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Planning Your Tahiti Holiday
Where to start?
Planning a holiday can be more involved than most people think but your best resource is only an email or phone call away!
All of our team have extensively visited The Islands of Tahiti and are on hand ready to help you plan your holiday of a lifetime.So just complete our enquiry form, email us at email@example.com or call us now on 1300 858 305 and we can get started!
Below are some things to consider when planning your Tahiti holiday:
How long do you want to spend in the islands?
Flight schedules play an important role in planning a trip to The Islands of Tahiti. Flights are not scheduled every day and do vary at different times of the year depending on your departure city in Australia. Generally an itinerary will need to be either 5, 7, 9, 12 or 14 nights. There are of course exceptions to this general rule!
Remember that due to the arrival & departure times of aircraft from Australia, most itineraries will require 2 nights on the island of Tahiti (1 pre and 1 post) before/after travelling out to the other islands, so factor this in to your plans.
What is your budget?
We ask this question as it gives us a starting point in recommending particular islands or resorts to you. A 7 night holiday in a garden room at a fabulous little 2 star hotel is obviously not in the same price range as a 10 night holiday staying in an overwater bungalow with a private plunge pool at a 5 star resort! It all depends what you are wanting AND how much you have to spend.
We are here to help you get the most out of your trip to Tahiti – to create the perfect holiday package for you. We are not in the business of selling you things just because you have the budget for it so don’t be afraid to let us know how much you want to spend! You can trust our Specialist Tahiti team to help you plan your perfect trip.
Which island to visit?
There is an island for everyone!
Try to think what type of holiday you are imagining – do you want to be active and have a range of activities available to you like hiking or snorkelling? Or do you prefer to have a lazier, float in the lagoon, swing in a hammock and sip on a cocktail type of a trip?
Check out our Islands section for detailed information about all of the islands to help you decide and of course don’t forget we are on hand to help you if you think they all look too amazing and you can’t decide as you want to see them all!
What type of accommodation should I choose?
The great thing about visiting The Islands of Tahiti is that there are a range of accommodation styles on offer. From small B&B type guest houses called Pensions, to cute 2 star hotels, right through to the ultimate in 5 star luxury. You need to decide what style options appeal to you!
The star rating of accommodation in this website is set by us – it’s how we see the resorts compared to each other. These ratings are designed to be a guide only.
The standard of Pensions is very basic but they are clean and welcoming. Two & three star hotels are often charming & simple but perhaps lack the amenities of the large resorts. Four and five star resorts are of international standard and offer all the main amenities and service levels you would expect to find in large resorts.
It is also good to let us know what type of hotel décor you prefer for example, do you love modern & chic resorts with streamlined pools or the more traditional Polynesian styles with thatched bungalow walls and open air living? Our team will guide you towards your preferred resort style.
An Overwater Bungalow in Bora Bora at all cost?
There is no doubt that the island of Bora Bora has one of the most stunning lagoons in the world but is it worth stretching your budget too far? There is nothing worse than spending your entire budget before you depart and not having enough left to enjoy a cocktail or a romantic dinner at your resort when you arrive! So if Bora Bora isn’t within your budget then why not consider another island that allows you to experience an overwater bungalow in an equally amazing lagoon but with a smaller price tag?! There are many islands offering overwater bungalow experiences throughout The Islands of Tahiti and our team are here to help you find the perfect one!
When should I travel?
Our tip is not to choose your travel dates based solely on weather conditions and seasons.
The majority of the time Tahiti is sunny, hot and fabulous! Our team has visited Tahiti in every possible month and we have experienced a range of weather conditions. You may book to travel in the drier cooler month of July and have the unfortunate experience of a rainy holiday, just as you may book your holiday in a traditionally wetter month and see nothing but sunshine and blue skies every day! We simply can’t predict the weather!
We often say there is never a bad time to visit The Islands of Tahiti because the lagoon waters remain warm and welcoming all year round! (except perhaps in the winter months in the southern Austral Islands). It is worth noting that The Islands of Tahiti usually see more rainfall in the summer months of December through to February and generally sees the winds pick up in the cooler, drier winter months of July & August.
Whilst resorts differ, generally low season accommodation prices are from 20 January – 31 May and 1 November – 20 December. High season is 1 June – 31 October and 21 December – 19 January. The Christmas and New Year periods, as well as Easter, are referred to as the Festive Season and often attract surcharges.
To help us plan your perfect holiday don’t forget to let us know if you are celebrating a special occasion such as a Honeymoon, a Wedding Anniversary, a Birthday or anything else that is an important event for you!