Discover its mountainous beauty and inviting waters by planning a once in a lifetime vacation. Take a dive in clear waters and enter an underworld throbbing with colorful marine life and thriving coral. Walk through tropical forests before cooling off in a lagoon. Kick back on a spotless beach and enjoy these idyllic surroundings with a fruity drink in hand. It’s all here, waiting to enchant you.
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One of the most enchanting parts of French Polynesia, the Marae Taputapuatea is home to luscious valleys, translucent blue waters, and a sacred site of the Mā'ohi people. A religious and public center where the Mā’ohi people used to engage in rituals honoring nature and their tribes, the Taputapuatea is a spiritual place that perfectly combines nature, history, and civic life.
Discover the scenic island of Moorea from Belvedere Lookout. A unique view of two bays—the Cook and Opunohu Bay—awaits you here, not to mention the possibility of hiking through the hazy jungle. Whatever you do, make sure you take your binoculars—and hiking shoes.
This 19th century church is the oldest Catholic church in Tahiti. Built in a French colonial style, the interior of the church incorporates a mélange of both European and indigenous elements, including a mustard façade which shines in the sunlight. The Way of the Cross and the Madonna inside are definitely worth a snapshot.
Opunohu Bay is situated north of Moorea Island, affectionately known as Tahiti's little sister. From July to October, humpback whales emerge from the coastal waters and, with a little luck, provide the perfect photo opportunity. Discover the secluded nooks and crannies once inhabited by old Polynesian tribes, the perfect place to catch some sun and enjoy the breeze after a long walk. Less
Generally, the climate in the South Pacific is tropical and warm year-round with a hotter, more humid period from November through April. Tahiti remains balmy year-round also, with June through October providing a pleasant climate that is less humid. Bora Bora has temperatures ranging from the mid-70s to mid-80s from November through April. Fiji has a rainy season November through April and averages 68-86 degrees Fahrenheit yearly. Bringing a warm piece of clothing for cooler evenings is recommended on your trip to ensure fun evening activities are enjoyed fully. French Polynesia is a popular travel destination from April through October and sees a rise in tourism.
French Polynesia is officially an overseas collectivity of France. It is France’s only overseas country. The official language in French Polynesia is French. It is a member of the Pacific Community and is located within the continent of Oceania.
French Polynesia comprises more than 100 islands including Tahiti, Bora Bora, and Moorea, which are located in the South Pacific Ocean. French Polynesia is halfway in between California and Australia, making it a perfect stop-off destination instead of taking a long non-stop flight. Many travelers from the USA choose to fly from Los Angeles or San Francisco to French Polynesia, where they enjoy a short vacation, before continuing their trip to Oceania. If you are interested in planning this kind of trip, speak to a local Tourlane Travel Expert today!
The cost of a French Polynesia vacation depends on your travel tastes and preferences. The price of staying in a hotel, resort hotel, and vacation rentals vary. It also depends on which islands you choose to visit. The price of a French Polynesia vacation also depends on the price of your flights, which vary depending on season and availability. Speak to a Tourlane Travel Expert for more information and a free quotation.