#103 best destination in the world

 

Mont Otemanu, Bora Bora

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Best time to travel: April, Nov
Ease of travel: Moderate
Cost ($-$$-$$$): $$

  • Highest point of the atoll Bora Bora in the archipelago
  • Central vent and summit of a former volcano
  • Often covered in clouds due to high humidity of winds

Matira Beach, Bora Bora

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Best time to travel: April, Nov
Ease of travel: Easy
Cost ($-$$-$$$): $

  • Matira Beach in Bora Bora is a lush sliver of land that lies in a protected lagoon seated by fine white sandy shores

Maupiti, Leeward Islands

Best time to travel: May-Oct
Walk difficulty: Moderate
Ease of travel: Moderate
Cost ($-$$-$$$): $$

  • Small coral atoll with a volcanic island, just 4.2 square miles, located in the Leeward Islands
  • There are ancient Polynesian archaeological artifacts dating from at least AD 850 in Maupiti
  • The first European to arrive on the island was the Dutchman Jakob Roggeveen in 1722

Belvedere Lookout, Moorea

Best time to travel: April-Oct
Walk difficulty: Easy
Ease of travel: Easy
Cost ($-$$-$$$): $$

  • At Belvedere Point people can view Mont Routui and the two bays and three peninsulas of Moorea
  • Mount Tohivea is a dormant volcano that is easily visible from Papeete

Musée de Tahiti et des Îles, Puna’auia

Best time to travel: May-Oct
Ease of travel: Easy
Cost ($-$$-$$$): $

  • National museum of French Polynesia, located in Puna’auia
  • The collection includes objects that reflect the natural world, including a herbarium; life prior to European colonization, and life post-colonization

Tiki Village, Moorea

Best time to travel: June-Aug
Ease of travel: Easy
Cost ($-$$-$$$): $

  • Upbeat Tahitian culture center offering a buffet dinner and live performances by traditional dancers

Opunohu Bay, Moorea

Best time to travel: June-Aug
Ease of travel: Moderate
Cost ($-$$-$$$): $

  • Long bay on the island of Moorea, subject to wind-driven currents and upwellings
  • Sailboats and tour boats regularly enter the bay