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With a total of around 130 islands and atolls, French Polynesia has an island for just about every occasion – and these are no ordinary islands.
According to the standards by which these things are measured - warmth, scenery, the colours of their reefs, the way their green hills leap straight from the sea to the clouds - the islands of French Polynesia are about as close to paradise as you might reasonably expect to come on this earth.
The core of French Polynesia is the Society Islands, a group that includes Tahiti and its gorgeous neighbour, Moorea, but the outright winner in any beauty contest is Bora Bora, arguably the most glorious tropical island on earth. Centrepiece of the island is a sharp green peak that is encircled by a necklace of motus - low, sandy coral atolls covered with coconut palms.
Hotel and restaurant on the seafront. Designed in authentic Polynesian architectural style, Le Taha’a is situated on a beautiful islet of the archipelago of the Society Islands. This coral sand island is a five-minute-boat ride away from Taha’a island, famous for its lush vanilla plantations and its black pearl farms. Idyllic, intimate and wonderfully preserved, the thatched huts on stilts of this retreat are in the heart of a natural setting of fascinating beauty, where an enchanting vanilla fragrance and the scents of lush tropical vegetation fill the air. The lagoon has crystal-clear waters and splendid colours and there is an exceptional coral garden. ... Learn moreless