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Tahiti Travel & Holiday Packages

You will often hear The Islands of Tahiti referred to as French Polynesia or just simply Tahiti. More than just sand-and-sun, Tahiti offers an array of activities for all travellers.

Ia Orana, Welcome to Tahiti! Our Tahiti division was formerly known as Tahiti Travel Connection, then in 2019 we amalgamated all of our brands under Entire Travel Group.  We have been operating for more than 50 years, you can learn more on our About Us page.

At the very mention of Tahiti the mind delights - idyllic, isolated islands of striking mountain peaks and turquoise lagoon waters. Quite simply – paradise.

The iconic Overwater Bungalows and coconut tree hammocks are waiting for you to enjoy but Tahiti offers you a complete holiday experience and one that you cannot find anywhere else in the world. The beauty of the Tahitian lagoons and the warmth of the Tahitian people are famous the world over, but it is the Tahitian culture which will add a rich and unforgettable flavour to your trip. It is a living culture and it is as vibrant today as it was many years ago.

We are a team of passionate Tahiti Travel Specialists, we have all visited The Islands of Tahiti and we are on hand to share our expertise of Tahiti with you.

As a Tahiti specialist we work closely with our hotel and airline partners. These relationships, combined with our diverse product range and exclusive resort deals, ensure we offer you the best value packages including airfares, accommodation, tours and cruises. Our on ground assistance team in Tahiti gives you the peace of mind that we are with you every step of the way.

Allow us to create a unique and memorable Tahiti holiday package for you. Your paradise awaits!

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When to visit

Our tip is not to choose your travel dates based solely on weather conditions and seasons.

The majority of the time Tahiti is sunny, hot and fabulous! Our team has visited Tahiti in every possible month and we have experienced a range of weather conditions. You may book to travel in the drier cooler month of July and have the unfortunate experience of a rainy holiday, just as you may book your holiday in a traditionally wetter month and see nothing but sunshine and blue skies every day!  We simply can’t predict the weather!

Whilst resorts differ, generally low season accommodation prices are from 20 January – 31 May and 1 November – 20 December. High season is 1 June – 31 October and 21 December – 19 January. The Christmas and New Year periods, as well as Easter, are referred to as the Festive Season and often attract surcharges.

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Ethnic group
Tahitians
Official language
French
Local currency
CFP franc
Culture
Tahitians have a vibrant and rich culture they inherited from their ancient ancestor, they are known for their weaving, wood carving & tattooing that shows the beautiful and colorful story of their history and traditions.
Geography

Location - Pacific Ocean
Area - 1,044 km2 (403 sq mi)
Highest elevation - 2,241 m (7352 ft)
Highest point - Mont Orohena

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How long do you want to spend in the islands?

Flight schedules play an important role in planning a trip to The Islands of Tahiti. Flights are not scheduled every day and do vary at different times of the year depending on your departure city in Australia. Generally an itinerary will need to be either 5, 7, 9, 12 or 14 nights. There are of course exceptions to this general rule!

Remember that due to the arrival & departure times of aircraft from Australia, most itineraries will require 2 nights on the island of Tahiti (1 pre and 1 post) before/after travelling out to the other islands, so factor this in to your plans.

What is your budget?

We ask this question as it gives us a starting point in recommending particular islands or resorts to you. A 7 night holiday in a garden room at a fabulous little 2 star hotel is obviously not in the same price range as a 10 night holiday staying in an overwater bungalow with a private plunge pool at a 5 star resort! It all depends what you are wanting AND how much you have to spend.

We are here to help you get the most out of your trip to Tahiti – to create the perfect holiday package for you.  We are not in the business of selling you things just because you have the budget for it so don’t be afraid to let us know how much you want to spend! You can trust our Specialist Tahiti team to help you plan your perfect trip.

Which island to visit?

Our Tahiti holiday packages let you visit the many islands of this tropical paradise. Tahiti's main island and bustling capital Papeete is full of chic bistros, high-rise shopping centres and luxury resorts. Bora Bora is one of the top honeymoon destinations globally as it has numerous secluded overwater bungalows and hidden beaches. 

In Huahine, tourists can choose to unwind in pristine beaches or be adventurous and hike, snorkel, or surf. Another popular destination in Tahiti is Raiatea. It makes up for its lack of beaches with its beautiful deep lagoons and excellent sailing spots.
 

