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Tahiti Island in French Polynesia
Tahiti is the largest island in French Polynesia, the South Pacific archipelago. Shaped like a figure-8, it's divided into Tahiti Nui (the larger, western section) and Tahiti Iti (the eastern peninsula). With black-sand beaches, lagoons, waterfalls and 2 extinct volcanoes, it's a popular vacation destination. Explored by Captain James Cook, it was also frequently painted by French artist Paul Gauguin.
Area: 403 mi²
Population: 178,133 (Aug 2007)
Island groups: Windward Islands, Society Islands
Sports team: Tahiti national football team
Currency: The currency used in Papeete, Tahiti is CFP Franc
Language: The main language spoken in Tahiti is French as it is part of the French Polynesian countries
Best Time to Visit: Tahiti has tropical temperatures all year long making any time a good time to visit. However, high season in Tahiti is May 1 to October 31 and low season is November 1 to April 30. Also, some storms occur during humid season in Tahiti (November to April)
Entry requirements to enter Tahiti: Passport valid for at least 90 days.(recommended to travel with passport validity of at least 6 months)
Transportation: In Tahiti you can get around in a variety of different ways including taxis, busses and rental cars. Tahiti has a high number of taxis that you can catch to reach your destination. They also have busses going east and west.
The time difference in Tahiti is 5 hours behind Toronto time
Average High Temperature: The average temperature in the month of April (start of high season) in Tahiti is about 32 degrees Celsius.
Average Low Temperature: The average low temperature in the month of April is about 24 degrees Celsius.
Attractions in Tahiti: Some of the attractions in Tahiti are:
Notre Dame Cathedral: Church located in Papeete, Tahiti. It is the Roman Catholic Cathedral.
Robert Wan Pearl Museum: This is a museum in Tahiti that is dedicated to pearls. It is the only one to dedicate a whole museum to this.
Papeete Tahiti Temple: This is another church in Tahiti.