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Indian Subcontinent, Far East & Australasia / French Polynesia

Cast yourself away in these far-flung desert islands, where luxury is laid-back and the welcomes are legendary. The unspoilt landscapes of French Polynesia are so colourfully rich that it is as if Gauguin himself painted them. Locals greet guests with floral lei garlands and there is a distinct ambience of laid-back exclusivity, the elegant resorts and hotels blending cool French chic with the warmest geniality. The unmistakable scent of the tiare bloom drifts on the air as the women go about their day with flowers in their hair; the men sporting their customary tattoos. Enjoy the archipelago’s unique Pacific Rim culinary traditions which combine French gastronomy with Italian and Chinese influences, and succumb afterwards to the soothing rituals of Polynesian massage. As much as the spectacle and the verdant volcanic scenery, it is the genuine hospitality of these islands that leaves such a lasting impression.

French Polynesia Essentials

Approx. Flight Times London to Tahiti: 19 hours 15 minutes.
Time Difference GMT -10 hours.
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French Polynesia Hotels & Itineraries

Introducing some of the best 5 star resorts in French Polynesia.

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Best experiences in French Polynesia

  • For the ultimate indulgence experience a Polynesian massage in an overwater spa as the azure waters lap beneath you
  • Learn to scuba dive, with the opportunity to obtain a PADI certification
  • Participate in shark and sting ray feedings, or charter a boat for a private deep-sea fishing trip
  • Enjoy a romantic picnic or sunset cocktails on your own desert island

When is the best time to visit French Polynesia?

The best time to visit French Polynesia is from June to October when temperatures are at their most comfortable. Attractive hotel offers are available year round

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