French Polynesia & Tahiti Map
French Polynesia and its main island Tahiti are in the eastern South Pacific, halfway between California and Australia. The soaring silhouettes of Moorea and Bora Bora have graced a thousand brochures, and this region has long been recognized as one of the scenic wonders of the world.
Most Tahiti vacation cruises and Tahiti honeymoon packages begin in the lively capital, Papeete, where Air Tahiti Nui flights from Auckland and Los Angeles arrive frequently.
Our French Polynesia map illustrates the five great archipelagoes of this large French territory, the Society, Austral, Tuamotu, Gambier, and Marquesas islands.
The Society Islands are divided between the Windward Islands, with Tahiti and Moorea, and the Leeward Islands, consisting of Huahine, Raiatea, Tahaa, Bora Bora, and Maupiti.
All of them are on the Tahiti cruise circuit and are well supplied with beach hotels and resorts.
Travel to Tahiti could also involve lesser known places, such as Atuona on Hiva Oa in the Marquesas where the painter Paul Gauguin spent his last years. To view detailed island maps, click the red labels on our French Polynesia map.