Visit Tahiti

Snorkelling in Tahiti
Snorkelling in Tahiti

Places to Visit in Tahiti

So-laid-back-it’s-horizontal Tahiti is perhaps French Polynesia’s most famous island, its forested mountains and glorious beaches attracting desert island seekers and honeymooners from all over the globe. French Polynesia’s bustling capital, Papeete, is found on Tahiti; it’s a fun-filled town with a carnival atmosphere and plenty of colourful markets. It’s also the best place to sample Tahiti’s delicious French-influenced cuisine.

To plan your visit to Tahiti, talk to one of our Australasia Experts today on 0800 707 6010.

Tahiti ocean
The Queen of the Pacific

Dreaming of a desert island fringed by white sands and lapped by crystal clear blue waves? You're most likely thinking of Tahiti, one of the shining jewels of the South Pacific. Part of French Polynesia, this peaceful island boasts coral reefs teeming with fish, cloudless skies and dense waterfall-filled jungles. Whether you're here to explore or relax on the beach, there's never a dull day on the so-called Queen of the Pacific islands.

Did you know?

Aerial view of Tahiti

For the best views of Tahiti and the rest of the French Polynesian islands, you should sit on the right side of the plane as you fly into Papeete.

Empty beach

Tahiti receives fewer tourists in a year than Hawaii does in a day, making it one of the most exclusive (and peaceful) destinations in the world.

Papeete, Tahiti

Tahiti is home to the capital of French Polynesia, Papeete, a small city with a population of just 25,000 and a lively waterfront filled with restaurants and bars.


Outside Tahitian homes, you'll see what are often mistakenly thought of as post boxes. Actually, these are French bread delivery boxes, with a fresh loaf dropped off twice a day.

How to get around

Water taxi

Ride the waves

You'll most likely arrive into Tahiti by plane, giving glorious views across the Polynesian islands. Continuing to your final destination by plane, especially if you're staying on another island, is likely. Alternatively, your resort may put on a boat transfer, which is a lovely way to travel - feel the wind in your hair and check out the scenery as you go. Inland, Tahiti has one main road, Route 1, which is easy to navigate by car. There's also a bus service, but realistically, your hotel or resort will transfer you when you need to get somewhere, and day trips will also include transport.

How Round the World Experts will help you

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Talk to an Expert

Based on where you want to travel, we'll match you with an Expert who lives and breathes that destination and can offer first hand advice. Contact Round the World Experts.

Plan together

We'll take the time to get to know you, share our expertise and work with you to create the exact holiday you want, for the right price.

Travel safely

From your first call until you arrive home, your Expert will be on hand to help at every step, along with our 24/7 Emergency Support service.

Experience Tahiti with the Experts

At Round the World Experts we have a team dedicated to creating tailor-made Tahiti holidays. For ideas or advice from people who have been there, you're in great hands. Our team can not only help you make the most of your time in French Polynesia, but will offer you advice on where to stay and experiences to add, all the while keeping an eye on your budget. To start planning, call our Australasia team today.

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