French Polynesia - Accessible/Easy Access Accommodation & Activities

Some welcome information about French Polynesia for access travelers - there are accessible airlines that fly there, affordable and accessible accommodation, and activities there for you as well. It means that the images you see here are all places you can go and see too. Have a look at the list bellow.

French Polynesia covers 000’s of kilometres of ocean from the Austral group around 400km south of Tahiti to the Marquesas almost as far to the north west. There are good air connections between Auckland and Papeete – 5 hours on Air New Zealand or Air Tahiti Nui - both airlines very access friendly. Once you get to Papeete there are all kinds of options for where to go and what to see. Air Tahiti flies to many of the outlying islands as well as the well-known ones like Borabora and Moorea. It is also access friendly, happy to take people in wheelchairs and with lesser mobility problems.

And while the images of clear blue seas, palm trees and white sands could be anywhere in the Pacific, there is a difference here. It’s Polynesian but also French, meaning in things like food, wine, and music there is a pretty captivating blend of both influences.

The destinations featured here to begin with – before you add more - are Huahine which is a short flight from Papeete, Raivavae which is in the distant Austral Island group, and an alternative very relaxing (and surprisingly affordable) option of a cruise around islands in the group.

Papeete is probably not a place to stay for any length of time – its upgraded, accessible waterfront with food trucks in the evening are worth a visit – maybe the market as well, but the town itself doesn’t have any special attractions and access in parts is not easy.

A last tip, as one of the images here shows, wherever you are, at night - don't forget to look up.

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Fare Maeva, Huahine, French Polynesia

Fare Maeva, Huahine, French Polynesia

Pension Fare Maeva is  on the island of Huahine in French Polynesia - a short flight from Papetee on Air Tahiti - an airline well used to having passengers in wheelchairs and with other mobility problems. https://www.airtahiti.com/reduced-mobility. Huahine is a near neighbour to Borabora...
Pacific Princess

Pacific Princess

 Pacific Princess -  Ship Amenities While Pacific Princess features space onboard for just 680 guests, she doesn’t skimp on amenities.  As one of the Small Ships of Princess, this intimate ship offers two incredible specialty restaurants onboard, Sterling SteakhouseSM and Sabatini’sSM,...
Pension Chez Linda, Raivavae, French Polynesia

Pension Chez Linda, Raivavae, French Polynesia

Located in the australes archipelago, 2 hours flight from Tahiti, the island is also named as "the most beautiful of the archipelago". Its turquoise lagoon, heavenly motus and green hills makes it exceptional.  The house is close to the airport in RAIRUA town, 10 meters from the lagoon and its...

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Huahine - autour d'Isle jolie (or around the pretty island)

Huahine - autour d'Isle jolie (or around the pretty island)

Garden of Eden About thirty minutes by plane from the island of Tahiti, Huahine, with its lush forests, untamed landscape, and quaint villages, is one of Polynesia's best-kept secrets. A deep, crystal-clear lagoon surrounds the two islands while magnificent bays and white-sand beaches...
Pension Fare Maeva - reste là

Pension Fare Maeva - reste là

The photos and information about Fare Maeva should show why it is not really necessary to go anywhere if you are a guest. The Pacific Ocean and the islands of Borabora and Taha'a are right out in front of you, it is warm and peaceful, shelters and drinks available if it gets too hot, and there...
Raivavae - a day, or 2 or more... in the middle of the ocean

Raivavae - a day, or 2 or more... in the middle of the ocean

Because it is a little off the beaten track there are few tourist guides to Raivavae, and not really any that really get what the island is about - peacefulness and tranquility in the vastness of the Pacific ocean. There are comparisons to Borabora 40  years ago- same spectacular lagoon and...