Because there are only a select few airlines that venture out to French Polynesia, you’ll find that getting there isn’t quite as easy as you might assume. Another thing you’ll want to note is that the airlines that do travel to French Polynesia all fly into Tahiti, before departing to the other nearby islands. Thankfully, Moorea is practically in the shadow of Tahiti so you actually have a few transportation options, unlike most of the rest in the large island group, where a flight is the only practical way of getting there.
Although you’ll find that getting to Tahiti isn’t the cheapest, the adventure over tends to be both easy and straightforward. This is because there are only a few airlines that fly into Papeete’s Faa’a International Airport, which serves as a hub for the entire South Pacific. Regardless of which direction you are coming from, you’ll be arriving on a huge wide-body jet such as a 747, so even the coach seats tend to be roomy and comfortable, which is a nice thing to look forward to.
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.
Luckily, for those planning a trip, you’ll find that daytime and evening temperatures in Tahiti, as well as throughout the entirety of French Polynesia, are incredibly stable from month to month. You’ll see on the temperature chart below that each day of the year is almost identical to the other days. Moorea Island is only 9 miles (17 km) away, so the climate and weather are basically identical, and there are better Moorea overwater bungalow resorts to consider as well.
Serving as an incredibly popular island for honeymoons and the romantically inclined among North Americans, Bora Bora has both its high season and the largest crowds during the months of June and July. However, for those with a choice of when to go there are probably better times of year, depending on your goals. We’ll discuss this all, below.
Due to the location, daytime and evening temperatures in Bora Bora, as well as throughout the rest of French Polynesia, are generally stable from month to month. Since Bora Bora is even closer to the equator compared to nearby islands, it tends to be even more consistent than Tahiti and Moorea, which are about 140 miles (230 kilometers) to the southwest.
Most people would describe the climate to be nearly (if not) perfect in Bora Bora, at least for a week or two at a time.
It’s very easy to see why so many people from around the world consider the island of Bora Bora to be the most beautiful spot on earth. Part of the appeal for this island is both the remoteness and solitude, which will serve you well, especially for a honeymoon trip. The downside to this remoteness is that Bora Bora is not a place that you can reach quickly or cheaply, unless you are already in French Polynesia.
It is without doubt, that most people consider the Maldives to be one of the premier honeymoon destinations on this planet of ours. However, there has been an increased number of families that are spending holidays in this gorgeous archipelago as well. This has made for a sensitive situation where one of our most common questions is about Maldives child-free resorts and of those who solely focus on a romantic atmosphere, meaning they rather not be surrounded by families and their children.
The Maldives, with their tropical inspired water bungalows, spa escapes, and adventurous activities, beckon travelers of all kinds from around the globe. Thus, you’ll find lots of competition between the resorts with each one trying to outdo the next by offering the best of the best through a variety of resort amenities and views. One of the most talked about amenities that helps to separate certain overwater resorts from all the others is the presence of glass floors.
When researching pricing and popularity of a region, you’ll find that for the Maldives, the high season for resort prices basically runs from December and into April, with December and January easily being the busiest months. This is because it’s when most Europeans take their winter break. The rest of the year is considered the “low season” for Maldives resorts, even though the Maldives weather is almost exactly the same the whole year round and therefore there is no best month to go to the Maldives in terms of climate.