French Polynesia ★
French Polynesia is halfway between California and Australia in the South Pacific Ocean. Its status is that of an overseas country, ruled by France, which administers education, justice, defense, and internal security while a local parliament takes care of other day-to-day affairs.
Popular destinations: Bora Bora
and Marquesas Islands
The Marquesas Islands are an archipelago of about a dozen islands in French Polynesia, most with steep mountains.
The Austral Islands of French Polynesia consist of the Tubuai Islands and the Bass Islands.
Popular destinations: Rapa
Popular Destinations in Polynesia