When to Go

  • Closer to the equator than the rest of French Polynesia, the Marquesas’ climate is a bit different. Temperatures and humidity tend to be slightly higher than in Tahiti.
  • There is no bad time to visit: in theory, June to September sees heavier rain while November to March is drier (exactly opposite from the rest of French Polynesia) and experiences calmer seas (better for boat excursions and diving).
  • In odd number years in December, try to catch the Marquesas Festival or mini Marquesas Festival.