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  • Writer's pictureJulie Prusak

Tropical Romance: Your Ultimate Guide to a Luxurious Romantic Celebration in French Polynesia

A honeymoon or anniversary celebration is the perfect opportunity for couples to escape from the hustle and bustle of everyday life and enjoy some quality time together. And what better way to celebrate your love than with a romantic getaway to French Polynesia, a tropical paradise known for its crystal-clear waters, breathtaking landscapes, and luxurious accommodations?


In this guide, we’ll explore some of the best islands to visit in French Polynesia, the most romantic activities to enjoy, and some of the top resorts to choose from for your special occasion.


Islands to Visit


French Polynesia is made up of 118 islands, so choosing which ones to visit can be tough. However, for couples seeking the ultimate romantic getaway, there are several islands that stand out.


First, there’s Bora Bora, known for its picturesque lagoon, where couples can swim with rays and sharks or relax on the soft-sand beaches. Another great option is Moorea, which offers stunning views of the Pacific Ocean and lush tropical forests. Tahiti, the largest island in French Polynesia, is also a top pick, with its bustling markets, museums, and cultural attractions, as well as gorgeous beaches and mesmerizing waterfalls. And for the ultimate romantic destination, consider the exclusive island of Tetiaroa, accessible only by private air charter.


Tahiti


Tahiti, the only island that hosts an international airport, is where you will arrive if you fly to French Polynesia. Known for its vibrant culture, stunning beaches, and lush jungles. It’s also home to several luxurious resorts that offer couples an unforgettable escape.


One of the top picks for luxury accommodations on Tahiti is the InterContinental Tahiti Resort and Spa. Set on the island’s western coast, the resort offers incredible views of Moorea Island and boasts a private beach and infinity pool.


Another great option is the Tahiti Ia Ora Beach Resort - Managed by Sofitel, which is set on a pristine white-sand beach and offers visitors overwater bungalows that provide direct access to the lagoon. The resort also features a traditional Polynesian spa, which offers couples massages and other intimate treatments.


If you’re looking for a truly exceptional experience, the Four Seasons Resort Bora Bora also has a presence on Tahiti – at their private lounge at the airport – and offers guests a one-hour flight aboard its private jet to its world-renowned resort on Bora Bora.


Bora Bora


When it comes to accommodations in French Polynesia, there is no shortage of luxurious resorts to choose from. For a truly indulgent experience, consider staying at the St. Regis Bora Bora Resort, which offers overwater villas with stunning views of Mount Otemanu. From overwater bungalows to private beach villas, there are plenty of options for couples looking to celebrate their love in extravagance.


Another great option is the Four Seasons Resort Bora Bora, which has its own private beach and an infinity pool with views of the surrounding lagoon. The Conrad Bora Bora Nui is also a top pick, with its hillside villas and stunning views of the Pacific Ocean.


Moorea


Moorea, with its stunning landscapes, laid-back vibe, and vibrant marine life, is one of the most popular destinations in French Polynesia. It’s no surprise, then, that the island is home to several luxury resorts that cater to honeymooners and romantic travelers.


One of the top picks for luxury accommodations on Moorea is the Hilton Moorea Lagoon Resort and Spa. Nestled between the mountains and the shimmering lagoon, this gorgeous resort offers overwater bungalows and beachfront villas, some of which even feature their own private swimming pool.


Another great option is the Sofitel Moorea Ia Ora Resort, which boasts a stunning location along the island’s white-sand beach. With its overwater bungalows, luxury villas, and other accommodations, the resort offers plenty of options for couples looking to celebrate their love in style.


If you’re looking for a more intimate experience, the Manava Beach Resort and Spa Moorea may be just what you’re looking for. With its stunning views of the lush tropical scenery, pristine lagoon, and nearby coral reef, the resort is the perfect setting for a romantic getaway.


At each of these luxury resorts, you can indulge in a variety of activities and experiences, from couples massages and private dinners on the beach to snorkeling excursions and sunset cruises. No matter which resort you choose to call home during your stay on Moorea, you’re sure to make memories that will last a lifetime.


Tetiaroa Private Island


If you’re looking for luxury accommodations that truly embody the essence of French Polynesia, you can’t go wrong with The Brando. Named for famed actor Marlon Brando, who once owned the private island upon which the resort is located, The Brando is the epitome of barefoot luxury.


Situated on Tetiaroa, a private atoll just miles from Tahiti, The Brando offers guests a chance to relax in a serene and secluded environment, surrounded by some of the region’s most stunning natural beauty.


Accommodations at The Brando are nothing short of lavish, with each of the 35 villas featuring its own private pool and direct access to the beach. Guests can choose between one-, two-, or three-bedroom villas, each of which is outfitted with high-quality furnishings, beautiful artwork, and all the amenities you could want, including air conditioning and Wi-Fi.


But what really sets The Brando apart is its focus on sustainability and the environment. The resort is powered by renewable energy sources and uses sustainable construction materials wherever possible. Guests can even take part in tours and educational sessions to learn more about the island’s natural habitats and ongoing conservation efforts.


Of course, no romantic getaway would be complete without memorable dining experiences, and The Brando’s restaurants do not disappoint. Enjoy fresh seafood caught just offshore at The Beachcomber Cafe or sample delicious Polynesian cuisine with a modern twist at the fine dining restaurant, Les Mutinés.


With so many luxurious amenities and romantic experiences to enjoy, The Brando is truly one of the best places to celebrate your love while enjoying all that French Polynesia has to offer.


Romantic Activities Everywhere


There are plenty of activities in French Polynesia that are perfect for couples looking to spend some quality time together. One of the most romantic experiences is a sunset cruise, where you can sip champagne while watching the sun dip below the horizon.


If you’re feeling adventurous, consider a helicopter tour of the islands or a snorkeling excursion to explore French Polynesia’s stunning coral reefs. For something more relaxing, book a couples massage or a private dinner on the beach.


Now, when it comes to making the best of your trip as newlyweds, there are a few tips that can help you create the perfect experience:


1. Take advantage of the stunning natural beauty - whether it's a romantic hike to a waterfall, a sunset boat ride, or a snorkeling excursion, French Polynesia offers unparalleled natural beauty that can be enjoyed in a multitude of ways.


2. Indulge in unique Polynesian culture - French Polynesia has a rich history and culture, with unique traditions that are still celebrated today. From dance performances to tasting local delicacies, immerse yourself in the local culture for an authentic and unforgettable experience.


3. Relax and allow time for intimacy - a honeymoon or anniversary celebration is meant to be a time for you and your partner to connect, unwind and enjoy each other in a romantic and stress-free environment. Make sure to schedule some time for yourselves and enjoy each other's company.


By keeping these tips in mind and staying in one of the luxurious resorts, French Polynesia will offer you and your partner a once-in-a-lifetime experience filled with romance, adventure, and unforgettable memories.


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