is the main island of French Polynesia. All international flights arrive to Papeete, so you'll spend some time here anyway. Most tourists reasonably choose a short connection time in Tahiti on their way to more interesting islands. However, there are some good beaches
- mostly with black sand, as well as world class surfing. But, anyway, it makes no sense to spend a lot of time in Tahiti. Shore and seabed: sand, stones. 
Coordinates: -17.702934, -149.382388
There are a lot of hotels in Tahiti to suite every choice - from cheap guesthouses to upscale beachfront resorts. But anyway rooms' fares start from US$100 per night, since everything is expensive in French Polynesia. Find hotels in Tahiti
How to get there 
Fly to Tahiti International Airport (PPT)
. Next hire a taxi or take a bus.
Most flights arrive to Tahiti from Los Angeles, Auckland and Tokyo. And there is no direct route from Paris! In fact, this is just a connecting flight via Los Angeles. As well as all "direct" flights from Sydney are just a connecting flights via Auckland. Find flights to Tahiti
When to go 
The best time to relax on Tahiti island is a dry season from April to September.
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