Uturoa from the Tapioi
tahiti is 12 hours behind France (summer time). when it is midnight in Tahit ,it isi noon in Paris. tahiti is 2 hours behind Los Angeles
There are 2 seasons: the dry season from March to November and the rainy season from Novenber to March
The differences between the seasons are not always strikingly noticeable.
Sea-water temperature range from 26°C/79°F in August to 29°C/84°F in February.
Air temperature range from 24°C/75°F to 30°C/86°F (daytime).
The French Pacific Francs (XPF) is the currency in use.
We have a fixed exchange parity with the Euro (1€=119.33 XPF)
Uturoa as 4 banks with ATM machines in the main street. many shops accept crédit cards.
When you come:
You will need a valid passport, and, if you are transiting in the US, an ESTA authorization.
Raiatea, the capital of the lLeewards islands has an hospital, several private doctors, dentists, physiotherapists... Well-stocked shops, a daily covered market.
Raiatea is also the nautical center of French Polynesia with 3 marinas and 4 sailing charter companies.
Tahaa and Raiatea grow most of the famous tahitian vanilla.
All july is busy with Heiva fesitivities: dancing and singing contests and many other cultural activities.
Hawaiki Nui Vaa the great international canoe race take places every November. It lasts 4 days.
In may The Tahiti Pearl Regatta gathers local and overseas sailing fans for four days of competition and fun in the Leewards islands.
The dress code in French Polynesia is free and easy: shorts and pareos, sunglasses and caps, plus diving masks and snorkels, of course...