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Holidays in Tahiti

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Tahiti Vacation: Coronavirus Information

Most Tahiti hotels offer free cancellation. Consider booking refundable hotels rather than non-refundable ones. Just look for the ‘free cancellation’ message during your hotel search. Prices can vary, but right now we believe that flexibility matters.

For more information about the impact of COVID-19 on your Tahiti trip, please visit our Coronavirus Information page.

2021 Tahiti holiday deals

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Top hotels in Tahiti

Estimated price for 1 night / 2 adults
InterContinental Resort Tahiti
InterContinental Resort Tahiti
4.5 out of 5
Pointe Tata A, Faaa, Tahiti
Free cancellation
The price is AU$366 per night from 21 Oct. to 22 Oct.
4.2/5Excellent! (894 reviews)

"The rooms are very clean and updated. The service is great. But many of the public hotel spaces are old and shabby."…"

Reviewed on 25 Sep. 2020

InterContinental Resort Tahiti
Tahiti Ia Ora Beach Resort - Managed by Sofitel
Tahiti Ia Ora Beach Resort - Managed by Sofitel
4 out of 5
Unnamed Rd, Tamanu, Punaauia, Tahiti
3.9/5Very Good! (757 reviews)

"The beautifully maintained property was exceeded only by the very friendly staff. We had a wonderful week and will return!"…"

Reviewed on 20 Mar. 2020

Tahiti Ia Ora Beach Resort - Managed by Sofitel
Manava Suite Resort Tahiti
Manava Suite Resort Tahiti
4 out of 5
BP 2851 Punavai, Punaauia, Tahiti
Free cancellationReserve now, pay when you stay
The price is AU$350 per night from 2 Oct. to 3 Oct.
4/5Very Good! (986 reviews)

"Great hotel! Yuka at the front desk was very helpful!"…"

Reviewed on 4 Aug. 2020

Manava Suite Resort Tahiti

Top activities in Tahiti

Tahiti Island Half-Day Tour Afternoon Tour
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Tahiti Island Half-Day Tour Afternoon Tour

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Full-Day Authentic Tahiti West Coast Discovery
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Full-Day Authentic Tahiti West Coast Discovery

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wrecks and tropical fishes snorkeling at 10:30am
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wrecks and tropical fishes snorkeling at 10:30am

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One of French Polynesia’s best-known islands is beautiful to the eye: mountains, jungles and coral reefs surround the cosmopolitan city at its heart. Of the 118 archipelagos in the South Pacific, none are bigger than sun-drenched Tahiti, garnering the island the moniker “Queen of the Pacific”. Its metropolitan centre, Papeete, is a hub for culture and the capital of French Polynesia.

Explore the populated northwestern region of the island, Tahiti Nui, by renting a car or asking a friendly local for a ride in their boat. While there’s a coastal freeway on the island, it doesn’t extend as far as Tahiti Iti in the southeast, making it an adventure- lovers’ dream. Take a boat or explore the area on foot.

Discover the local history and the impact that black pearls had on the island’s economy at the Pearl Museum, or pick up handcrafted jewellery from boutiques at Quartier du Commerce. Sample tropical fruits and drinks at the nearby Marché Municipal.

Blending the culinary styling of the French and the local islanders, Tahitian cuisine is a bold and flavourful experience. While eating out in Tahiti isn’t normally a budget option, in downtown Papeete you’ll find food trucks, known as roulottes, serving affordable local dishes. Pick up a plate of poisson cru, a serving of fish cooked in lime juice and coconut milk. Afterwards, head to the waterfront bars that line the coast. Sign up for a workshop at Les Ateliers “Te Oro” to learn traditional dances.

Outside the city you’ll find Tahiti’s natural charm waiting for you. Hike through Mont Aorai’s lush tropical forests or climb aboard a jeep safari to reach Mont Marau. In the Faarumai Valley you can watch cascading waterfalls, while a visit to Marae Arahurahu, an ancient Polynesian temple in Paea, reveals some of the island’s rich culture.

Head 16 kilometres (10 miles) west of Papeete to Punaauia to uncover the local history at the Museum of Tahiti and Her Islands. Venture further west to reach the tropical plants of the Botanical Gardens in Mataiea.

Explore beneath the ocean’s surface with a scuba diving session or stay dry by spending the day at the Lagoonarium. Before you leave the island be sure to see one of the world’s infamous surf breaks, Teahupo’o, which is home to whales from July to October.

Tahiti’s primary airport is located 7 kilometres (4.5 miles) southwest from Papeete, and is connected with semi-regular flights to major hubs in Europe, North America, New Zealand, South America and Northern Asia.

Frequently asked questions

Q: Which airports can I fly in to for a holiday to Tahiti?
A: Papeete (PPT-Tahiti Faaa Intl.) is your best option if you’re taking a flight to Tahiti. This major airport terminal operates 130 international flights per month.
Q: What are the most popular types of hotels for a holiday to Tahiti?
A: Some of the most commonly booked types of accommodation in Tahiti include private holiday homes, hotels and guest houses. You might also like to choose one of the apartments. You’ll have access to all of these property types when you book with Expedia.
Q: What does a Tahiti holiday booking with Expedia include?
A: Flights, hotels, cars — and activities and experiences. Expedia has everything you need for an unforgettable holiday. Choose one of these options or reserve one of our amazing travel packages. You have the flexibility and freedom to arrange your adventure to Tahiti the way you like it.
Q: What is the best way to save money on my holiday to Tahiti?
A: You’ll bag a seriously good deal if you combine your Flights, Hotels and Experiences. It’s simple (and easy on your budget) to create your ideal itinerary with Expedia. It’s time to turn those travel fantasies into reality and experience more of our amazing world for less.