French Polynesia is composed of hundreds of glorious islands that are highly regarded for their natural splendor. Historically, the inhabitants of French Polynesia were experienced sailors and used stars to navigate during the night. The term ”Polynesia” was first used in 1756 by French writer Charles de Brosses, and originally applied to all the islands of the Pacific.
In 1831, Jules Dumont d’Urville proposed a restriction on its use during a lecture to the Geographical Society of Paris. Imagine breath-taking beautiful lagoons teeming with fascinating devilfish, sea turtles and manta rays swimming over magnificent coral gardens. The natural paradise of French Polynesia is the backdrop for the most spectacular of yacht charters. Alternate between the sophisticated ambience of the area’s many stylish resorts or chill out and get back to nature as you glide over exquisite lagoons surmounted by jagged volcanic peaks, watching out for white dolphins playing in the waters as you pass. Stop for a swim or a snorkel or just close your eyes while you indulge in your own little South Pacific fantasy. Traditional culture, mouth-watering food and a warm welcome from the local people make a Tahiti yacht charter an experience to remember.