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Prepare your trip in French Polynesia

Do you dream of turquoise lagoons, tropical vegetation, swimming with rays or sharks or just resting under a coconut tree on the beach? Welcome to French Polynesia!

Although French Polynesia is often associated with Tahiti or Bora Bora, it is useful to know that Polynesia is a group of 118 islands and atolls spread over 5 archipelagos! So it's a large area of the South Pacific. Of course, it is impossible to cover all the archipelagos on a first trip, unless you spend several months there.

During our first stay in Polynesia, we focused on the Society Islands archipelago (Windward Islands and Leeward Islands) as well as the Tuamotus. Unfortunately, our stay in the Tuamotus did not go very well because of bad weather, so we do not prefer to talk about it here, at the risk of not being precise enough on the subject. We therefore suggest that you share our advice and feedback on the 4 islands on which we have spent enough time to talk to you about it, namely: Moorea, Maupiti, Tahaa and Huahine.

The essentials

Domestic flights

Organizing a trip to French Polynesia can quickly become a headache because of domestic flights. Find our tips and tricks to plan and book your flights with Air Tahiti.
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Explore French Polynesia with the map

What to do, what to see in French Polynesia

The TOP of the must-see places

Swimming area with rays and sharks Moorea

Swimming area with rays and sharks

In Moorea there is a specific place in the lagoon where it is possible to walk and swim among the rays and blacktip sharks.
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The Maupiti Coral Garden Maupiti

The Maupiti Coral Garden

The coral garden of Maupiti is certainly the most beautiful of the Society Islands.
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All points of interests

The TOP of the unmissable hikes

Mount Teurafaatiu Maupiti

Mount Teurafaatiu

2,2 km
Here is the most beautiful ascent in Polynesia that will take you to discover the sublime lagoon of Maupiti.
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All trails