With 118 islands and atolls spread across five distinct archipelagos, French Polynesia has versions of paradise for every traveler. Most stick to Tahiti and the Society Islands, like Mo'orea and Bora Bora, but if you venture a little farther afield you'll find stunning experiences in the Tuamotus and ultra-remote Australs. From black pearls to world-class scuba diving, waterfall hikes to epicurean and cultural adventures, French Polynesia will keep you entertained, should you tire of lounging on white-sand beaches, sipping coconut drinks, and staring at the most amazing azure and turquoise sea.
Becca Blond is an award winning freelance travel writer based in Denver, Colorado. She is the author of more than 30 Lonely Planet guides across five continents and contributes content to publications like USA Today, The Guardian, Los Angeles Times, AFKTravel, Cadillac Magazine and Jetsetter. She is also a Personal Travel Planner for Jetsetter. When not on the road she lives with her three dogs, Duke, Bobbi and Poppy, who assist with pet friendly hotel reviews. Follow her on Twitter and Instagram @PlanetBlond or check out her blog at Totally True Adventures in Travel Writing.