Polynesia is a subregion of Oceania which is made up of over 1,000 islands in the Pacific Ocean, so it’s quite a large region with some distinct culture. Most of the islands in Polynesia including Hawaii and Samoa were created by volcanic eruptions.

Strangely New Zealand, Norfolk Island, and Ouvéa, are all parts of a continent that sunk and then partway reemerged. The continent is called Zealandia and probably sunk around 23 million years ago.

There is something called the Polynesian triangle which traces the outer edges of what is considered Polynesia, and that would be Hawaii, New Zealand, and Easter Island. The other main islands that are found within the Polynesian Triangle are: Samoa, Tonga, the Cook Islands, Tuvalu, Tokelau, Niue, Wallis and Futuna, and the French Polynesia.

There are two distinct cultural groups in Polynesia that are distinguished by East Polynesia and West Polynesia, which mostly has to do with the differences that arise between having a large population and a small one on the more remote islands.

Besides New Zealand, most of the countries in the area of Polynesia make the majority of their money from tourism and people in other countries, or from foreign aid.

Tahiti and Bora Bora are the most popular island in the French Polynesia. They are both very romantic thanks to seclusion from location, and have gorgeous beaches and water that you can’t really go wrong with. There is great scuba diving and snorkeling, as well as gorgeous landscape on land.

The Four Seasons resort in Bora Bora is one of the most popular places to stay in the area, and is characterized by it’s private over water bungalows.

The resort has a total of 107 overwater bungalows and beachfront villas, and the villas have private pools. The resort has a private beach, a full service spa, open air gym, two restaurants, and two bars.

The exclusive hotel has both an authentic feel to honor the location but also luxury at every turn.

It’s equally popular to relax on the beach as it is to explore the water sports and wildlife. About 15 minutes from the resort if the Bora Bora Lagoonarium which is an outdoor aquarium with turtles, sharks, rays, and other marine life. With the help of a guide you might have the opportunity to swim with some of these animals. The aquarium must be reached by boat.

With great weather and a beautiful, tranquil environment, it’s easy to see how the area is a popular choice for honeymooners.

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