French Polynesia

A haven of peace

There is nowhere else in the world that better embodies the word "tropical" than the islands of French Polynesia. It emerges like a waking dream. Made up of five archipelagos, this group of islands offers an incomparable Eden for sailors, combining natural wonders, cultural richness and a history deeply rooted in maritime traditions.

A mosaic of islands to explore

Sailing in French Polynesia is like diving into a world of islands, each with its own personality. From the coral atolls of the Tuamotus to the majestic mountains of Tahiti in the Society Islands, each archipelago offers a new adventure and breathtaking beauty.

The electric blue lagoons of French Polynesia provide natural protection against the elements, making navigation pleasant and serene. These waters are teeming with marine life, from majestic sharks to colorful fish, offering divers an unforgettable experience.

A history of navigators

French Polynesia has always been a land of navigators. Long before European explorers, Polynesians were already traversing the vast Pacific Ocean in their outrigger canoes. Today, this rich maritime heritage is celebrated through events like the famous Hawaiki Nui Va'a, a traditional canoe race.

Modern facilities in an idyllic setting

For yacht owners, French Polynesia offers suitable infrastructure. Marinas, like the one in Papeete, Tahiti, provide modern facilities in stunning surroundings. These ports of call are often close to essential amenities while allowing easy access to the surrounding natural wonders.

A world apart, the Pacific paradise!

Comprising five main island groups, French Polynesia includes the Society Islands, the Tuamotus, the Marquesas, the Australs and the Gambier Archipelago. Each island group is a radiant paradise and will take you beyond what you could have imagined.

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A richly woven culture

The soul of Polynesia lies in its culture. Navigators will be immersed in a world where dance, song and tattoos hold deep meaning. Festivals, like the famous Heiva, provide insight into ancestral traditions, sporting competitions and local arts.

French-influenced cuisine

The traditional dish, "poisson cru à la tahitienne," is a must-try for any visitor. However, Polynesian cuisine goes beyond that. Influenced by France, it offers a delicious fusion of local and international flavors. Accompanied by fresh tropical fruits and a local cocktail, every meal is a celebration.

Our opinion

French Polynesia isn't just a destination for sea lovers; it's a journey into a world where nature and culture harmoniously blend. For navigators and yacht owners, it's a promise of unforgettable experiences, authentic encounters and discoveries that will leave an indelible mark. Set sail for this Pacific gem and let the trade winds guide you through the enchantment of Polynesia!

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When to visit?

Opt for the dry season from April to October. The temperatures are pleasant and the chances of rain are reduced. The rainy season, from November to March, is hotter and wetter, with occasional cyclone risks.

Key destinations

Bora Bora, Pacific jewel; Tahiti, cultural heart; Moorea with its majestic bays; the pristine atolls of the Tuamotu for exceptional diving; Raiatea, cradle of Polynesian navigators and Huahine, the wild island.

Top experiences

The true gem of Polynesia is its people. Known for their hospitality and zest for life, Polynesians welcome sailors with warm smiles, ready to share their stories, traditions and love for these islands.

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