Economic and social life in French Polynesia mostly is concentrated within the Islands of the Society archipelago. The capital city of French Polynesia, Pape’ete, is located in Tahiti: the largest of the Society Islands.
Real estate in Tahiti and in the neighboring commune of Moorea-Maiao is attractive for buyers who want to combine a relaxed island lifestyle while enjoying urban facilities: schools, hospitals, fine restaurants, shopping malls, cultural, and natural landmarks.
The best addresses to buy a house in the area include Morro Bay in Tahiti and Tiahura Beach in Moorea. A beachfront house with four bedrooms, a private pool, and a garden comes with an average price ranging from 1,300,000 to 1,800,800 euros (1,440,000 USD - 1,994,000 USD), but it’s possible to buy a condo or a smaller, bungalow-style villa in a gated community in Moorea for 500,000 euros (550,000 USD).
Bora Bora, Taha, and Huahine are distant islands that can be reached by plane or motor yacht. Here a buyer can find the most expensive honeymoon-style villas with private beaches, surrounded by tropical gardens.
One of the biggest real estate trends in Bora Bora is eco-friendly, sustainable houses equipped with solar panels and water purifying systems. Traditional architecture perfectly fits into the picture with its open- space constructions built of local wood with thatched roofs--and customarily including comfortable hammocks.