With 118 islands under its belt, each of which boast mountainous beauty and stunning beaches
, French Polynesia makes for a luxury
holiday of epic proportions. A popular choice for honeymooning couples
, one glance at this nirvana makes it easy to see why. From its inviting oceans which boast fifty shades of blue to the unrivalled five-star resorts complete with out-of-this-world service from an army of attentive staff, your every need is sure to be swiftly met in this corner of the world.
Covering more than two million square miles and made up of five archipelagos, the French Polynesian population is sparse, not even reaching 300,000. This ensures a secluded stay wherever you turn, however for a super private affair where the luxe factor is cranked up to maximum, head to Bora Bora. Here you’ll find gorgeous overwater villas and bungalows, spectacular views, and over the top indulgence by the bucket load… ideal for those marking a milestone.
For a more laidback getaway, check out Tahiti. Home to both black and white beaches
, the setting is dreamy, the people are friendly and the hotels are luxury
through and through. Whether you’re after a typical Polynesian escape complete with bronzed dancers in grass skirts or a more adventurous
trip that features hiking and a host of watersports
, we bet you won’t be disappointed here.
We couldn’t talk about French Polynesia without mentioning its number one selling point: it’s gorgeous lagoons and the exotic marine life that lie below the waves. Fish, dolphins, rays, sharks and turtles all call this paradise home, so during your visit be sure to grab your snorkel and say hello. The crystal-clear waters and consistent waves also make for a good surf
so don’t forget to pack your wetsuit.
But what about the food
? Traditional Polynesian food is simply delicious and after one mouthful we’re sure you’ll agree. Expect to be sampling raw fish with coconut milk, a lot of tuna and a host of other fruits from the ocean including sea urchins, giant clams and coconut crab. For dessert, enjoy a choice of tropical fruits such as papaya, mango, pineapple and grapefruit. Oh, and if you’re in Tahiti be sure to try ‘Poe’, a famous Polynesia dish made from mashed banana or pumpkin and starch that’s cooked in wrapped banana leaves inside a traditional Tahitian oven.
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