As the capital and largest city of French Polynesia, Tahiti and its capital city of Pape’ete are not quite as idyllic and peaceful as you might imagine, but the island is filled with world-class resorts and it’s also a more interesting place than you might have guessed. French is the official language, but nearly everyone you meet as a visitor will speak English as well.


The nearby island of Moorea is more beautiful, and the stunning island of Bora Bora is a short flight away, so Tahiti isn’t the final stop for most romantic and honeymoon visitors coming into the area. Hotels and resorts here are very expensive by any standards, so you don’t want to just turn up hoping to find a decent deal. Many resorts are a bit on the older side as well, so read those reviews if you are trying to book a trip of a lifetime.

Locally grown and made food, including abundant and fresh baguettes, can actually be reasonably priced in Tahiti and the other islands. But most things need to be imported from great distances, so it should be no surprise that restaurant meals tend to be very expensive. There are a few bargains around, including the food carts along the waterfront each evening. Alcohol is also quite expensive, except for the local lager and some imported wines.

Tahiti prices

1 USD = 1 USD

Tahiti facts

Population 180,000
Metro area 180,000
Time zone UTC-10
Currency US dollar
Airports Fa'a'a International Airport (PPT)

Tahiti hotel prices

Rating Price (USD)
125.00 - 176.00
162.00 - 198.00
361.00 - 455.00

Hotel seasons


The general high season for Tahiti runs from May 1st to October 31st while the low season is from November 1st to April 3oth.

Tahiti hostel prices

Type Price (USD)
Hostel bed

Tahiti attraction prices

Location Description Type Price(USD)
Scuba Diving Dive into some of the clearest water in world where you'll find an abundance of marine life. Prices vary on tour company. adult 177.00
Snorkeling Most resorts will provide you snorkel rentals as part of your hotel package. Generally, there is no need to take part in a tour as most snorkeling is done right offshore. off beach 0.00
off boat 120.00
Surf lessons Learn the basics or advance you skills as you tackle some Tahitian waves. 5 and up 110.00

Tahiti transportation prices USD

Le Truck (bus) ride on Tahiti 2.50 - 4.00

Tahiti food and drink prices USD

Food type   Price
Budget breakfast Most hotels offer breakfast as part of your stay but if you're looking to get out and eat, or even looking for a second breakfast, you'll find many options available. 5.00 - 15.00
Budget lunch Lunch can be pretty much had anytime of the day with baguette sandwiches being the norm. 8.00 - 20.00
Budget dinner Dinner prices generally go up, on and off the resort. Also it's important to remember that most restaurants don't open till about 7pm, so plan accordingly. 15.00 - 30.00
Beer Although beer is not as common as on other islands, the local Hinano Beer is definitely worth the try with many taking a few cans back with them. 4.00 - 6.00
Baguettes Baguettes are found everywhere on the island and are a local favorite. 2.00 - 5.00

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Avg temps & precip


Best months to visit

June, July, August, September

weather advise for AmsterdamWeather advice

Tahiti is one of the most well known island destinations for many reasons, one being its near perfect weather. Throughout the year, Tahiti has an average temperature of 79 degrees, providing a great climate for outdoor adventures followed by relaxation. In addition, you’ll find a near constant breeze flowing from the water.

Summer in Tahiti is from November to April and then winter is from May to October. No matter what time you visit, it’s best to pack light clothing and lots of bathing suits.

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