Best Hotels in Tahiti

Our all-in-one Tahiti deals and packages let you check into the most luxurious hotels. There are many places you can book to make your visit extra memorable. 

Make the most of our Tahiti packages and feast your eyes on breathtaking landscapes, majestic waters and heartwarming cultural landmarks.

Mingle with marine life in the shallow lagoons at The Huahine Natural Aquarium. You can choose to stand on platforms and observe from above or dive in and have a closer look at various kinds of fish.

If you want to learn more about Tahiti’s culture and heritage, drop by the Museum of Tahiti and Her Islands. It has four sections: geography and natural history, pre-European culture, European era and outdoor exhibits. Be sure to spot its collection of stone-carved tiki statues representing the different divinities in Tahiti culture.

For those looking for an adrenaline rush, Teahupo’o is the place. It boasts six- to 25-foot waves, perfect for daring surfers. If this isn’t for you, you can always relax and unwind on a sightseeing boat tour instead.

Sofitel Kia Ora Moorea Beach Resort

This luxury hotel lies on the eastern side of Moorea. It fuses a French-style design and Tahitian hospitality to create an idyllic destination for families and honeymooners alike. A scenic view awaits at this hotel—from lush green forests and crystal-clear pools of water to majestic mountains.

Enjoy your stay at one of its 113 luxurious bungalows above pristine waters, along the delicate shoreline or overlooking a lush garden. Then, feast with a complimentary French Polynesian breakfast and catch a breathtaking sunset at the Vue Bar.

Le Bora Bora by Pearl Resorts

This newly renovated hotel sits along the beach line of Motu, Tevairoa. It artfully blends modern amenities with authentic Tahitian design for a sanctuary of utmost relaxation.

Le Bora Bora boasts stunning overwater bungalows and intimate suites for its guests. You can go for a swim in one of their exclusive swimming pools or take a relaxing stroll in the private garden. Enjoy lounging in your villa while gazing into the magnificent view of Mount Otemanu.

Manava Suite Resort Tahiti

Find yourself a cosy retreat away from the bustling city with Manava Suite Resort Tahiti. It offers over 121 fully-furnished rooms with a distinct Tahitian flair Couples can share intimate moments inside one of their spacious garden suites, while families will have a great time staying in one of their multi-bedroom duplex apartments.

Must-Visit Attractions in Tahiti

Make the most of our Tahiti packages and feast your eyes on breathtaking landscapes, majestic waters and heartwarming cultural landmarks.

Mingle with marine life in the shallow lagoons at The Huahine Natural Aquarium. You can choose to stand on platforms and observe from above or dive in and have a closer look at various kinds of fish.

If you want to learn more about Tahiti’s culture and heritage, drop by the Museum of Tahiti and Her Islands. It has four sections: geography and natural history, pre-European culture, European era and outdoor exhibits. Be sure to spot its collection of stone-carved tiki statues representing the different divinities in Tahiti culture.

For those looking for an adrenaline rush, Teahupo’o is the place. It boasts six- to 25-foot waves, perfect for daring surfers. If this isn’t for you, you can always relax and unwind on a sightseeing boat tour instead.

Here are our top picks for must-see attractions in Tahiti.

Heiva Festival

Get a glimpse of authentic Tahitian culture by attending the annual Heiva Festival! The festivities usually take place during July and last for two weeks. Throughout the festival, you will find traditional dances, songs and competitive sports that celebrate the richness of Polynesian culture.

Black Pearl Museum

Tahiti is home to one of the most striking black pearls on Earth. Find one of these rare gems with a visit to Papeete’s Black Pearl Museum. This museum showcases a vast collection of Tahitian black pearls of different shades—from blue, brown, green, purple and silver. If you’re lucky, you can witness the iconic baroque-shaped Tahitian silver pearl when you drop by.

Arahoho Blowhole

Want a bit of thrill? Look no further, for adventure awaits in just one drive away. Head down southeast from Papeete to the RT2 road, and find yourself stunned—and drenched—by the Arahoho Blowhole!

Witness the roaring waves of the ocean as they crash dramatically onto large rock formations. The swell is big enough to shoot sprays of water onto curious onlookers. Quite exciting, right?

Le Marché Papeete

Before you leave, it’s a must to make a stop at Tahiti’s oldest market, Le Marché Papeete. This 155-year-old market is home to a wide assortment of shops that you can explore to your heart’s content. Try tasting the local fresh produce and Tahiti’s very own vanilla. 

