Tahiti enjoys warm, beach-friendly weather all year round. Did you know that the Tuamotu Atolls in the islands enjoy one of the highest numbers of sunny days in a year? Over 3,000 hours of fun under the sun, for a fact. However, there is a distinct wet season between November and March. Ergo, the best time to visit Tahiti is during the dry season which runs from June to September. .
Distance from Fa’a Airport to the main town of Papeete: 6.7 km
Sydney to Papeete
9 hours flight via Auckland
Auckland to Papeete
4 hours 35 minutes direct flight
Los Angeles to Papeete
8 hours 10 minutes direct flight
Papeete to Moorea
2 hours (includes ferry ride)
Papeete to Bora Bora
50 minutes flight
(incl. of flights, stays, ceremony, meals, drinks for couple and guests)
Although Tahiti is ridiculously beautiful, it is also unquestionably expensive. The day-to-day cost will vary depending on activities, meals and any additional purchases during your stay. On the whole, unless you’re determined to stay on a shoe-string budget, staying in Tahiti will burn a hole in your wallet!
Tahiti is one of the safest countries to travel to, heath-wise. There are no shots required, unless you’re travelling/ hopping from a country which has health advisories. That said – do keep a bottle or spray of industrial-strength mosquito repellent (they’re most determined!).
THE LOCAL CURRENCY IS THE CFP FRANC. THE EXCHANGE RATE IS APPROXIMATELY 73 TO THE AUSTRALIAN DOLLAR.
Banknotes frequently used are: 500, 1,000, 5,000 & 10,000 CFP
Do carry cash on you as the outer islands will not have ATMs or even banking facilities
ATMs (also called DABs!) are available in Papeete and other major islands.
Banque de Tahiti, Banque de Polynésie and Banque Socredo operate on these islands
The Fa’a International Airport has Banque Socredo ATMs.
A typical Polynesian dish is likely to consist of fish, seafood, and root vegetables but many resorts will cater for all tastes. Before you depart alert your resort to any dietary requirements you have. Some foods may contain traces of nuts.
As beautiful as the Islands of Tahiti are, it isn’t the ‘hotspot’ for super-consistent and speedy WiFi! The outer islands have decent connectivity, internet access is still a premium commodity when compared to first world ease.
Stick to t-shirts and shorts for the most part! Tahiti is a warm country, so unless you’re going to a formal restaurant (or church!), you’re pretty set!
Tahiti is a fantastic destination for nanny services, which can be arranged through your resort or on arrival.
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