There are many different activities to experience on land in the French Polynesian Islands.

Since the locals are proud of their customs and traditions, you can visit the many cultural sites, historic sites, museums, ancient temples, art galleries, and watch a local Tahitian dance.

Go horseback riding on the island of Ua Huka. Hourly and daylong horseback riding is available. See the beautiful nature while you are riding a horse.

On the island of Bora Bora, you can rent bicycles or buggies to travel around the island, or travel around on jeep or horseback. Bora Bora is a 45 minute plane ride from Tahiti and it offers bungalows over the water and luxury spas and resorts where anyone can relax and relieve themselves of all stress and worries.

On the island of Rurutu, you can explore many caves, hike to waterfalls, watch the humpback whales, or if you come at the right time, watch a traditional ceremony. Every January and July, there is a ceremony where locals show off their strength by lifting heavy volcanic stones. After the showing off of muscle there is a feast and dancing, where you can watch locals do their traditional dances.

There are plenty of sports to choose from on many islands such as tennis, volleyball, and golfing. There are also trekking tours and you can hike up mountains to beautiful waterfalls. You can also tour islands by four wheel drive or take a helicopter tour and see the beautiful tropical colors by air.

You can also enjoy a relaxing picnic on the beach with your family or friends, or just lay out on the white sands and get a warm sun tan while you relax and enjoy your break from the hustle of hurry of your regular life. Always be sure to put on your sun screen though.

In Tahiti, the largest and most populated island, you will find plenty to do. As for sightseeing, there is the Harrison Smith Botanical Gardens, the Museum of Tahiti, the Gauguin Museum which all art lovers must go to see paintings, the museum or Tahitian pearls and the Lagoonarium.

Tahiti also offers night life and entertainment. Papeete, the capital of Tahiti is the only place to offer clubs and bars.

While in Papeete you will want to look at the local boutiques. You can shop at Black Pearl shops and bring home some beautiful black pearls, art work, and crafts made by locals. Papeete has a public market called Le Marche that is open all week long but is extra busy on Sunday when out of towners arrive to sell their items.

In a nutshell, there is an abundance of activities to enjoy and choose from on the French Polynesian islands.