Introduction to French Polynesia
The paradise islands of French Polynesia in the South Pacific are famous for their rich cultural heritage and volcanic mountains. The surrounding coral reefs make them a world-class scuba-diving destination, and clear turquoise lagoons are perfect for water sports, from snorkelling to paddleboarding. Among IHG’s luxurious island resorts are a romantic Bora Bora retreat with overwater villas and a therapeutic seawater spa, and a Moorea hideaway featuring secluded beachside bungalows with private garden plunge pools.
Pacific franc (CFP)
Tropical and humid year round tempered by trade winds, average 21–35C. Highest rainfall Dec–Feb
Arriving from Tahiti Faa’a Airport
Airport is around 5km west of Papeete on the main island Tahiti. Journey time 15 minutes by taxi (average ₣2,000)
Getting around French Polynesia
Top French Polynesia sightseeing