IDEAL LENGTH 10 nights
Price From £3,680 pp
When to Go May, Jun, Jul, Aug, Sep, Oct

Family Break in French Polynesia

With a great mix of activities and locations, there will be something to keep both parents and children happy in this itinerary. Swimming with rays and black tip sharks is one of the best experiences on the islands and something that everyone will remember forever.

Day 1
1 humpback whale calf in clear blue waters, French Polynesia

Day 1
Arrival Tahiti

Upon arrival at the airport you’ll be met by a representative and driven by private vehicle to your hotel.

After settling into your room, the remainder of the day will be spent at leisure.

The kids will love hitting the resort’s two pools, while you pick your spot for amazing sunset views overlooking the island of Moorea.
 

Day 2
2 humpback whale calf in clear blue waters, French Polynesia

Day 2
Uratea Experience

Immerse yourself in the enchanting local culture with a half day tour to learn about the beauty of the landscape, the history of the region, cultural traditions such as weaving, cooking and dance, and the ways of the Polynesian people. Importantly, you’ll learn about the Mana – a unique spiritual force that Polynesians believe surrounds the islands. 

After a welcome ceremony you’ll enjoy traditional Tahitian food such as ‘Ma’a Tahiti’, Tahitan raw fish marinated with fresh coconut milk, shrimp and meat skewers, and tropical fresh fruits. There’ll also be the chance to indulge in some local activities yourself.
 

Day 3
3 humpback whale calf in clear blue waters, French Polynesia

Day 3
Tahiti – Moorea

Today you’ll be escorted to the airport for your flight to Moorea. Upon arrival at the airport you’ll be transferred to your accommodation. 

The remainder of your day will be spent at leisure. Your Lightfoot Travel Designer can advise on activities prior to departure.
 

Day 4
4 humpback whale calf in clear blue waters, French Polynesia

Day 4
Shared Full Day Lagoon Tour with Picnic on a Motu

Grab your swimsuits and head to the lagoon of Moorea to discover its marine treasures. You’ll start with a visit to the majestic Cook’s and Opunohu’s bays where your guide will explain the marine life and you’ll get to spot stingrays and sharks in their natural environment.  

After an optional dip in the warm waters you’ll enjoy a BBQ lunch on a ‘motu’ – a tiny reef islet.
 

Day 5
5 humpback whale calf in clear blue waters, French Polynesia

Day 5
Moorea

Spend your day relaxing in paradise. The kids can borrow a kayak, paddleboard to explore the lagoon, go snorkelling or ziplining. Parents can hit the beach, do a spot of yoga, or indulge in the spa.

In the evening, enjoy dinner before settling down for a themed evening of Polynesian song and dance.
 

Day 6
6 humpback whale calf in clear blue waters, French Polynesia

Day 6
Moorea

If you want to get active, this is your chance to go on a quad bike adventure through the lush rainforest at Opunohu’s bay, or embark on a 4x4 safari into the heart of the island, discovering pineapple fields and stopping to taste local jams and tropical fruit juices as you go.

Day 7
7 humpback whale calf in clear blue waters, French Polynesia

Day 7
Moorea – Bora Bora

Today you’ll be escorted to the airport for your flight to Bora Bora. Upon arrival you’ll be privately transferred to your accommodation. 

Spend your time settling in before sunsets and soaking up the intoxicating scent of tiaré (Tahitian gardenia).
 

Day 8
8 humpback whale calf in clear blue waters, French Polynesia

Day 8
Private Polynesian Day in Bora Bora

Today you’ll be escorted on a boat trip through Bora Bora lagoon’s warm, clear water and beautiful coral gardens. Families will love exploring the reef by boat, before moving to a shallow site where you can interact with graceful stingrays while accompanied by your expert guide.

Indulge in a gourmet lunch on the beach. Your table will be set under a coconut tree with views of the dramatic peak of Mt Otemanu.
 

Day 9
9 humpback whale calf in clear blue waters, French Polynesia

Day 9
Bora Bora

Spend today relaxing in your idyllic Bora Bora cloister. A complimentary kids’ club for children aged five and older will keep them busy with watersports, craft-making and tea parties, while you head to one of the excellent surrounding beaches.     

Day 10
10 humpback whale calf in clear blue waters, French Polynesia

Day 10
Bora Bora

Make the most of your final day.

Visit the property’s artificial “lagoonarium” for snorkelling with tropical fish; unwind by the two pools (one exclusively for adults); go surfing together as a family; or book a treatment at French Polynesia’s only Clarins spa.

Your Lightfoot Travel Designer can advise on further activities prior to departure. 
 

Day 11
11 humpback whale calf in clear blue waters, French Polynesia

Day 11
Departure

Today you’ll be escorted to the airport for your onward journey home.

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itinerary highlights
  • Sail around French Polynesia’s famous ‘motus’ while learning about marine life and searching for stingrays
  • Enjoy traditional Tahitian food such as Tahitan raw fish and meat skewers
  • Go quad biking through the lush rainforest at Opunohu’s bay
  • Snorkel around Bora Bora lagoon’s beautiful coral gardens
  • Relax on pristine sands and soak up the region’s extraordinary mana
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