Home to 15 archipelagos and thousands of islands, French Polynesia is the definition of island paradise. World renowned as the honeymoon destination, French Polynesia is slowly opening up to independent and budget travel.
Right now this beauty still comes at a price, compared to other backpacking countries, but that price can be worth the stunning beauty French Polynesia offers.
The weather depends on what archipelago you plan to visit but for the most part anytime from May to October should be perfect.
If you are on a backpacking budget 3-4 days per island is plenty of time. Don’t try to oversee. It is okay to only visit a couple of islands.