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FRENCH POLYNESIA TRAVEL GUIDE

A view of Bora Bora


A combination of wild beauty, French-accented culture and island attitude, French Polynesia is home to Tahiti, Moorea, Bora Bora and more. All the islands combined are smaller than the size of Rhode Island, but a huge warmth radiates from the people that inhabit this small space. Stay in an over-water bungalow with the lagoon lapping below you, purchase Tahiti's famed black pearls or go to one of the area's world-class spas, all with the warm sun at your back.

Bora Bora in French Polynedia is one of GAYOT's Top 10 Romantic Destinations Worldwide

Top 10 Romantic Destinations: Bora Bora
Deep valleys, clear streams and high waterfalls make Tahiti a picture-perfect destination. Its intimate resorts, small peaceful villages and miles of quiet pristine beaches are considered the best places in the world for alone time. True romance is an over-water bungalow and there are plenty to choose from here.

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Le Meridien Bora Bora

Le Méridien Bora Bora
Located on the edge of a blue lagoon alongside lush tropical rainforests, this honeymoon hideaway is as gorgeous as it sounds. Stay in one of 99 bungalows with features like glass-bottomed floors revealing the amazing marine life below or private beaches where you can cuddle up with your new spouse.

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The ingredients for Tahitian raw fish

Cooking in Tahiti at Hotel Sofitel Moorea La Ora Beach Resort
Learn how to prepare Tahitian raw fish, one of the traditional dishes of the Windward Islands, with hotel executive chef Pierre Sudre, right on the beach.

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Le Taha'a Island & Spa

Le Taha'a Private Island & Spa
Those who believe in miracles now have the opportunity to put their faith to the test. Le Taha'a Private Island & Spa offers its guests the opportunity to walk on water ... well, almost. At this slice of paradise on a coral islet between the islands of Taha'a and Bora Bora, elevated walkways drift above the sea from one overwater suite to the next.

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An aerial view of Bora Bora

Bora Bora with a Twist
Though only 38 square kilometers in size, Bora Bora is considered one of the most beautiful tropical islands in the world. And since at most only 200,000 visitors get to all of French Polynesia every year, it is easy to find a lone corner of paradise here.

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Discover the Best Spas in French Polynesia

The Best Spas in French Polynesia
Discover the top places to relax and rejuveante in this tropical oasis.

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For more information, visit the Tahiti Tourism official website.

*Aerial view Bora Bora image by Samuel Etienne / CC BY-SA 3.0

 
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