Driving Directions French Polynesia
FRENCH POLYNESIA is an island territory whose links with France mean a relatively high standard of living for its citizens. It consists of 5 separate archipelagoes whose islands scattered between the Cook Islands to the west and the Pitcairn Islands to the east over 4 million square kilometers or 1.5 million square miles of the southeast Pacific Ocean. Most of the islands are mountainous and volcanic, but some are low-lying coral atolls.
French Polynesia is hot and humid but cooler and drier from May to October. The economy based on agriculture, which produces coconut oil, vanilla, and citrus fruits for export. Tourism also makes a significant contribution to the economy, with visitors coming to enjoy the coral reefs that ring most of the islands.