What is Tahiti best known for?
Visitors to the island of Tahiti will discover black sand beaches on the East Coast, white sand beaches on the West Coast, and many activities available including diving, surfing, and land tours. Journey into the heart of the island to discover Papenoo Valley, with lush jungles and an endless array of waterfalls.
How many days do you need in Tahiti?
There are so many beautiful islands to see that we generally recommend a maximum of 7 nights on one island. Over the years, we have also found that spending more than 7 or 8 nights on any one island can also make some travelers feel restless.
What are the best months to visit Tahiti?
The best time to visit Tahiti is between May and October. Although the temperatures are balmy year-round, Tahiti's winter season enjoys less humidity.
Is Tahiti better than Bora Bora?
Tahiti is a more urbanized island and even though its beaches aren't as famous as the ones in Bora Bora, it offers great shopping areas, nightlife, cultural events, and amazing outdoor activities. Bora Bora is the image that comes to mind when you think of paradise. It's a more intimate and high-end island.
What is the hottest month in Tahiti?
Which is the warmest month in Tahiti? January has an average maximum temperature of 30°C (86°F) and is the warmest month of the year.
Is Tahiti or Fiji better?
As vacation destinations go, you can't get much better than either. However if you're looking for spectacular scenery then Tahiti wins over Fiji. The dramatic mountain peaks on Tahiti and its gorgeous turquoise lagoons are breathtaking – even more so on neighboring islands like Bora Bora.
Is Tahiti expensive to vacation?
Tahiti & her islands are among the most expensive travel destinations in the world.
How long is the boat ride from Tahiti to Bora Bora?
Around 8h 40m
Which is better Tahiti or Moorea?
As well as astounding natural beauty, and a jumping off point for other more remote islands like Moorea and Bora Bora, Tahiti does offer things that Moorea doesn't. Given it's the largest island in French Polynesia, Tahiti is the best place to go for shopping, especially if you're looking for the Tahitian Pearl.
What is the best island in Tahiti to visit?
Here are eight beautiful islands of Tahiti to put on your must-visit list, and what makes them worthy of your travel time.
How long is the ferry ride from Tahiti to Moorea?
About 40 minutes
Why is Hilton Moorea closed?
Due to the scale of disruption faced by the tourism in “Tahiti and her Islands” and unforeseeable market conditions resulting from the COVID-19 pandemic, we regret to announce that the InterContinental Moorea Resort & Spa will not be reopening after the mandated closure period concludes.
Can you take a ferry from Moorea to Bora Bora?
The best way to get from Moorea to Bora-Bora without a car is to car ferry and ferry which takes 10h 21m and costs $130 – $150.
Is there a ferry from Papeete to Moorea?
FERRY TO MOOREA The most convenient way to reach Moorea from Tahiti is by ferry, a scenic journey that takes 30 – 60 minutes. Two ferry companies are operating daily schedules, leaving from the Papeete port and arriving in Moorea's Vaiare marina. Prices start at 1,500XPF ($15 US) per trip.
Does Hilton Tahiti have a beach?
I'm so glad we chose the Hilton, it was just perfect! It is brand new and the grounds and rooms and pool are lovely. We sat by the pool in super comfortable lounge chairs and just relaxed from the busyness of our cruise. We did not miss having a beach, because we had already visited so many beaches.
What currency is used in French Polynesia?
The currency used in The Islands of Tahiti is the the Pacific franc (international abbreviation: XPF). An interesting feature of this currency is that its exchange rate with the euro never varies and is set at 100 F. CFP = 0.838 Euros (or 1 Euro = 119.33 F.
Is French Polynesia France?
French Polynesia is a French overseas territory with a high level of autonomy under the terms of the 2004 Organic Law (2004-192). It comprises five archipelagos (Society, Tuamotu, Marquesas, Gambier and Australs). French Polynesia is spread over more than 5.3 million square kilometres, approximately the size of Europe.
Are there snakes in Tahiti?
There Are No Snakes Fortunately, in French Polynesia, the islands are so remote and distant that there are no poisonous snakes or any snakes at all. There are also no poisonous bugs, and the only pest around are the sandflies that rarely bother travelers.
How safe is Tahiti?
Tahiti is a safe place for tourists. Generally speaking, there are only a couple of dangers to watch out for: pickpockets in Pape'ete and moray eels in the coral reefs on scuba dives. Most visitors soon discover that Tahiti is warm and welcoming to foreigners.
Do you need to speak French in Tahiti?
French is the official language of The Islands of Tahiti. Tahitian is mostly spoken by islanders in their homes while French is commonly used in schools and business but once you visit the islands, English is well spoken in restaurants, resorts and other tourist areas. It is considered the third language as well.
What clothing is worn in Tahiti?
Do they accept US dollars in Tahiti?
Cash and Travelers' Checks Euros and US Dollars are not widely accepted in the islands; therefore, local currency is best. We recommend exchanging your currency at the Los Angeles International Airport, or at a bank or ATM when you arrive in Tahiti.
Is tipping customary in Tahiti?
Do I Need to Tip? Tipping is not customary in Polynesian culture and is not expected. However, tipping is welcomed for exemplary service.
Can I drink the water in Tahiti?
Drinking water: You can drink tap water in Tahiti, Moorea and Bora Bora and in all the international resorts. It is usually fine in family hotels and in the other islands but we recommend that you ask your hosts for confirmation.
Is food cheap in Tahiti?
While meal prices in Tahiti can vary, the average cost of food in Tahiti is F4,592 per day. Based on the spending habits of previous travelers, when dining out an average meal in Tahiti should cost around F1,837 per person. Breakfast prices are usually a little cheaper than lunch or dinner.