French Polynesia info

French Polynesia consists of 118 volcanic. Islands in the Society, Marquesas, Austral and Gambier Island groups tower out of the water, while the islands of the Tuamotu Islands group are atolls that have long since sunk below the ocean surface, leaving only the barrier reef. The total land area of the islands is equivalent to the total area of Europe. The remoteness of the islands of Polynesia kept the people insulated from the rest of the world until European world travel began in the 1700's. These days people come to French Polynesia to live it up in stylish resorts, scuba dive in lagoons teeming with tropical fish, gorge on the unique mix of French and Polynesian cuisine and, basically, experience a little French chic mixed with South Pacific charm.

Regions in French Polynesia

The archipelago is generally believed to have been named by Captain James Cook in honor of the Royal Society, sponsor of the first British scientific ... READ MORE

Today the most important source of income in the Tuamotus is from the cultivation of black pearls and the preparation of copra. Agriculture in the isl... READ MORE

The archipelago comprises an administrative division of French Polynesia, and includes Tahiti, Moorea, Mehetia, Tetiaroa, and Maiao. The capital of th... READ MORE

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