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Visit the French Polynesian islands

Better known by the name of its main island, Tahiti, French Polynesia is a mesmerizing wonderland of reef-fringed islands and translucent aqua lagoons. Shamelessly chic and seductive, it\'s the kind of place where the rich and famous come to play and hedonistic honeymoon fantasies are realised. The epitome of the Pacific dream, this is one Garden of Eden so damn beautiful it\'s hard to believe it really exists. Check out the Gambier Archipelago: an armchair destination for most, it\'s also a must for wannabe National Geographic explorers. Those searching for a little less swashbuckling and a lot more room service will delight in Bora Bora\'s luxurious pampering and lush good looks; in Maupiti\'s picture- perfect views and old-fashioned French hospitality.

Best Time: May - October