10 Best Airbnb Vacation Rentals In French Polynesia - Updated 2023

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The awe-inspiring islands of French Polynesia have long been described as a paradise on earth, and it’s easy to see why. This tropical destination comprises about 118 islands endowed with rugged mountains, pristine lagoons, sun-kissed beaches, and coral reef gardens. If you’re unsure where to start, Bora Bora and Tahiti are just some of the best islands within French Polynesia that offer unlimited opportunities for outdoor adventure. Plan a day trip to Bora Bora, and don’t forget to visit the turquoise lagoons brimming with barracudas. If you’re feeling more adventurous, dive into the crystal-clear waters of Tahiti and have a closer encounter with its marine life. After a long day, you’ll surely want to stay in a place that feels like home. For your accommodation needs, check out our list of the best Airbnb vacation rentals in French Polynesia.

1. Beautiful bungalow with a balcony in Bora Bora (from USD 126)

Treat your partner to a different kind of holiday experience on the island of Bora Bora. For accommodation, consider booking this stunning family residence that offers three bungalows for two guests or a couple. The rentals are set on a well-groomed, verdant lawn with a lush mountain backdrop.

Besides the green vegetation, this property also overlooks a calm, deep-blue sea, best viewed from the balcony. Guests are also guaranteed a comfortable stay throughout, with amenities such as air-conditioning, WiFi, and essential kitchen appliances. Exploring other places of interest will be easy, as this rental is a short walk from the city center.

Bora Bora, French Polynesia
106 reviews   Wifi Available
Entire bungalow 1 Bed 2 Guests 1 Bedroom 1 Bathroom

Accommodates: 2

Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
the lodge was very comfortable (including a/c) and has a stunning view of mount pahia
a fridge full bathroom full shower ac comfortable bed and amazing views of the island
their room is simple but very comfortable with air-conditioning and very well lit
having breakfast at the porch and then seeing the magnificent view of mt
her bungalows are clean and comfortable
place was clean and close to town food trucks church and water
the hospitality of the owner and on-site ‘entertainments manager’ and chauffeur service from daniel were both superb
stanley was so kind from the moment we met him providing excellent tips hospitality and shuttle service
these people were one of the best hosts that we had so far
the hosts are kind thoughtful and very helpful
desiré was an excellent and welcoming host
lovely location and accommodation overlooking a bay fairly close to the main town
the bungalow location is outstanding right on the water
the bungalows are clean and spacious the location is wonderful close to vaitape and right next to the water
the location overlooking the lagoon was beautiful and a lovely way to wake in the mornings
bikes and kayaks included would definitely recommend this place we will never forget it
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2. Secluded bungalow with a private pool on Windward Islands (from USD 115)

Have a slice of paradise to yourself by opting for this secluded tropical bungalow that features a glistening pool. Recommended for three guests, this rental comes with a bedroom and living area decked out in natural hues and local materials. The terrace and backyard also provide you with plenty of opportunities to relax. Amenities, such as free street parking and WiFi, also add to the hassle-free experience.

Keen to explore a coral reef garden? There’s a private beach right behind the property where you can engage in snorkeling. When you get hungry after a jam-packed day, restaurants, pizza trucks, and snack bars are within a short distance.

Moorea-Maiao, Windward Islands, French Polynesia
170 reviews   Wifi Available
Entire guest suite 1 Bed 2 Guests 1 Bathroom

Accommodates: 2

Top guest reviews
super clean and very welcoming
extremely clean with the perfect accommodations
the bungalow is clean and equipped with everything you need
very clean and private in a small community set off the road
outstanding location very clean and good looking place with all amenities required
the host and her family are kind and endearing
thank you very much for being such a wonderful host
the hosts took great care of us and we felt very welcomed
it was great the hosts are so nice and communicate quickly
very comfortable and stylish too great host
super cute spot with a great location
a good location from the port or airport
great location with a beautiful private beach nearby
furthermore the bubgalow is really close to an amazing beach and some great snorkling spots
we loved our stay the pool is great as well as the location
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3. Cozy rental steps from the beach on Windward Islands (from USD 317)

This modest house promises a group of five or a small family many days of fun in the sun. It is located on the beach and near a lagoon, where you can quickly go for a swim or a boat ride. A peaceful vacation is guaranteed, with two bedrooms offering king-sized and double beds and the lapping ocean waves lulling you to sleep.

