Though it lies amongst more than a hundred islands in French Polynesia, Tahiti shines as one of the most intensely beautiful places in the South Pacific. Its capital, Papeete, is the busiest spot on this otherwise quiet island, and is notable for its interesting blend of French, Polynesian and Asian cultures. There are myriad ways to holiday on this pearl of the Pacific, with Tahiti hotels, resorts, villas and bungalows for every budget.

Take a look through our guide to Tahiti accommodation, below.

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Choose your style of Tahiti hotel

Tahitian overwater bungalow? Expansive family duplex with a pool? Secluded romantic escape, with your own private beach? Tahiti accommodation comes in a variety of styles, so no matter what you’re looking for, you’ll be sure to find it. For example, for families, the 4-star Tahiti Pearl Beach Resort on Lafayette Beach has large interconnecting rooms and a kids’ club. Luxury Tahiti accommodation is abundant too, with both Papeete and Moorea being popular destinations for honeymoons.

Where to stay in Tahiti

Tahiti’s hotels are, naturally, concentrated around its coastline. The capital, Papeete, is toward the northwest of the island with the airport slightly further west again. Teahupoo on the southwest coast of the island is known for its excellent (yet challenging) surf breaks and Plage de Toaroto is a very pretty stretch of white sand, just west of Le Meridien Resort, which is ideal for swimming and snorkelling. If you’re after white sand, La Plage de Maui, north of Teahupoo on Tahiti’s south coast is one of the best white-sand beaches on the island. Regardless of what kind of beach you prefer, there is plenty of Tahiti accommodation to tempt you.

Best time to stay in Tahiti

As part of Polynesia, Tahiti has two main seasons, ‘wet’ and ‘dry’. Wet season is from December to late February, when temperatures are a little warmer and short, tropical showers are common. Dry season lasts from around March to November, with slightly cooler temperatures. If you’re planning a holiday to Tahiti, note that the island hosts some big events which will significantly impact hotel availability, such as the Billabong Pro Tahiti surf competition and the Tahiti Pearl Regatta.

Getting around Tahiti

The easiest way to get around in Tahiti is to hire a car, which you can pick up at the airport. From here, you can explore the island at your leisure. For shorter journeys, taxis are available although it’s important to agree on a fare with the driver before you hop in, because few taxis have meters. Buses are another option, and while it may seem like everyone in Tahiti owns a car or scooter, many of the locals actually get around by bus.


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