Climate: French Polynesia has a tropical climate. November to April is warm and rainy, while May to October is cooler and drier. Average air temperature 23 – 26°C / 73 – 79°F
Water Temperature: 26 – 29°C / 79 – 83°F
Time: UTC -10:00 (TAHT)
Language: French and Tahitian. English is spoken in major establishments
Currency: Pacific CFP franc. U.S. dollar and European Euro notes are widely accepted in major establishments
Electricity: 110 / 220 Volts. U.S. Standard Plugs
Marriage Requirements: Please contact the local tourism board for instructions and requirements.
Airport(s): Tahiti International Airport (PPT)
Hyperbaric Chambers: Hospital Jean Prince
Even migrating humpback whales can’t resist the alure of Tahiti and Her Islands, officially known as French Polynesia. Walls, wrecks and and a unique underwater world with leopard rays, madrepores and underwater springs await you. Sprinkled over four million square kilometers (one and a half million sq. miles) of ocean in the eastern South Pacific, the total land area of these 118 islands and atolls adds up to only 4,000 sq. km. ( 1,544 sq. miles), and consists of five archipelagoes: the Society Islands, Austral Islands, Marquesas Islands, Tuamotu atolls and the Mangareva Islands. Papeete, the capital of French Polynesia, is located on Tahiti, the largest island, at 17 degrees 32 min. S. Latitude and 149 degrees 34 min. W. Longitude; 6,520 km (4,050 miles) from California, 5,390 km ( 3,350 miles) from Australia, 9,500 km ( 5,900 miles) from Japan, 8,000 km ( 4,900 miles) from South America and 17,700 km ( 11,000 miles) from Europe.Read More
Dive into Polynesia with Humpback Whales
Have you gone diving in French Polynesia yet? No? It's DEFINITELY a bucket-list-worthy spot. This little piece of paradise becomes a hot ticket item between the end of July - October and there's a BIG reason behind it.
These majestic creatures inhabit all the world's oceans but at the end of autumn they trade in their cold feeding grounds for warm tropical waters an...