You don’t have to worry about your everyday meals as the kitchen has everything you may need to cook. In addition, barbecue facilities are at your disposal if you feel like having a midnight feast or an afternoon cookout with your companions.

Puna'auia, Windward Islands, French Polynesia
241 reviews   Superhost Wifi Available
ENTIRE HOME 3 Beds 5 Guests 2 Bedrooms 2 Bathrooms

Accommodates: 5

Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
the beds were so comfortable with air-conditioning and ocean views in both bedrooms
the air conditioner in each room is quiet and works great
there was fresh fruit water and coffee available for us in the kitchen
clean air conditioned bedrooms with kitchen and bath
very clean and comfortable
the house is amazing - clean comfortable beds excellent shower stocked kitchen
the place is nice and clean - with a nice view of the ocean/lagoon
the cottage is a bit austere but very clean and comfortable
philippe was a great host
phillipe was an absolutely amazing host
philippe is great host and very helpful
they are so helpful
philippe is the most gracious host we have encountered in our many stays at airbnbs
we loved the location
nice place and excellent location
low key well located and comfortable
the location was great for day-trip excursions
philippe's place was absolutely beautiful and in the best location possible for snorkeling and playing in the lagoon
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4. Gorgeous villa with dramatic sunset views in Bora Bora (from USD 274)

Immerse yourself in the incredible beauty of nature with a weekend stay at this villa on the Leeward Islands of Bora Bora. It is perched above sea level, allowing you unobstructed sea views and dreamy sunsets from the shaded lanai.

Inside, your comfort and convenience are not compromised. The white-themed bedrooms are air-conditioned and come equipped with crisp linens, bind windows, and bedside lamps. In addition, there’s a dedicated workspace for catching up on some reading or missed work. The hosts also provide ethernet connection and pocket WiFi, so you can easily update your family on your whereabouts.

Bora Bora, Leeward Islands, French Polynesia
62 reviews   Superhost Wifi Available
ENTIRE HOME 3 Beds 4 Guests 2 Bedrooms 1 Bathroom

Accommodates: 4

Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
this place was absolutely amazing loved the incredible views open floor plan clean space and air conditioning in bedrooms
the a/c in the bedrooms is a plus for relaxing after long days in the sun
pierre is a fantastic host
great service local host and a very enjoyable holiday
pierre is an excellent host and was very helpful and responsive to all of our needs
pierre’s friend nathalie and her husband were very helpful at checking in/out
this is a great place to stay if you want to stay on the mainland
would recommend this place
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5. Wonderful house with a patio on Marquesas Islands (from USD 120)

The Marquesas Islands are more than just the resting place of well-known people such as Paul Gauguin and Jacques Brel. This group of islands possesses raw beauty that always keeps tourists intrigued and excited. If you want to experience the true essence of island life, consider booking this residential home that can sleep up to four guests.

The two bedrooms exude a cozy vibe, while the living area gives off a relaxed, tropical feel. You’ll also love the lovely patio that offers spectacular views of the Pacific Ocean. It is the perfect spot to have coffee in the morning or spend quality time with your loved ones.

