French Polynesia

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French Polynesia — A dream destination for many travelers – honeymooners in particular – French Polynesia, which is more commonly referred to by the name of its largest isle, Tahiti, is the epitome of South Pacific paradise. Its year-round sunshine, postcard-perfect lagoons and beaches, alluring mix of Polynesian and French cultures, and its colorful past (its most celebrated historic event, the mutiny of sailors aboard the HMS Bounty, is the stuff of Hollywood legend) give it international cachet. Today, the scenery remains just as sublime, but the prices may cause you to want to mutiny. Yes, a trip here will be expensive, but as you take in the beauty of Moorea or Bora Bora from the deck of a thatched-roof overwater bungalow you won’t mind having a nearly empty wallet.

Why Go

For Polynesian culture, sun, swimming, and snorkeling in some of the world’s bluest lagoons.

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