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

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

When to go to Tahiti, French Polynesia

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

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

January

January in Tahiti can be very 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:

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

February

February in Tahiti is extremely hot and somewhat rainy. The rain can amount to several inches/centimeters. During this time, temperatures average in the low 80s F (high 20s C) to high 80s F (low 30s C).

What to wear/what to pack:

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

March

March in Tahiti can be very hot 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:

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

April

Traveling to Tahiti in April, you will notice that it can be very hot and somewhat rainy. Expect it to rain about half of the time. Daytime temperatures are in the high 80s F (low 30s C).

What to wear/what to pack:

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

May

If you are traveling to Tahiti in May, you will notice that it is really hot and somewhat rainy. Expect it to rain about half of the time. Daytime temperatures are in the high 80s F (low 30s C).

What to wear/what to pack:

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

June

June for Tahiti can be very hot. Temperatures average in the 80s F (low 30s C) during the day. It rains a bit less than half of the time.

What to wear/what to pack:

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

July

July in Tahiti is constantly 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:

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

August

August in Tahiti is constantly 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 (low 30s C).

What to wear/what to pack:

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

September

September is consistently hot. Temperatures average in the 80s F (low 30s C) during the day. It rains about a third of the time.

What to wear/what to pack:

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

October

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

What to wear/what to pack:

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

November

In November, Tahiti can be sweltering and somewhat rainy. Temperatures routinely are in the high 80s F (low 30s C) and a bit less than half of the time 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 Tahiti, with several of the days of the month having rain.

What to wear/what to pack:

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

December

If you visit Tahiti during December, you are likely to find that it is constantly hot and very 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
  • Waterproof footwear
  • Short sleeve shirts
  • Skirts
  • Sunglasses
  • Waterproof luggage
  • Dresses
  • Sandals
  • Umbrella
  • Shorts
  • Sunscreen lotion
  • If you're going to the beach, bathing suits, swimwear

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

Here are some general tips on what to wear in Tahiti, 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 Tahiti
  • Pickpocketing is an issue, so wear a money belt or neck pouch
  • Appropriate museum wear

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