Articles Mentioning French Polynesia Hotels

The 10 Best Islands for Honeymoons

Sofitel Bora Bora Private Island If you’re trying to decide where to go for your post-wedding escape, a sun-splashed island can be a solid choice. But which one to choose? The ideal island for your newlywed getaway depends on your budget, and how much time you have. But whether you’re simply looking for sand and…

Where We’d Travel If Money Was No Object

Traveling is eye-opening, fun, and breathtaking, but let’s face it: It can be hard on the wallet. So while we’d love to jet off to the Maldives for a two-week stay at an expensive resort, or go on an around-the-world cruise, that’s not always doable. For a minute though, we suspended disbelief to imagine where…

11 Important Things to Know Before You Travel to Bora Bora

Grounds at Sofitel Bora Bora Private Island/Oyster A popular honeymoon destination, Bora Bora is undoubtedly one of the most beautiful places in the world. Known for its luxurious overwater bungalows that provide gorgeous vistas of the turquoise lagoon and lush, mountainous landscape, as well as direct access to the sea life-filled waters, it’s a bucket-list…

The Best Islands to Visit in French Polynesia

Although you’ve likely heard of Tahiti and Bora Bora, it may come as a surprise that French Polynesia — an overseas collectivity of the French Republic — is composed of a whopping 118 islands and atolls in the South Pacific. Known for its dense tropical jungles, jaw-dropping beaches and lagoons, and production of vanilla and…

11 Gorgeous Hotels That Were Made for Instagram

Whether you like it or not, social media has transformed the way we travel. Case-in-point: An increasing number of travelers are turning to Instagram — not only to document their trips, but also in search of holiday inspiration, including what to do and where to stay. After all, if you went on vacation and didn’t…

The 6 Most Romantic Ocean Cruises

Looking for romance on the high seas? Like the hit television show “The Love Boat” would have you believe, cruising is prime for some loving. These days, the experience on and off the ship is considerably more contemporary than the classic series from the 1970s and 80s once depicted. Ships are generally much larger, offering…

How to Vacation in Bora Bora on the Cheap

The most popular island in French Polynesia, Bora Bora is a bucket-list vacation spot, thanks to its jaw-dropping turquoise waters, lush mountainous landscape, and romantic overwater bungalows. It’s a picture-perfect destination that’s often chosen for once-in-a-lifetime honeymoons, but you may be surprised to learn that it’s possible to visit Bora Bora on the cheap. After…

10 Most Beautiful Beaches in Bora Bora

One of the world’s most romantic and stunning places, Bora Bora is a popular island in French Polynesia that largely attracts honeymooners. Home to those famous overwater bungalows, rich marine life easily observed via snorkeling or scuba diving, and awe-inspiring turquoise waters, there’s a lot to love about this island destination. Arguably the best spot…

Gorgeous Private Island Retreats

With additional reporting by Anne Olivia Bauso. Owning a private island is overrated and a lot of work — or so we’ve heard from our many island-owning friends. You have to deal with the astronomical taxes, the development, and the upkeep. It’s a full-time job, really (one that island owners simply pay other people to…

Hotels Where You Can Book a Private Island

Full disclosure: booking a private island isn’t for the faint of funds. But for those whose credit limit is insanely high, chartering a private island is just about the swankiest travel experience there is. These ten tropical resorts — sprinkled throughout Oceania, the Caribbean, and beyond — offer island buyout rates or offshore private islands…