When thinking about destination packed with paradisiacal marine landscapes, all-day exotic activities and ever-present luxury, South Pacific archipelago of French Polynesia, especially its popular islands Tahiti, Moorea and Bora Bora undoubtedly go into the top places on the Earth.

This is the slice of Polynesian-style “posh” ambient and its magnificent world of comfort and pleasure…


Dreamy Overwater Bungalows

Postcard scenery of reedy huts tucked above azure lagoon shallows gets alive in Moorea, Tahiti and Bora Bora which now abound with first class overwater bungalow resorts.


Although looking simple, overwater bungalows exude functionality and stylishness along with sea world views through interior glass floors, terrace resting with legs soaked into the purple water and unrealistic lagoon panorama. Add traditional Polynesian breakfasts delivered to your balcony by flower -packed outrigger canoes, and you’ll realize that overwater bungalows are nothing but 5 star hideouts.


flash packer travel french polynesia luxury travelSpa Indulgence

Bathing in milk full of scented petals beneath sunset covered lagoon beach is just one of godlike body & mind treatments you can find in majority of Bora Bora resorts.

Thanks to rich Polynesian body treatments’ tradition and rituals, you can enjoy in vanilla body washes, traditional warm stone massages, warm deep sea showers and other exotic relaxations, mostly performed within aromatic and tranquil waterside venues.


Immense Romantic & Fairytale Beach Weddings 

Future wedding birds can celebrate their love by having traditional Tahitian beach wedding, with colourful pareo outfits, flowery altar and Tahitian music included.


Sunset canoe rides over shimmering lagoons, midnight walks along moonlight- bathed beaches or romantic motu picnics is just a piece of honeymoon scenario available on Bora Bora.


flash packer travel french polynesia luxury travelWorld Class Snorkelling & Surfing 

Rurutu and Huahine beaches present top world snorkelling spots, thanks to extremely clear depths and rich underwater world, but snorkelling adventurists should also visit Bora Bora’s Lagoonarium, a natural coral garden full of exotic fish, turtles and sharks. If you’re staying on Tahiti, go to snorkel on Plage de Toaroto, while giant beach waves within Paea, Papara or Taapuna pass can be your favourite if you like surfing and bodysurfing.


All Inclusive Cruising 

Instead of staying all time on same Polynesian island, there’s possibility to book some of luxurious Tahiti cruises, where along with relishing sunset dinners and exotic cocktails served on deck, passengers can explore secluded isles, stop for a private beach picnic, or bath in most stunning lagoon pools. Cruising routes mostly depend from exact cruiser you choose, but majority includes top lagoon and coastal attractions.


Unique underwater scooters and Jet Ski trips

Bora Bora provides topgallant nautical activities, such as travelling through lagoon with underwater scooters which can take you 3 meters under the sea and provide spectacular views through large dome.

Those preferring driving across lagoon can rent their own jet ski and circle the island with occasional stops at turquoise shallows and private motu.


 “Pearly” Tours

Neighbouring Tahiti Island, Taha’a is where you can admire the world’s best black pearl farms and watch rarest gem samples, but nothing less impressive is pearl plantation in Matira on Bora Bora. If you look for high-end pearl jewellery, irresistible pieces are available in most deluxe shops in Vaitape.


Tranquil lagoon-side resting, exotic specialties served on private beach, best water sports and deluxe treatments are things most people experienced just in their wildest dreams, but all this and lot more is real, but yet fantasy world present in French Polynesia. 

About The Author

A Surfer, photographer, freediver and professional travel blogger from the UK - Chris has been on the road since 2009 sharing advice and inspiration to help other do the same.

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