French Polynesia, Tahiti

French Polynesia | Raphael Bernard

February 20, 2024

Today we’re headed to experience a tapestry of turquoise lagoons, emerald-green islands, and coral-fringed shores.

Whether you’re diving with sharks, climbing the ridge of a volcanic peak, or relaxing in your overwater bungalow – French Polynesia, or Tahiti for short – is sure to be nothing short of spectacular.

We have a fun show for you today, with my friend and partner in the region, Raphael Bernard. Raphael has lived on a couple different islands in the archipelago and eats and breathes it every day. We talk about everything from the local stereotypes of each island, to the more off the beaten path ways to visit, to the food, and the unique culture.




Listen to hear:

  • 02:01 – What Raphael’s favorite view here is
  • 03:14 – How he gives us an overview of French Polynesia geography
  • 05:20 – Why you can find culturally unique things about French Polynesia
  • 07:31 – What the overlooked islands that you should visit are
  • 09:39 – How the islands were formed with the impressive elevation
  • 12:00 – How to choose between the Maldives vs. Tahiti
  • 15:00 – About the Polynesian history, cuisine, and tradition
  • 21:04 – Why he has few insider stories most people are surprised about
  • 24:55 – What the best ways to get around or between the islands are
  • 26:55 – Who should visit this destination
  • 31:52 – How he has a favorite memory of a past guest
  • 33:50 – About Raphael’s personal favorites on the islands
  • 38:26 – What you will learn about the world by visiting French Polynesia

Listener Exclusive Amenities

*Choice of 1 activity on Moorea or Bora Bora:

*Lagoon Excursion with Motu Picnic (small group shared). Value $300

*Booking window (now-May 31, 2024) | Travel window: now-December 31, 2025 | Requirements: Minimum 5 night package booked (air + land inclusive), or 7 nights land only

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