En Ciel Bora-Bora ©
Gift & Specialty Shop
Arc En Ciel Bora-Bora Vaitape
4.8
Duration: 2h 30 min
Baldini perles
Gift & Specialty Shop
Baldini perles Bora Bora
4.8
Duration: 2h 30 min
Tahiti Pearl Market ©
Gift & Specialty Shop
Tahiti Pearl Market Vaitape
4.5
Duration: 2h 30 min

Hidden gems in French Polynesia

Tahiti Lagoon Paradise ©
Dolphin / Whale Watching
Tahiti Lagoon Paradise Tahiti
5.0
Duration: 4 hours
Dive N' Smile Bora-Bora ©
Scuba / Snorkeling
Dive N' Smile Bora-Bora Vaitape
5.0
Duration: 2h 30 min
Rangiroa Plongee ©
Scuba / Snorkeling
Rangiroa Plongee Tiputa
4.4
Duration: 2h 30 min
Leopard Rays Trench
Reef
Leopard Rays Trench Bora Bora
4.6
Duration: 2h 30 min
Tahiti Lagoon Paradise ©
Dolphin / Whale Watching
Tahiti Lagoon Paradise Tahiti
5.0
Duration: 4 hours
Mihiarii Pearls ©
Gift & Specialty Shop
Mihiarii Pearls Papeete
4.0
Duration: 1 hour
Safari Mario Moorea ©
Photography Tour
Safari Mario Moorea Maharepa
4.8
Duration: 2h 30 min
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Off-Road Tour
Off-Road Tours Bora Bora
4.6
Duration: 4 hours

Where to stay in French Polynesia

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51 days in Asia & South Pacific BY A USER FROM SLOVENIA November, popular sights Preferences: November Attraction style: Popular sights Pace: Medium 15 days in Bora Bora BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES January, outdoors, relaxing, beaches, hidden gems Preferences: January, outdoors, relaxing, beaches Attraction style: Hidden gems Pace: Medium 2 days in Bora Bora BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES December, popular sights Preferences: December Attraction style: Popular sights Pace: Medium 7 days in French Polynesia BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES November, popular sights Preferences: November Attraction style: Popular sights Pace: Medium 7 days in Tahiti BY A USER FROM AUSTRALIA November, popular sights Preferences: November Attraction style: Popular sights Pace: Medium 6 days in Bora Bora BY A USER FROM INDIA June, popular sights Preferences: June Attraction style: Popular sights Pace: Medium 25 days in Japan & Bora Bora BY A USER FROM UNITED KINGDOM September, relaxing, romantic, beaches, popular & hidden gems Preferences: September, relaxing, romantic, beaches Attraction style: Popular & hidden gems Pace: Medium 7 days in Bora Bora BY A USER FROM BELGIUM May, popular sights Preferences: May Attraction style: Popular sights Pace: Medium 4 days in Bora Bora BY A USER FROM CANADA November, popular sights Preferences: November Attraction style: Popular sights Pace: Medium 4 days in Bora Bora BY A USER FROM BELGIUM May, popular sights Preferences: May Attraction style: Popular sights Pace: Medium 8 days in Bora Bora BY A USER FROM AUSTRALIA July, kids, popular sights Preferences: July, kids Attraction style: Popular sights Pace: Medium 5 days in Tahaa & Raiatea BY A USER FROM BELGIUM April, popular sights Preferences: April Attraction style: Popular sights Pace: Medium