The most beautiful French Polynesia is made up of several groups of Polynesian islands and the most famous known is Tahiti. The first Europeans that arrived on the French Polynesia island were 16th century Spanish and Portuguese. The French and the British then took control of the island in the 18th century. The four most sought by tourists are Tahiti, Moorea, Bora Bora, Raiatea and Taha’a.
Tahiti stretches over two million square miles of the South Pacific Ocean and is made up of 118 islands spread over five main Society Islands. The largest in French Polynesia, is dominated by Mount Orohena at 7,337ft and Mount Aorai 6,786feet it towers over the ocean. The rugged mountains, cascading waterfalls, valleys, crystal clear streams and lava tubes are all a part of this incredible island. The popular tourist spot is Point Venus, the peninsula where Captain James Cook landed.
Less than an hour away from the island of Tahiti is Bora Bora. The main island features two steep and jagged peaks, Mount Pahia and Mount Otemanu the remains of an extinct volcano. Surrounding Bora Bora is the deep turquoise lagoon and coral reefs. The island allows the vacationer so many experiences in a variety of ways. Snorkeling, sailing, jet-sking and scuba diving are popular sports in the lagoon, if that is not for you the beautiful sandy beach is there to relax and read a book. Bora Bora is definitely the jewel in the French Polynesia.
Moorea, Tahiti’s little sister is the second-most popular tourist attraction. Located12 miles west of the island of Tahiti, Moorea is a triangular shaped island encircled by a lagoon of emerald green, and turquoise blue Polynesian sea. The breathtaking beaches on the island are black and white sand and are rated as one of the best in the world.
The Sacred Raiatea lies in the same lagoon as Taha’a it offers the magical atmosphere and superb white sandy beaches. Taha’a is an ancient volcano dominated by mount Ohiri with an exceptional panoramic view. Carved out with deep valley that give it its indented shape, this untouched island is also a picturesque site hidden among the palms and grasses that flourish up to the summit of the crests.
The Islands of the French Polynesia have something for every traveler, sugary white sandy beaches, natural beauty and the promise of a magical vacation. You should move ahead and book one of our vacation packages to French Polynesia!