South Pacific gems
Scattered across the middle of the South Pacific Ocean are the idyllic islands of French Polynesia. With deep turquoise lagoons, white sandy beaches and dramatic green volcanoes, they are everything you would expect from a far-flung tropical destination.
An Overseas Collective of France, French Polynesia consists of 118 islands, 67 of which are inhabited. Occupying an area larger than Europe, it is divided into five groups of islands – the Society Islands, the Tuamotu Archipelago, Gambier Islands, Marquesas Islands and Austral Islands.
Lying within the Society Islands – named after Captain James Cook’s scientific expedition for the Royal Society – are some of French Polynesia’s most well-known islands. Tahiti is the largest and most densely populated, and serves as a springboard for exploring the other islands. Bora Bora is known the world over for its exquisite beaches and luxury accommodation, making it a popular choice for honeymooners – although anyone who visits is sure to be seduced by its beauty.
Whichever island you choose to stay on, you will be rewarded with crystal-clear waters teeming with marine life making swimming, snorkelling and diving the activities of choice. Those who enjoy exploring the great outdoors will love hiking through the lush volcanic interiors and discovering hidden waterfalls. Somewhere this spectacular deserves to be experienced in style, and we have hand-picked our favorite lodges and resorts to offer you an exclusive, luxury and unforgettable stay.
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My wife and I used Jacada to plan our honeymoon to French Polynesia. Working with the Jacada team was fantastic and effortless. Every question was quickly answered. Every hiccup was quickly addressed. We felt like we were in the hands of experts who are equally passionate about travel, and who were committed to helping us have the trip of a…
Worked with Jess & Gilda on my trip to French Polynesia. They were responsive and enthusiastic and we felt taken care of the entire way. Every detail was accounted for and we barely had to do much finger lifting the whole planning process. It was an amazing trip, truly luxurious. I look forward to working with them again.
Where to go
Need to Know
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- CFP Franc is the local currency
- Papeete is the capital city
When to go
The islands of French Polynesia are beautiful year-round, thanks to its balmy tropical climate. The dry season runs from May to October – also known as the austral winter season. Daytime temperature hover around 28°C. The wet season, or the austral summer, is from November to April and you can expect intense sunshine alongside rainy spells, making it fairly humid.
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