Flights to French Polynesia: practical information
Cheap airlines to French Polynesia
On your way to French Polynesia? From Tahiti and beyond, you really can’t find more beautiful islands in the entire world. First thing’s first, search for your cheap flights to French Polynesia, Papeete Tahiti-Faaa International Airport (PPT). Air New Zealand, Air Tahiti Nui, Air France, among others, operate the route.
When to book flights to French Polynesia
French Polynesia is beautiful year-round but occasion cyclonic storms are known to hit in January when the weather is very humid. Summer is from November to April, while winter is from May to October. Book your flights to French Polynesia at least 6-7 months in advance.
- Peak season: Winter, May to October.
- Low season: Summer, particularly January.
Flights to French Polynesia take around 22 hours with stopovers from London.
Experience French Polynesia: what to see, what to do
French Polynesia is huge! Tahiti and her surrounding islands cover a whopping 4 million square kilometres… just about the same size as the European Union. So don’t think you’ll be able to see it all in just one holiday in French Polynesia. Start in the Society Islands but don’t miss the Tuamotu Islands!
Essentials in French Polynesia
Tahiti: Tahiti is within the Society Islands and is the most popular destination for visitors to French Polynesia. Tahiti has plenty to keep you busy from natural blowholes along the coast, museums, botanical gardens, surfing, scuba diving and more.
Bora Bora: This is without a doubt one of the most beautiful islands in French Polynesia but more expensive than neighbouring Tahiti. Its lagoon is simply stunning, and a great spot for some real rest and relaxation.
Tuamotu Islands: This archipelago consists of several island groups but the best is Manihi, a ring-shaped atoll that forms the most perfect lagoon for scuba diving. It’s also the place for black pearl farming. This really is the end of the earth and is as remote as it gets.
Find more information on Tahiti Tourism.
Accommodation in French Polynesia
There are around 50 international-class hotels across the Society, Tuamotu and Marquesas Islands. Even lesser known islands now have top hotels for welcoming guests. You’ll find the best selection on Tahiti, Bora Bora and Moorea. There’s also a plethora of B&Bs, family guesthouses, family-run hotels and apartments.