French Polynesia: it even sounds exotic. This group of islands in Polynesia is often seen as the ultimate tropical travel destination on social media: Idyllic and jealousy-inducing photos will often pop up in people’s Facebook and Instagram feeds.

Bora Bora is popular for its exciting accommodation in over-water bungalows. In the background, you’ll see the peak of the Mt. Otemanu volcano, which is intriguing even when the weather is bad.

And the island of Moorea is an oasis of calm, it might be the real pearl of French Polynesia, it’s quiet and extremely relaxing.

Which island suits you best? Not that it makes much difference, because it’s quite easy to hop from one island to the next.

Beaches Island hopping Islands