Where is Tahiti?

Tahiti is as far south of the equator as Hawaii is north, and halfway between California and Australia, on the same side of the International Date Line as North America, and in the same time zone as Hawaii - (only two hours behind California April-October and three hours behind California November-March). Time in the Marquesas is half an hour ahead of the rest of the islands.

Getting there

Air Tahiti Nui offers an 8 hour direct flight from Los Angeles and can take you to paradise any day of the week! From North America, Air France departs three times per week too Tahiti and return. Nonstop flights from Honolulu too Papeete are also available on a Saturday on Hawaiian Airlines.

Entry Requirements

U.S. and Canadian citizens need a passport valid for six months beyond their date of return. For stays of up to 90 days, there are no Entry visa requirements for citizens of the U.S. or Canada carrying a US or Canadian Passport. A foreigner with a residence card for the U.S. is not exempt from the above requirements and should consult the French Consulate based in the U.S. for information. If your passport is other than U.S. or Canadian, check with the French Consulate. No immunization certificates are required.

Climate

French Polynesia enjoys warm, tropical weather year-round. The climate is divided into two seasons: a "summer" that spans from November through March, when the daily temperature is about 86 degrees Fahrenheit, and most of the rain falls; and a drier "winter" that spans from April through October, when the daily temperature is about 82 degrees Fahrenheit. The year-round low is about 70 degrees Fahrenheit. The average water temperature is in the low 80s.

What makes it Unique?


People

Embrace the warmth of your Polynesian hosts whose love for their islands is seen through music, dance, and flowers.

Overwater Bungalows

Enjoy the drama and comfort of the world's perfect hotel room while sleeping above soothing lagoon waters.

Cruising

Voyage within the legendary South Pacific aboard luxurious cruise ships, super yachts, or passenger freighter that travels between Tahiti's most beautiful islands.

Polynesian Spas

Experience true relaxation and rejuvenation at one of the many luxurious Polynesian spas while nurtured by the tropical ambience.

Snorkeling & Diving

Share the warm, crystal-clear lagoons and swift ocean passes with schools of impossibly-colored fish, docile sharks, and giant manta rays.

Romance

Celebrate a new romance or a special anniversary in the most romantic spot on earth.

Honeymoons

Discover how the seclusion and setting of these islands create one of the world's most desirable honeymoon destinations.