There are lots of reasons to book car hire in French Polynesia; read on and we’ll tell you a few before showing you the best prices...
The picture-postcard islands of French Polynesia are located in the Southern Pacific Ocean, roughly halfway between Australia and South America. It takes a long time to get here, but when you step off that plane and take in this magical destination, the long journey will be definitely be worth it.
Most visitors touch down on the main island of Tahiti at Papeete Faa`a International Airport (PPT). If you are staying in Tahiti you can arrange to collect your rental car at the airport.
Other airport collection points for French Polynesia car rental include those at Bora Bora Airport (BOB; also known as Motu Mute Airport) on the island of Bora Bora, and Raiatea Airport (RFP; also known as Uturoa Airport) on the island of Raiatea.
Airport collection is ideal if you want to drive yourself to your island hotel, but there are also pick-up and drop-off points at various downtown locations on the islands.
Pre-booking car rental is the best way to net a cheap deal. You can also secure your ideal vehicle when you organise car rental well in advance. Car stocks are limited on the islands, so it’s wise to have your booking secured as soon as you can.
Use the price-comparison tool on TravelSupermarket to find great deals on car hire, as well as cheap flights to French Polynesia and fantastic rates on some of the nation’s best hotels.
When you arrange car rental, French Polynesia and its island treasures are yours for the taking…
Book car hire in Tahiti and this “Queen of the Pacific” will reveal itself during leisurely day trips that can be taken at your own pace. From the busy harbour city of Papeete, where all kinds of modern conveniences and amenities are at hand (you won’t feel like Robinson Crusoe on this part of the island), there are two main roads that run off around the scintillating coastlines. Driving is on the right, and quite straightforward once you leave the busy streets of Papeete. With your own car you can discover remote beaches, find stunning golf courses, and access excellent hiking trails that snake through the volcanic yet lush landscape. For exploration of the hilly interior of Tahiti, however, it’s wise to go on a guided 4x4 tour.
With less than a 20-mile stretch of roads, Bora Bora is not the natural place to look for car hire, but it’s very easy to drive around this tropical isle and there is a clutch of attractions that are well worth seeing. Popular with honeymooners and couples, prepare to be romanced by Bora Bora as you arrive in the small but buzzing village of Vaitape (Bora Bora’s main urban area) or as the heritage of the island is revealed to you en route. Even if you are staying in one of the magnificent lagoon resort hotels off the main island, you can always hop across on the ferry and hire a car for the day.
As the nautical centre of French Polynesia, Raiatea is the perfect place to join a sailing excursion or to charter a yacht.
Wherever you plan to holiday in French Polynesia, see the islands at your own speed when you book car rental with TravelSupermarket. Use our search tool now to find the cheapest rates.