Then, bring home a piece of Tahiti with local handmade crafts and souvenir items like the Tifaifai (Tahitian quilts) or Pareos (Tahitian wraps).  

Things To Do in Tahiti

Tahiti has activities for all types of travellers. Whether you’re into wellness, excitement, or cultural immersion, the island has something for you. Here is our list of things to do when in Tahiti:

Dive into a New World

Beneath Tahiti’s pristine ocean waters lie a treasure trove waiting to be explored. Discover a new world under the sea with Tahiti’s vibrant marine life. The island cluster features different diving spots where you can swim with dolphins, sharks, sea turtles, whales and stingrays.

Explore Tahiti’s Natural Environment

Tahiti is a scenic wonderland filled with breathtaking natural landscapes. Go on a trek and revel in the picturesque views from the island’s mighty volcanic and mountain peaks. On your way up, admire the dazzling waterfalls and rivers tucked within lush forest covers. Top it off with a visit to one of the island’s pineapple plantations.

Immerse Yourself into Local Culture

Aside from stunning views, Tahiti also prides itself in having a rich cultural background. During your stay, join in the festivities that celebrate what makes Tahiti so unique. Witness a vibrant living culture when you explore the city’s streets and marketplaces. Their traditional dances, along with the beat of the booming drums and echo chants, are sure to take your breath away.

Ride the Waves at Teahupo’o

Tahiti offers thrill-seekers a surfing experience like never before. Feel your adventurous soul soar along with the waves of Teahupo’o, also known as ‘The End of the Road.’ This site carries one of the heaviest swells in the world, reaching as far as 25 feet in height.

Aside from its death-defying waves, Teahupo’o is also home to the annual Billabong Pro Surfing Championships.

When to Visit Tahiti

The great thing about Tahiti is that there’s no bad time to visit. We recommend not choosing your travel dates based solely on weather conditions and seasons. Instead, decide based on your budget and the kind of experience you want.

Tahiti’s dry season lasts from May to October. During these months, the temperatures are milder and colder, and the air is less humid. Moreover, there are plenty of festivals to look forward to during the season. You have the Heiva Nui Festival in July, the Billabong Pro Surfers Championships in August and the International Golf Championships in September.

However, these months see an influx of tourists. It means accommodation prices might also increase in time for the high season. We recommend booking your flight and lodgings before July, for it gets busier as the Heiva Nui Festival approaches.

Meanwhile, the islands’ wet season starts from November until April. This season brings heavy rainfall and higher, more humid temperatures. But since it’s also regarded as a low season, you can secure cheaper hotel rates and flights. Moreover, you can have the beach to yourself!

This, however, doesn’t apply to Christmas and New Year, as those occasions often incur additional surcharges.

Weather in Tahiti

The Islands of Tahiti enjoy a tropical climate that’s perfect year-round for a getaway. In fact, the Tuamotu Islands bask in almost 3,000 hours of sunshine per year, one of the highest in the world! The temperatures in French Polynesia are mild and relatively constant, and the islands are cooled by the trade winds of the Pacific that blow throughout the year. On the northern islands, the average ambient temperature is around 78°F/25°C and is the same as the tranquil waters of the nation’s turquoise lagoons. While farther away from the equator, the archipelagos down south (the Austral Islands and the Gambier Islands) enjoy cooler weather.

Tahiti Weather chart
FACTS ABOUT TAHITI AND FRENCH POLYNESIA

FACTS ABOUT TAHITI AND FRENCH POLYNESIA

Located in the Pacific Ocean, The Islands of Tahiti are signified by sublime natural surroundings of white sand beaches and lush mountains rising up from turquoise lagoons. This along with the combination of both Polynesian and French culture makes this destination irresistible.

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Flying To Tahiti

Flying To Tahiti

Faa’a International Airport is your gateway to Tahiti. It’s located in the Faa’a commune on Tahiti Island, five kilometres (or 3.1 miles) away from the capital city Papeete. It’s the only airport that provides international flights to and from Tahiti. At the moment, there are no direct flights from Australia to Tahiti. Fortunately, Tahiti’s national airline, Air Tahiti Nui, operates connecting flights with other airlines departing from Melbourne, Sydney, and Brisbane via Auckland, New Zealand. Flights can run for approximately 10-13 hours, depending on your Australian departure place. Upon your arrival at the airport, you can hop on a transfer ride to Bora Bora, Moorea, and other destinations in French Polynesia. The airport is home to various regional carriers such as Air Achipels, Air Tahiti, S.A.R.L. Pol’Air and Tahiti Air Charter.

