Introduction to French Polynesia
The paradise islands of French Polynesia in the South Pacific are famous for their rich cultural heritage and volcanic mountains. The surrounding coral reefs make them a world-class scuba-diving destination, and clear turquoise lagoons are perfect for water sports, from snorkeling to paddleboarding. Among IHG’s luxurious island resorts are a romantic Bora Bora retreat with overwater villas and a therapeutic seawater spa, and a Moorea hideaway featuring secluded beachside bungalows with private garden plunge pools.
Pacific franc (CFP)
Tropical and humid year round tempered by trade winds, average 70–95°F. Highest rainfall Dec–Feb
Arriving from Tahiti Faa’a Airport
Airport is around 3 miles west of Papeete on the main island Tahiti. Travel time 15 minutes by taxi (average ₣2,000)
Getting around French Polynesia
Top French Polynesia sightseeing