Destination guide – French Polynesia


  • Bareboat sailing, pure freedom
  • Landscapes of Moorea
  • Beach and snorkeling in Huahine
  • Lagoons of Bora Bora
  • Shark diving
  • Heiva festival in July


  • Papeete and driving around Tahiti
  • More lagoons in Taha’a and Raiatea


  • Shark diving in Fakarava
  • The Marquesas


  • 1 week


  • Sailboat and dinghy between islands
  • Internal flights, especially if you sail one-way
  • Car rental, taxis, buses and hitchhiking inland


  1. How to plan a trip to the South Pacific
  2. Welcome to Tahiti
  3. Sailing and diving in pristine Moorea
  4. Huahine, the untouched island
  5. Taha’a and Raiatea, the South Pacific sailing hub
  6. Lagoons and Heiva in Bora Bora
  7. What to see in Papeete


11 thoughts on “Destination guide – French Polynesia

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  2. Alpha Juliet

    Love this post! We are currently planning our sailing odyssey for next year, so I’m going to be a regular visitor to these pages. Thanks! Amanda (


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