FAQs

Who are Entire Travel Group?

Entire Travel Group is celebrating 50 years of passionately delivering unique and memorable travel experiences. We are an Australian, family owned, award winning business, with a friendly team ready to match your expectations to the perfect holiday package.

Entire Travel Group used to be known by the individual brands shown in the footer of the website. The company has not changed, but we have amalgamated under one brand - Entire Travel Group.

For more details please visit - About Us | Entire Travel Group

What are Entire Travel Group famous for?

Well, put simply - we’re famous for building things. We offer an exclusive range of pre-designed, purpose-built, independent holiday packages full of unique and memorable experiences. The packages are delivered by our global network of handpicked suppliers, who also provide on ground travel support to our clients.

Is Entire Travel Group Australian owned and operated?

Entire Travel Group is proudly Australian family owned and operated and as it stands today represents 50 years of experience, progress, and evolution. We proudly support the community with our long-term commitment to many important charity organisations. We were awarded the best operator in our class at the most recent National Travel Industry Awards.

Is Entire Travel Group industry accredited?

Entire Travel Group is ATAS Accredited. ATAS, which stands for AFTA Travel Accreditation Scheme is administered by the Australian Federation of Travel Agents (AFTA). AFTA is the industry body for the Australian retail travel industry. We are also a registered member of the Council of Australian Tour Operators (CATO).

Does Entire Travel Group have industry awards?

Entire Travel Group was awarded “Best Specialty Wholesaler” at the 2019 National Travel Industry Awards (NTIA), which are held annually by the Australian Federation of Travel Agents (AFTA).

The awards recognise quality and excellence in the Australian travel industry. We were extremely honoured to receive this recognition and we will continue to deliver the best service and value to our customers.

Are the Entire Travel Group holiday packages exclusive?

In some cases, we are the sole representative in Australia for the overseas travel operator. In other circumstances the product developed has been exclusively built for Entire Travel Group and can’t be found elsewhere.

What’s unique about Entire Travel Group Holiday Packages?
  • They are not group tours with set departures - they are pre-designed, purpose built, independent holiday packages full of unique and memorable experiences.
  • Our holiday packages have been exclusively built for us in collaboration with our handpicked suppliers, who also offer full on-ground support for the clients.
  • We are offering unique travel experiences which cannot be found elsewhere.
  • Many packages include our “Freedom of Choice” options which allow you to tailor the holiday experience. Like a sommelier matching wine to a meal, we have used our experience to carefully select and offer the right experiences in each location.
  • They include our Peace of Mind Booking Plan.
  • A wide selection of our packages are compliant with the World Travel & Tourism Council (WTTC) Covid Safe Travels.
What is an independent holiday package?

Our motto for Independent Holiday Packages is start your holiday when and with who you want!

Our Independent Holiday Packages are NOT group tours with set departure dates. Group Tours have specific set departure dates, and of course, you are travelling with unknown passengers in a coach. These tours are great for certain travellers and there are many reputable tour operators providing a wide range of options around the world.

At Entire Travel Group, our focus is Independent Holiday Packages. Available daily, they are pre-designed, purpose built, packaged itineraries full of memorable experiences delivered by our hand-picked local partners.

Our holidays suit every demographic, from couples to singles, to retirees to families and everyone else in between.

Why travel with Entire Travel Group?

Of all the attributes Entire Travel Group offer - we have settled on “Experience” as the one quality we believe adds the most value to our customers. That’s how our tagline “When Experience Matters” came to life and encapsulates our business in three words, as experience does matter!

We have been operating for many years and have the experience to determine what sightseeing, duration and accommodation style makes a great itinerary. Our technology is continually enhanced, giving our team the ability to provide a great customer service experience. Our relationship with our operators is extremely strong, which ensures we are confident of the travel experience and on ground support for our clients.

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How does the Peace of Mind Booking Plan work?

Our Peace of Mind Booking Plan allows you to book with confidence in the new international travel environment. With low deposits, a cooling off period and a flexibility period where you can cancel and rebook later, we really do have you covered.

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Is there a cooling-off period?

Look for packages with our Peace of Mind Booking Plan logo on the website.

  • We understand that occasionally plans may change, so we give you the confidence to proceed with a cooling off period.
  • You may cancel for any reason within 7 days, where you will receive a 100% refund of your $100 per person deposit.

