Updated on: January 16, 2020
Tahiti is one of the largest Islands of French Polynesia, the South Pacific Archipelago. Tahiti looks like the digit 8 and is divided into Tahiti Hui (the western, larger section) and also Tahiti Iti, which is the eastern peninsula.
What makes Tahiti a popular destination for honeymooners and vacationers are the waterfalls, lagoons, black-sand beaches, and two volcanoes (they are inactive don’t worry).
The old school allure of Tahiti is an ideal combination with its understated luxury. Overwater bungalows are also an invention that comes from Tahiti. These bungalows are a major attraction for honeymooners.
Additionally, the island of Bora Bora is also a mere 45 minutes flight away from Tahiti, giving couples plenty more exploring space, gorgeous beaches, sunshine, and oodles of romance.
Tahiti was explored in the 18th century by Captain James Cook and often featured in Paul Gauguin, the French artist’s paintings.
The cuisine of Tahiti is typically Pacific Island. Some popular sea foods include fafaru, Pahua Taioro and Ma’oa, shrimps in coconut milk, and many others.
Best Time to Visit Tahiti
The months from May until October are the best for visiting Tahiti. The temperatures normally remain balmy all through the year, but the winter seasons especially experience less humidity.
There are, in actuality, only two distinct seasons in Tahiti. The summertime from November to April, which is humid and tremendously hot. The winter season brings pleasant temperatures with less rain.
December is usually the hottest month with more downpours. Regardless of any time of the year hotel rates always remain on the higher side here since it is such a terrific vacationing destination.
Top Things to do in Tahiti
If you find yourselves in the honeymoon heaven that is Tahiti, here are the things you absolutely must do:
- Go exploring the lagoons in glass kayaks
- Go snorkeling in the Coral Gardens
- Most definitely stay in the overwater bungalows
- Sail blissfully away on a Catamaran
- Charter a seaplane and behold the gorgeous overview of Tahiti from the clouds
- Go paddling on a rented stand-up paddleboard
- Encounter rays and sharks
- Don’t miss the sunrise over the pacific ocean
- Go hiking up the mount Aorai
- Do try the local cuisine
The weather of Tahiti offers warm to and mild temperatures all through the year. The temperatures during the daytime can be between 24 and 30 degrees Celsius. You can find some measure of relief in the waters of the Lagoon, which generally vary between 23 and 26 degrees Celsius. The warm sunny days of Tahiti are tempered usually by the winds traded by the northeast and the southeast, which contribute to creating the two distinct seasons- the rainy season and the dry season.
How to Get to Tahiti
The island of Tahiti is located halfway between Australia and California.
Fa’a’ā International Airport is the international airport of French Polynesia, located on the island of Tahiti.
If you fly to Tahiti, it will take you the following amount of time to reach:
- Santiago: 13 hours
- New York: 12 hours
- Los Angeles: 8 hours
- Honolulu: 5 hours
- Tokyo: 10 hours