Tahiti is an archipelago of numerous majestic islands situated in the Southern Pacific Ocean. This Polynesia of France is renowned for its mesmerizing black & white sand beaches formed by volcanic eruptions & surreal waterfalls. The luscious palm green and thick forests enveloping the active volcanoes account to arrange some of the famous places to visit in Tahiti. Yet, the ongoing battle with the current pandemic across the world made it certain that before anything travelers must consider all the safety measures & follow the guidelines against catching the Covid-19 virus while traveling. Therefore I have collates a list of easy-to-understand latest updates in Tahiti for travelers along with the best tourist attractions to visit in Tahiti to spend the exciting vacations with your loved ones this year.
Updates on Tourist Travel in Tahiti
- Effective from Wednesday, April 7, The President of Tahiti announced that they will reopen the tourism from May 1.
- For Adults: The non-vaccinated and non-immunized tourists arriving from foreign countries will all have to quarantine for 10 days in Tahiti until their test is administered.
- For Children: Kids under 6 years are not subjected to quarantine. Whereas kids above 6 years of age who are unvaccinated, non-immune, or tested positive to COVID-19 are subject to quarantine along with their entire family.
- Those who wish to proceed with the test at their arrival in Tahiti will be paying from their own expense as soon as the payments(for different tests) will be implemented by the Government.
- Tentative Rates will be:
5 000XPF for vaccinated and immunized travelers
12 000XPF for other travelers
- Those who wish to depart in the countries where the Covid-19 Test is necessary can visit the test center at Faa’a international airport that is supposed to reopen on May 1st especially for United States travelers.
List of Places to Visit in Tahiti After Covid-19
Papenoo Beach is one of the top tourist attractions to visit in Tahiti due to its fabulous landscapes and chilled atmosphere. Papenoo is nestled on Tahiti’s northern coast, which can be traversed easily by car or taxi from Papeete Island. If you wish to witness the island’s volcanic history then Papenoo beach is the perfect place to start your journey in Tahiti. Another nearby beauty- Punaauai Beach or PK18 Beach eponymous over its location on the road offers ebony sands to its visitors that are gushed incessantly by the crystal clear blue waters of the South Pacific. The beach is open free of charge for anyone throughout the year. Surely, this would be the best relaxing experience after the harrowing times of the Covid-19 pandemic to restart your life on an exhilarating note. Hush Hush! Pack our bags dude! It’s traveling time!
2. Faarumai Waterfalls
Tahiti is renowned for its unique array of waterfalls out of which Faarumai Waterfalls located in the village of Tiarei, is the best place in Tahiti to visit for an adventurous journey after Covid-19. The travelers have to follow up a short hike through the forest to reach the natural wonder. Still, Faarumai Waterfalls lies close to Tahiti’s northern coast and takes only about a 30-minute drive from Papeete island to reach. The falling pure water with the background of volcanic mountain rocks and surrounding thick forests turns this voyage into a ‘Jumanji Trip’ of wonderous adventures. In fact, you will fall across three beautiful cascades while hiking towards this waterfall- First is called Vaimahutu, second and third falls, are called Haamarere Iti and Haamarere Rahi, respectively that comes after proceeding further for about 20 minutes you reach.
3. Plage du Taharuu
Plage du Taharuu is a beautiful beach in Tahiti that is situated on the southern coast of Paparo Island. This is amongst the most famous volcanic black sand beaches, which is enveloped inside the leafy green palm trees and stretches to longer distances. Hence, such wide spaces serve as the best solitary place to go in Tahiti for spending your vacations after Covid-19. This is a popular tourist destination in Tahiti for families, locals, and explorers. You also receive ideal swimming conditions that include clean and picturesque, waters views with a relaxing and enjoyable environment throughout the year. You can reach this beach very easily after traversing 25 miles southeast of Papeete in Paparo. This is the best hotspot to spend quality time with your loved ones especially when the entire world went berserk last year.
4. Museum of Tahiti
The Museum of Tahiti is the ideal hotspot for those explorers who wish to observe the historical past of Tahiti and the wonders hidden in its volcanic eruptions or the igneous rocks that formed further. The Museum of Tahiti is not only a renowned place to visit at Tahiti just for the sake of traveling but it is also dedicated to educating visitors about beautiful historical events that happened in the formation of this archipelago. Such events are segregated into 4 distinct sections: First is aimed at geography and natural history, the second on pre-European culture, the third on the effects of colonization, & the fourth on natural wonders. The doors of this museum are open to visitors from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. from Sunday to Tuesdays(i.e. Mondays as week offs).
5. Vaipahi Gardens
Vaipahi Gardens is another surreal place in Tahiti to visit after Covid-19. This is the perfect destination to ease your mind and soul from all the hustle. There are around 75 exotic plant species from all over the world intertwined with lily ponds and adorable streams to sweep you off your feet through its enchanting views and serene atmosphere. This is a natural attraction that is immaculately maintained and regularly replenished with all the essential services to keep the place alive & aromatic. The simple tranquility, easy-to-traverse trails, cute waterfalls, and vibrant flora throughout the garden tempts any nature lover to stay forever in it. Apart from rendering peaceful attraction to witness they also offer on-site parking & companies like Viator even offer guided hikes and tours of the area to make your journey to Tahiti’s most beautiful garden a memorable pleasure. You can also explore the unique Maraa Grotto caves which is one of the famous places among travelers to explore nearby this garden.
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Essential Things to Pack
- Sunscreen, hats, summer vacation clothing, water shoes, insect repellants(Tahiti has its fair share of mosquitoes to worry about!) & reusable water bottles.
- In First aid kids, apart from casual meds for a loose motion or usual fever, this time you must not miss an ASTM-certified surgical mask along with a cloth mask(to practice the double masking technique) & well-adjusted sets of sanitizers for personal protection.
Hope you guys feel a bit better now with this hope of traveling the world again after the harrowing year pandemic across the world. Tahiti is the best place to spend your vacations. The isolated location and well-maintained measures of the government make this the safest place to travel during Covid-19. Tahiti possesses some of the most mesmerizing islands and waterfalls that will surely soothe your body and soul. For a nice relaxing vacation with your loved ones try the given list of best places to go in Tahiti above. Whereas don’t forget to read the initial updates regarding travel in Tahiti during Covid-19 surges according to their government guidelines.
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