French Polynesia Travel Guide

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French Polynesia Highlights

  • Pro
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     Beautiful Scenery, friendly people. 

  • Con
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     Ludicrously expensive, doesn't match the hype 

  • In a nutshell
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     It's work to get there, but you'll be glad you did. 

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See all 291 Bora-Bora Tips
  • Island

    Bora-Bora Things to Do

    Eglise Evangélique de Polynésie Française: You see such signs quite a lot in French Polynesia and especially on Bora Bora, as here most people are protestant. The name of this nice church in Vaitape “Temple Ebene Ezera de Vaitape”. It is located on the mountain side of the main street, just some steps north of the shops, opposite the tender...

  • Four Seasons Resort Bora Bora

    Bora-Bora Hotels

    Motu Tehotu, 98730, French Polynesia

    Satisfaction: Excellent

    Good for: Couples

    Hotel Class 5 out of 5 stars

  • Bloody Mary's

    Bora-Bora Restaurants

    Powder white sand floor, friendly staff, great scenery; a true paradise experience. This was my third visit to Bora Bora and Bloody Marys. We had sailed there the first two times. As cruising boaters, Rick and Craig have always gone out of their way to make our experience memorable. I know they do a lot for the tourist who fly in too. They run a...



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  • Waterfalls

    Tahiti Things to Do

    Tahiti Safari Expeditions has two half-day tours and one full-day tour. We did the half-day tour that included Papenoo Valley. The tour guide picked us up at the hotel and took through Papeete and across the northern part of Tahiti Nui to Papenoo Valley. We drove into the valley and stopped to look at several waterfalls, including Cascade Topatari,...

  • Le Tahaa Private Island And Spa

    Tahiti Hotels

    Le Taha'a is a lovely hotel in many ways, but it is not a good fit for everyone. The layout of the...

  • Le Truck

    Tahiti Transportation

    Le Truck was a fun and cheap way to get around Tahiti. When Le Truck pulls up, tell the driver where you want to go so he knows where to stop for you. Make sure to pay after you exit. When you get on make sure to duck down so you don't bang your head on the ceiling!



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  • A hearty snack!

    Raiatea Restaurants

    Snack Moemoea is an outdoor cafe located on the waterfront of Uturoa. It was highly recommended by Max, the owner of the guest house where we stayed. We knew the cafe was going to be good judging from the amount of locals who frequent the place.The menu is a mixture of Chinese, American, and French snack dishes.The grilled mahi mahi absolutely...

  • Hotel Atiapiti

    Raiatea Hotels

    PK 31, Opoa, P.O. BOX 884, Uturoa, 98735, French Polynesia

    Satisfaction: Excellent

    Good for: Families

  • sunset cruise

    Raiatea Favorites

    we jired a small boat with a group of friends and a few beers and went sailing to a motu at sunset, even had time before the rian for a swim !



See all 38 Maupiti Tips
  • Snack Tarona

    Maupiti Restaurants

    This little snackbar has an open-air dining shelter in the back overlooking the lagoon. It offers different snacks. It was a good place to stay during the heat of the day. Poisson cru: raw tuna with fresh vegetables (onions, tomatoes, cucumber, red and green bell peppers) marinated in lemon juice and coconut milk.

  • Hellooooooo Uncle!

    Maupiti Nightlife

    Here comes a Black tip and 5 of his trusty sidekicks!It was amazing to watch them in action. These aren't man-eating sharks like you see in the movies. The black tip sharks that roam the lagoons only feed on food that's already dead. They won't touch any of the other species if they're still alive.Even if you encounter one (face to face) while...

  • Share your LEFTOVERS!!

    Maupiti Nightlife

    As I mentioned, our gracious hostess, Jeanine, was an eccentric woman with a Polynesian twist!After our dinner one evening, she shared with us the story about her ancient ancestors who were reincarnated as sharks. Therefore, she has no fear of sharks.The lagoon in Maupiti is filled with lots of exotic fish, rays, and sharks. After dinner, she asked...



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Nuku Hiva

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  • what time is it ????

    Nuku Hiva Warnings and Dangers

    if you have arrived here by cruise ship or you have other scheduled appointments.......REMEMBER........apart from' island time' genrally being a slower pace of living than the rest of the world...... this islands time difference is 1/2 an hour behind the rest of french polynesia !! so dont ask locals the time if you need to be somwhere esle on time...

  • Keikahanui Pearl Lodge

    Nuku Hiva Hotels

    Nuku Hiva Bp 53 98742 Taiohae French Polynesia,

  • shopping ???

    Nuku Hiva Shopping

    somthing that would really annoy me about some people when we were in nuku hiva (not the locals of course) but the tourists, was they were complaining "i dont like this island there is nothing here , no shops "!!!i used to think - just sit down on a top of a mountain or a beach and just think about where you are in the world !! the...


Hiva Oa

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Top French Polynesia Hotels

Bora-Bora Hotels
291 Reviews - 587 Photos
Moorea Hotels
315 Reviews - 660 Photos
Tahiti Hotels
220 Reviews - 536 Photos
Papeete Hotels
51 Reviews - 144 Photos
Raiatea Hotels
66 Reviews - 190 Photos
Vaitape Hotels
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Motu Piti Aau Hotels
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Patio Hotels
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Papetoai Hotels
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Nuku Hiva Hotels
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Maupiti Hotels
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Huahine Hotels
16 Reviews - 41 Photos
Hiva Oa Hotels
2 Reviews - 5 Photos

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