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Flights to French Polynesia
As an overseas collectivity of the French Republic, French Polynesia has been referred to unofficially as an overseas country. It has 118 geographically dispersed islands and atolls that stretch over more than 2,000 kilometres or 1,200 miles out in the South Pacific Ocean. French Polynesia can be divided into five groups of islands, the Society Islands archipelago composed of the Windward Islands and the Leeward Islands, the Tuamotu Archipelago, the Gambier Islands, the Marquesas Islands and the Austral Islands. Around 67 of French Polynesia’s atolls and islands are inhabited, with Tahiti being the most populated of all the islands. When in French Polynesia, French is the only official language. Other languages actively used alongside French include Tahitian, Marquesan, Tuamotuan, in addition to Austral languages, Chinese dialect (half Hakka), among others.
What to see & do
The islands of the French Polynesia include Tahiti, Bora Bora, Mo’orea, Papeete, Huahine, Nuku Hiva, Raiatea, Maupiti, Tahaa, Vaitape, Hiva Oa, Fakarava, Faaa, and Tuamotus, to name a few. Tahiti is French Polynesia’s largest island within the Windward Group. It is located in the archipelago of the Society Islands and is divided into Tahiti Nui, and Tahiti Iti, for the respective bigger and smaller parts. Bora Bora has the Bora Bora Pearl Beach Resort. The island’s economy solely relies on its tourism. The island of Bora Bora is surrounded by a lagoon and a barrier reef. Mo’orea is known for being a great honeymoon destination. It has been featured in various international wedding magazines, and is considered as one of the most beautiful islands in the world. Lastly, Fakarava, Havaiki-te-araro, Havai'i or Farea, is an atoll by the west of the Tuamotu group of the French Polynesia. The atoll has 855 inhabitants with its main village Rotoava.
How to get around within French Polynesia
Within French Polynesia, there are 53 airports, 46 of which having paved runways. The islands of French Polynesia each have its own airport that serves flights to the other islands. The airline that flights around the islands is Air Tahiti. Travelling by plane, Air Tahiti has several types of Airpasses. Among the passes include Discovery Pass, Bora Bora Pass, Lagons Pass, Bora Tuamotu Pass, Marquesas Pass, and Austral Pass. French Polynesia can also be explored via its ferries and cruise ships or luxury liners. The ferries travel between most of the islands, mostly several times a day, although varies depending on the boats, and the destination. The cruise ships operated by Paul Gauguin Cruises travel for seven days around the Societies, with occasional trips out to the the Tuamotus, Marquesas and Cook Islands; while the Tahitian Princess has almost the same itinerary. Other options include the Bora Bora Cruises, and Aranui III.
How to get there
Fa'a'ā International Airport is an airport located in Tahiti, French Polynesia. Among the airlines that operate flights to various international and domestic destinations include Air France, Air New Zealand, Air Tahiti, Air Tahiti Nui, Aircalin, Hawaiian Airlines, and LAN AIrlines, these airlines fly to countries and cities such as Los Angeles, Paris, Auckland, Ahe, Anaa, Atuona, Nuku Hiva, Tokyo, Nouméa, Honolulu, Easter Island, and Santiago de Chile.
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