Now that you've decided you're interested in visiting Tahiti or Moorea, you've most likely run into the issue of trying to figure when the best time to visit really is. This really isn't the easiest question to answer, but the good news is this is simply because there really isn't a bad time to visit. In other words, the best time to visit Tahiti or Moorea is when you're able.

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

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Weather in Tahiti and Moorea

For more detail and certain specifics, you’ll want to check out our main article that explains Tahiti weather by month. You’ll notice that the temperatures are almost identical for each month, with the only variation being in the rainfall. Because these islands are a bit south of the equator, their summer is technically from December through February, which is the complete opposite of the seasons in both 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 on the cooler side and the humidity is a just a bit lower. During this time of year, you’ll note that rainfall tends to be far less frequent. However, you’ll still get an afternoon cloud burst each week during this period of the year.


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


Because the weather is a bit more ideal, both the months of 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 here.


Due to this, hotel rates will certainly 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

Both the scuba diving and snorkeling here are great year round, but the drier months from April through November are considered the best by locals and most visitors. This is because there is less rainfall that distorts the clarity of the water. With this in mind, those who are coming mostly for diving should strongly consider April, May, and November, in order to take advantage of not just the great ocean conditions but also the lower room rates.

Off season: November through May

When looking through rate options, the lowest room rates are generally found from November through May, though the December holidays tend to become very busy. December through March are known to be the wettest months, although, the differences can be quite minor depending on the week you are there.


It’s more humid here during this period, but thankfully cool sea breezes are never far away, especially when referring to the afternoons. There’s also more persistent cloud cover, so if sunbathing is one of your main focuses then this time of the year wouldn’t be ideal, 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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  1. Interested in an over the water bungalow. We would like to be able to snorkel off of the bungalow. Suggestions??????????????????

    1. Gail,

      You can snorkel off the deck at almost every overwater bungalow in the world, except for a few of the cheaper options in Malaysia. That said, the best snorkeling in those same areas is usually done with a boat trip to a nearby reef. Since the bungalows are mostly over clear lagoons, there isn’t as much to see right under the bungalow itself. -Roger

    1. Cynthia,

      These photos are off the official resort websites, and some of those are offered in high resolution, but only a few of them. The resorts own the images as well. -Roger

        1. Philip,

          The plumbing is built in just below the floor. These rooms have everything, including A/C and cable TV, not to mention showers and baths. -Roger