Flights to French Polynesia: need to know
Cheap airline tickets to French Polynesia
On your way to French Polynesia? From Tahiti to Bora Bora, you really canÃ¢ÂÂt find islands as beautiful as these anywhere in the world. Start your vacation by searching for cheap flights to French Polynesia, Papeete Tahiti-Faaa International Airport (PPT). Air Tahiti, Virgin Atlantic, American Airlines, among other, operate the route.
When to book the cheapest 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 5-6 months in advance.
- Peak season: Winter, May to October.
- Low season: Summer, especially in January.
A flight to French Polynesia from New York takes around 15 hours with layovers.
Experience French Polynesia: sights, tours and activities
French Polynesia is huge! There are 118 islands and atolls in French Polynesia, so you won't run out of places to explore! 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 neighboring Tahiti. Its lagoon is simply stunning, and a great spot for some R&R.
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 where black pearls are famed. This really is the end of the earth and is as remote as it gets.
Visit tahiti-tourisme.com for more info.
Hotels and accommodation in French Polynesia
There are around 50 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 ton of B&Bs, family guesthouses, family-run hotels and apartments available.