Tahiti, just hearing the name induces daydreams. And words such as idyllic, exotic, and unique just about cover it. Tahiti is an island in the South Pacific, and together with other dreamy islands such as Bora Bora and lesser-known Moorea are part of the island nation of French Polynesia. It’s a group of islands of 118 islands located between Australia and South America.

The video below gives you a good impression of why Tahiti should be on your Bucket List. Just once in your life, you need to have swum in these waters, get kissed by the sun, and dined on Polynesian fish fresh out of the ocean, right? And there’s more to it than that, of course…

The islands are more rugged than most people think, as the islands are volcanic which gives steep mount peaks and hilly landscapes, which are very lush and green. They colour very well with the white beaches and bright blue water.

Best time to visit Tahiti:

The best time to travel to Tahiti is between May and October, which is the dry season when the daily temperature is around 30 degrees Celsius. Between November and April, there’s a chance of rain and storms during the wet season, which can be short and sweet but also last for hours. It can be hot and sticky during this time.

How do I get here?

You can fly to Tahiti, Fa’a’ā International Airport is the only one in French Polynesia and can be reached from many nearby nations including Australia and New Zealand.