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French Polynesia is a beautiful collection of archipelagos within an archipelago, defined by translucent lagoons, soaring volcanic peaks and long stretches of beach. A truly stunning honeymoon destination with endless possibilities to make your honeymoon a romantic and thrilling experience. Stay in a calm, romantic overwater bungalow that stands above the crystal clear sea. From your bungalow, you can gaze to the waters below and find breathtaking coral and thousands of varieties of marine life. Inland you will find further adventures and experiences trekking up jagged mountain peaks, exploring virgin rainforests and discovering laid-back villages. There is no wonder so many newlyweds want to spend there first married days together in French Polynesia, it really is a picturesque, remote paradise.
French Polynesia is made up of 118 dispersed islands which include some of the most sought-after, luxury honeymoon destinations in the world.
Out of the 67 inhabited islands in French Polynesia, honeymooners will struggle to find even one that doesn’t feel like utter paradise. There really is no better place to sit back, relax and enjoy some of the world’s most scenic and breath-taking views of island life and the ocean surrounding it.
A lot of the islands such a Bora Bora, Huahine and Taha’a are housed with stunning resorts that couples can retreat to for some serious luxury pampering – and you can even stay in a hut that sits on top of the ocean! The dreamy surroundings and picture-perfect views feel like something out of a brochure, you really will have to pinch yourself.
If you love sports and want to embrace local French Polynesian culture, why not try your hand at va’a – the traditional Polynesian sport which is practiced in all 67 inhabited islands. It’s so popular, there’s even an international race (Hawaiki nui va’a) helf between Tahiti, Huahine and Bora Bora.
As well as va’a, there are a range of other water sports that couples can enjoy whilst on honeymoon in French Polynesia including diving, snorkelling, surfing and even kitesurfing. The waters are so calm and crystal clear, it’d be almost criminal not to spend time in them.
It’s not just luxury on these islands too, there’s culture to dive into as well as clear blue seas. From the Robert Wan Pearl Museum in Papeete to the Museum of Polynesian Culture (Musée de Taiti et des Îles) – there are plenty of ways to educate yourself on the surroundings for when lying on the beach gets too…exhausting.
Not sure where to start in planning your trip to this beautiful paradise? Here are the five best things to do during your romantic honeymoon in the incredible French Polynesia.
Relax on the beach – Doing anything but relaxing on the beach during your honeymoon in French Polynesia just wouldn’t be right. The white sandy coastlines are just too gorgeous not to enjoy.
Visit a spa – French Polynesia is home to some wonderfully authentic spa treatments and if you’re always on the hunt for a new beauty secret or just fancy a bit of pampering – this is a must-do.
Island hop – French Polynesia makes island hopping so easy – there are far too many beautiful and secluded islands for couples on honeymoon not to explore.
Explore a market – Be sure to pay a visit to March’e de Pape’ete – it’s a market which fills up an entire city and there you will find hand woven sarongs, gorgeous shell and leather necklaces and a range of other handmade gifts from the locals. It’s so worth a visit!
Visit an archaeological site – Iipona is a truly beautiful archaeological site in French Polynesia that will simply take your breath away.
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