Marquesas Islands, French Polynesia
168 reviews   Superhost Wifi Available
ENTIRE HOME 4 Beds 4 Guests 2 Bedrooms 1 Bathroom

Accommodates: 4

Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
you do not need ac but the fans are nice at night
the beds are comfortable and from the terras you have a great and direct seaview
the house was very clean and well equipped
very comfortable and stylish space and very clean
there was a lady who came daily to clean
bruno's house was very nice and clean
the kitchen is wonderful and the house is clean and has everything you need
the host bruno was very responsive despite a and his nephew who lives nearby helped
bruno's cousin tui was very helpful in getting us around
a wonderful house on a stunning location
if you want a quiet located holiday this is the place to be
you will need a car to go shopping in atuona but taaoa is a lovely calm place to stay
it's a quiet and easy going community
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6. Charming rental for four guests in Tahiti (from USD 164)

Take a break from your busy schedule and go for a tropical escapade in breathtaking Tahiti. The destination has plenty of accommodation options to choose from, one of which is this property surrounded by nature. This handsome abode features two bedrooms and one bathroom, ideal for a small group of friends.

The overall interior is bright and cozy, with expansive windows letting in natural light and fresh air. The kitchen is equipped with cooking appliances and granite countertops, while the bathroom is stocked with toiletries. If you’re in the mood for some outdoor fun, this rental is only a five-minute walk from the scenic Matavai Bay.

Arue, Tahiti, French Polynesia
128 reviews   Superhost Wifi Available
Entire bungalow 3 Beds 4 Guests 2 Bedrooms 1 Bathroom

Accommodates: 4

Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
a fan in the bedroom would have made our stay perfect
be aware that there's no a/c but a nice breeze
very clean and private
was clean and felt very safe
it was very clean
house was clean and comfortable
the space was very clean and felt very private
the host was very helpful with directions and responded very quickly
like our hosts everyone is so friendly and eager to help with any inquires of questions
the hosts were very friendly and helpful and are great people
teuru and titaua host a remarkable place high above the beach
teuru was an amazing host and i would highly recommend spending time here
do not hesitate to book this wonderful location
wauu what a fantastic place
a great place if you’re looking to get away from the crowds
the house is a short drive from town but is so peaceful and quiet
it will be hard to find a better place to spend your vacation
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7. Tranquil house near the beach in Vairao (from USD 241)

This tranquil rental in Vairao is a watersports enthusiast’s delight. It is close to the white-sand beach and a lagoon that offers kayaking, snorkeling, whale watching, and more. The overall rental can accommodate up to six guests, with two bedrooms featuring queen and single beds. The kitchen is well-equipped and opens onto the balcony that boasts views of the azure sea.

There’s a garden outside where you can sit or take in the silence on days you don’t feel like venturing out. You can also make use of the barbecue facility and invite your friends to an afternoon cookout.

Vairao, French Polynesia
225 reviews   Superhost Wifi Available
Entire bungalow 7 Beds 6 Guests 2 Bedrooms 1 Bathrooms

Accommodates: 6

Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
lovely bathroom great hot water and again what a view
you will need to bring bug spray the mosquito nets for the beds are attractive and effective
the bungalow had a comfortable queen bed downstairs and upstairs was a double and a twin bed
there are two single beds and two double beds and the house easily accommodated the three of us
everything was clean and tidy and thoughtful
everything was very clean the space was stocked with everything we needed
everything was clean and all the essentials were stocked and ready for us to use
the kitchen and bathroom were clean and bright and had everything we needed for a pleasant stay
the place is clean and is well equipped we used the kitchen and bathroom supplies many times
george and marika are wonderful hosts
marika and george are wonderful hosts
mari george and oliver were amazing hosts and this spot was incredible they left us fresh bread every morning
marika and her husband were the most lovely and gracious of hosts
marika is a fabulous host
small grocery store is walking distance and multiple huge grocery stores are a twenty minute drive
the bungalow is located in a nice location with a traditional polynesian feel
absolutely stunning location and hospitality
marika was delightful and the location was awesome
really quiet and peaceful location about an hour from the city
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8. Traditional French Polynesian home in Tuherahera (from USD 183)

Take your family or friends on a seaside vacation and go for this self-contained rental near one of Tuherahera’s best beaches. The two bedrooms ensure a good night’s sleep with beds dressed in fresh sheets. Besides going to the sandy beach, this rental also features a backyard where you can have some alone time.

