France and the Pacific are both romantic in their own right, so when you combine the two, the resulting French Polynesia can seem unreal in its charms and beauty. Rest assured, this paradise is alive and well, and is awaiting you and your loved one.
If you’re on the search for the perfect destination for honeymoons, you simply won’t be able to resist Tahiti and her beautiful islands. French Polynesia is made up of renowned Tahiti and some other lesser-known island gems that you will have the chance to visit if you head to the South Seas for your loved-up getaway.
Here are some of the reasons why French Polynesia will charm and delight you as newlyweds. We warn you though – you may never want to leave.
Indulgence in Bora Bora
You’ve probably seen images of Bora Bora, one of Tahiti’s most famous 118 islands.
A stay in one of these bungalows is magical and unforgettable, offering unrivalled privacy, the ultimate in luxury and unparalleled views of the natural paradise around you.
Enjoy a breakfast of juicy tropical fruits in the comfort of your bungalow, then perhaps venture out in a double kayak later in the day for a romantic paddle around the lagoon.
The days are yours to please.
Discovery at Papeete
The capital city of Tahiti, Papeete, is on the main island and offers a feast for the senses. There is a melting pot of dining options thanks to the diverse mix of cultures and influences. Feast on French escargot, or enjoy some coconut and lime-infused fish (Poisson a la Tahitian) – whatever takes your fancy at the time! There is a type of cuisine to suit everybody’s tastes, with origins from all over the world.
If you and your loved one are eager to learn about French Polynesian culture, this is the place to do it. Engage in the local song and dance displays, stroll the streets and check out the markets for local clothes, crafts and food.
Dance the night away at one of Papeete’s bars or nightclubs, or slink back to your luxury accommodation after a day’s exploration.
White sand and turquoise waters
The beaches of French Polynesia are exquisite. Whichever island you’re based on, there will be an array of charming shores to choose from.
While away your day lounging on the sand, reading a book and listening to the sounds of nature around you.
If you’re keen to get a little more active, head into the water to swim, snorkel or dive. The calm and clear waters provide the perfect opportunity for discovering colourful marine creatures below the surface.
Further inland, you might want to head out on a walk through the lush green landscape or walk up a looming volcanic mountain, perhaps laying a blanket down for a picnic next to a waterfall and sparkling spring.
When it comes down to it, there are few other places that can offer such a perfect balance of laid-back and luxury, beautiful scenery and accommodation, and an incredibly friendly and inviting culture. A true South Pacific island paradise!
Cherish the memories of your wonderful honeymoon in French Polynesia – they’ll be magical enough to last a lifetime.