Obama leaves Tahiti after month-long stay

11:30 am on 18 April 2017

Former US President Barack Obama has left French Polynesia after a month-long stay.

French Polynesia's President Edouard Fritch and former US President Barack Obama

French Polynesia's President Edouard Fritch and former US President Barack Obama Photo: supplied French Polynesian presidency

Mr Obama spent three weeks at a luxury resort on Tetiaroa before travelling around the Society Islands with his wife Michelle.

There was tight security by both bodyguards and police but AFP reports that Mr Obama met locals on island stops.

Travelling on a yacht to Bora Bora, Huahine, Tahaa and Raiatea, they were accompanied by US celebrities Tom Hanks, Oprah Winfrey and Bruce Springsteen.

He left Tahiti after a brief meeting with French Polynesia's president Edouard Fritch.