Tahiti is famous for it’s captivating mix of tropical island informality, distinctive Polynesian culture and French savoir faire.
As a beach holiday or honeymoon destination, Tahiti offers couples a uniquely sophisticated South Pacific experience.
What to do and see in Tahiti
Do as the Tahitian’s do and place a fragrant white tiare, Tahiti's national flower, behind your left ear – that means you're taken!
For a uniquely Tahitian holiday experience, sip French wine and dine on French cuisine al fresco style in the capital Papeete, while people-watching exotic-looking Polynesians dressed in brightly coloured pareos (sarongs) strolling past.
Gateway to French Polynesia and the largest island in French Polynesia, Tahiti is the perfect place for holiday couples to do everything or nothing at all.
Explore the island on foot or by jeep to discover dramatic waterfalls, cool rivers and deep green valleys covered with rainforests, soft ferns and fields of flowers; as well as natural wonders such as the scenic Faatautia Valley, the Arahoho Blowholes and Haamaremareahi Falls.
Wander along stunning beaches of black volcanic sand (or the powder-white sand of Plage de Maui on Tahiti Iti) and snorkel lagoons of shimmering blue water that teem with colourful marine life.
Spend a day on a private reef-top motu (islet) with a champagne lunch, where the only company is the colourful marine life swimming just metres away – the perfect holiday experience to share with your sweetheart!
Best time to visit Tahiti
The best time to visit Tahiti is during the dry season between May and October, when the average annual temperature of 27°C (81°F) is tempered by refreshing sea breezes.
The wet season lasts from November until April, with February and March the hottest months. Typically, the water temperature hovers between 26°C and 29°C.
For more climate info: Tahiti Weather Guide
Tahiti sits in the heart of French Polynesia, a vast expanse of 118 islands scattered over 2.5 million sq km of the South Pacific, 6120km northwest of Sydney, Australia and 4000km northwest of Auckland, New Zealand.
Air Tahiti Nui operate twice-weekly flights from Sydney to Papeete and via Auckland once a week. Qantas (with Tahiti Nui) offer services from Sydney via Auckland. Air New Zealand flies 4 times a week via Auckland to Papeete. Air Tahiti flies daily direct from Los Angeles to Papeete.
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