french polynesia culture

Epicurious Immersion on French Polynesia’s “Vanilla Island”

“Here is plate of fresh fruit with banana, papaya, pamplemoussier (a sweet grapefruit) and watermelon, as well as bread with housemade guava, mango and pomegranate marmalades,” smiles Vivi, my breakfast waitress at Vahine Private Island Resort on Tahaa. “And of […]

Raiatea: French Polynesia’s Sacred Island

“Raiatea is the sacred island,” explains Karine, the director of Raiatea Lodge Hotel. “It’s a very authentic island with a rich history and culture that is very different from the other French Polynesian islands.” We’re enjoying an artisanal breakfast at […]