French Polynesia luxury diving
Who: Couples, Honeymoons, Families, Groups and Solo Travellers

17 Days

From £15,918pp

Luxury Diving in French Polynesia

Emily C and Rachel are here to help give you the inside track.

Enjoy luxury at its finest on this exclusive getaway. Swim in pristine waters, stay on secluded islands, head out on private tours to dive with rays and sharks and feast on delicious food prepared by Michelin chefs. This 17-day holiday in French Polynesia is for those who are seeking the finer things.

Itinerary at a Glance:

  • Dive in the turquoise waters of Bora Bora.
  • Head out on a private tour to several sites to dive with sharks and rays.
  • Try your hand at several Polynesia traditions from lei-making to outrig canoeing.
  • Spend several days on a private atoll in a secluded villa with a private beach.
  • Explore lush jungles humming with wildlife.
  • Go diving among colourful corals as reef sharks glide past

Why Book with Original Diving?

Just a few of the extra touches that come as standard on an Original Diving holiday...
100% Carbon Off-setting
UK Departure Assistance
Fast Track UK Check-in
Fast Track UK Security
UK Airport Lounge Access
Pre-booked Airline Seats
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All of the holidays we create are completely tailor-made to you

This sample itinerary is intended to give you a flavour of what we can do

Day 1: International Flight

Your luxury holiday begins today. Head to the airport, speed through security and settle into the lounge with a glass of bubbly before your 11-hour flight to Los Angeles. You'll have a short layover in LA before catching your nine-hour connecting flight to Papeete. The flight will arrive the following day so be sure to catch some zzz's and perhaps apply a face mask so that you wake up feeling fresh and ready for the adventure of a lifetime.

Day 2: Papeete to Bora Bora

One final short flight stands between you and barefoot luxury. From Papeete, you'll catch a 50-minute flight to Bora Bora. As you fly towards French Polynesia's leading lady, take in the turquoise waters. Upon arrival, you'll be driven 30 minutes and transferred to your topical overwater oasis via boat. Once unpacked, lie above sapphire waters on the catamaran net on your private balcony and watch the abundant marine life below you as you allow the sun's rays to warm your skin.

Day 3: Dive with rays and sharks

Wake up fresh on French Polynesia time to the sunlight peeking through your linen blinds. After a fresh breakfast, head out on a private boat tour to snorkel with rays and sharks. Exploring the waters of To'opua, you'll meet several shark species, including blacktip, lemon and silvertip sharks. Keep an eye out for gliding stingrays as well, as you visit three different snorkelling sites with your private guide.

Days 4-8: Luxuriate in luxury

How you choose to spend the next four days is up to you. Perhaps you'll enjoy snorkelling over the colourful corals in the lagoon on your doorstep. Or, how about an escape to the secluded and private Motu Tapu, the most photogenic islet in the South Pacific? If you want to embrace some Polynesian traditions, try your hand at making leis with local flowers, learn how to open a coconut to drink the juice fresh, or discover how the ancestors of this beautiful land navigated with a va'a initiation cruise around the lagoon on an outrigger canoe. End your days in the oversized infinity pool, taking in the fiery reds and oranges of the setting sun while sipping on a Mai Thai - the most famous French Polynesian cocktail.

Day 9: Onwards to Tetiaroa

Wake up slowly, take in the last glances of this white sand and black lava cove before you're transferred back to the airport for a private 20-minute flight to Tetiaroa. As you approach, take in the views of this atoll as it emerges from the vastness of the ocean, an untouched oasis encircled by a coral reef. On arrival, you'll be greeted and driven a few minutes to your luxury villa which is cocooned by lush foliage. Settle in and then lounge on the powder-soft sands as you take in the views of the blue-on-blue seascape.

Days 10-16: Luxuriate in nature

Wake up in a secluded villa on this private atoll and spend the morning on your personal beach. These days are yours to spend as you wish.

When you're ready to explore below the surface, the gin-clear waters welcome you with their warm temperatures and thriving marine life. The coral gardens surrounding the atoll beckon divers to submerge with reef sharks, rays and schools of fish in a silent ballet under the waves. On another day, perhaps opt for a stand-up paddle board to explore the lagoons at your own pace.

For the bird lovers, take a guided boat tour of the shimmering lagoon to a protected motu and watch seabirds playfully dance over the water before exploring lush jungles to the soundtrack of tropical bird song.

If you're after some R&R, spend a day in the Varua Spa, rejuvenating your body with ancient Polynesian treatments, and schedule in a yoga session and steam bath. And if you can tear yourself away from your villa (with its private dining), then enjoy the two restaurants and bars on the island, which are headed up by a Michelin-starred chef.

Days 17: Home Time

Sadly, it's time to leave the lap of luxury and begin your journey home. After a lazy breakfast in the sun, you'll be collected from the hotel and transferred back for your flight from Tetiaro to Papeete. During your layover, before your flight to LA, relax in the lounge and reminisce about the rest that you felt, the nature that you embraced and the calm that you felt before returning to the 'real world'.

All of the holidays we create are completely tailor-made to you

This sample itinerary is intended to give you a flavour of what we can do

A Rough Idea of Price

While all of our holidays are completely tailor-made and prices will vary based on things like time of year and level of accommodation, we want to give you as good an idea of how much this itinerary will cost. The below prices are based on two people sharing.

This Itinerary

If you would like to book the exact itinerary mentioned above, with economy flights, during mid-season and staying in our preferred room category at our preferred hotels.



Bare Necessities

If you would like to pare back the above itinerary by travelling at non-peak times, staying in a standard room and removing some or all of the guided activities.



Bells & Whistles

If you are looking for something extra special and would like to add business or first class flights, stay in top room categories at some of the most luxurious hotels we work with, and add more activities and guiding.



Emily C and Rachel are our experts for this itinerary and as seasoned travellers they have the inside track on the most memorable adventures.

Rachel Gaw
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