Looking for your dream home in French Polynesia?
Discover the definitive selection of the country's best real estate: houses for sale in Bora Bora, Tahiti and Moorea.
Bora Bora, Tahiti, Moorea: these names sound like the beginning of a good story about sedate, carefree days spent in a sea view, resort-style bungalow. Buying real estate in French Polynesia can make this narrative a reality.
French Polynesia, an overseas collectivity of France, is situated on four archipelagos and more than 100 islands in the South Pacific. Given its strong connection with France, the country inherited not only a French vibe in architecture and lifestyle but also French medical, educational, and police systems. Combined with local traditions, these factors make the country a safe, well-organized place for tranquil living that has a unique charm.
According to real estate experts, foreign real estate buyers come to the French Polynesia from the United States, Switzerland, Lithuania, Spain, Italy, New Zealand, and New Caledonia. Most property buyers are interested in a vacation home, but some are also thinking about retirement in paradisiacal islands.
We have compiled a list of the islands that are most comfortable for long stays and permanent living.
Real estate in French Polynesia: Tahiti and Moorea
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).
Real estate in French Polynesia: Bora-Bora, Taha, Huahine
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.