Cook Bay on Moorea, French Polynesia

Where to Stay in French Polynesia

The islands of French Polynesia offer the discerning traveller one of the best collections of enticing holiday destinations you will find anywhere in the world.  There are wonderful exotic islands in many parts of Asia, but in French Polynesia there is just such a diversity of resorts that you will really be blown away by the many choices of luxury French Polynesian accommodation to be had when deciding where to stay in French Polynesia. 

On arrival stay a couple of nights in Papeete on the island of Tahiti; before travelling to one of the outer islands of Bora Bora, Moorea, Raiatea or Taha´a; or one of the remote archipelagos of Fakarava, Manihi, Rangiroa or Tikehau.

Who should visit French Polynesia?

Anyone and everyone!  The islands are particularly attractive to divers, and some of the best dive sites in the world are found here.   French Polynesia is a great destination for a perfect romantic honeymoon, a special-occasion holiday or a family beach holiday and one of the many French Polynesian family resorts.  There are French Polynesian hotels to suit everyone, from private and secluded boutique-style resorts for lovers, to vibrant and lively resorts which would be perfect for students and singles.   Let us have a closer look at some of the best resorts in French Polynesia in each category.

Romantic French Polynesian Hotels and Resorts

Palm-fringed islands and romance have always gone hand in hand, and French Polynesia has some wonderful venues for romantic interludes.  Just imagine spending your honeymoon in a luxury bungalow built on stilts out over the lagoon, where you can slip from your room directly into the inviting water, or watch the marine life glide below your bungalow through the glass-panelled floor! 

Bora Bora is the most famous of the French Polynesian honeymoon islands; some of the best resorts in French Polynesia for romance would be on Bora Bora, which has the St Regis Resort, the InterContinental Resort and, for unrivalled privacy, the garden units at the Bora Bora Pearl Beach Resort.  Of course, all this luxury comes with a hefty price tag; a less expensive French Polynesian resort option would be Club Bali Hai on Moorea, and at the Moorea Pearl Resort you can take advantage of excellent snorkelling right off the deck of your bungalow.

Family Resorts and Hotels in French Polynesia

Children who enjoy water activities should have a great time on the islands, and some of the best French Polynesian resorts for families are the Le Meridien Bora Bora, (which has a shallow lagoon perfect for younger children to play in, and a sea-turtle rescue and breeding program which children will love), and the Bora Bora Pearl Beach Resort which has some beachfront one-bedroom villas.

French Polynesian Budget accommodation

Real budget accommodation is not very common on these luxury holiday islands, but there are a few low cost B&B’s to be found.  On Moorea, try the Moorea Surf B&B, or Pension Motu Iti.  On Bora Bora there is Bora Bungalove, in a very central waterfront location, and Chez Nono near Pointe Matira, which has a guest kitchen where you can prepare meals.  There are also a couple of budget Pensions in Tahiti.  Browse online now to find the perfect French Polynesian resort to suit your personal requirements.