Tahiti is an island in the French Polynesian Society Islands, located in the South Pacific Ocean. French Polynesia is an "overseas country" of 118 islands that are part of France, divided into five groups (Society Islands, Tuamotu Archipelago, Gambier Islands, Marquesas Islands, & Austral Islands). The island of Tahiti is 1,045 square kilometers (403 square miles) in size, and home to almost 190,000 people, making up 70% of the entire population in French Polynesia. To get to any island in French Polynesia, you must connect through Tahiti, first! Needless to say, Tahiti is a much busier island, than her sister islands! It is still a beautiful island, but is definitely more commercialized!
Best Time to Visit & Climate
Dry Season (winter): June through November is considered peak season. The prices are at their highest, and the crowded can be quite dense, at times. June through September are the driest months. Coolest month is July. August is the driest month. Temperature range from a high of 26-28°C (80-83°F), and a low of 20-22°C (69-71°F).
Wet Season (summer): December through March is considered low season. The prices are at their lowest, and there are no crowds. Hottest month is January. Wettest month is December. Temperatures range from a high of 28-29°C (83-84°F), and a low of 22-23°C (72-73°F).
Shoulder Season: April & May are great months to travel to Bora Bora, right before the seasons change. The prices tend to be a bit lower, and the crowds are almost non-existent. Temperatures range from a high of 27-28°C (82-83°F), to a low of 22-23°C (72-73°F).
I traveled to Tahiti mid-July, through the end of July, and the weather was beautiful. I never had a day of rain, and the sun was always out to welcome me.
InterContinental Tahiti Resort InterContinental Tahiti Resort is such a stunning place to stay, and though extremely crowded, it definitely does not lack character! It does not have a real beach, but the South Pacific is right there along the rocks, with an incredible view of Mo'orea in the distance! There is a private lagoon for great swimming and abundant marine life, along with three massive pools for everyone to enjoy! I stayed in Classic Room 267, with a view overlooking the lagoon. The newly renovated room was very chic, simple, and beautiful. The five restaurants a the resort were delicious, with my favorite being the Lotus Swim-Up Bar! The views are surely beautiful, but get ready for the hustle and bustle atmosphere of Tahiti!