Travel Planning

Over the years, our Specialists, Consultants and Advisors have helped thousands of travelers plan amazing journeys to Tahiti and her Islands. Below you will find some of our Insider Tips, Expert Advice, and Tahiti Travel Planning Insights, specific to the keyword above, to inspire and inform you as you plan your trip.

Where to Start Your Tahiti Travel Planning | FAQs
There are so many beautiful islands and resorts in the Islands of Tahiti that it is often overwhelming when you start to plan a trip. Whether you book on your own or through a Tahiti Specialist, there are many planning considerations to evaluate. Below are some of the questions that our clients ask us when we are getting to know them as we help them to plan the perfect Tahiti Honeymoon or Vacation. Some of the questions below are specific to working with Venture Tahiti. However, many are helpful for all travelers.
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Should I Buy Travel Insurance?
Do you have questions about Travel Insurance? Why should you buy it? Is it expensive? Are all policies the same? Venture Tahiti recommends that you purchase travel insurance. We'll explain why...
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Venture Tahiti's "Book with Confidence!" Policy
As the world adapts to travel in the time of COVID-19, we understand that your departure dates may need to change. So, Venture Tahiti has introduced a new “Book with Confidence!” policy, which includes one FREE date change. With our new, more flexible booking policy, you can plan your future travel with complete peace of mind.
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French Polynesia | Health and Safety Protocols
The Islands of Tahiti have taken great steps to enhance their Health and Safety protocols to combat COVID-19 while also maintaining a relaxing and enjoyable environment for incoming guests. The airlines, airports, tour operators, hotels and excursion providers have all committed to these new efforts.
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COVID-19 Travel Resources
Venture Tahiti is closely monitoring the global Coronavirus situation, specifically as it relates to travel to French Polynesia. In an effort to ease your planning process, our Tahiti Specialists have compiled a comprehensive COVID-19 Travel Guide with real-time information related to traveling to Bora Bora and The Islands of Tahiti during the Coronavirus Pandemic.
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Tahiti | COVID-19 Self Test Instructions
To better protect the visitors and citizens of French Polynesia, you will be asked to perform a Self Test for COVID-19 on the fourth day after your arrival in Tahiti.
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The Best Overwater Bungalows in Bora Bora (2021)
After many years of visiting the islands, we are often asked to list our favorite hotels and resorts in Bora Bora and The Islands of Tahiti. These conversations always seem to include the seductive overwater bungalows of Bora Bora. We have decided to share our list of the best Bora Bora hotels featuring overwater bungalows. As a bonus, we've included the specific room category that we believe provides the most value. Every hotel in our list below is open for business and welcoming guests in 2021. If you fall in love with a certain resort below, be sure to click the link for our detailed Hotel & Resort Overview.
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Venture Tahiti's "Pre-Flight Checklist"
As we resume safe travels to Bora Bora and Tahiti, it is easy to get overwhelmed by all of the new Entry Requirements. Thankfully, the Tahiti Travel Specialists at Venture Tahiti have been working hand-in-hand with Tahiti Tourisme to simplify and organize everything for you. We have combined the all of the new entry requirements published by Tahiti Tourisme, Air Tahiti Nui, the High Commission of French Polynesia, Los Angeles County, and the United States CDC, into a one-page, easy to follow, document named, The Venture Tahiti Pre-Flight Checklist.
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Booking and Deposit Procedures
Our Certified Tahiti Specialists love nothing more than working with you to create thoughtful and inspiring Vacation and Honeymoon itineraries. Below is an overview of the booking process at Venture Tahiti.‍
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What to Pack | Tahiti Packing Guide
Since the early 1990s, Venture Destinations Advisors, Consultants and Specialists have logged over 200 trips to the Islands of Tahiti and the South Pacific. Inside we share a list of items that our team members pack when they travel.
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The Best Overwater Bungalows in Tahiti (2021)
It is always very difficult to officially rank some of these hotels as everyone on our team has their favorites, for different and very personal reasons. However, to avoid a six-way tie, we have done our best, with surprisingly little conflict, to come to a consensus. Please join us as we share our favorite overwater bungalows in the rest of the Islands of Tahiti.
