Bora Bora Bora Bora may not be the largest or most politically important, but it is definitely the most beautiful and oft-visited of the French Polynesian islands. Bora Bora is situated northwest of Tahiti and is surrounded by a crystal-clear lagoon. Further out, the lagoon is enclosed by a barrier reef, atop which lie gorgeous […]

Papeete Papeete is the capital of French Polynesia and is located on the largest of its islands, Tahiti. The city is the most important hub of French Polynesia with its waterfront and South Seas port frequently docked by waves of cruise ships, ferries, yachts, luxury liners, and cargo boats. Papeete was first settled by British […]

French Polynesia French Polynesia consists of 118 islands, located in the South Pacific Ocean, that are grouped into five archipelagoes: the Windward Islands, the Leeward Islands, the Marquesas Islands, the Austral Islands, and the Tuamotu-Gambier. The Windward Islands and the Leeward Islands are commonly grouped together and referred to as the Society Islands. Together, the […]

bb8404_064, Motu Tapu, Bora Bora, French Polynesia Tahiti is the gateway to French Polynesia and the largest of the islands. It consists of two volcanic mountain ranges, Tahiti Nui (Big Tahiti) and Tahiti Iti (Little Tahiti), that are joined by the isthmus of Taravao with its black beaches on both sides. While the coastlines are […]


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