Cheap Flights to French Polynesia

The French Polynesia is a country composed of a set of islands located in the South Pacific Ocean. It is popular for its numerous lagoons as well as its variety of beautiful and breath taking beaches. Travellers to the French Polynesia can have their pick of white-, black- and pink-sand beaches. The country’s picturesque landscape of intense turquoise lagoons and lush moss-green peaks make it popular to travellers from all over the world. Many islands in the French Polynesia are popular to honeymooners such as the islands of Bora Bora and Tahiti.

When planning a holiday in the French Polynesia, there are many sights to see, destinations to visit and activities to do. Other than relaxing on the beach, here are just a few of the more popular tourist destinations in the French Polynesia that should not be missed:

Bora Bora – An island located around 230 kilometres of Papeete, the capital of the country, Bora Bora is one of the most popular tourist destination in the French Polynesia. The island is popular among honeymooners and well known for its luxury resorts especially those that have over-the-water bungalows on stilts built over the lagoon. Most of the activities on the island are aquatic such as snorkelling and scuba diving. However, the island also has some other attractions on land such as cannons from World War II.

Notre Dame Cathedral – Known as Cathédrale de Papeete Notre-Dame de L'Immaculée Conception in French, the Notre Dame Cathedral is a late 19th century church building. Notre Dame is the cathedral of the Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Papeete and considered to be Tahiti’s oldest Catholic church. It is one of the last remaining examples of early colonial architecture in Papeete.

Robert Wan Pearl Museum – Located in Papeete, the Robert Wan Pearl Museum is considered to be the only museum in the world that is dedicated to pearls. It showcases a private collection by Robert Wan including the largest Tahitian pearl of the world. The Robert Wan Pearl Museum also has exhibits that retell the history of pearl as well as the legends and important people known to have a fascination with pearls.

Paul Gauguin Museum – Located in Tahiti, the Paul Gauguin Museum showcases the life and works of Eugène Henric Paul Gauguin. Gauguin was a French Post-impressionist artist who, after his death, was recognized for his synthetist style and experimental use of colour. The Paul Gaugium Museum was built in Japanese-style architecture and houses the original Gauguin documents, photographs, sculptures, engravings and gouaches as well as some of this block prints and sketches.

Since it is situated in a remote part of the South Pacific Ocean, the best way to travel to the French Polynesia would by plane. The country’s main airport is the Faa’a International Airport (PPT) located in the island of Tahiti and around 5 kilometres from Papeete. This airport is the only international airport in the country so most international travellers must fly through Tahiti.

Visit the French Polynesia now and hop between islands to enjoy the many natural wonders the country has to offer. Search for the cheapest flight tickets and airfares to French Polynesia on Skyscanner Singapore.

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