French Polynesia

Aranui 5 Sails Through Dreamy French Polynesia

Aranui 5 Sails Through Dreamy French Polynesia

 One early morning, midway through our 13-night journey from Tahiti to the Marquesas Islands, the Aranui 5 was gently pitching …

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Marquesas Islands – Making a Mark

Marquesas Islands – Making a Mark

For centuries, visitors to French Polynesia’s Marquesas Islands have tried to make them fit their own ideas of what a …

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The Coral Atolls of Rangiroa – Tuamotu Islands, French Polynesia

The Coral Atolls of Rangiroa – Tuamotu Islands, French Polynesia

God’s Aquarium The world’s second-largest atoll, comprised of 240 palm-covered islets that form a protective 100-mile oval around a turquoise …

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Tetiaroa Village – Tetiaroa, Society Islands, French Polynesia

Tetiaroa Village – Tetiaroa, Society Islands, French Polynesia

Island Refuge for Polynesian (and American) Royalty Tetiaroa remains one of Polynesia’s least-hyped destinations, despite the cachet that comes with …

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Heiva I Tahiti – Papeete, Tahiti, Society Islands, French Polynesia

Heiva I Tahiti – Papeete, Tahiti, Society Islands, French Polynesia

A Celebration of All Things Polynesian At this seven-week mother of all French Polynesian festivals, locals from many of the …

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Moorea – Society Islands, French Polynesia

Moorea – Society Islands, French Polynesia

A Monument to the Bounty of Nature Perhaps the only thing more awesome than the incomparable view from Moorea’s Belvédère …

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Maupiti – Society Islands, French Polynesia

Maupiti – Society Islands, French Polynesia

Sleeping Beauty in the South Pacific If you’ve seen one too many flame-lit, hip-gyrating “authentic Tahitian show” and dream of …

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Huahine – Society Islands, French Polynesia

Huahine – Society Islands, French Polynesia

Old Polynesia and a Room with a View Steeped in tradition and a standout for its varied scenery, splendid beaches, …

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Bora Bora – Society Islands, French Polynesia

Bora Bora – Society Islands, French Polynesia

South Pacific Beauty and an Idyllic Lagoon Grab a seat on the left side of the plane for your first …

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The Marquesas Islands – French Polynesia

The Marquesas Islands – French Polynesia

An Untainted World Apart For years the wild beauty of the little-visited Marquesas Islands – the most remote inhabited islands …

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