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United States | COVID-19 Entry Requirements
Venture Tahiti is closely monitoring the global Coronavirus situation, specifically as it relates to travel to French Polynesia. In an effort to ease your planning process, our Specialists have compiled a comprehensive guide to COVID-19 testing and travel protocols.
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When to Go | Weather in Bora Bora & Tahiti
The weather in Bora Bora and Tahiti truly make the islands a year-round destination. French Polynesia enjoys warm, tropical weather all year-round. Cooled by the gentle breezes of the Pacific, the climate of these islands is sunny and pleasant and one of the most stable on Earth. Because Tahiti and her Islands are below the Equator, the seasons are the reverse of those in the Northern Hemisphere. The average annual ocean temperature is in the low 80’s.
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How to Get There | Flights to Bora Bora and Tahiti
There are very few flights to Tahiti each day. International flights from the United States depart from either Los Angeles (LAX) or San Francisco (SFO). To fly to Bora Bora, you must first fly to the main Island of Tahiti. (Please see our article titled, "Where is Tahiti", for further information on where Tahiti is located).
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Tahiti | COVID-19 Entry Requirements
Our Tahiti Specialists have compiled a summary of the entry requirements published for travel to French Polynesia. These protocols were in place prior to the current travel restriction imposed on February 3, 2021 and are accurate as of the date above. We expect these procedures to continue upon Tahiti's expected reopening on May 1, 2021. However, additional guidance by the French Polynesian government specific to the reopening in May is forthcoming. Please check back with us for updated guidance once it is released.
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St. Regis Bora Bora | Enhanced Sanitation Measures
Inside you will find a downloadable PDF explaining the enhanced health and sanitation measures that St. Regis Bora Bora Resort has adopted in response to the COVID-19 pandemic.
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Conrad Bora Bora Nui | Enhanced Sanitation Measures
Inside you will find a downloadable PDF explaining the enhanced health and sanitation measures that the Conrad Bora Bora Nui Resort & Spa has adopted in response to the COVID-19 pandemic.
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Hotel Kia Ora | Enhanced Sanitation Measures
Inside you will find a downloadable PDF explaining the enhanced health and sanitation measures that Hotel Kia Ora Resort & Spa has adopted in response to the COVID-19 pandemic.
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InterContinental | Enhanced Sanitation Measures
Inside you will find a downloadable PDF explaining the enhanced health and sanitation measures that InterContinental Resorts French Polynesia has adopted in response to the COVID-19 pandemic.
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Pearl Resorts | Enhanced Sanitation Measures
Inside you will find a downloadable PDF explaining the enhanced health and sanitation measures that Pearl Resorts of Tahiti has adopted in response to the COVID-19 pandemic.
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Sofitel Resorts | Enhanced Sanitation Measures
Inside you will find a downloadable PDF explaining the enhanced health and sanitation measures that ACCOR, the parent company of Sofitel Resorts, has adopted in response to the COVID-19 pandemic.
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The Brando | Enhanced Sanitation Measures
Inside you will find a downloadable PDF explaining the enhanced health and sanitation measures that The Brando has adopted in response to the COVID-19 pandemic.
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Air Tahiti Nui | Enhanced Sanitation Measures
Air Tahiti Nui has taken very targeted measures to limit the risk to passengers in the age of COVID-19. In addition to the testing requirements prior to boarding, this short video gives a quick synopsis of the other measures that have been implemented for your safety.
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Which Polynesian Islands and Hotels to Visit
Which islands to visit and how many islands you should visit depends a lot on how long you plan to stay in French Polynesia.We typically advise clients to spend at least 3 nights on each island in their itinerary (except possibly the Island of Tahiti). Spending less than 3 nights tends to make travelers feel too rushed. After all, you are going there to at least try to relax.
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Dining in Bora Bora and the Islands of Tahiti
We are often asked about the cost of food in Bora Bora and Tahiti. Food tends to be a bit expensive in French Polynesia. It is on par with dining out in New York, Los Angeles or Honolulu. If you are trying to stick to a preferred travel budget, regardless of how much you plan to spend, the cost of dining in French Polynesia should be considered in your travel and vacation planning.
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