Honeymoon in French Polynesia

With islands like Bora Bora, a honeymoon in French Polynesia is the stuff dreams are made of…

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A honeymoon in French Polynesia is a captivating wonderland. This Pacific Ocean destination has seduced honeymooners with its remote location and ultimate Polynesian paradise vibe since the 1960s – the over-water villa started here after all.

Although there are 118 islands and atolls stretching across an area the size of Europe, most couples will head for the Society Islands. Flying into Papeete, on the main administrative island of Tahiti and then transferring to the bucket list islands, Bora Bora, the ‘Pearl of the Pacific’ and Moorea.

On these super-laid-back alluring islands, you’ll discover white sand, swaying palm trees and azure lagoons with coral reefs. Spend your days relaxing by the lagoon or jet skiing, diving and snorkelling. Expect to eat lots of seafood and one of the primary ingredients in local cooking is Tahitian Vanilla. Luxury hotels with over-water bungalows are part of the fantasy with the verdant volcanic Mount Otemanu as a backdrop. There are other more rustic islands such as Raiatea, the Tuamotu atolls or remote islands like Marquesas & Huahine for intrepid honeymoon explorers.

An island-hop is essential when visiting one of the world’s greatest paradises!


A tropical destination that doesn’t experience winter, the best time to visit French Polynesia for a honeymoon is during the dry season from May to October, although outside of these months is usually fine too. It gets a bit more humid from December to March. The shoulder months of April and November are a good time to visit, too.


Is French Polynesia good for a honeymoon? Yes, it’s perfect for tropical beach paradise and one of the most romantic island destinations.

How long do you need for a honeymoon in French Polynesia? Due to its remote location, we recommend 10 nights.

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