, 2022-10-14 02:00:00,
Yes, French Polynesia is one of the most beautiful places in the world. But it’s also rich in cultural heritage and history.
In 2003, I explored 11 of the 118 islands of French Polynesia by 30-foot sailboat and lived to provide this advice on off-the-beaten path spots that reflect the special culture of Polynesia.
If you’re not up for a 12,000 mile sail via Central America, there’s now a much easier way to get there. Two direct flights from Seattle-Tacoma International Airport (SEA) on Air Tahiti Nui that leave twice a week!
This is my to do list for my next return without a sailboat.
1. Cruise a freighter through paradise
I have a lifelong fascinating with freighters, and maybe that’s why I work at the Port. During my three month stay, the Aranui freighter ship was a daily sight while it delivered everyday supplies to the populated islands. You can join for a 12 day cruise through the islands to the Marquesas, or take a specific itinerary. And returning to Papeete, Tahiti transporting the most important agricultural commodities of the region: copra, lemons, fish, and barrels of Noni.
Copra – the sun-dried white flesh of the coconut is a primary ingredient in the cosmetics industry to produce things like makeup and soap. And it’s a primary export of French Polynesia.
Noni — a wrinkly, dimply green fruit that grows on an evergreen shrub and smells like stinky cheese when fermented. Noni is one of…
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