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French Polynesia is a cluster of postcard-perfect islands, which sit midway between Australia and California. Perfect turquoise water, minimalistic development, and ultimate serenity define this nook of the globe. Many famous destinations reside within French Polynesia, including Tahiti and Bora-Bora. So when you see those thatch-roofed huts extending over the water, it might be here. But there are also hundreds of Airbnb‘s that are equally as gorgeous and are set amongst a variety of terrain. These are the most gorgeous Airbnb’s in French Polynesia.

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Villa Lou Faret - Leeward Islands Villa Lou Faret
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Villa Lou Faret

Villa Lou Faret - Leeward Islands

Concrete construction gives this small abode a modern feel, but everything still has that island ambiance. The focal point of the home is the gorgeous pool out front, which also happens to be a rare attribute in this particular area. Snorkeling is steps away, and interesting sites like a coral garden and distillery are a short trek from the location.

Fare Moko Iti - Windward Islands Fare Moko Iti
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Fare Moko Iti

Fare Moko Iti - Windward Islands

Pictures don’t do this place justice. Located on the north coast of the island, the little bungalow is tucked amongst tropical foliage. Inside is clean-cut, with some contemporary features. Hosts graciously provide kayaks for traversing the nearby lagoon waters. It’s the best way to fully appreciate the underwater environment. Bicycles are available to rent, so you can easily get to attractions.

Family-Friendly Waterfront Stay - Leeward Islands Location saisonnière Tiamahana à TAHAA
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Location saisonnière Tiamahana à TAHAA

Family-Friendly Waterfront Stay - Leeward Islands

Waves literally lap up feet away from the bungalow entrance. The surrounding waters are optimal for snorkeling, and especially boating. Find an expert to take you fishing, or just relax on the sugary sandy shores. The interior of this dwelling can accommodate six people, so it’s a nice fit for families. The expected decor is perfect for a tropical escape.

Villa Maroe - Leeward Islands VILLA MAROE
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VILLA MAROE

Villa Maroe - Leeward Islands

Mountains carpeted with vibrant green foliage encapsulate this incredible home. First and foremost you will notice the glossy wood pool deck, and of course the spacious pool itself. While the views are enough to occupy guests their entire stay, the hosts even include a wealth of things like bikes, kayaks and snorkeling gear which are free to use.

Lodge on the Lagoon - Tiputa Lodge on the Lagoon - Tiputa
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Lodge on the Lagoon - Tiputa

Lodge on the Lagoon - Tiputa

Enjoy your breakfast on the huge terrace, facing outward toward the multi-colored lagoon. The entire place is yours for the duration of the stay, so it’s serene and private – perfect for a honeymoon or romantic getaway. The beach is also secluded, yours alone to use. The host will set up a variety of memorable activities such as diving experiences. This one can be tailored to be an individualized dream vacation.

Superb Ocean Views - Marquesas Islands Superb Ocean Views - Marquesas Islands
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Superb Ocean Views - Marquesas Islands

Superb Ocean Views - Marquesas Islands

Even though the beaches here are unforgettable, you’d be missing out if you didn’t stay a little more nestled into the valleys and untouched nature. The listing is polished and refined, with all of the conveniences from home. But the exterior is wild and untamed – you can really experience what French Polynesia was like before any development.

Beach Bungalow on Cook's Bay - Moorea Cocoon Vanh (Car & transfer included) Cook's Bay
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Cocoon Vanh (Car & transfer included) Cook's Bay

Beach Bungalow on Cook's Bay - Moorea

Rich wood interiors define this breathtaking bungalow. The canopy bed adds a lavish touch to what is also a rustic aesthetic. From the terrace, you can soak in the native trees and plants, which add an indulgent appeal to the property. Cooks Bay can be clearly viewed from the home, and it’s spectacular. Still feeling relatively secluded, many of the area attractions are a quick drive away. The infinity pool is the cherry on top.

A Little Corner of Paradise - Windward Islands A Little Corner of Paradise - Windward Islands
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A Little Corner of Paradise - Windward Islands

A Little Corner of Paradise - Windward Islands

Everything you need for a flawless retreat is inside this brightly attributed bungalow. Located on the premises of a main home, guests still experience plenty of privacy. Lounge on the large wood deck and take in views of the deeply dimensional backdrop. Soak your days away in the infinity pool, and roam the gardens.

Inake Lodge - Hiva Oa, Marquises INAKE LODGE Maison
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INAKE LODGE Maison

Inake Lodge - Hiva Oa, Marquises

You can’t have too many Airbnb‘s with amazing pools in French Polynesia. This is just another one of those dwellings that takes full advantage of the incredible outdoor environment. Comfortable furniture nestles next to the expansive pool. You might stay out here the entire time, but the interiors are warm and welcoming.

Manuia Lagoon - Leeward Islands MANUIA LAGOON
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MANUIA LAGOON

Manuia Lagoon - Leeward Islands

It’s safe to say it really does not get more water front than this. Your Airbnb room, more like a boat, is literally floating in the water. The stunning structure features all of creature comforts, from hot water to air conditioning. But with those ocean breezes we have a feeling you’ll probably be pretty comfortable. The stay is customizable, and incredible food is provided. Snorkel, or take a ride in the transparent kayak for the most up close wildlife sightings.

Breathtaking View - Windward Islands Breathtaking view
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Breathtaking view

Breathtaking View - Windward Islands

Peer down at those iconic over the water huts, while staying in an Airbnb with a few more luxuries. Guests have access to a pool, and can dream the night away in a plush king bed. The property itself is impressive, and is within a gated community. But we still have to go back to the focal points – –the incomparable, surreal glimpses of the lagoon below.

Sailboat on the Lagoon - Leeward Islands Sailboat on the Lagoon
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Sailboat on the Lagoon

Sailboat on the Lagoon - Leeward Islands

A traditional boating experience shouldn’t be missed when in French Polynesia. Stay aboard this simple yet refined vessel, that will keep you away from noise and mosquitoes. Two cabins reside within, along with plenty of lounging space. The best part is that the ocean is your backyard. So get ready to do lots of swimming and snorkeling.

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