Mean temperature 26°C
Best period May - November
A French overseas territory
French Polynesia is made up of 118 islands divided into 5 archipelagos, in an area the size of Europe. The climate is tropical, with a pleasant temperature of around 26° C throughout the year, gently cooled by the Pacific winds. The currency in Polynesia is the Pacific Franc; € 1 = 119.3 XPF, $ 1 = 97.5 XPF.
A few Tahitian phrases:
- Hello: Ia ora na
- Welcome: Maeva
- Bye: Nana
- Thank you: Mauruuru
- Enjoy your meal: Tama'a Maita'i
The Society Islands
The Society Islands, comprising the Windward Islands and Leeward Islands, encompass all manner of land, water and air activities for you to enjoy.
- Windward Islands: Tahiti and Moorea
- Leeward Islands: Huahine, Raiatea, Tahaa, Bora Bora, Maupiti
The various activities on offer include the basics of Polynesian crafts, such as the making of the Pareo (pāreu in Polynesian), diving in waters with excellent visibility, copra culture (dried albumen of coconut), pearl farming, hiking and excursions, as well as various historical sites and museums.
The Tuamotu Archipelago consists of 76 islands spread over 20,000 km2.
The atolls, well known for beautiful dive sites and pearls, are also small paradises for fishing enthusiasts of all kinds, as well as for adventurers seeking unique and unusual experiences.
The main islands of the archipelago are Rangiroa, Manihi, Tikehau, Fakarava, Takapoto, Anaa, Mataiva, Kaukura and many others. On the Tuamotu Archipelago you will be in the cradle of the legendary Tahitian pearl. Divers will love the Rangiroa lagoon (the largest in the world!). Its cruises are equally famous for discovering the aquatic and terrestrial wonders of this Polynesian archipelago.
It consists of 5 high islands and 18 motu (islets) together in one single lagoon. You will soon see that the Gambier Islands are the most beautiful pearl of the South Pacific. The Gambier Islands include: Mangareva, Temoe, Morane, Moruroa, Tematangi, Fangataufa, Maria.
- Main location for Polynesian crafts.
- Famous for Polynesian pearls and nacres.
Tempted by a plane ticket to French Polynesia?
This archipelago is also made up of 5 high islands, with a gentler and cooler climate. Traditional craftsmanship is especially on display here, based around the pandanus that women use to make baskets, hats, mats...
The main islands of this archipelago are Rimatara, Rurutu, Tubuai, Raivavae, Rapa, Marotiri. Here you will find the emblematic activities of Polynesia such as braiding and crafts, diving, possibly the chance to see whales, visit some caves and the Marae (sacred place constructed of volcanic stones).
You will be charmed by this archipelago with its vertiginous summits, archaeological treasures and ocean without coral reef. Tattooing, sculpture, exceptional traditional dances and festivals will be very much in evidence.
Its islands ua huka, hiva oa, fatu hiva, ua pou, nuku hiva have everything you need to keep you contented. While visiting the Austral Archipelago, you will follow in the footsteps of Gauguin and his last beautiful paintings. You will also find many wood carvings, a typical Polynesian art. Renowned for its tattoo, you can admire the various Polynesian styles and finish your day visiting the Marae Marquesas.
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