Best Time to Visit French Polynesia

French Polynesia is a popular tourist destination for those looking for an unforgettable vacation. With its turquoise lagoons, powder-white beaches, and idyllic islands, this archipelago in the South Pacific is sure to leave you with lasting memories.

But when is the best time to visit this tropical paradise? Let’s break it down.

The Weather

The best time to visit French Polynesia depends largely on the weather. The climate here is generally warm and humid throughout the year, with temperatures ranging from 24-32°C (75-90°F).

However, there are two main seasons – the dry season (May through October) and the rainy season (November through April).

During the rainier months between November and April, there will be more showers but still plenty of sunshine. If you’re looking for sunnier days with less rain, then May – October would be a better time to visit.

Peak Season

The peak season in French Polynesia runs from mid-June to mid-August. This is when most tourists flock here for their summer vacations which means that prices are at their highest during these months; however, if you’re looking for a livelier atmosphere with lots of activities to do then this could be the best time to plan your trip.

That said, due to Covid-19 regulations and restrictions, peak season may be slightly muted this year so travelers should keep an eye out for updates before booking their trip.

Off Season

If you’re looking for cheaper accommodation options and fewer crowds, then off-season may be a better option for you.

From September to late December and again from January to early June are considered off-season as these are generally less busy months at tourist attractions and on flights going into French Polynesia.

If you’re planning your trip during this period it’s important to note that some resorts and attractions may be closed during certain times of the year so make sure you double-check before booking any activities or accommodations.


Visiting French Polynesia can offer a truly unique experience – whether it’s soaking up the sun on one of the many beaches or exploring some traditional culture on one of its islands – but deciding when exactly to go depends largely on personal preference as well as budget considerations.

Generally speaking, if you want fewer crowds and cheaper prices then off-season would be best while peak season would suit those seeking more activity options and a livelier atmosphere during their stay in French Polynesia.

Ultimately though, no matter what time of year you choose to visit this beautiful part of the world it’s sure to be amazing!

Arvie Whitaker

Hello there, fellow travel aficionado! I’m Arvie, a self-proclaimed explorer, adventurer, and the man behind this humble travel blog. For me, every journey is an opportunity to discover, learn, and create beautiful memories that stand the test of time.

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