French Polynesia is an island nation with many tourist attractions to be visited. French Polynesia has been a territory of France and locates itself in the South Pacific Ocean region. It consists of hundreds of islands that are closely scattered from each other. It is widely known as one of the greatest travel destinations in the world. It is famous because of the white sandy beaches with crystal clear waters and the great hospitality.There are so many things to do in French Polynesia.
Tahiti Island is the most populous island of all islands in French Polynesia.
Tahiti attractions sites
At the northern coastline of Tahiti Island is a significant volcanic feature called the Arahoho Blowhole. This blowhole positions itself in a huge volcanic rock through which it runs through. The rock stands next to the ocean level hence when the ocean waves squeeze themselves to the direction of the rock, its pushes its water through the water at a great force thus water escapes up-through the rock-hole at a high pressure resulting into a blowhole.
Nature trips inside the Tahiti Island give access to the magnificent ever-flowing waterfalls of the island. There are many waterfalls in the islands that contribute greatly to the beautiful picturesque appearance of their locations. This is one of the greatest place to visit in French Polynesia.
King Pomare the fifth was the king of the Tahitians. His tomb still lies in this island and is treated as a monument.
At western part of Tahiti Island is a large garden with numerous kinds of plants. The garden if beautiful and colorful and its landscape design was formulated out of the skills and talent of Mr. Harrison Smith. Next to it is the Gauguin Museum with many history and present exhibits to be shown.
Tahiti Island has many museums within it. The Museum of Tahiti has a large collection of pre-historic and historic artifacts and information that give many facts about the almost the whole history about Tahiti Island.
Attractions in Bora Bora Island are:
Bora Bora has magnificent white sand beaches. Many water sports take place at the beach like swimming, sailing and surfing in the Pacific Ocean. The shores also have beautiful lagoons. The marine life is no exception since scuba diving and snorkeling facilities are widely available in Bora Bora Island to be able to see the pretty marine life within the Pacific Ocean.
Inside the island are two high volcanic mountains namely: Otemanu Mountain and Pahia Mountain. They help in creating a jungle-like view of the island that matches very well with the green-blue turquoise ocean for a great photo when taken from an aerial position.
Bora Bora Lagoonarium is one of the sites in Bora Bora to see the various aquatic species of the ocean. This lagoonarium is a huge aquarium with a simulated environment for survival of all water species living in it. Many fish species, sharks and turtles are examples of sea creature to see in this aquarium. Tourists can opt to either dive into the aquarium to met with the animals or use a small submarine to move around the aquarium.
Attractions in Moorea Island are:
Natural features to see in Moorea Island are the Rotui Mountain, bays along its coast and many waterfalls within the island. Near Belvedere is a historic site in the form of an old traditional temple also reserved as a tourist site.There are so many other attractions and things to do in French Polynesia. Read our Travel guide to French Polynesia for more information about this beautiful travel destination.