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If you’re in the mood to slow things down and experience a laid-back island culture, consider a trip to French Polynesia. Comprising 118 small islands and atolls, this enchanting archipelago is the perfect place to unwind in idyllic tropical surrounds.
Your affordable getaway is just a few clicks away. By bundling your hotels, flights and extras like car rental and experiences into a French Polynesia Vacation Package, you can save some serious cash. Hotel prices start at CA $318 a night and there are 707 Expedia-listed options to choose from. Like the sound of exploring some of Tahiti’s many treasures, like Pointe Venus and the Maraa Grotto? Just add a tour to your package.
Day 1-2: The island of Tahiti is the perfect place to start your adventure. Once you’ve settled into your hotel in the capital of Papeete, make your way to the Papeete Market, one of the oldest attractions in the city. Full of exotic fruit, handmade crafts and Tahitian fragrances like monoi oil, this place is a real treat for the senses.
Day 3-4: Around a 30-minute ferry ride from Papeete is Moorea. Cycle around Cook’s Bay and Opunohu Bay then head up to Toatea Lookout for dazzling views of the lagoon and Tahiti in the distance.
Day 5-7: From Moorea, fly to the stunning island of Bora Bora. Described as the “Pearl of the Pacific,” Bora Bora’s beauty is mesmerizing. Sprawl out on Matira Beach then watch a breathtaking sunset from a traditional Polynesian canoe.
If you’re visiting the islands in July, don’t miss Heiva, an annual festival that lasts around three weeks and features spectacular traditional dancing and music events.
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