Tahiti, French Polynesia Travel Guide Last Updated: Jan 2022

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.

Tahiti Facts

Population 180,000
Area 180,000
Timezone UTC-10
Currency US dollar
Airports Fa\'a\'a International Airport (PPT)

Where to eat and drink in Tahiti

Budget breakfastMost 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.$6.00 - $15.00
Budget lunchLunch can be pretty much had anytime of the day with baguette sandwiches being the norm.$9.00 - $20.00
Budget dinnerDinner 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.$17.00 - $30.00
BeerAlthough 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.$5.00 - $7.00
BaguettesBaguettes are found everywhere on the island and are a local favorite. $2.00 - $5.00
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When to visit Tahiti

Temperature and rainfall

Month High F Low F Precip (inches)

Tahiti Weather advice

Sunrise and sunset

21 Mar6:02am6:08pm
21 Jun6:28am5:33pm
21 Sep5:49am5:54pm
21 Dec5:21am6:32pm

Where to stay in Tahiti

Tahiti Hotel Seasons

Tahiti Hotel Prices

Rating Price(USD)
starstarstarstarstar125.00 - 176.00
starstarstarstarstar162.00 - 198.00
starstarstarstarstar361.00 - 455.00
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Tahiti Hostel Prices

Type Price(USD)
Hostel Bed-

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