Which islands should I visit?
One of the wonderful things about French Polynesia is the variety of experiences available in just one destination. For most travelers, we recommend a combination of Moorea and Bora Bora for their first trip – Bora Bora is the jewel of the South Pacific, and the magnificent island of Moorea complements it very well. There are other islands we’d recommend for repeat visitors or those in search of something “off the beaten path.” Just connect with one of our Tahiti Destination Specialists to help them recommend the best itinerary for your trip of a lifetime!
How long will it take to travel to Tahiti?
Faa’a International airport in Papeete, Tahiti is approximately 8 ½ hours from North America, 6 hours from Honolulu, 5 hours from Auckland, or 11 hours from Tokyo.
Do I have to spend a night in Papeete, Tahiti?
It may be necessary to spend a night in Papeete, Tahiti depending upon your flight schedule. If you arrive in Papeete late in the day, then you should plan on spending your arrival night on the island of Tahiti because most flights or ferries are not offered later than 5pm. If you depart Papeete early in the morning, then you should plan to spend your last night on the main island of Tahiti because most flights from connecting islands do not arrive until 8:30am or later.
Can I get an all-inclusive plan?
Most of the major hotels in French Polynesia have not adapted the “all-inclusive” model and instead have the European “a la carte” model. There are one or two hotels that offer all meals, beverages, activities, etc. as part of their “all-inclusive” rate. However, most hotels will include American buffet breakfast as part of their standard rate and offer the option to pre-purchase a dinner, lunch, or lunch and dinner plan. In most cases there is no cost incentive to pre-purchase meals. Our experts can make recommendations about your specific islands and hotels to be sure that you get the best bang for your buck.
Do I have to pay for my trip up front?
We want you to feel comfortable with all the facts about your trip before you make a commitment. Rest assured that you won’t have to pay toward your trip until your reservations have been confirmed. To secure your reservations and finalize your booking, a deposit will be processed upon confirmation and then the balance of your trip will be due 45 days prior to your departure. Please see our Booking Procedures for more detail on deposit requirements.
Do you price match?
In many cases, we can meet or beat other agencies’ prices. Simply provide us with the written quote and our team will make sure you receive an “apples to apples” comparison to get you the best value for your dollar. Of course, our expertise and superior service will remain unmatched.
Are payment plans available?
Of course! Clients are welcome to break up their final balance payments if they prefer. These payments can be for whatever amount you desire, whenever you prefer. We will provide you with a written receipt for all payments processed. The only requirement is that your trip balance is paid in full by the due date 45 days before your departure.
How can I pay for my trip?
We accept payments by Visa, MasterCard, Discover, American Express, PayPal, personal checks, and wire transfer.
Besides our Package with Venture Tahiti, what additional costs should we factor?
Our package price includes all VAT taxes, resort fees and resort taxes. There is a communal tax of approximately $1.70 – $2.20 per person per night that will be imposed by the local government. For legal reasons, we are not able to collect and pay this tax in advance and it must be paid directly to the hotels upon check-out. Other than this small local tax, there will be no added costs at check-out apart from any incidental spending you may have charged to your room during your stay (beverages, meals, spa treatments, etc.).
Do you have questions about travel to Tahiti?
Please feel free to contact one of our Tahiti Destination Specialists and we will be happy to help.