@Pippinwhite -- Can I go with you? I know a little French. Not much, but enough to get by. Sort of. I'll learn more.
I'll take anywhere in French Polynesia. Every place sounds fine to me. I know "Mutiny on the Bounty" idealized the place, but I've wanted to go to Tahiti ever since I read it. The movie "Donovan's Reef" just intensified my longing for a quiet beach, a little bungalow, palm trees and the surf lapping on the sand!
Heck, I'd pitch a tent on the beach! It doesn't get cold, so that's not a problem. I'd just love to get out of the rat race and find a little peace and quiet. I know people who have been there, and they said the locals are very warm and it's not as expensive on the smaller, less touristy islands.