Visiting French Polynesia
The mere mention of the name French Polynesia conjures a picture-perfect image in anyone’s mind. This island nation is surrounded by turquoise water, lush green peaks, and countless lagoons – making it a romantic escapade for honeymooners, and an unforgettable paradise for everyone else.
Official Language: French and Tahitian
Currency: Pacific Franc (XPF)
Weather: Warm and tropical climate year-round
Visa application: Citizens of most countries receive a 90-day visa for free upon arrival.
What to See?
With a collection of 118 islands, each island is exceptionally beautiful and unique in its own way. Here are some of the must-visit places to get you started:
What to Eat?
There are many flavours worth indulging in while in French Polynesia. Be sure to try Tahiti’s national dish, Poisson Cru (Raw fish marinated in lime, coconut juice and mixed with vegetables). If you have a sweet tooth, don’t miss out on Po’e (Creamy pudding made with bananas and coconut milk).
What to Do?
Whether it’s self-indulgences or closer-to-nature experiences, there are plenty of things to do in French Polynesia. Explore local marketplaces, take cool dips in crystal-clear lagoons, or dive with exotic marine creatures. Just kick back, live vividly, and soak in the sunny island life!