In a recent paper [Phys. Rev. B 68, 153313 (2003)], we reported the first experimental observation of the strong coupling regime in a GaN-based microcavity. The λ/2 GaN optical cavity was grown by molecular beam epitaxy on a Si(111) substrate. The upper mirror is a SiO2/Si3N4 dielectric mirror and the silicon substrate acts as the bottom mirror. With such a relatively simple and low-finesse microcavity, a Rabi splitting of 31 meV was measured at 5K. On the basis of this very encouraging result, approaches to fabricate high-finesse GaN-based cavities exhibiting strong coupling with stable polaritons at room temperature are discussed.