You’ll enjoy being in Tahiti 24 hours a day. Nature, sport, white sandy beaches, waterfalls, lagoon, culture, gastronomy, shopping in Papeete, wellness, surfing lessons for all ages, cooking workshops, ride a hiking trail on an e-bike, take the truck, the colorful, traditional local bus, learn how to paddle a va’a, the Tahitian outrigger canoe; there’s so much to see and do in the biggest island in French Polynesia. If you’re on your way to the islands, make a stopover in Tahiti for a day or two, you won’t regret it!

Tahiti, an island with multiple activities

Tahiti, an authentic island paradise with magnificent waterfalls, majestic, towering mountains, and superb white and black sandy beaches. it is the biggest island in French Polynesia, and dominates this part of the Pacific Ocean. A day spent in the city of Papeete is an excellent introduction to Polynesian culture. Go to see a spectacle of traditional dancing, listen to the street orchestras of ukulele players, admire the street art, visit the museums, soak up the atmosphere. Go hiking on a trail leading to a waterfall, take a surfing, paragliding or parachuting course. 

Spend a day on the road discovering beaches, waterfalls, caves, diving spots or rivers like the Papenoo Valley.


A bloggers guide to the best of Tahiti

Go by bike, e-bike, truck, car, quad or on foot, and discover the beaches, rivers, waterfalls, and caves.

Explore the best dive spots and the luxuriant valleys, such as Papenoo. Take a tour round the peninsula and admire the surfers challenging the legendary wave at Teahupo’o. Visit Venus Point in Mahina, where Captain James Cook first set foot in 1769. Visit the Mara’a caves. Often just a stopover on the way to the islands, you’ll discover that Tahiti is well worth taking the time to explore.

View of Tahiti's mountain peaks © Grégoire Le Bacon Tahiti Nui Helicopters

Did you know?

The highest point in French Polynesia is Mount Orehana in Tahiti, which reaches an altitude of 7,300 fet. You can hike up the mountain (recommended for adults only), preferably in the company of a guide, and you’ll be rewarded with a view that really is simply breathtaking.

Our suggested itinerary

4 days in Tahiti

Truck travel © Ra_i Mao

Let us show you Tahiti on a four day visit. You’ll go on several excursions, enjoy the delicious local cuisine, and see some of the very best sites and sights on the island.

You’ll visit Papeete, go on the monoï trail, relax on some of the island’s best beaches, discover the marine life in the lagoon and spend a day on the neighboring island of Moorea.

Four days of fun and adventure; the perfect introduction to your vacation in The Islands of Tahiti.


Be inspired


Take a look at our selection of vacation offers for The Islands of Tahiti. Visit Papeete, Teahupo’o and Papenoo; enjoy the crystal clear waters and soft sandy beaches, the luxuriant, untamed scenery, the Polynesian way of life. See our suggestions for activities and excursions. Discover Tahiti with the people who know it best.

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Practical information

When to go to Tahiti?

The best time to visit Tahiti is during the dry season, from May to October, when the climate is ideal for outdoor activities.

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