Which country is Tahiti a part of?
Is Tahiti part of the United States?
Tahiti is part of French Polynesia and is not a country. Tahiti is the biggest island in French Polynesia's Windward group of islands.
Is Tahiti and Hawaii the same?
Known for its black-sand beaches, tropical lagoons and waterfalls, Tahiti is 4,400 km south of Hawaii, 7,900km from Chile and 5,700km from Australia. It's the largest island in French Polynesia and is divided into Tahiti Nui (the larger, western section) and Tahiti Iti (the eastern peninsula).
What language is spoken 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.
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.
Is Tahiti expensive to visit?
Tahiti & her islands are among the most expensive travel destinations in the world.
What food is Tahiti known for?
The cuisine of Tahiti is internationally renowned for its fresh fish and exotic fruits and vegetables, prepared with Polynesian influence and a touch of French flair. Restaurants throughout the islands offer French, Tahitian, Chinese, Vietnamese, Japanese, and Italian dishes for the discerning palate.
Can I drink 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.
What are the dangers in Tahiti?
Warnings & Dangers in Tahiti
Are there mosquitoes in Tahiti?
ENVIRONMENT. The sun can get intense during the day, so remember to wear sunscreen and stay hydrated. There are no snakes or poisonous spiders in Tahiti, only mosquitoes and the small sand fly known as the no-no. Bring bug repellent and carry it with you when hiking through dense vegetation.
Are there lots of bugs in Tahiti?
Is there a bug problem in French Polynesia? A. As with any tropical destination, you may encounter some insects during your stay. To avoid any mosquito or fly bites, be sure to pack bug spray.
Are there poisonous snakes in Tahiti?
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.
Are there crocodiles in Tahiti?
No, there are no crocodiles in French Polynesia.
Are there drugs in Tahiti?
Authorities in French Polynesia say that drug use has spiked on one of its atolls after a yacht ran aground there last month. Radio New Zealand reports that when police were called to the burning yacht wrecked on the Faaite atoll in the Tuamotu Archipelago, they found its cargo to be over half a ton of cocaine.
What is the drinking age in Tahiti?
The legal drinking age is 21. So if you're going to Tahiti to celebrate your 18th – don't expect to be served alcohol in this country. Drinking alcohol in public and public drunkenness is not only frowned upon – but illegal.
Are there cockroaches in Tahiti?
Just like any tropical destination, you're going to find all kinds of "critters" in your room and outside your room in Tahiti. We've never seen any roaches, but there are LOTS of geckos! We've seen plenty of them in our rooms/bungalows.
Are there jellyfish in Tahiti?
I agree that jellyfish are not a major concern, however, there are definitely jellyfish in Tahiti. The French Polynesia Public Health Department has issued a warning against swimming in Tahiti's waters for the next several days due to several persons who have been stung by jellyfish in recent days.
Are there poisonous spiders in Tahiti?
Tahiti is a popular tourist destination, but one unwanted visitor has decided to make its home there: the brown widow spider (Latrodectus geometricus). A paper published in the Journal of Medical Entomology has reported the discovery of the spider for the first time on Tahiti and also on four of the Cook Islands.
Are there poisonous animals in Tahiti?
Unlike other tropical destinations, there are currently no known poisonous animals in Tahiti. The most dangerous creature you may face are those pesky mosquitoes.
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 Hawaii?
In essence, we think Tahiti may be the better holiday choice if you want great beaches, are looking to relax, do some inland adventuring and experience a different culture. In contrast, Hawaii should be your choice if you want sun, surf, spectacular hikes, and a lively nightlife, as well as a familiar American vibe.
How cold does it get in Tahiti?
During the high season, or winter, temperatures range from 70-82 degrees Fahrenheit, while in the low season, summer, temperatures vary from 70-85 degrees Fahrenheit. December and January average 12 inches of rain a month, however, Tahiti receives more hours of sun than Hawaii during the comparable humid season.
Do you need a visa for Tahiti?
Entry, Exit and Visa Requirements U
citizens do not need a visa if entering on a regular tourist passport and staying no more than 90 days every six months. If the purpose of the trip is not tourism (work, scientific research, etc.), then you may be required to obtain a visa before arrival in French Polynesia.
How much does it cost to go to Tahiti for a week?
The average price of a 7-day trip to Tahiti is $1,932 for a solo traveler, $3,470 for a couple, and $6,505 for a family of 4. Tahiti hotels range from $41 to $188 per night with an average of $73, while most vacation rentals will cost $200 to $300 per night for the entire home.
What food can you bring to Tahiti?
Can I Take Food Into Tahiti? Yes you can take food into Tahiti; however, the food needs to be sealed in its original can or packaging, and it must not break Tahiti's biosecurity rules. In order to protect the environment of Tahiti, French Polynesia has strict customs regulations in terms of biosecurity.