To marry in French Polynesia, a marriage application must be completed, along with copies of passports, certified birth certificates, and single-status forms. Divorce and death decrees are 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 F and occasional showers.
Rangiroa is better known for its water than it is for its beaches, though white sandbars and secluded motus are prevalent.
Activities & Attractions
Rangiroa offers some of the best dives sites in the world at the Tiputa Pass. Drift scuba diving and snorkeling here will get you up close to large manta rays, sea turtles, and playful bottlenose dolphins. Le Lagon Bleu (or the Blue Lagoon) is the island’s unique aquatic feature, with shallow and bright water that is perfect for swimming and spotting colorful fish and large lemon sharks. The main villages, Avatoru and Tiputa offer unique vistas of the South Pacific, so stop at one of the small towns for dinner and a drink.