If you have not yet decided where to spend your holidays this summer, a new international destination has just opened its borders to Spanish tourists: French Polynesia. Of course, it is necessary to be vaccinated and to have respected certain deadlines according to the vaccine which was administered.
From June 16, French Polynesia has its borders open to international tourism for travelers vaccinated against Covid-19 and who come from countries they consider safe (Spain, French territories (excluding Guyana), United States, United Kingdom and United States and European countries). There are other restrictions to be able to enter, such as the fact that passengers can only enter Polynesia if they have been in the last 15 days in countries considered green or those considered safe.
They must present the complete vaccination record and here some differences depending on the vaccine received. People vaccinated with Pfizer, Moderna and Astrazeneca will be able to travel to French Polynesia 14 days after the last dose, and those who received Janssen will have to wait 28 days after the vaccine. Unvaccinated travelers will not be able to enter for tourism.
Once there, French Polynesia remains the paradise it has always been: islands like Bora Bora, Tahiti or Tahaaatolls, miles of white sand beaches, exuberant vegetation, movie sunsets…
What to do
Depending on the duration of the trip, one of the options is to island hop. Apart from Tahiti, the archipelago has Moorea and their points volcanic are reflected in the calm waters of its lagoon: HuahineIsle magical and wildsecret with its still living traditions; Raiatea and Tahaasacred islands with fertile valleys, which share the same lagoon; Bora Bora of unreal beauty with its waters full of exotic fishs, its motu, with its coconut plantations and coral gardens; Yes Maupitiheart island with the jade colored lagoon
We consulted the tailor-made travel agency noubaand his recommendation is to visit Moorea and Bora Bora must pass through Tahitibut for those who want to dive deeper and discover other types of islands, the archipelago of the Tuamotus are a fascinating option especially for diving enthusiasts who should know Rangiroa.
Those looking for more privacy and a good dose of relaxation should know andl The Brando, the eco-sustainable resort that is Marlon Brando and which for several years has been rising on its island: Tetiaroa. also for whatWhen you are looking for a private island, we can recommend Tahaa “Vanilla Island” which has the status of a sacred island.
Although it all depends on the days of stay and the preferences of the travelers, a tailor-made trip from 7,000 euros per person.
Polynesia is a perfect destination to do scuba diving. The archipelago has several centers on the main islands, all recognized and with bilingual teachers (English-French), although it is not difficult to find instructors who also speak a little Spanish. The the water temperature varies between 25C and 30C, and visibility is very good due to the coral origin of the islands and the abundance of currents. We recommend wear long overalls to avoid chafing with corals.
The most common animal species in Polynesian waters are sharks, reef sharks (grey, lemon, hammerhead), dolphins, rainbow fish, turtles, eagle rays, barracudas, moray eels, manta rays and countless tropical reef fish. If you are thinking of whale watching, keep in mind that the best time to do so is from August to the end of October.
Where to stay
It’s a resort five-star luxury on the private island of Rimatu’u. People from the tourism sector told us that it was the best hotel in the world. It is a member of Beyond Green and is distributed in 35 impressive villas andn an island surrounded by a lagoon. Each villa consists of at least three bedrooms, a master bedroom, a central room with comfortable armchairs and a sofa, and a media room with a 50″ television and a Bluetooth multimedia system. Each bathroom has an interior space and exterior and a large walk-in closet.The villas have private terraces, private pools, and covered dining areas, within walking distance of a white-sand beach, and the two- and three-bedroom villas each have their own kitchens. fully equipped.
The complex has a spa, several restaurants, a complete gym open 24 hours a day, tennis courts…
the families with children are welcome on the island.
Four Seasons Bora Bora
This hotel of five stars is not located on the motu or main islet, which is the greatest intimacy. It shares an island with other international hotels such as the St Regis and the Intercontinental. This is one of the newest hotels on the island, and all the bungalows are “on stilts”, except for three “beach bungalows”. Spacious rooms, quiet environment, Four Seasons standards, three swimming pools, white sand beach…
St Regis Bora Bora Resort
Hotel Five stars what is a indisputable classic on the island and with excellent reviews of the service and its facilities. The most party-loving tourists should know that this is a very quiet accommodationwith little nightlife. Overwater bungalows offer views of the lagoon, while deluxe overwater bungalows offer views of spectacular sunsets.. Difficult choice.