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Why visit Tahiti
The Island of Tahiti is one of those iconic holiday destinations on everyone's bucket list, and we are very proud to have one of the best resort hotels in French Polynesia, all a short flight from the main island of Tahiti. The largest of the 118 islands and atolls that make up French Polynesia, Tahiti is the pride of the South Pacific. Known as the 'Queen of the Pacific', tropical holidays don't come any better than a visit to this azure paradise. Crowned by a circle of majestic peaks, Tahiti's rich allure is enough to seduce even the most discerning of travellers. Tahiti's breathtaking natural beauty simply has to be seen to be believed. Its magnificent mountainous interior consists of deep green valleys and rainforests, waterfalls cascading into cool rivers and streams leading to flat coastal land with fields of taro and flowers. Explore this amazing countryside with a guided nature hike or safari tour, discover the azure waters by surfing or sailing, or simply relax by the beach. Papeete, the enchanting capital city and gateway to Tahiti, boasts world-class resorts, spas, fine restaurants, nightclubs, and endless shopping at the vibrant markets, pearl shops, and boutiques. Other highlights on Tahiti's cultural calendar include the July HEIVA competition and the Billabong Pro Surf Contest in Teahupoo in August.
When is the best time to visit
Whilst Tahiti is located in the tropics, where year-long sunny weather is typical, the best time to visit is between May and October. During this time, humidity is at a low, and temperatures sit just under 30 degrees. Despite this being the area's winter period, due to its tropical climate, this is considered their dry season. With low amounts of rain predicted, make use of the charming weather to explore the outdoor nature of Tahiti. The benefit of this tropical location is that even when it rains, due to its climate, it can be considered warm rain so that you can enjoy hot springs and freshwater swimming areas even when it's raining outside.
Getting around Tahiti
There are many ways to explore the island of Tahiti, whether by car, taxi, ferry or bus. The recommended way to get around Tahiti is by taxi or rental car. The benefit of this is you get to see iconic sights and activities at your own pace. If you're wanting to explore other islands of French Polynesia, there is a ferry and plane services available when booked in advance. Make the most of nature in Tahiti and explore the island by bike. By using rental bikes, can can explore rainforests and along beaches, getting to places inaccessible via car.
Things to do in Tahiti
Due to Tahiti's spectacular landscape, many activities will see you relaxing in the ocean or geared for active adventure. Perfect for families and honeymooners, there is something for everyone when it comes to exploring Tahiti and its culture. Family things to do in Tahiti If you're visiting Tahiti with the family, exploring ocean life is a must with a snorkelling tour along breathtaking reefs filled with tropical fish and colourful coral. If you want some time out of the water, try a 4WD tour through the rainforest-like terrains and mountains. Enjoy swimming in natural water holes and private beaches hidden in the island's mountains. If you're after a guided tour to enjoy with the family, embark on an island tour for a Tahitian cultural experience. Get your adrenaline pumping with a paragliding flight or jetski tour for lifelong memories. Romantic things to do in Tahiti Tahiti is a popular honeymoon and romantic getaway location, with many activities to enjoy with your special person. From long beach walks at sunset to spending the afternoon on a private boat, there are a number of ways to enjoy the romantic setting of Tahiti. Rise above the land for an experience like no other and take in the magical Tahitian views from a seaplane offering aerial views of the island. For those who wish to sit back and relax, nothing is more perfect than time on a private beach, or the tranquillity you'll get from relaxing in your private overwater bungalow.
Where to eat and drink in Tahiti
With activity-packed days and down time in the sun, recharge with some of Tahiti's top picks when it comes to places to eat and drink. Just footsteps from your accommodation you'll discover a range of international-inspired food prepared with local produce. Indulge in French cuisine combined with flavours of Polynesia at La Plantation restaurant. Offering buffets and vaired menu items, there is a meal for every occasion. If you're planning a special night, look no further than the Le Carre with breathtaking ocean views, wine and decor to match. If you're exploring Moorea Beach, enjoy a meal at Pure if you're after a relaxed ambience with a view. For those looking for a formal dining experience K restaurant won't disappoint, with breathtaking lagoon and island sights to match world-class cuisine, all in an intimate setting.
Where to stay in Tahiti
Complete your experience with a stay at Accor's Tahitian resort. With impressive views across the ocean, relax with accommodation at the picturisque Sofitel Kia Ora Moorea Beach Resort.