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Experiences

Idyllic Islands and Cultural Charms in French Polynesia

The islands of French Polynesia hold a magical and captivating charm, with idyllic crystal-clear waters, secluded jungle and an enthralling culture. Immaculate white-sand beaches give way to cobalt-blue lagoons where tropical fish animate the coral gardens and pelagic life is thriving. This deeply beautiful archipelago paradise presents plenty of adventure to entice you.

When to go
All year round

Upon landing at Papeete airport, you will transfer to your private helicopter for a scenic flight to the private atoll of Tetiaroa. As you soar above the French Polynesian archipelago, you will gain your first glance at the exquisite beauty that these islands embody. The Brando is an exclusive sanctuary on this private paradise, a unique place of stunning beauty, tranquillity and rejuvenation. Here you are not just observing nature; you are in it. Put on a snorkelling mask and witness the underwater life at a coral garden first-hand, encountering such marine life as sea turtles, rays, reef sharks and a dazzling array of tropical fish. Explore the spectacular lagoon by Polynesian outrigger canoe, kayak, paddleboard, or simply swim at Mermaid Bay or the beach.

Hike inland on the island of Moorea, where tropical jungles and towering volcanos dominate the landscape. Trek along ancient pathways to explore the remnants of early villages and maraes which were prior ceremonial religious sites. As you climb through fertile valleys amongst lush tropical vegetation, your guide will share intriguing Polynesian legends and pluck wild fruits and fresh coconuts for you to taste. Reaching the Hitiaa Lava Tubes, your expert guide will assist you through the intricate tunnels, wading in rivers and climbing through small waterfalls, leading you up to the summit of Mount Aorai, where you will be rewarded with sensational views of the island.

With PELORUS, gain exclusive access to the pioneering coral reef conservation efforts of the Coral Gardeners on Moorea where you will learn about the destruction of the coral reef, snorkel through the coral gardens and plant coral to help protect the reef of the future. The team transplant coral cuttings onto degraded areas of reef in order to recreate reef habitats, enabling marine life to return and flourish.

Bora Bora is the most celebrated island in the South Pacific and home to a selection of lavish hotels. Famed for its iconic overwater bungalows, staying in one of these suites is truly better than imagined, placing you in the heart of an unspoiled lagoon, surrounded by pristine Pacific waters and views over tropical groves and white sand beaches. Oozing with beauty, this serene setting offers opulent relaxation with spa treatments that blend traditional Polynesian rituals with the freshest of ingredients. 

Freefall over one of the world’s most beautiful islands on a tandem skydive in Bora Bora. As you hurtle at a speed back down to earth, the beauty of the French Polynesian archipelago will mesmerise you as you gain a unique aerial perspective of this iconic island.

Kit up in dive gear and submerge yourself in the underwater world of French Polynesia as your PERLORUS divemaster takes you to some of the best hidden diving spots. One of the best places in the world to dive, expect unique encounters with wild dolphins, manta rays, hammerhead sharks, marlins and even humpback whales.

Thriving with tropical forests and towering volcanos, set out on a quad excursion of Raiatea Island, following hidden tracks and winding your way up tall mountainous peaks. Emerging from the luscious forests, you are rewarded with fantastic views down to the villages, the lagoon and the ocean beyond the reef. This off-roading excursion will give you a good sense of the dramatic landscape of this beautiful island paradise, much of it surprisingly untouched.

Surf the Teahupoo wave break, one of the most famous in the world, with PELORUS world class surf instructors guiding you on these legendary waves. Surfing has a deep routed historical history in French Polynesia, and you will find many of the locals taking on these immense waves with impressive skill.

Discover the captivating culture surrounding French Polynesia, dating back to their ma’ohi ancestors, you will learn first-hand of Tahitian customs, the power of dance and unique art. Delight in a traditional Tahitian Feast upon the beach, cooked in an authentic ahima’a, an oven that has been dug into the ground, a slow cooking process that results in the most tender and delectable flavours. Enjoy a private performance of traditional music and dance, designed to celebrate the power of Polynesian culture, this unique expression will entice each of your senses.