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beach + island,
arts + culture,
diving + snorkeling,
outdoors + nature

First time to French Polynesia. Want to charter a crewed cat for 7-10 days and stay at a resort as well for 5. Next spring Mar 2009. Probably with the Moorings - We've had great luck with them in the BVI's. Will be traveling with the family and 2 other couples. Want to set up an itinerary and collect ideas of what are must see places.


Eating Motu Moea Restaurant La Plage, French Polynesia

A modest, open-sided motu beach kiosk, La Plage is famous for its poisson cru —raw tuna marinated in coconut and lime juice. Open for lunch only, it's a... more

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Eating Sunset, French Polynesia

The family-owned Hotel Hibiscus is a bit worn around the edges, but its café is well worth a visit. At lunchtime, you can grab a seat at a rubber... more

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Eating Te Marara, French Polynesia

Known locally as Edna's—even though former owner Mme. Edna Flohr sold the property in 2004—this unassuming, ramshackle building at the end of a... more

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Eating Snack Matira, French Polynesia

French Polynesia is littered with little huts serving fast food—all with names beginning with "Snack"—that offer hearty open-air meals on the go.... more

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Learning to Exhale
Article Learning to Exhale, French Polynesia from Condé Nast Traveler

Is any place a better antidote to the rigors and rush of modern life than spellbinding French Polynesia? Alexandra Marshall slips into the blue, where troubles... more

Article South Pacific: Places & Prices from Condé Nast Traveler

First step: Make your choice from remote idylls to sumptuous new resorts. Then make sure to get an agent who knows the territory

Hilton Moorea Lagoon Resort & Spa
Hotel Hilton Moorea Lagoon Resort & Spa, French Polynesia

People often make comparisons between Tahiti and Hawaii; by that model, if Bora Bora has the upscale gloss of Maui and Tahiti the bustling energy of Oahu,... more


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Hotel Sofitel Bora Bora Marara Beach & Private Island, French Polynesia

It's not exactly budget-friendly, but this property, newly renovated in summer of 2006, has the most reasonably priced over-water bungalows on Bora Bora... more


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See + Do Black Pearls, French Polynesia

Black pearls are the number one souvenir for tourists in French Polynesia. In the United States, a single gem can cost upwards of $1,200, but the highest... more

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Eating La Villa Mahana, French Polynesia

This exclusive restaurant—well-off the beaten path, and housed in a yellow Mediterranean-style private villa—is harder to get into than French... more

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