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


Where and when to go based on the weather?

Austral Islands
Tubuai, Rurutu, Raivavae...

January, April, May, June, July, August, September, October and November
74°F to 79°F°C
3 to 10 days
76°F to 83°F
February, March and December
79°F to 81°F°C
10 to 12 days
81°F to 83°F

Gambier Islands
Rikitea...

February, March, April, May, June, July, August, September, October, November and December
74°F to 83°F°C
5 to 12 days
76°F to 83°F
January
81°F
13 days
81°F

Leeward Islands
Bora-Bora, Huahine, Raiatea...

April, May, June, July, August, September and October
81°F to 85°F°C
6 to 12 days
81°F to 85°F
January, February, March, November and December
83°F to 85°F°C
12 to 17 days
83°F to 85°F

Marquesas Islands
Hiva Oa (Marquesas Islands), Nuku Hiva, Fatu Hiva...

All year round
81°F to 85°F°C
2 to 7 days
83°F to 85°F

Tuamotu Archipelago
Rangiroa, Fakarava, Tikehau...

April, May, June, July, August, September, October and November
79°F to 85°F°C
4 to 13 days
January, February, March and December
83°F to 85°F°C
14 to 18 days

Windward Islands
Tahiti, Moorea, Tetiaroa...

May, June, July, August, September and October
77°F to 83°F°C
4 to 9 days
81°F to 83°F
February, March, April, November and December
81°F to 83°F°C
11 to 20 days
83°F to 85°F
January
83°F
20 to 22 days
85°F

Best time to travel to French Polynesia by cities

Chargement en cours
Austral Islands Austral Islands Gambier Islands Gambier Islands Leeward Islands Leeward Islands Marquesas Islands Marquesas Islands Tuamotu Archipelago Tuamotu Archipelago Windward Islands Windward Islands

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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 November. The number of visitors to French Polynesia is high in: April, June, July, August, September, October and December.

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

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 march ($ 788 on average): this is the best time for travellers on a tight budget. In contrast, you may end up paying $ 558 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.
Tahiti83°F83°F83°F83°F81°F79°F79°F77°F79°F79°F81°F83°F
Bora-Bora85°F85°F85°F85°F83°F83°F81°F81°F81°F81°F83°F83°F
Hiva Oa (Marquesas Islands)83°F83°F83°F85°F83°F83°F81°F81°F81°F81°F81°F83°F
Moorea83°F83°F83°F83°F83°F81°F79°F79°F79°F79°F81°F83°F
Rangiroa85°F85°F85°F85°F85°F83°F81°F81°F81°F81°F83°F85°F
Fakarava83°F85°F85°F85°F83°F83°F81°F79°F81°F81°F83°F83°F
Huahine85°F85°F85°F85°F83°F83°F81°F81°F81°F81°F83°F83°F
Nuku Hiva83°F83°F85°F85°F83°F83°F83°F81°F81°F81°F81°F83°F
Rikitea81°F83°F83°F81°F79°F77°F76°F74°F76°F76°F77°F79°F
Rurutu79°F81°F81°F79°F77°F76°F74°F74°F74°F74°F76°F79°F
Tubuai79°F81°F81°F79°F77°F76°F74°F74°F74°F74°F76°F79°F
Ahe85°F85°F85°F85°F83°F83°F81°F81°F81°F81°F83°F83°F
Fatu Hiva83°F83°F83°F85°F83°F83°F81°F81°F81°F81°F81°F83°F
Makatea85°F85°F85°F85°F85°F83°F81°F81°F81°F81°F83°F85°F
Manihi85°F85°F85°F85°F83°F83°F81°F81°F81°F81°F83°F83°F
Maupiti85°F85°F85°F85°F83°F83°F81°F81°F81°F81°F83°F83°F
Raiatea85°F85°F85°F85°F83°F83°F81°F81°F81°F81°F83°F83°F
Raivavae79°F81°F81°F79°F77°F76°F74°F74°F74°F74°F76°F79°F
Rimatara79°F81°F81°F79°F77°F76°F74°F74°F74°F74°F76°F79°F
Tahaa85°F85°F85°F85°F83°F83°F81°F81°F81°F81°F83°F83°F

Legend:

good weather

tolerable weather

bad weather

very bad weather


About French Polynesia

What can I do in French Polynesia?

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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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