When is the best time to go to French Polynesia?

When is the best time to go to French Polynesia? Here's some information to help you in your decision:

  • In French Polynesia, the weather is good everywhere in May, June, July, August, September and October
  • The best months to go to Tahiti are May, June, July, August, September and October
  • On average, it is hot all year round in Tahiti
  • The rainiest months in this city are January, February, March and December
  • The cities with the best climate are Hiva Oa (Marquesas Islands), Nuku Hiva, Rikitea, Fatu Hiva, Ua Huka and Ua Pou, with good weather at least 11 months a year
  • The sea temperature is suitable for swimming all year round in Tahiti

Annual weather in French Polynesia

For information about the climate and the weather city by city in French Polynesia for a specific month, click on the corresponding line below:

January 79°F to 85°F
4 to 22 days*
February 79°F to 85°F
6 to 18 days*
March 79°F to 85°F
6 to 19 days*
April 77°F to 85°F
6 to 13 days*
May 76°F to 85°F
5 to 11 days*
June 74°F to 83°F
4 to 9 days*
July 72°F to 83°F
3 to 7 days*
August 72°F to 81°F
2 to 6 days*
September 72°F to 81°F
2 to 6 days*
October 72°F to 81°F
2 to 10 days*
November 76°F to 83°F
3 to 13 days*
December 77°F to 85°F
3 to 20 days*
* weather varies across the country

Best time to travel to French Polynesia by cities

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The best months to go to Tahiti are may, june, july, august, september and october.



The best months to go to Bora-Bora are april, may, june, july, august, september and october.

Hiva Oa (Marquesas Islands)

Hiva Oa (Marquesas Islands)

The best months to go to Hiva Oa (Marquesas Islands) are january, february, march, april, may, june, july, august, september, october, november and december.

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Temperatures and rainfall in French Polynesia

On these 3 graphs, we present the evolution of temperatures of French Polynesia and month-by-month rainfall for the cities of Tahiti, Bora-Bora, Hiva Oa (Marquesas Islands), Moorea and Rangiroa, as well as the month-by-month sea temperature for coastal cities.

Peak visitor numbers and tourist seasons in French Polynesia

Find out when French Polynesia has its high tourist season (the period when the influx of tourists is highest) and off-peak tourist season using our data and figures.

Tourist seasons in French Polynesia

The months with low numbers of tourists are: January, February, March, May and December. The number of visitors to French Polynesia is high in: April, June, July, August, September, October and November.

  • Very low season in French Polynesia: January, March and December.
  • Low season in French Polynesia: February and May.
  • High season in French Polynesia: April, June and November.
  • Peak season in French Polynesia: July, August, September and October.

Figure: Visitor index for French Polynesia month by month

Average price for flights to French Polynesia

A return flight between Los Angeles and Tahiti is generally cheaper if you go in february ($ 891 on average): this is the best time for travellers on a tight budget. In contrast, you may end up paying $ 515 more for your airline ticket to Tahiti if you go in august.

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Where to go in French Polynesia?

This table allows you to see the maximum temperature for each city and our opinion on the weather month by month (see colour legend below the table).

Cities jan.feb.mar.apr.mayjun.jul.aug.sep.oct.nov.dec.
Hiva Oa (Marquesas Islands)83°F83°F83°F85°F83°F83°F81°F81°F81°F81°F81°F83°F
Nuku Hiva83°F83°F85°F85°F83°F83°F83°F81°F81°F81°F81°F83°F
Fatu Hiva83°F83°F83°F85°F83°F83°F81°F81°F81°F81°F81°F83°F


good weather

tolerable weather

bad weather

very bad weather

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What can I do in French Polynesia?

Beaches / swimming

Nature and countryside

Culture and heritage


Family travel

Crafts / shopping



Is this weather information for French Polynesia reliable?

Climate data for French Polynesia has been gathered every day since January 2009. The analysis of these meteorological data for French Polynesia allows us to determine the average for each month in Tahiti, Bora-Bora, Hiva Oa (Marquesas Islands), Moorea, Rangiroa, Fakarava, Huahine, Nuku Hiva, and 16 other cities.

So yes: this data is reliable except in cases of temporary climate disruption in the region.

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