Located in the middle of the Pacific Ocean, thousands of miles from anywhere, French Polynesia has captured the world’s imagination since European explorers first discovered it in 1767. Experience an exotic mix of Polynesian and French cultures amidst the lush tropical islands and luxurious accommodation.
Explore French Polynesia
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Currency Pacific francs
Flying time from London 22 hours
Official language(s) French and Tahitian
Time difference +11 GMT
Visa requirements No visa required for UK passport holders
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Head to Huahine, nicknamed the ‘Garden Island’ after its dramatic terrain, untamed landscapes, marine life and quaint villages.
Escape to an island hideaway
The lesser-visited Raiatea and Taha'a Islands are encircled by one lagoon, but are starkly different. Raiatea has the second biggest city, and, as the birthplace of the Polynesian gods, is known as the ‘Sacred Island’. Taha’a welcomes visitors with the sultry scent of vanilla (as it produces majority of the vanilla in the country), and a lagoon packed full with marine life.
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