French Polynesia

One of the most beautiful & exotic destinations in the world are the Society islands of French Polynesia. The iconic islands of Tahiti, Bora Bora, Moorea are irresistible

With world class cuisine, fabulous beachfront and overwater bungalows, Polynesian culture and world class spas the romance and exclusivity are world renowned

Destination Tips and Features

One of the most popular ways to experience the islands of French Polynesia are to spend a few days on each of 2 or 3 islands.

Another excellent way to experience the islands is on a luxury (and virtually all-inclusive) cruise ship such as Oceania

Society Islands

the places you dream of

  • Tahiti
  • Bora Bora
  • Moorea
  • Huahine
  • Tahaa

Tuamotu Islands

a series or atolls

  • Rangiroa
  • Tikehau
  • Manihi
  • Fakarava

The Marquesas Islands

Remote and untamed

  • Nuku Hiva
  • Hiva Oa

Popular Destinations

Jamaica is one of the most beautiful and culturally rich islands in the Caribbean with an economy that depends largely on tourism. Explore the countryside and mingle with the locals, as they are friendly and truly delighted to meet and greet tourists who visit their island. The physical beauty and vibrant culture of Jamaica are still its greatest assets, and the good cheer among its people makes for a memorable vacation.


Intercontinental in Tahit sand bottom infinity pool

Queen of the Pacific

Tahiti, the largest island throughout the country, towering over the ocean like a proud and royal Queen is appropriately crowned by a circle of majestic peaks.

The mountainous interior is adorned with deep valleys, clear streams, and high waterfalls, all bathed in green iridescence of Mother Nature’s light. The coastal lands, edged with a rugged coastline, are home to fields of tropical flowers and most of the island’s population.

Papeete, meaning the ” water basket, ” was once a gathering place where Tahitians came to fill their calabashes with fresh waters. Now the invigorating capital city and gateway of the country, boasts world-class resorts, spas, fine dining and unique restaurants, nightclubs, vibrant markets, pearl shops, and boutiques.

Tahiti… Just the word…
The world’s definition of paradise.


Polynesian songs and legends have bestowed this famous South Pacific island many names such as ‘ Great Tahiti of the Golden Haze,’ ‘ Mounting Place of the Sun,’ ‘ Land of the Double Rainbow,’ and ‘ The Gathering Place.’
Legends describe Tahiti-Nui and Tahiti-Iti as a great fish that swam away fron the sacred waters of Havai’i, now known as the lagoon shared by Raiatea and Taha’a.

Some of EZTravelPad’s favorites resorts on the island of Tahiti are:


  • Intercontinental Tahiti
  • Sofitel
  • Le Meridien

Bora Bora – the most beautiful island in the world

Four Seasons Bora Bora activities pier

Bora Bora, The Romantic Island

Under a one hour flight from the island of Tahiti or Moorea, the island of Bora Bora, with a lagoon resembling an artist’s palette of blues and greens, is love at first sight. Romantics from around the world have laid claim to this island where the castle-like Mount Otemanu pierces the sky. Lush tropical slopes and valleys blossom with hibiscus, while palm-covered motu circle the illuminated lagoon like a delicate necklace. Perfect white-sand beaches give way to emerald waters where colored fish animate the coral gardens as they greet the giant manta rays. This could be easily be described as the center of the romantic universe, where luxury resorts and spas dot the island with overwater bungalows, thatchedroof villas, and fabled ambience.

Simply said, Bora Bora is the most beautiful island in the world.

Pora Pora – the ancient name, meaning “first born,” came from legends describing this as the first island to rise when Taaroa,
the supreme god, fished it out of the waters after the mythical creation of Havai’i, now known as Raiatea. Although the first letter “B” does not exist in the Tahitian language, when Captain Cook first heard the name he mistook the softened sound of the Tahitian “P” for “B” and called the island Bola Bola.

Some of EZTravelPad’s favorite resorts in Bora Bora are:

  • Four Seasons
  • Intercontinental Thalasso Spa & Resort
  • St Regis
  • Le Meridien

Moorea – French Polynesia’s Best Kept Secret

Bali Hai Moorea

The Magical Island

A few minutes from the island of Tahiti by plane, and only thirty minutes by high-speed catamaran, Moorea soars magically out of the ocean in an explosion of green velvet – what you would imagine a South Seas island to be.

A wide, shallow lagoon surrounds the island’s vertical mountains where poetic threads of waterfalls tumble down fern-softened cliffs. Peaceful meadows flanked by pinnacles of green will fill your senses and renew your belief in the majesty of nature. Pastel-painted houses surrounded by gardens of hibiscus and birds of paradise, circle the island in a fantasy of happy, yet simple villages.

A favorite among repeat visitors who all agree:
The beauty of Moorea is unforgettable…

Aimeo I Te Rara Varu
This, the island’s poetic name, comes from the eight majestic mountain ridges; however, the name was later changed to Moorea-meaning “Yellow lizard”- following a dream by a high priest.

Polynesian legend describes the panorama of volcanic ridges as the second dorsal fin of the fish that became the island of Tahiti. These pinnacles later inspired the mythical “Bali Hai” that was based on James Michener’s book, Tales of the South Pacific.

Some of EZTravelPad’s favorite fresorts on Moorea include:

  • Intercontinental Moorea
  • Hilton Moorea
  • Sofitel