French Polynesia Holidays
A string of 5 archipelagoes – volcanic and coral – in the South Pacific, French Polynesia is a mix of rugged high islands and low reefs. It's sometimes synonymous with Tahiti, the best-known part of the region, which is in the Society Islands. If you're a honeymooner or movie star it's popular to hop to the never-boring Bora Bora in this neighbourhood too. There's more to the French Polynesian dream that you'll see on the postcards though. Read more...
The physical embodiment of the tropical island dream
To see the home territory of flawless black pearls and hardy residents, a trip to the Tuamotu Islands is in order; just watch for sharks! The far-flung Austral Islands can be chillier than their palm-fringed beaches might suggest so just remember to pack a jumper...and French Polynesia's Gambier Archipelago is one to put on your exploration list if you're a National Geographic fan.
This Europe-sized patch of the Pacific blends Polynesian culture with French verve and a holiday in French Polynesia gives you the chance to be as active or relaxed as you choose. There's no shortage of aquatic playgrounds and terrestrial treats. It's about halfway between Australia and South America – just far enough for a real getaway.