Visit 6 French Polynesia Islands From Vancouver for only $590 USD ($771 CAD & 45,500 United Miles

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This is a combination of deals found by The Points Guy and Secret Flying. Putting these two deals together, and you can hop between 6 islands in French Polynesia, including famous destinations like Tahiti, Moorea and Bora Bora, all for only $771‬ CAD ($590 USD) and 45,500 miles from Vancouver, Canada! This deal also works from multiple locations from US and Canada at similar prices. The variable will be the cost of your United award ticket to Papeete. So let’s get started.

Getting to Tahiti, French Polynesia

Hopefully you have some MileagePlus miles saved up! This is a good deal from United. I’d say it’s the first good deal since their award chart went dynamically priced back on November 15, 2019.

The first part of the deal will get you from Vancouver to Papeete, Tahiti in French Polynesia for only $163 CAD + 45,500 United MileagePlus miles roundtrip. Dates valid until March 8:

Let’s do a little math. According to TPG’s most recent valuations, 1 United MileagePlus mile is worth $0.013 USD, or $0.017 CAD. So 45,500 UA miles are worth roughly $591.50 USD or $773.5 CAD. Adding on the taxes and fees paid in cash, this brings the worth of a round trip ticket to about $936.02 CAD.

What is the cash price for the exact same ticket? $1,210 CAD:

That’s savings of roughly $273.98 CAD. Not bad at all!

Don’t forget you’re paying just $163 CAD cash out of pocket for the award redemption.

The Island Hopper

What do you do once you get to Papeete? Most people want to go to Bora Bora. Which isn’t exactly cheap. In fact, pretty much the fastest and easiest way to get there via Air Tahiti will cost you another $512 USD or $672 CAD out of pocket:

Perhaps a ferry to Moorea then?

Sure. But how about seeing more islands by utilizing the island hopper deal found from Secret Flying? Booking an island hopper is actually cheaper than just one round trip from Papeete to Bora Bora!

Here are the islands in French Polynesia that you can hit on Air Tahiti’s island hopper:

  • Tahiti
  • Moorea
  • Bora Bora
  • Maupiti
  • Raiatea
  • Huahine

How much will this cost? Only $608 CAD. That’s $64 CAD cheaper than just visiting Bora Bora!


Here is the French Polynesia island hopper mapped out:

Cut To The Chase

So there you have it. Putting two great deals together into one awesome trip, island hopping in French Polynesia for $771‬ CAD and 45,500 miles all the way from Vancouver.

Hurry, This deal won’t last.

Kevin