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French Polynesia

French Polynesia

  • Bora Bora
  • Bora Bora
  • Bora Bora
  • Bora Bora
  • Bora Bora
  • Bora Bora
  • Bora Bora

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Luxury Holidays in French Polynesia with Only Exclusive Travel

Bora Bora, within French Polynesia, is one of Only Exclusive Travel's Top 10 Destinations 2014!

French Polynesia, located in the South Pacific Ocean is a collection of 118 islands scattered around the seas taking up an expanse roughly the size of Europe. Tahiti and Bora Bora, the two most popular islands in French Polynesia, are in the Society Archipelago and are fringed with tropical sea-creatures and white-sand beaches. Visit the island of romance; visit French Polynesia.

Emerald peaks pierce the sky, lush tropical slopes and valleys blossom with hibiscus, and luxury five star French Polynesian resorts adorn the islands, with overwater bungalows, thatched-roof villas and a certain sense of luxury in the air. The scenery is truly gorgeous, and can be enjoyed from your private and exclusive accommodation at St. Regis Bora Bora. Experience utter Laid-back, island chic, and dream of sinking into the sand with your grass skirt on and coconut cocktail in hand on this luscious heaven on earth. The white-sand beaches frequented by sea turtles, manta rays and exotic birds are simply divine; no wonder Marlon Brando had his own Polynesian island retreat.

With French being the national language, as one would expect, you can also find a wealth of good quality wines and European-esque culinary offerings. The food can also be made of exotic ingredients, uniquely blended to create mouth-watering dishes. Gorge on coconuts, vanilla, vegetables, fruits, coffee, poultry, beef, dairy products and fish; all originating in the French Polynesian islands in the moderate tropical heat.

With so much sea surrounding the islands, there is ample opportunity for snorkelling, diving, windsurfing, surfing and even shark-feeding (but only in some specialist facilities – don’t try this unsupervised!). After your adventure in the sea, you can clamber onto a white / black or even pink sand beach!

Weather

 

The wet season is between the months of November to April, receiving approximately 3/4ths of the annual rainfall of French Polynesia between these months. The humidity during this time can be quite heavy and muggy and cloud cover is common. Storms are frequent, brief, and unpredictable, although this is made up by the beautiful temperatures ranging from 27C - 30C, with the hottest months being February and March. The lagoons are temperate all year round, making for fantastic swimming and paddling at the beautiful Bora Bora beaches. Light breezes wash off the South Pacific Ocean providing a tranquil respite from the sunshine’s rays.

Summer in Bora Bora occurs between December and March. Although temperatures are higher at this time, there is also an increase in rainfall. Because of this, many holidaymakers choose to visit between July and October, the Summer season, as Bora Bora sees day after day of glorious, dry sunshine.

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Activities

The French Polynesian islands are truly paradisiacal. In particular, Bora Bora is divine; sunbathe on one of the beaches and gawp at the fluorescence of the colours. The bright sky and shimmering oceans beckon you to its deep waters for fishing you couldn’t find anywhere else.

Watersports

Watersports

Bora Bora's lagoon is a very popular anchorage for both round-the-world and avid vacation sailors. If chartering your own sailboat in Raiatea, Tahiti, or Moorea, the deep, wide pass and calm lagoon is a natural stop. You can also rent a Hobie Cat in Bora Bora or take a half-day or sunset cruise around the lagoon on a giant catamaran, complete with music.

Underwater Activities

Underwater Activities

Diving within the waters of the most beautiful lagoon in the world is on many divers’ “must do” list because of the abundance of large marine life. It is common for divers to be joined by legions of gigantic manta rays gliding gracefully within arm’s reach while schools of black-tip reef sharks parade through the sunlit waters.

Shopping

Shopping

Discover the treasure chest of products created by the hands of Tahitian craftspeople working with wood, stone, plants, and cloth. The skills of the ancestor's artistry are kept sacred and passed on by both the mamas - the guardians of tradition and the matriarchs of Tahitian society - as well as by skilled craftsmen. Tahitian products are found throughout the islands at local stores, in markets, and at the artisan's studios

Beaches

Beaches

Bora Bora Island beaches have earned their reputation as some of the most romantic in the world. There is certainly something in the air that promotes romance, tranquility, serenity, and peace. Beaches in Bora Bora, especially during the slower season, tend to be un-crowded, secluded, perfectly clean, and extremely picturesque.

Trekking

Trekking

Trek through the Bora Bora Valley of the Kings where you can tread ancient paths, explore remnants of ancient villages, topical vegetation, learn about geology, ancestral plants, medicine and sacred trees when you’re rambling around the terrain. If you’re feeling extremely fit, you can even try your feet at mountain climbing.

Fishing

Fishing

Try deep sea fishing in the French Polynesian waters and catch a fantastically gigantic ocean creature. Head out onto the waters on a specialist fishing boat and reel in a Blue Marlin, Mahi Mahi, Wahoo, Skipjack Tuna, YellowFin Tuna, Trevelly jack or Barracuda using the best fishing gear available.

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