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Tahiti is French Polynesia’s largest and most populous island, and home to Papeete, the French Polynesian capital. Faa’a International Airport (airport code (PPT) sits about five kilometers from Papeete’s center. The airport is also sometimes called Tahiti Faa’a International Airport. It’s the only international airport in all of French Polynesia, so regardless of whether Tahiti is your final destination, you’ll at least be passing through!
To get to Tahiti, you’re likely to pass through Los Angeles or New York (in the USA), Paris (in Europe) or Sydney or Auckland (in the South Pacific).
The airport’s website is very limited and is in French only. You can also get a feel for what an arrival in Papeete’s airport will be like – complete with gardenia flowers and local music! Ground transportation options from the airport aren’t listed on the Faa’a website, but you can rent a car or motorbike or rely on inexpensive local public transport. There will be tourist information desks in the airport where you can inquire about your options. Most flights to Tahiti will get you there in the middle of the night, so you’ll need to arrange for at least your first night’s stay in a hotel so you’re not out room-hunting at 2 AM.
More Information on Tahiti
These beautiful islands are sure to entice you into a relaxing holiday on the beach, but if you eventually get restless and want to see more than the inside of your sunglasses, you’ve got other options in the area. The nearby island of Moorea, for instance, Tahiti’s smaller and less populated neighbor, is a popular honeymoon destination because of its amazing scenery and distinctly Polynesian-style accommodations. The city of Papeete, while it hasn’t retained much of its colonial charm, still boasts a pretty waterfront and vibrant market scene.
For more informaiton on what to see and where to stay in Tahiti, see the Tahiti Travel Guide.