Top 5 Things to Do in French Polynesia

Travelers, you just want to have fun, which is why you book with your travel agent. Travel agents have firsthand, local knowledge and create custom-built, engaging itineraries for every traveler. But how do you know what you want to do in these destinations before you get there? We’ve asked a few of our awesome consultants to give us their top five things to do in our most popular locations!

So here’s French Polynesia Consultant Joyce Sargo and her top five things to do in the South Pacific!


Eat like the locals: Poisson Cru.

Tahitian Salad French Polynesia

You haven’t lived until you’ve eaten a salad that was served in a coconut shell.

Available on any of the islands, “Poisson Cru” is French for raw fish. It’s a local Polynesian dish called “Tahitian salad.” Ota’ika is similar to latin ceviche, consisting of raw fish marinated in citrus juices and coconut milk. It’s absolutely delish!


Visit a Tiki Village.

French Polynesia Tiki Village

Authentic cultural, one of the splendid adventures you can have in French Polynesia.

On the island of Moorea, experience a Tahitian feast where you meet local Polynesians and immerse yourself into their culture, art, and fire dancing. It’s Tahiti’s version of a luau. You will enjoy a barbecue cooked in a Tahitian oven after watching the dance show.

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Dine at Bloody Mary’s.

As seen on Keeping Up with the Kardashians, Bloody Mary’s is a world famous restaurant and bar on the main land of Bora Bora, where the day’s catch is for dinner! You can create your own combination plate from the iced display and give it directly to the chef, so he/she can prepare your meal, or you can choose from the crab, shrimp, steak, chicken, or vegetarian options.


Go on a Shark/Ray Snorkeling Safari with Lunch.

Bora Bora Blacktip Reef Sharks French Polynesia

Be adventurous! Swim with Blacktip Reef Sharks in French Polynesia!

On a secluded and private motu (a little island somewhere in the South Pacific), you’ll enjoy a full-day tour that includes a picnic lunch, a cruise on the lagoon of Bora Bora, and a swim with yellow tip sharks, sting rays, and colorful tropical fish. If swimming with the rays and sharks is too adventurous for your soul, you have the choice to see them from the comfort of your boat.


Stay in an Over Water Bungalow.

Overwater Bungalow Bora Bora French Polynesia

A romantic getaway to Bora Bora isn’t complete without a stay in an overwater bungalow.

On the island of Bora Bora, you should upgrade to a luxurious overwater bungalow—thatched-huts on stilts overlooking the clear lagoon. Some feature a glass section of the floor which lets you observe the sea life under the room. This glass panel is also known as “Tahitian TV.”  You can also submerge yourself in Bora Bora’s turquoise lagoon from your ladder off your private deck.