For couples wishing to marry in French Polynesia, a marriage application must be completed prior to their Moorea wedding, along with copies of passports, certified birth certificates, and single-status forms. Divorce and death decrees are also required if applicable. For additional details, check with your Certified Destination Wedding Specialist.
Passports are required for entry into the Islands of Tahiti. If you are a citizen of the US, visit travel.state.gov for more information on travel documents needed. For Canadian travelers, visit travel.gc.ca for relevant travel information.
French and Tahitian are the main languages of The French Polynesian islands, but English is widely understood.
The French Polynesia franc is the official currency of the islands, but some resorts accept US dollars.
Climate & Beaches
The Islands of Tahiti enjoy year-round tropical weather. Dry season runs between May to October and has average temperatures of 82 degrees F. November through April is the wet season, with average temperatures of 86 degrees and occasional showers.
Bora Bora has thin stretches of soft, white sand beaches that are dotted with coconut palms and sit on beautiful, bright waters. Temae Beach is just past a coconut grove and has a great view of Tahiti from the beach. Tiahura Beach is a great spot to rent kayaks and explore the inlets and coves of Moorea.
Activities & Attractions
Moorea is a great choice for travelers looking to keep busy while they enjoy Tahiti’s endless natural beauty. On the water, there is an aquarium in the lagoon (an aptly named ‘lagoonarium’) that has crystal-clear waters and extensive marine life in its coral reef. Swim, snorkel, or dive through these waters to get up close to sharks, sting rays, moray eels, and colorful tropical fish. On land, a hike up Magic Mountain delivers unparalleled views of the islands, and the Belvedere lookout trail is a worthwhile vista of the volcano.