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.
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.
Top guest reviewsthe lodge was very comfortable (including a/c) and has a stunning view of mount pahiaa fridge full bathroom full shower ac comfortable bed and amazing views of the islandtheir room is simple but very comfortable with air-conditioning and very well lithaving breakfast at the porch and then seeing the magnificent view of mther bungalows are clean and comfortableplace was clean and close to town food trucks church and water
Host:the hospitality of the owner and on-site ‘entertainments manager’ and chauffeur service from daniel were both superbstanley was so kind from the moment we met him providing excellent tips hospitality and shuttle servicethese people were one of the best hosts that we had so farthe hosts are kind thoughtful and very helpfuldesiré was an excellent and welcoming hostRead more reviewslovely location and accommodation overlooking a bay fairly close to the main townthe bungalow location is outstanding right on the waterthe bungalows are clean and spacious the location is wonderful close to vaitape and right next to the waterthe location overlooking the lagoon was beautiful and a lovely way to wake in the morningsbikes and kayaks included would definitely recommend this place we will never forget it
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.
Top guest reviewssuper clean and very welcomingextremely clean with the perfect accommodationsthe bungalow is clean and equipped with everything you needvery clean and private in a small community set off the roadoutstanding location very clean and good looking place with all amenities required
Host:the host and her family are kind and endearingthank you very much for being such a wonderful hostthe hosts took great care of us and we felt very welcomedit was great the hosts are so nice and communicate quicklyvery comfortable and stylish too great hostRead more reviewssuper cute spot with a great locationa good location from the port or airportgreat location with a beautiful private beach nearbyfurthermore the bubgalow is really close to an amazing beach and some great snorkling spotswe loved our stay the pool is great as well as the location
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.
Top guest reviewsthe beds were so comfortable with air-conditioning and ocean views in both bedroomsthe air conditioner in each room is quiet and works greatthere was fresh fruit water and coffee available for us in the kitchenclean air conditioned bedrooms with kitchen and bathvery clean and comfortablethe house is amazing - clean comfortable beds excellent shower stocked kitchenthe place is nice and clean - with a nice view of the ocean/lagoonthe cottage is a bit austere but very clean and comfortable
Host:philippe was a great hostphillipe was an absolutely amazing hostphilippe is great host and very helpfulthey are so helpfulphilippe is the most gracious host we have encountered in our many stays at airbnbsRead more reviewswe loved the locationnice place and excellent locationlow key well located and comfortablethe location was great for day-trip excursionsphilippe's place was absolutely beautiful and in the best location possible for snorkeling and playing in the lagoon
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.
Top guest reviewsthis place was absolutely amazing loved the incredible views open floor plan clean space and air conditioning in bedroomsthe a/c in the bedrooms is a plus for relaxing after long days in the sun
Host:pierre is a fantastic hostgreat service local host and a very enjoyable holidaypierre is an excellent host and was very helpful and responsive to all of our needspierre’s friend nathalie and her husband were very helpful at checking in/outRead more reviewsthis is a great place to stay if you want to stay on the mainlandwould recommend this place
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.
Top guest reviewsyou do not need ac but the fans are nice at nightthe beds are comfortable and from the terras you have a great and direct seaviewthe house was very clean and well equippedvery comfortable and stylish space and very cleanthere was a lady who came daily to cleanbruno's house was very nice and cleanthe kitchen is wonderful and the house is clean and has everything you need
Host:the host bruno was very responsive despite a and his nephew who lives nearby helpedbruno's cousin tui was very helpful in getting us aroundRead more reviewsa wonderful house on a stunning locationif you want a quiet located holiday this is the place to beyou will need a car to go shopping in atuona but taaoa is a lovely calm place to stayit's a quiet and easy going community
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.
Top guest reviewsa fan in the bedroom would have made our stay perfectbe aware that there's no a/c but a nice breezevery clean and privatewas clean and felt very safeit was very cleanhouse was clean and comfortablethe space was very clean and felt very private
Host:the host was very helpful with directions and responded very quicklylike our hosts everyone is so friendly and eager to help with any inquires of questionsthe hosts were very friendly and helpful and are great peopleteuru and titaua host a remarkable place high above the beachteuru was an amazing host and i would highly recommend spending time hereRead more reviewsdo not hesitate to book this wonderful locationwauu what a fantastic placea great place if you’re looking to get away from the crowdsthe house is a short drive from town but is so peaceful and quietit will be hard to find a better place to spend your vacation
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.
Top guest reviewslovely bathroom great hot water and again what a viewyou will need to bring bug spray the mosquito nets for the beds are attractive and effectivethe bungalow had a comfortable queen bed downstairs and upstairs was a double and a twin bedthere are two single beds and two double beds and the house easily accommodated the three of useverything was clean and tidy and thoughtfuleverything was very clean the space was stocked with everything we neededeverything was clean and all the essentials were stocked and ready for us to usethe kitchen and bathroom were clean and bright and had everything we needed for a pleasant staythe place is clean and is well equipped we used the kitchen and bathroom supplies many times
Host:george and marika are wonderful hostsmarika and george are wonderful hostsmari george and oliver were amazing hosts and this spot was incredible they left us fresh bread every morningmarika and her husband were the most lovely and gracious of hostsmarika is a fabulous hostRead more reviewssmall grocery store is walking distance and multiple huge grocery stores are a twenty minute drivethe bungalow is located in a nice location with a traditional polynesian feelabsolutely stunning location and hospitalitymarika was delightful and the location was awesomereally quiet and peaceful location about an hour from the city
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.
Top guest reviewsthe house is very nice clean and well equipped with everything you need
Host:terava & tuhaei are wonderful people and great hoststerava was always very friendly and helpfulRead more reviewsthe location is top – on one of the best beaches in tikehau
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.
Top guest reviewsspectacular view and comfortable accommodationsour only advice would be to add a fan to move the air aroundviews are amazing and the rooms cosy and warmi slept blissfully and awoke to have coffee near the pool while enjoying the scrumptious view each morningi was a little nervous about there being no ac but it ended up being very comfortablethe chalet was clean and comfortablethe guesthouse has clean lines and lots of glassthe guest house is modern private and cleanthe kitchen and bathroom areas were very modern and super clean
Host:the hosts were very kind and helpfulask the host for clear directionsthe hosts were very warm friendly and helpfulhosts were incredibly responsive and accommodatingthe hosts could not have been more helpful and kind and made us feel welcome and comfortableRead more reviewslocation is nice - not too far from papeete and close to other activities on the west coastit is a beautiful locationi would definitely recommend it to anyone looking for a quiet beautiful place tucked away in tahiti
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.
Top guest reviewsthey have lounge chairs around the pool to enjoy the view of the stars at nightthe place itself is great with a naturally heated swimming pool and a lovely viewbeautiful view very comfortable bed and plenty of privacygreat views from the bungalow and the pool is a dreamthe views from the pool are arguably the best you will find in moreeathe room is clean comfortable and well furnishedthe airbnb was squeaky clean and had so many sweet touchesthe view is stunning the place is clean and the host is welcoming
Host:annabelle and oliver were great hostsannabelle and olivier were amazing hostsannabelle and olivier were lovely and very helpful hoststhe hosts made sure our stay is greatolivier and annabelle are fabulous hostsRead more reviewsthe location is greather place is really cutevery cute place and would recommend a stay therebeautiful place to stay on the paradise island of mo'oreai recomend this beautiful place
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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