Heiva the heart of Polynesian rhythms

The Heiva, literally “celebration” has already started in Bora Bora and is poised to conquer Papeete at the To’ata square transformed into vast scenes in open air. A grand event significant to the Polynesians, the Heiva is the perfect opportunity for visitors to take the pulse of Polynesia, for a month following the frantic pace…

The M/S Paul Gauguin, Cruising French Polynesia

The M/S Paul Gauguin cruises ranks as the 2nd best Polynesian cruise for readers of Travel + Leisure 2015 as well as in the Condé Nast Traveler’s Magazine 2015 rankings. It has become a must for cruise travelers and has well earned its 5 star rank for its expansive cruise circuit and authentic Polynesian touch….

Rangiroa, live like “Robinson Crusoe”, the 5-star way

Rangiroa, the largest atoll in the Tuamotu archipelago of French Polynesia, blends the perfectly radiant and untouched beauty of the lagoons of French Polynesia with the development of tourism both coherent and absolutely luxurious. Visitors come here from all over the world for its exceptional dive spots … or just to enjoy the absolute getaway…

Miss Tahiti, for the love of “the Miss”

On June 24, Polynesians elect their most beautiful “vahine” in the Miss Tahiti beauty pageant. We will discover on this occasion who will represent French Polynesia in the next election of Miss France. A very popular pageant followed by all Polynesians in a country where beautiful women abound … Difficult from the outside to realize…

Clean Energy: when the big blue sees green!

A multitude of signs attest to real environmental awareness in French Polynesia. Seen in the Leeward island of Raiatea, a brand new model of catamaran powered by solar energy alone will soon be on its test maiden voyage! Evidence that the green revolution is underway in Polynesia. Her name is Soelcat 12 and her creator,…

Discover the Marquesas in 3 easy lessons …

The exposition at the Quai Branly Museum in Paris featuring Marquesan art has created a sensation in the French metropolitan press … “The Marquesas : queen of the beautiful iles“, as Paris Match would so describe it.  While Le Monde offers readers a very poetic trip “To the land of the laughing tiki ” ……