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Top five
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Paul Gauguin cruise


A motu is a tiny outlying island hugging a coral reef. No trip to French Polynesia is complete without experiencing one of these palm-fringed hideaways.

You get to visit two of them. Swim, snorkel or kayak in crystal-clear turquoise waters. Or, kick back your heels and laze on the silky white sand.

The private motu of Taha'a Island features a beach-side barbecue of seafood, steak and chicken plus a wide choice of beverages.

The quiet, secluded motu of Bora Bora offers only a limited choice of snacks and beverages. However, it has a romantic, isolated setting. One couple told me they imagined they were castaways on a deserted tropical isle.


Island watersports

Bora Bora and Moorea are world famous for their watersports.

Popular activities include snorkeling, scuba diving, windsurfing, parasailing, dolphin watching and shark feeding.

You can ride a sailboat, waverunner, submarine, and glass-bottom boat.

You can even don a diver's helmet and walk underwater with the fish.

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