French Polynesia

SHORT INFORMATION

Papeete, the capital of French Polynesia

Papeete is the largest city in and capital of French Polynesia on the island of Tahiti.

SHORT INFORMATION

Climate of French Polynesia

Tropical, but moderate. Natural hazards : occasional cyclonic storms in January. Very humid.

The average ambient temperature is 27°C (80°F) and the waters of the lagoons average 26°C (79°F) in the winter and 29°C (84°F) in the summer. But do not worry, most resorts and hotel rooms are air conditioned or cooled by ceiling fans.

FOOD AND BEVERAGES

Food in French Polynesia

French Polynesian food has become synonymous with fresh ingredients, exotic tropical fruits and vegetables and a variety of fish and sea food cooked in traditional Polynesian style with a bit of French style and flair thrown in for enhanced effect.