Many of the best beaches in French Polynesia are occupied by high-end resorts, but you shouldn't have any problem accessing them. Most of the small islets...more
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
Not a cruise person? Then this is the cruise for you. This luxury yacht contains just 30 cabinsand rarely more than 50 peopleas well as two bars, a...more
If you're certified in scuba, you already know that Rangiroa is a world-class diving destination. The main draw here are the large schools of sharks; it's said...more
Owned by the same family as Bora Bora Cruises, this 18-cabin adventure cruise isn't quite as glam, but it's still by far the most deluxe way to see the...more
Held over a three-day period every October, the Hawaiki Nui Va'a is the most prestigious open-ocean canoe race in the world. It also signifies the...more
Beginning around the last week of June, the islands rumble with traditional celebrations that include Tahitian song and dance performances, canoe races, and...more
The home of this American adventurer and writerwho coauthored the South Pacificthemed novels Mutiny on the Bounty, Hurricane, and The Dark...more
Moorea is known as "Pineapple Island" for its profusion of the fruit, and many local farmers sell their wares to this processing plant where Rotui...more
Prepare for sensory overload upon entering Papeete's central market: pungent, exotic smells and piles of tropical fruits of every color. The city's...more
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