Which country is Tahiti in?
Is Tahiti close to Hawaii?
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).
Is Tahiti part of USA?
Tahiti is the economic, cultural and political centre of French Polynesia, an overseas collectivity and an overseas country of the French Republic. The capital of French Polynesia, Papeete, is located on the northwest coast of Tahiti.
Where is Tahiti closest to?
Tahiti, largest island of the Îles du Vent (Windward Islands) of the Society Islands, French Polynesia, in the central South Pacific Ocean. Its nearest neighbour is Moorea, 12 miles (20 km) to the northwest.
Is Tahiti expensive to vacation?
Tahiti & her islands are among the most expensive travel destinations in the world.
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.
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.
What should you avoid in Tahiti?
You are at risk of developing a water-borne or food-borne disease in Tahiti. This includes parasites and infectious diseases, such as scabies and conjunctivitis. As a result, bottled water is recommended in rural areas, and you should avoid raw or uncooked foods, including salad greens.
Do I need a visa to visit 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.
What months are the best time 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.
Do they speak English in Tahiti?
French is the official language in Tahiti but the locals also speak Tahitian. English is widely spoken and understood in most hotels, restaurants and shops.
Can you 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.
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 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 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 legal 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.
Does Tahiti require vaccination?
French Polynesia and France – Travel is now open to both vaccinated AND unvaccinated passengers. Pre-departure test is no longer required regardless of the passengers' vaccination status. Masks are no longer required on board (however, LAX airport still has a mask requirement).
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.
Are there sea 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.
Is nudity allowed in French Polynesia?
1. Re: Clothing Optional areas in French Polynesia? Full nudity anywhere in public is not acceptable. You may wish to find a private motu through a local vendor who can drop you off for a half day.
Are there crocodiles in Tahiti?
No, there are no crocodiles in French Polynesia.
Can I drive in Tahiti with a US license?
Tahiti Self Drive Rules You can drive using your home countries licence in French Polynesia.
What do I need to know before going to Tahiti?
Tahiti is NOT Bora Bora.Tahiti Isn't the Most Beautiful of the French Polynesia Islands.Tahiti is great for Whale Watching.Tahiti has Rock Fish.Tahiti is Expensive.Avoid the Wet Season in Tahiti.Pack Wisely.Do not underestimate the strength of the sun.