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

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

When to go to Hiva Oa, French Polynesia

Based on the climate and weather in Hiva Oa, the best time to go is November. See below for details.

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

January

If you go to Hiva Oa in January, you will notice that it can be very hot. Daytime temperatures are in the 80s F (low 30s C).

What to wear/what to pack:

  • Dresses
  • Shorts
  • Sunscreen lotion
  • Skirts
  • Sandals
  • Short sleeve shirts
  • Sunglasses

February

February here is really hot. Temperatures average in the high 80s F (low 30s C) during the day.

What to wear/what to pack:

  • Sunglasses
  • Sandals
  • Short sleeve shirts
  • Dresses
  • Shorts
  • Skirts
  • Sunscreen lotion

March

March in this region can be sweltering. Temperatures average in the high 80s F (low 30s C) during the day.

What to wear/what to pack:

  • Shorts
  • Sunscreen lotion
  • Skirts
  • Sandals
  • Dresses
  • Sunglasses
  • Short sleeve shirts

April

April is extremely hot. Temperatures average in the high 80s F (low 30s C) during the day.

What to wear/what to pack:

  • Dresses
  • Short sleeve shirts
  • Sunscreen lotion
  • Skirts
  • Shorts
  • Sandals
  • Sunglasses

May

If you vacation in Hiva Oa during May, you are likely to find that it is pretty consistently hot. Temperatures tend to hover around the 80s F (high 20s C) during the day, while at night they can dip into the 70s F (mid 20s C).

Humidity is generally around 80 during the day.

What to wear/what to pack:

  • Short sleeve shirts
  • Skirts
  • Sandals
  • Sunglasses
  • Dresses
  • Shorts
  • Sunscreen lotion

June

June in Hiva Oa is extremely warm. Temperatures average in the 80s F (high 20s C) during the day.

What to wear/what to pack:

  • Sunglasses
  • Sunscreen lotion
  • Shorts
  • Dresses
  • Short sleeve shirts
  • Sandals
  • Skirts

July

If you vacation in Hiva Oa during July, you are likely to find that it is extremely warm. Temperatures tend to hover around the low 80s F (high 20s C) during the day, while at night they can dip into the 70s F (low 20s C).

Humidity is generally around 80 during the day.

What to wear/what to pack:

  • Sunscreen lotion
  • Sunglasses
  • Sandals
  • Dresses
  • Short sleeve shirts
  • Skirts
  • Shorts

August

Traveling to Hiva Oa in August, you will notice that it is hot. Daytime temperatures are in the low 80s F (high 20s C).

What to wear/what to pack:

  • Sunscreen lotion
  • Shorts
  • Short sleeve shirts
  • Sunglasses
  • Skirts
  • Dresses
  • Sandals

September

September in Hiva Oa is hot. The rain can amount to several inches/centimeters. During this time, temperatures average in the high 70s F (mid 20s C) to 80s F (high 20s C).

What to wear/what to pack:

  • Dresses
  • Short sleeve shirts
  • Shorts
  • Sandals
  • Skirts
  • Sunglasses
  • Sunscreen lotion

October

October in Hiva Oa is hot. The rain can amount to several inches/centimeters. During this time, temperatures average in the high 70s F (mid 20s C) to 80s F (high 20s C).

What to wear/what to pack:

  • Short sleeve shirts
  • Dresses
  • Shorts
  • Sunscreen lotion
  • Sandals
  • Skirts
  • Sunglasses

November

If you are traveling to Hiva Oa in November, you will notice that it is consistently hot. Daytime temperatures are in the 80s F (low 30s C).

What to wear/what to pack:

  • Sandals
  • Sunglasses
  • Shorts
  • Skirts
  • Dresses
  • Short sleeve shirts
  • Sunscreen lotion

December

If you vacation in Hiva Oa during December, 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 70s F (low 20s C).

Humidity is generally between 70 and 80% during the day.

What to wear/what to pack:

  • Sunscreen lotion
  • Skirts
  • Shorts
  • Sunglasses
  • Short sleeve shirts
  • Dresses
  • Sandals

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

Here are some general tips on what to wear in Hiva Oa, 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 Hiva Oa
  • Appropriate museum wear

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