French Polynesia, French Polynesia: What to pack, what to wear, and when to go [2018]

Traveling to French Polynesia, French Polynesia? If you're planning to go to French Polynesia, here is some important information about when to go, what to wear, and what to pack:

When to go to French Polynesia, French Polynesia

Based on the climate and weather in French Polynesia, the best time to go is September. See below for details.

What to wear/what to pack for French Polynesia, French Polynesia by month

January

January in French Polynesia is consistently hot and very rainy. The rain can amount to several inches/centimeters. During this time, temperatures average in the high 80s F (low 30s C).

What to wear/what to pack:

  • Shorts
  • Waterproof footwear
  • Rain coat
  • Sunglasses
  • Umbrella
  • Waterproof luggage
  • If you're going to the beach, bathing suits, swimwear
  • Skirts
  • Short sleeve shirts
  • Sandals
  • Sunscreen lotion
  • Dresses

February

If you vacation in French Polynesia during February, you are likely to find that it can be sweltering and somewhat rainy. Temperatures tend to hover around the high 80s F (low 30s C) during the day, while at night they can dip into the low 70s F (low 20s C).

In terms of precipitation, you can expect it to rain about half of the time.

What to wear/what to pack:

  • Rain coat
  • Sunglasses
  • Dresses
  • Sunscreen lotion
  • Waterproof luggage
  • Waterproof footwear
  • Sandals
  • Shorts
  • Short sleeve shirts
  • Skirts
  • Umbrella
  • If you're going to the beach, bathing suits, swimwear

March

In March, French Polynesia is extremely hot and somewhat rainy. Temperatures routinely are in the high 80s F (low 30s C) and 5-10 days this month jump into the low 90s F (low 30s C) range.

At night, lows are in the low 70s F (low 20s C). This is also a rainy time for French Polynesia, with several of the days of the month having rain.

What to wear/what to pack:

  • Sunglasses
  • Rain coat
  • Waterproof luggage
  • Short sleeve shirts
  • Dresses
  • Shorts
  • Sunscreen lotion
  • Umbrella
  • Sandals
  • Waterproof footwear
  • If you're going to the beach, bathing suits, swimwear
  • Skirts

April

If you visit French Polynesia during April, you are likely to find that it is consistently hot and somewhat rainy. Temperatures tend to hover around the high 80s F (low 30s C) during the day, while at night they can dip into the low 70s F (low 20s C).

In terms of precipitation, you can expect it to rain about half of the time.

What to wear/what to pack:

  • Sandals
  • Shorts
  • Sunscreen lotion
  • Rain coat
  • Umbrella
  • Sunglasses
  • Waterproof luggage
  • Short sleeve shirts
  • Skirts
  • If you're going to the beach, bathing suits, swimwear
  • Waterproof footwear
  • Dresses

May

May in French Polynesia can be sweltering and somewhat rainy. The rain can amount to several inches/centimeters. During this time, temperatures average in the high 80s F (low 30s C).

What to wear/what to pack:

  • Shorts
  • Sunglasses
  • If you're going to the beach, bathing suits, swimwear
  • Dresses
  • Waterproof footwear
  • Sandals
  • Skirts
  • Rain coat
  • Umbrella
  • Short sleeve shirts
  • Waterproof luggage
  • Sunscreen lotion

June

June in French Polynesia is really hot. The rain can amount to several inches/centimeters. During this time, temperatures average in the 80s F (low 30s C).

What to wear/what to pack:

  • Umbrella
  • Shorts
  • Waterproof luggage
  • Sunscreen lotion
  • Skirts
  • If you're going to the beach, bathing suits, swimwear
  • Sunglasses
  • Short sleeve shirts
  • Waterproof footwear
  • Dresses
  • Sandals
  • Rain coat

July

If you visit French Polynesia during July, you are likely to find that it can be sweltering. Temperatures tend to hover around the 80s F (low 30s C) during the day, while at night they can dip into the high 60s F (low 20s C).

In terms of precipitation, you can expect it to rain about a third of the time.

What to wear/what to pack:

  • Waterproof footwear
  • Shorts
  • Waterproof luggage
  • Short sleeve shirts
  • Sunglasses
  • If you're going to the beach, bathing suits, swimwear
  • Umbrella
  • Sunscreen lotion
  • Dresses
  • Rain coat
  • Sandals
  • Skirts

August

Traveling to French Polynesia in August, you will notice that it is really hot. Expect it to rain occasionally. Daytime temperatures are in the 80s F (low 30s C).

What to wear/what to pack:

  • Short sleeve shirts
  • Sunglasses
  • Rain coat
  • Sandals
  • Dresses
  • Sunscreen lotion
  • Waterproof footwear
  • Skirts
  • If you're going to the beach, bathing suits, swimwear
  • Shorts
  • Umbrella
  • Waterproof luggage

September

September in this region is extremely hot. Temperatures average in the 80s F (low 30s C) during the day. It rains 5-10 days this month.

What to wear/what to pack:

  • Sunscreen lotion
  • Waterproof luggage
  • Sunglasses
  • Skirts
  • Waterproof footwear
  • Umbrella
  • If you're going to the beach, bathing suits, swimwear
  • Dresses
  • Sandals
  • Shorts
  • Rain coat
  • Short sleeve shirts

October

October for French Polynesia is extremely hot. Temperatures average in the high 80s F (low 30s C) during the day. It rains about a third of the time.

What to wear/what to pack:

  • Skirts
  • Dresses
  • Waterproof footwear
  • Umbrella
  • Rain coat
  • Waterproof luggage
  • Sunglasses
  • Short sleeve shirts
  • Sandals
  • Shorts
  • Sunscreen lotion
  • If you're going to the beach, bathing suits, swimwear

November

If you visit French Polynesia during November, you are likely to find that it is consistently hot and somewhat rainy. Temperatures tend to hover around the high 80s F (low 30s C) during the day, while at night they can dip into the low 70s F (low 20s C).

In terms of precipitation, you can expect it to rain about half of the time.

What to wear/what to pack:

  • Umbrella
  • Short sleeve shirts
  • Shorts
  • Sunglasses
  • Skirts
  • Dresses
  • Sunscreen lotion
  • If you're going to the beach, bathing suits, swimwear
  • Rain coat
  • Waterproof footwear
  • Waterproof luggage
  • Sandals

December

December can be very hot and very rainy. Temperatures average in the high 80s F (low 30s C) during the day. It rains about half of the time.

What to wear/what to pack:

  • Sunscreen lotion
  • Sandals
  • Rain coat
  • Short sleeve shirts
  • If you're going to the beach, bathing suits, swimwear
  • Shorts
  • Skirts
  • Sunglasses
  • Dresses
  • Umbrella
  • Waterproof footwear
  • Waterproof luggage

Year-round what to wear/what to pack for French Polynesia, French Polynesia

Here are some general tips on what to wear in French Polynesia, as well as several items to remember to pack when traveling there.

  • A plug adadpter that supports outlet types C, D and E
  • A SIM card that works in French Polynesia
  • Pickpocketing is an issue, so wear a money belt or neck pouch
  • Appropriate museum wear

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