For more details please visit - Peace of Mind Booking Plan | Entire Travel Group

What is Freedom of Choice?

At Entire Travel Group we understand that our customers have their own personal tastes and interests - so throughout our packages look for “Freedom of Choice” which gives you the ability to tailor your holiday from the various experiences offered on selected days. Like a sommelier matching wine to a meal, we have used our experience to carefully select and offer the right experiences in each location.

The Freedom of Choice options are included in the package price, and the price remains the same regardless of the choice you make on each day.

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Do Freedom of Choice options cost extra?

Our Freedom of Choice program offers flexibility, by allowing you to choose from different options on pre-selected days in the itinerary.

  • Our per person price includes one tour on each Freedom of Choice day in the itinerary.
  • The price of the package remains the same regardless of the choice you make on each day.
What is the Safe Travels program?

This specially designed program allows travellers to recognise governments and companies around the world who have adopted health and hygiene global standardised protocols, so consumers can experience “Safe Travels”.

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What is Book Now?

Book Now offers you the ability to make a reservation on our website for Holiday Packages that include our Peace of Mind Booking Plan. But it’s not just a static offer – you have complete flexibility from travel dates, passenger numbers, single supplements, room upgrades, optional extras, flexible booking terms and more.

What happens after Book Now?
  • Our team will contact our overseas suppliers and confirm all arrangements.
  • A Confirmation from our reservation system will be sent in the coming days.
  • The Booking Number on this confirmation supersedes the website reference.
What forms of payment can be used at Entire Travel Group?
  • To confirm a booking using our on-line Book Now process, a credit card must be used to pay the refundable deposit.
  • For additional payments on the booking, Entire Travel Group supports bank transfer, credit card, TravelPay B2B, PaymentGate.
  • For further details please visit our Payments page.
How secure is the Entire Travel Group's on-line payment portal?
  • Entire Travel Group have partnered with TravelPay to ensure secure on-line credit card payments.
  • TravelPay is a level 1 PCI DSS compliant, which gives you peace of mind that your payment card data is in safe hands.
  • Entire Travel Group does not store any credit card information.

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Can you book my international airfares?

On some Islands Holiday Packages (e.g. Fiji), it is practical to include flights, so where we have done this it is indicated by the plane icon.

However, on the majority of our Holiday Packages, we do not include international flights.

We found that many customers may prefer to:

  • Travel on a specific airline of their choice
  • Have the flexibility to book flights with Frequent Flyer points
  • Select flight dates that may be different to our Holiday Package start/end dates
  • Use a Travel Credit already held with the airline
  • Use their travel agent for this service

We are able to assist with flights on any Holiday Package, so please just notify us during the Book Now process or contact our team.

Why do some packages not offer the ability to Book Now on the website?

If a package on our website does not include our Peace of Mind Booking Plan, it will not be available to Book Now.

Due to the boutique nature and limited capacity of some travel experiences offered, they have strict payment and cancellation policies. (e.g., a remote bear lodge in Canada with only a few cabins).

Although technically possible, we have decided that it is impractical for us to try and sell these type of travel services on-line. We believe it is important that such product is discussed, so that we can ensure these strict payment and cancellation policies are understood before we proceed with a booking.

For such product we may act as an agent only for the principal suppliers. Where we act as agent, your contract for the delivery of travel arrangements will be with the principal supplier and will be subject to their Booking Conditions.

We will advise you prior to confirming your booking if we are acting as agent and we will confirm the details of the principal supplier. Our responsibility to you where we sell travel arrangements as agent for the supplier is specified in the ‘Responsibility’ section of our Booking Conditions.

Should I take travel insurance?

Travel insurance is strongly recommended. During the Book Now process please confirm you require assistance, and our team will be in contact with you.

What should I do before travelling?

Before you travel it is your responsibility to ensure you have the appropriate documentation including visas. If you are travelling on a passport other than Australian or New Zealand, you will require a permit to re-enter Australia. It is your responsibility as the traveller and/or travel booker to meet all government entry requirements.

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Please visit the Entire Travel Group's Agent Portal. We are here to support our industry partners with a range of informative updates, marketing collateral for campaigns and a reward & recognition program.

How do I start a Booking?

  • On any page that has Book Now simply follow the booking process.
  • You must select the Travel Agent tick box and provide correct details.
  • To confirm a booking only the refundable deposit is required.
  • An agency credit card must be used for this initial payment.
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