This island is paradise — but good luck getting there

(CNN) — For miles on end there are hardly any inhabitants in sight on the French Polynesian island of Nuku Hiva.. This South Pacific utopia is one of the world’s most remote locations and is an extraordinary part of the…

Apr 11, Changing CFP Franc Coins Into Bills

I am visiting Tahiti and Bora Bora in December. I have 32,911 CFP Francs (XPF), all in coins (mostly 100XPF and 50XPF coins). The coins weigh 5kg / 11lb, currently worth $440AUD / $341USD.I will spend this money during our trip (and more!) but I am looking for some efficiencies on how to handle so much coin. My initial thought was that I could change…

Dec 29, Same Sex honeymoon in Bora Bora?

I recently got married to my now wife and we are looking at going to Bora Bora for our honeymoon in April, I thought it was best to see if the island is inclusive of same sex couples or if we should be “sisters” for the time we are there.Bora Bora Island Guide’s responseHi Jane,Congratulations on your marriage! The Polynesians are an open and…

May 2, Tahitian Flower Crown

Photograph by Bora Bora photographer Stephan DebelleThe Tahitian flower crown is a popular adornment in French Polynesia. It’s a beautiful, cultural traditionthat adds distinction to celebrations and festive occasions. The Polynesian word for flower crown is “hei”.Female dancers wear theatrical Tahitian flower crowns, as part of costumes, while…

May 2, Tahiti Flowers

Tahiti flowers enliven vacations from the moment travelers step aboard a Tahiti Nui flight and are greeted by a hostess. When arriving at the international airport in Papeete, visitors are handed a fragrant tiare bud. And before being whisked off to their island resort, guests are welcomed with a traditional lei of frangipani or orchids, which…

Aug 29, Isle of Pines vs Bora Bora

The Isle of Pines is a small island in the archipelago of New Caledonia.Like French Polynesia, New Caledonia, in the Pacific Ocean, is an overseas territory of France. We were keen to compare this French island-paradise to that of Bora Bora because, just as Bora Bora is touted to be the pearl of French Polynesia, the Isle of Pines is regarded as the…

Jun 8, Bora Bora Air Tours

Bora Bora air tours are available again! Tahiti Air Charter has returned seaplanes to French Polynesia; offering unforgettable, sightseeing tours over Bora Bora island and exciting, new day-trips. They’re worth every dollar.When Tahiti Helicopter stopped showing off Bora Bora from above (in 2017) many folk planning their dream vacations were disappointed….

Sep 29, Getting to Raiatea from Bora Bora

Hi, We are taking a catamaran trip out of Raitea in July. We are hoping to spend a couple of nights in Bora Bora before boarding the Catamaran. The catamaran looks like it takes off at 12 noon and when I search flights from Bora Bora to Raitea, it looks like the earliest one doesn’t get to Raitea until after 12pm? Is there another way to get to Raitea?…

Now open: From the Bahamas to the Leaning Tower of Pisa and more

(CNN) — It’s not been an easy year running a travel news desk. Openings, closings, ever-changing guidance — there’s been a lot for CNN Travel to monitor. What it has made us, however, is Covid travel experts. Now that the world is starting to open back up, we’ll be sharing our knowledge with you through these new weekly round-ups. Come here…

Tahiti and the rest of French Polynesia has reopened to tourism

(CNN) — The beautiful islands of French Polynesia have officially reopened their borders to tourists.The group of Pacific islands, which include popular beach getaways Tahiti and Bora Bora, opened their borders on May 1 to travelers from around the world.Though that’s good news for people eager to find a vacation spot this summer, don’t assume…

10 Best White Sand Beaches In The World To Leave You Speechless (2021)

What’s better than a relaxing day at a tropical beach in an exotic destination? Perhaps a beach holiday where the azure waters meet the sandy white beaches to create a dreamy effect. And as dreamy as it may sound, it is possible to experience the same as you visit the white sand beaches of the world.To remove any doubts that you might have about…

Tahiti and Bora Bora to Open Borders for Tourists from May 1

You know that island vacation you’ve been dreaming about for  long? It’s likely that it will soon become a reality – on a Tahitian island. Tahiti and Bora Bora announced the re-opening of  borders for tourists from May 1, 2021. The announcement was made by Edouard Fritch, President of French Polynesia after meeting with French…

The Islands Of Tahiti Are Reopening On May 1, 2021

Announced April 7, 2021, the French Polynesian islands will again welcome tourists starting May 1. gettyTahiti reopening official announcementIn an April 7, 2021 press conference, President of French Polynesia Edouard Fritch announced the May 1 reopening date. The announcement comes after President Fritch met with French President Emmanuel Macron…

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