Now that you've decided you'd like to visit Tahiti or Moorea, most likely you're trying to figure when the best time to visit is. This isn't exactly an easy question to answer, but the good news is that this is because there really isn't a bad time to visit. In other words, the best time to visit Tahiti or Moorea is simply when you're available.

As with any destination, each time of year has both its positives and negatives, so each visitor will have to weigh their options themselves to find what's best for them. Some parts of the year you'll find low prices alongside a small chance of rain, while other times you'll find higher prices and an even smaller chance of rain. We'll go over all the details for each time of the year, below.

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Weather in Tahiti and Moorea

For more detail and certain specifics, check out our main article that details Tahiti weather by month. You’ll notice that the temperatures are almost identical for each and every single month, with the only variation being the rainfall. As you most likely already know, these islands are a bit south of the equator, so their summer is technically from December through February, which is the complete opposite of the seasons in Europe and the United States.

High season for hotels: June through October

During what we’ll refer to as the “winter” months, you’ll find that the temperatures are a bit cooler and the humidity is a tad lower. Also, you’ll want to note that rainfall tends to be far less frequent. However, you’ll still get an afternoon cloud burst (or two) each week during this period of the year.


The month of July plays host to many local Polynesian festivals, so even though most tourists don’t attend them, it’s worth noting if you are the type that might enjoy them.


Because the weather is more ideal, June and July have the highest accommodation rates for hotels in the area, including the overwater bungalows in Tahiti and the overwater bungalows in Moorea. This is because summer in North America reigns King when it comes to weddings, and summer honeymoons are a popular occurrence.


Due to this, hotel rates will be higher and availability will be more limited, but those who plan in advance should find an excellent resort with availability and rooms that are only 10 to 20% more than their off-season rates.


InterContinental Resort Moorea

Best scuba diving: April through November

The scuba diving and snorkeling are great all year round, but the drier months from April through November are considered the best. This is because there is less rain to distort the clarity of the water. With this in mind, those who are coming mostly for diving should strongly consider April, May, or November, in order to take advantage of not just the great ocean conditions but the lower room rates, as well.

Off season: November through May

The lowest room rates are generally found running from November through May, though the December holidays do tend to get very busy. December through March are noted as the wettest months, although as mentioned above, the differences can be quite minor depending on the week you are actually there.


It’s more humid during this period, but thankfully cool sea breezes are never far away, especially in the afternoons. There’s also more persistent cloud cover, so if sunbathing is your main focus then this time of year wouldn’t be the best, but for other purposes you’re likely to find that the fast-moving clouds around sunset can produce some of the most beautiful scenes of your life.


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