Fast Facts  

  • Location: In southern Pacific Ocean east of Australia
  • Capital City: Papeete
  • Language/s: French
  • Currency: CFP Franc
  • Time Zone: UTC – 10
  • ISD Code: 689

French Polynesia more easily identified as Tahiti, is paradise on earth without any exaggeration. This group of reef laciniate islands with translucent blue lagoons, tempting beaches and outstanding water activities makes French Polynesia and Tahiti the most envied vacation destination of the world. Not only the rich and famous spend their most tender moments here, but also the newly married couples their hedonistic activities. If there is any Garden of Eden on the earth, then it is here in French Polynesia.

French Polynesia an archipelago spread over an area as large as Europe is made of five main groups of islands: the Society Islands which include Tahiti, the Marquesas, the Tuamotus, the Gambier Archipelago, and the Australs. In Tuamotu Islands, the turquoise blue sea water in addition to being home to black pearls is also inhabited by sharks. The Gambier Archipelago is a perfect destination for a lazy holiday. Austral Islands is the virtual end of this fantastic island groups. In this remote destination, time has remained still for the last few centuries.

Bora Bora is perhaps the most gorgeous of all French Polynesian destinations with its luxurious hideouts and alluring activities. The empty beaches and clear waters of Tikehau make it a perfect destination for snorkeling and diving. Have an unforgettable experience of swimming alongside humpback whales in Rurutu. Become a Robinson Crusoe for a couple of days in the secluded and unspoiled beaches of Maupiti.

When to Visit French Polynesia
The dry season from May to October is the best time to visit this exotic place. November to April is the wet season when storms and heavy rainfall are common.

Travel to French Polynesia
Faa International Airport in Tahiti is the only international airport serving French Polynesia. There are direct flights to Tahiti from Los Angeles and Auckland. Reaching French Polynesia is feasible from Honolulu, Los Angeles, San Francisco, San Diego, Auckland, Cairns, and Sydney.

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