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Discover French Polynesia with a Multicentre Holiday

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14-Sep-2023 Emma Islip

Discover French Polynesia with a Multicentre Holiday

Three stay suggestions for exploring the islands of Bora Bora, Tetiaroa and Tahiti...

Discover the secluded sanctuaries of French Polynesia, the true embodiment of a tropical haven, and escape to white sand beaches, perfectly preserved coral reefs and warm turquoise waters. These enchanting South Pacific islands have captivated discerning travellers, making its way into many travel bucket lists and honeymoon considerations - and there's no better way to expand your adventure and experience it all than with a multicentre stay.
A perfect pairing of two popular travel trends, extending your holiday to French Polynesia into a multicentre adventure opens a gateway to authentic beauty and diverse experiences. The benefits of a multicentre getaway mean you can experience the very best of each island's culture, activities and surroundings with ease, truly maximising your trip. And you'll have the opportunity to stay at some of the most luxurious resorts on the magical islands of Bora Bora, Tetiaroa and Tahiti.

Three Islands, One Extraordinary Journey: Bora Bora, Tahiti and Tetiaro

Among the 118 breathtaking islands of French Polynesia lies the legendary Bora Bora, the ideal setting for those seeking a luxury getaway. Stay in overwater villas set just above the crystal-clear waters of the South Pacific and indulge in the most exquisite cuisine surrounded by the scenic beauty of the natural environment.
For more of an action-packed holiday, venture to Tahiti, the largest and most urbanised of all the islands. Experience a true taste of Polynesian culture as you meander through the vibrant markets of Papeete or embark on a rock-climbing adventure up the tallest extinct volcano in French Polynesia.
Home to the iconic Brando resort, the island of Tetiaro encapsulates ultimate exclusivity in a place where luxury combines harmoniously with nature. This island entices with an unrivalled opulence, where you can trace the footsteps of the Tahitian royalty who previously enjoyed holidays in this incredible location.
Bora Bora
Aerial French Polynesia resort

Bora Bora

InterContinental Bora Bora Resort and Thalasso Spa

An enchanting oasis of picturesque views, stunning overwater villas and tropical blue lagoons, the InterContinental Bora Bora Resort and Thalasso Spa captures quintessential luxury in a truly idyllic setting. You'll have access to every ingredient of a luxury beach break, from outdoor pools to complimentary ice cream, all surrounded by the stunning beauty that Bora Bora is famous for.
From observing the myriad of marine life below the shimmering ocean surface to strolling through the resort's breathtaking botanical gardens under the golden glow of the French Polynesian sun, an escape to this island resort promises a truly unforgettable experience.
Travellers who want to embrace the island's serenity can revitalise and rejuvenate at Deep Ocean Spa with unique treatments incorporating old Tahitian massage techniques and the benefits of the mineral rich Pacific Ocean water, nourishing the mind, body, and soul. The team of highly qualified spa therapists will ensure these holistic treatments leave you with a profound sense of inner well-being.
From jet ski excursions around the island and feeding sharks to diving with majestic manta rays, this resort is also an ideal location for the adventurous type who want to make the island their playground. Daily cultural demonstrations provide a truly authentic taste of French Polynesia, ranging from Tahitian raw fish cooking and weaving palm frond to tying a pareo and crafting a hat from palm tree leaves.
Aerial View of InterContinental Bora Bora Resort and Thalasso Spa
Aerial View of InterContinental Bora Bora Resort and Thalasso Spa


Intercontinental Tahiti Resort and Spa

Step into the serene haven of Intercontinental Tahiti Resort and Spa, a blissful utopia of luscious greenery spanning 32 acres, complete with panoramic views of volcanic peaks and an abundance of enticing adventures.
Taking full advantage of the expansive turquoise waters, the hotel transforms the South Pacific Ocean that surrounds Tahiti into an action-packed aquatic playground, offering a diverse range of watersports for guests including surfing, scuba diving, water skiing and kayaking. There's even a natural aquarium showcasing the stunning diversity of Tahiti's underwater ecosystem where guests can learn about the exotic marine life from expert guides. And after a busy day of sea adventure, relax and unwind at the Deep Ocean Spa for invigorating hydrotherapy and beauty treatments.
The resort also offers a range of culturally immersive culinary experiences for those looking to fully embrace the island, notably the Mini Heiva festival. Occurring each year during the last week of July and the first week of August, this vibrant spectacle features traditional Tahitian music, fire dancers, singers and a sumptuous buffet dinner.
Indulge in delicious gourmet French cuisine at Le Lotus or head to Te Tiare for authentic Polynesian specialties with views of Moorea and the resort's cascading waterfalls and infinity pools. Every Wednesday and Friday night, guests can marvel at magnificent dinner shows while savouring the flavours of the most decadent dishes.
Dance show at Intercontinental Tahiti Resort and Spa
cultural dance show


The Brando

Located on the private island of Tetiaroa, The Brando promises a luxury holiday like no other. Renowned for its reputation as Marlon Brando's idyllic holiday retreat, step into this private sanctuary of style and serenity, surrounded by stunning sandy beaches and luminescent lagoons, protected by a barrier of coral bordering the island.
Brimming with biodiversity just waiting to be explored, the resort offers an array of excursions, ranging from a reef quest unveiling a world of underwater wildlife and vibrant coral to a bird discovery tour, where you'll have the opportunity to witness indigenous species unique to French Polynesia. For an exclusive adventure, guests can experience private tours including snorkelling, exploring ancient cultural sites and even a private picnic. Yoga classes are also available to guests along with holistic Polynesian therapies at the Varua Te Ora Spa.
This exclusive stay also invites its guests to enjoy the ultimate in culinary experiences, boasting three restaurants with incredible views of the lagoon and relaxed beach bars. Guests can enjoy traditional Polynesian entertainment while browsing through menus featuring dishes incorporating local ingredients of exceptional quality.
One Bedroom Villa
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Emma  Islip

Emma Islip

Guest Writer

Keen to discover and explore new places, I have had the privilege of travelling to some incredible locations, gaining so many memories along the way to treasure for the rest of my life.