How to Plan Your Perfect Tahiti Holiday in 6 Simple Steps
Tahiti is a one-of-a-kind destination in the world that gives you lots of reasons to make it in your bucket list. It boasts picturesque islands, high-end resorts, and luxurious overwater bungalows. We know that you want to make your holiday perfect, right? Here are 6 simple steps on how to plan your vacation with comfort and ease.
1. Know where Tahiti is – the first question that comes in your mind is “Where is Tahiti?” Look in your Google maps and you’ll find it sitting with many islands somewhere in the Pacific. Tahiti is part of a group of islands that’s called French Polynesia, which is an overseas collectivity of France.
2. When to go – before you check the calendar, it is best to know that Tahiti has two seasons: the wet and dry. The wet season starts in November and ends in April or March. The archipelago experiences heavy rains to tropical storms. Dry season is from May to October, which is the best time to visit Tahiti as the temperature rises up to 27°C (81°F).
3. Requirements – book your flights as early as possible and prepare all the necessary documents needed before heading to Tahiti. Passport must be valid for 180 days beyond your return date. Visitors from other country may need a visa (aside from your passport) and must check with the French Consulate for specific information before entry to French Polynesia.
4. Don’t forget to compare – we know that you are excited to choose that overwater bungalow but it is still best to compare the resorts to give you an idea which offers the best accommodation for your money. Checking out reviews from former guests will also help you know which hotels and restaurants provide the best services.
5. Airline – if you are coming from United States, Air Tahiti Nui flies from Los Angeles International Airport to Faa’a International Airport. Departure times are usually in the late afternoon or evening and arrives at early morning in Papeete. From Australia, Air Tahiti Nui also provides flights to Tahiti via Auckland, New Zealand.
6. Stay without spending too much – even if you find Tahiti an expensive and luxurious destination, you can still find a way to dine cheaply. In Papeete, roulottes or food vans are available that offer fresh and affordable food. They cook variety of simple but delicious food like tuna, steak, pizza, pastries, coffee and more. Live music can often be heard somewhere as you walk across the road.