Another thing that you’ll love about staying here is the proximity to local amenities such as grocery stores, bakeries, ATMs, and more. If you want to explore more of this area, there are bicycles available for rent.

Tuherahera, French Polynesia
157 reviews   Superhost Wifi Available
ENTIRE HOME 3 Beds 6 Guests 2 Bedrooms 1 Bathroom

Accommodates: 6

Top guest reviews
the house is very nice clean and well equipped with everything you need
terava & tuhaei are wonderful people and great hosts
terava was always very friendly and helpful
the location is top – on one of the best beaches in tikehau
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9. Tiny bungalow with a terrace on Windward Islands (from USD 177)

This small bungalow in Puna'auia is perfect for a couple on a romantic getaway. The bedroom gives off a refreshing vibe, thanks to the white-painted walls, expansive glass windows, and sliding doors leading to the sunny terrace. The kitchen may not be spacious, but it has the appliances to help you whip up light meals.

Free parking is available on the premises, in case you plan to bring your car with you. If you’re working remotely, you may access the WiFi and use the dedicated workspace. This rental is also in a sought-after location, with the airport being a 15-minute drive away.

Puna'auia, Windward Islands, French Polynesia
233 reviews   Wifi Available
Entire bungalow 1 Bed 2 Guests 1 Bedroom 1 Bathroom

Accommodates: 2

Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
spectacular view and comfortable accommodations
our only advice would be to add a fan to move the air around
views are amazing and the rooms cosy and warm
i slept blissfully and awoke to have coffee near the pool while enjoying the scrumptious view each morning
i was a little nervous about there being no ac but it ended up being very comfortable
the chalet was clean and comfortable
the guesthouse has clean lines and lots of glass
the guest house is modern private and clean
the kitchen and bathroom areas were very modern and super clean
the hosts were very kind and helpful
ask the host for clear directions
the hosts were very warm friendly and helpful
hosts were incredibly responsive and accommodating
the hosts could not have been more helpful and kind and made us feel welcome and comfortable
location is nice - not too far from papeete and close to other activities on the west coast
it is a beautiful location
i would definitely recommend it to anyone looking for a quiet beautiful place tucked away in tahiti
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10. Villa Dream Lagoon on Windward Islands

This magnificent villa features a bungalow that has all the characteristics of a dream vacation home. It boasts a beautiful garden ideal for brisk morning walks and overlooks a stunningly beautiful sea. The interior gives off a relaxing tropical vibe, with rattan furniture, ambient lights, and indoor plants.

Ideal for two guests, this property has one queen bedroom equipped with fresh linens and fluff pillows. If you’re looking to brush up on your cooking skills, do note that this rental’s kitchen only has a fridge and a microwave. For adventures, Temae beach offers guests snorkeling sessions.

Tema'e, Windward Islands, French Polynesia
130 reviews   Superhost Wifi Available
Entire guesthouse 1 Bed 2 Guests 1 Bedroom 1 Bathroom

Accommodates: 2

Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
they have lounge chairs around the pool to enjoy the view of the stars at night
the place itself is great with a naturally heated swimming pool and a lovely view
beautiful view very comfortable bed and plenty of privacy
great views from the bungalow and the pool is a dream
the views from the pool are arguably the best you will find in moreea
the room is clean comfortable and well furnished
the airbnb was squeaky clean and had so many sweet touches
the view is stunning the place is clean and the host is welcoming
annabelle and oliver were great hosts
annabelle and olivier were amazing hosts
annabelle and olivier were lovely and very helpful hosts
the hosts made sure our stay is great
olivier and annabelle are fabulous hosts
the location is great
her place is really cute
very cute place and would recommend a stay there
beautiful place to stay on the paradise island of mo'orea
i recomend this beautiful place
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Experience island life in paradise

Over the years, French Polynesia has cemented itself as one of the world’s popular tropical destinations. Yet, this tropical wonderland still has plenty of undiscovered gems for curious tourists. If you’re visiting soon, check out our list of the best Airbnb vacation rentals in French Polynesia mentioned above.

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