Have you ever felt that your piling tasks, the demanding deadline, or just your work-related stress in general start to take a toll on you? If you feel that way, a short getaway may be the thing you’ll need right now. But where?
Among countless destinations you can choose from, if you are a fan of clear blue-colored waters, French Polynesia is a must-go destination. French Polynesia itself is an overseas collectivity of the French Republic, composed of 118 geographically dispersed islands and atolls stretching over an expense of more than 2000 km; bordering South America to the west and Australia to the east. French Polynesia islands are grouped to 6 different areas: the Marquesas Islands, the Society Islands, the Tuamotu Archipelago, the Gambier Islands, the Austral Islands and the Bass Islands. The best thing? You won’t have to worry about transportations; since each island has its proper airport to ensure flights to other islands.
If you happen to speak French as well, you have one less thing to worry about since the majority of the population speaks French. And don’t worry that you’ll run out of things to do in these exotic islands, even after several days! With a wide variety of outdoor activities such as surfing in the beach, sunbathing, and diving, you’ll be reluctant to leave even after spending days here.
Although there are over a hundred islands in French Polynesia, Bora-Bora, Moorea and Tahiti remain as the most popular island throughout the years. Bora-Bora, an island of 30 km2 is especially popular thanks to its well-built houses, breathtaking beach views surrounded by a lagoon and a barrier reef, with a huge variety of plants and animals. Tahiti, on the other hand, is more populated, and you can find the capital city, Pape’ete and the largest city, Fa’a’ā here. Moorea, literally means ‘yellow lizard’, is known as the high island and is dubbed as the best spot for honeymoon and the best island in the world.