Today’s inspirational destination is the tropical paradise of French Polynesia. All visitors fly to the main island of Tahiti before catching a ferry or local flight to the surrounding islands. Tahiti itself is home to the island’s capital Papeete, which has a cool French vibe, a fun local market and a great food scene; check out the “roulotte” food trucks that open at sunset and party well in to the night.

Moorea is the nearest island to Tahiti and has all the desert island postcard views you would expect. White sand beaches lead to shallow lagoons populated with rays and reef sharks. If you need an overwater bungalow to complete your island experience, head over to Bora Bora. Some of the most luxurious resorts in the word are situated here, with price tags to match.

More adventurous travellers might like Huahine, which is less touristy than some of the other islands but still has incredible beaches, a pearl farm and ancient ruins to explore. Divers should head to the Tuamotus, which surround a lagoon filled with corals, sharks, rays and a wealth of fish species. Paul Gauguin famously spent his last years in Polynesia, so if culture and history is your thing then the Marquesa group of islands will tick your boxes. As well as a museum about Gauguin, you can also find tiki statues and mysterious prehistoric rock carvings.

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Read more on Tahiti below with flight options, current weather, maps, and activities to try while you are there.

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