Best Times to Visit Tahiti

The best time to visit Tahiti is between May and October. Although the temperatures are balmy year-round, Tahiti's winter season enjoys less humidity. Tahiti really only experiences two distinct seasons: Winter brings less rain and pleasant temperatures while the summertime – November through April – can be unbearably hot and humid, not to mention rainy. But regardless of when you travel, you can expect hotel rates to be high. 

Weather in Tahiti

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Average Temperature (°F)
86.5
74.1
86.9
74.3
87.4
74.3
87.1
73.9
85.8
72.5
84
70.2
82.9
69.4
82.8
68.9
83.5
69.8
84.4
71.4
85.1
72.7
85.6
73.6
Jan
Feb
Mar
Apr
May
Jun
Jul
Aug
Sep
Oct
Nov
Dec
Average Precipitation (in)
12.41
9.17
7.69
5.54
3.62
2.37
2.38
1.89
1.82
3.57
6.38
12.48
Jan
Feb
Mar
Apr
May
Jun
Jul
Aug
Sep
Oct
Nov
Dec

Data sourced from the National Climatic Data Center

May-October

The months between May and October constitute Tahiti's dry season. Average temperatures range from the upper 60s to the mid-80s, giving travelers ideal beach weather. Plus, the humidity is at its lowest. But there is a downside: It's peak tourist season and hotel prices are high. (But then again, they're always high.)

Key Events:

  • International Graffiti Art Festival (May)
  • Heiva (June-July)
  • Billabong Pro Surf Competition (August)
  • Tahiti International Golf Championship (September)

November-April

Tahiti's long summer – from November to April – is characterized by humidity, high temperatures and heavy precipitation. In fact, December and January see an average of about 12 inches of rain each month. On average, temperatures will climb from the low 70s to the high 80s. And sadly, even though "summer" is technically Tahiti's low season, hotel rates are still pretty high.

Key Events:

  • FIFO Tahiti (January-February)
  • Papara Pro Surf Festival (April)

Popular Times to Visit Tahiti

Average Tourist Volumes

Ttourism volume is estimated based on in-market destination search query interest from Google and on travel.usnews.com in 2015-2016. Hotel prices are sourced from a sample of U.S. News Best Hotels rates through 2015-2016.

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