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How to Plan a Trip to Tahiti: Frequently Asked Questions

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Infinity pool with jacuzzi over tropical ocean in Tahiti.

Infinity pool over tropical ocean in Tahiti.

Answering the most common travel questions regarding the French Polynesian islands and atolls, we help you plan a trip to Tahiti to discover their depth of natural beauty.

Embrace the warm and welcoming spirit of Tahitian culture, lounge on the lazy shores of immaculate beaches, unwind at accommodations that float above the deep-blue sea, explore lush stretches of wilderness, and bask in panoramas of waterfalls and castaway coves. Tahiti vacations represent ultimate tropical escapes that let you relax and appreciate the storied spectacles of the French Polynesian islands.

In this FAQ we discuss how to plan a trip to Tahiti and experience the best of the fabulous island.

Overview

  1. Is Tahiti open to American travelers?
  2. How far in advance should I plan a Tahiti vacation?
  3. How can a travel specialist help me plan?
  4. What should I do on my trip to Tahiti?
  5. What is the best time to visit Tahiti?
  6. Is Tahiti safe for travel?
  7. Which airports should I look at?
  8. Can Zicasso help me with flights?
  9. Does Zicasso assist with travel insurance?
  10. Ready for Your Tahiti Trip?

Is Tahiti open to American travelers?

Beautiful sea with mountain and resort in Tahiti.

Beautiful sea with mountain and resort in Tahiti.

Updated entry requirements and helpful information can be found on Where Americans Can Travel Now. Zicasso travel specialists serve 101 countries and details are included for all of the regions we serve.

Have questions? Our Traveler Care team can be reached at 1-888-265-9707.

How far in advance should I plan a Tahiti vacation?

Turquoise beach in Tetiaroa, Tahiti.

Tetiaroa, Tahiti.

Planning well ahead of your departure to Tahiti will give you time to prepare for a sensational vacation to the French Polynesian island. If you wish to travel to Tahiti during peak season, then planning in advance ensures you secure the best accommodations at the best prices.

You should begin planning at least three months before departure. Even so, planning five to six months ahead will give you a better chance of booking your dream accommodation, sensational culinary experiences, and breathtaking outdoor activities.

While it is best to plan ahead, it is not always possible. Fortunately, Zicasso Tahiti travel experts are always available to help organize a spectacular vacation, no matter how close to departure time.

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How can a travel specialist help me plan?

Amazing landscape and mountains in Tahiti.

Amazing landscape and mountains in Tahiti.

Zicasso Tahiti travel experts are readily available to help plan your vacation to the French Polynesian island. They have insider knowledge of Tahiti, the best experiences on the island, stunning destinations to visit during your vacation, and what to expect during your trip.

“Where should I stay in Tahiti?” “How will I get around Tahiti?” “Can I plan a day trip to other French Polynesian islands?” “What are the best beaches in Tahiti?” “What else should I do during my stay?” Whatever your question, Zicasso travel specialists can share the answers with you.

Zicasso travel specialists are also available for the duration of your vacation. Whether you need emergency assistance or on-the-go insight, you can contact a Zicasso expert at any point during your Tahiti trip. They can help organize new accommodations, experiences, and tours on the fly.

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What should I do on my trip to Tahiti?

Scuba divers in Tahiti.

Scuba divers in Tahiti.

Our Zicasso Tahiti travel specialists have insider knowledge of the best experiences for all types of trips to Tahiti. Whether you are visiting the French Polynesian island for a charming honeymoon or arriving on the island with your family, customizable sample itineraries from Zicasso form the basis of your tailored Tahiti experience.

Depending on your travel expectations and the duration of your trip, Tahiti travel experts recommend experiencing one or more of the following top things to do in Tahiti.

  • Step foot on the blackened volcanic soils of Plage de Taharuu and surf the sensational swells that roll against the sparkling coastline
  • Spend a night in a floating bungalow that offers prime access to Tahiti’s crystal-clear waters and vibrant coral reefs
  • Pass the colorful food stalls of Papeete Market to tuck into local delicacies as traditional Tahitian music flows between the warm and inviting market lanes
  • Wander the untamed wilderness of Tahiti to view the impressive silver stream of Faarumai Waterfall cascading into a natural forest pool
  • Hike the lush slopes of Mount Aorai to capture sweeping scenic photography and spot endemic wildlife teeming in the natural paradise
  • Scuba dive with whales, dolphins, rays, and other marine creatures nearby the flourishing reefs and deep underwater chasms off the coast of Moorea
  • Lounge on the soft white-sand beaches Tahiti is famous for and sip sumptuous cocktails during sunset over the island

Related: Top 5 Things to Do in Tahiti

What is the best time to visit Tahiti?

Bungalows on turquoise water in Tahiti.

Bungalows on turquoise water in Tahiti.

The best time to visit Tahiti is during the island’s winter months of May through October. The winter months coincide with the dry season and boast cooler temperatures than summer. Although also falling within Tahiti’s peak season, traveling during the earlier or later months of this window should ensure you avoid the crowds.

Vacations during Tahiti’s winter months will let you explore the outdoors comfortably, take advantage of the island’s beautiful beaches in the best weather possible, and enjoy the sensational experiences that are not available in the rain.

Related: Best Time to Visit Tahiti

Is Tahiti safe for travel?

Woman enjoying beach view in Tahiti.

Woman enjoying beach view in Tahiti.

Tahiti is very safe for travelers. As with any international vacation, you should always be vigilant as petty theft is possible in crowded areas. While rarely occurring in Tahiti, be particularly careful around busy parts of Papeete.

The weather can vary from extremes during the wet and dry seasons, bringing significant downspouts or hot and humid conditions. You should carry an umbrella, wear plenty of sunscreen, and be mindful of moray eels that hide in the coral reef crevices.

Which airports should I look at?

City view of Papeete, Tahiti.

City view of Papeete, Tahiti.

The best airport to fly in and out of when visiting Tahiti is Papeete’s Fa’a’a International Airport (PPT). Fa’a’a International Airport is also the only international airport in Tahiti.

Can Zicasso help me with flights?

Bungalows on the water in Tahiti.

Bungalows on the water in Tahiti.

Zicasso Flights is an international air-ticketing service that eliminates the stress of finding and booking the right flights for your upcoming vacation. By employing the same personalized service you can expect from planning a trip with Zicasso, our competitive flight pricing, 24x7 service and support, and complimentary consultation of routing versus pricing with an expert flight specialist make finding the perfect flight for your trip effortless.

Does Zicasso assist with travel insurance?

Bike at the base of the Tahiti mountains.

Bike at the base of the Tahiti mountains.

You’ve booked your dream vacation, now protect it with travel insurance. A wide range of factors can leave your vacation in limbo. Medical emergencies, inclement weather, and unexpected cancellations can cause turmoil for your trip, so in the unlikely event of a disaster, get the travel insurance coverage that provides peace of mind. To get a quote, visit our travel insurance page.

Ready for Your Tahiti Trip?

Palm trees on a tropical beach in Tahiti.

Palm trees on a tropical beach in Tahiti.

Discover Tahiti’s tropical beauty, admire the island’s wondrous wilderness, and spend your days lapping up the seaside luxuries around your pristine accommodations, overlooking the sparkling blue water.

Turn your dream vacation to Tahiti into a reality today with sample itineraries from our Tahiti Vacations that are customizable to suit your travel needs. If you want to learn more about Tahiti, the islands, or French Polynesia, feel free to chat with a Tahiti travel specialist to plan your custom trip by calling us on 1-888-265-9707.

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