French Polynesia has long been regarded as the quintessential destination for blissful escape and ultimate serenity. The spirit of mana that flows across each of the nation’s 118 islands permeates the culture and lingers in the air, much like the sweet aroma of frangipani. Polynesians are known for their welcoming nature — their hospitality is as legendary as the area’s calm gemstone-colored waters. Let us arrange a luxurious itinerary with Journese that equally embraces these traits.
Here are some top “Out of Office” locales in French Polynesia:
Rangiroa, French Polynesia
Hotel Kia Ora Resort & Spa
When it comes to French Polynesia, there are two types of visitors: those who are pleased to be there, and those who are pleased with themselves for being there. Rangiroa defaults to the former, allowing the unspoiled nature to supply the glitz, rather than extravagant resorts. Though that doesn’t mean you have to rough it. The luxurious Hotel Kia Ora seamlessly blends comfort with practicality. Located on Rangiroa’s northeastern coast and surrounded by a dreamy clear lagoon, the hotel features signature Polynesian craftsmanship — thatched-roof bungalows and overwater villas — a tribute to the local culture.
Hilton Moorea Lagoon Resort & Spa
Just a quick ferry ride from the main island of Tahiti, Moorea is one of the most easily accessible Society Islands, and one of the most enticing. Lush mountains offer unlimited options for adventure and exploration, while the surrounding aquamarine waters and vibrant coral reefs make for some of the best snorkeling and scuba diving in the world. You don’t have to get wet, however, to enjoy the plentiful marine life. The Hilton Moorea Lagoon Resort & Spa offers overwater bungalows with glass-bottom floors, perfect for viewing passing fish, stingrays, and reef sharks.
Bora Bora, French Polynesia
Le Bora Bora by Pearl Resorts
Unapologetically exquisite and undeniably splurge worthy, Bora Bora is known as a tropical playground for the posh and privileged. It rightly lays claim to being French Polynesia’s leading lady. But every leading lady needs a hero. Enter Le Bora Bora. Poised on Motu Tevairoa, Le Bora Bora is a short boat ride from the island’s airport — giving it an enviable location with heavenly views of Mount Otemanu. Larger villas can accommodate families and feature private pools and sizeable sundecks. Complimentary stand-up paddleboards, kayaks, and canoes are sure to result in memorable bonding moments.