Nestled in the Pacific Ocean, French Polynesia comprises five archipelagos in its southern part, which unite over 100 islands of volcanic and coral origin. With a total area of more than 4,000 square kilometers, the region offers all the attributes of a heavenly place, including a tropical climate, thickets of coconut palms, evergreen forests, and miles of white sandy beaches.
To see all these beauties and capture as many impressions as possible, going to Polynesia on a yacht is a proven way.
Yachting in French Polynesia is something for which some are willing to travel half the globe. Nature itself creates perfect conditions for this activity. The thermometers here never display values below +22°C.
The best time for sailing is summer and autumn when the weather is not too hot, and there are no storms.
Yachting in the winter in the local waters is suitable only for extreme enthusiasts who prefer to experience all the “charms” of the typhoon and the elements that have erupted.
Many convenient marinas and cozy bays allow you to find a haven for your sailboat without much difficulty. However, you will have to moor during the daytime to avoid reefs. Also, keep in mind that it gets dark here early, which is more of a plus. After all, such a night sky is not found anywhere else, with myriad stars scattered with gold across the sky, reflected in the dark waters overboard the yacht, creating a unique atmosphere!
Top destinations in French Polynesia
A yacht charter in French Polynesia offers a chance to visit some of the most beautiful places in the world. The Tuamotu archipelago, Tahiti, the Marquesas Islands, Bora Bora, Tahaa, and Raiatea are all popular destinations.
Tahiti boasts of picturesque islands with impenetrable jungles and rich flora and fauna. The island’s volcanic origin creates a unique landscape, and there are over a thousand waterfalls to explore. Punaauia and Papara have white sandy beaches, while the east coast’s Pointe Venus has a black sand beach. Mount Orohena is the highest point on the island.
Bora Bora is renowned for its beautiful beaches and outlandish nature, and sailing there is a real pleasure. In Teawanui pass, you can observe dozens of toothy inhabitants of the local waters, including sharks and barracudas. The hill of the extinct Otemanu volcano, over four million years old, is the highest point on the island.
Tuamotu is a virgin paradise for those seeking peace and solitude. The Marquesas Islands offer cozy bays and a mountainous landscape, while the islands of Tahaa and Raiatea are very picturesque, featuring waterfalls, pineapple, and vanilla plantations. However, the coral reefs surrounding the islands require experienced yachtsmen to navigate.
French Polynesia is a diver’s paradise, offering the best diving in the world. The Tuamotu archipelago is the “pearl string of Polynesia” as it produces the bulk of black pearls on oyster farms. The unique Black Pearl Museum in the city of Papeete showcases the artificial black pearl production, which earns French Polynesia quite well.
In addition to yachting, there are various marine activities such as diving, surfing, windsurfing, catamaran cruises, sea fishing, and water skiing. Tahaa Island is the best place for snorkeling.
French Polynesia is also a perfect destination for honeymooners. The romantic atmosphere of a yachting holiday, magnificent beauty, and virgin nature make it an unforgettable experience.
A trip on a yacht in French Polynesia offers a chance to witness some of the most famous picturesque pictures from the tourist brochures of the world in one place.