Tahitians have a free and easy approach to life as well as an uninhibited lifestyle (topless sunbathing is not uncommon, though as always, take your cue from locals if you wish to indulge). “Beach-style” attire is worn throughout the islands and casual dress is standard. Most Tahitians greet each other with a handshake or a kiss on the cheek. They are known for their relaxed manner and a fine appreciation for beauty.
French is the official language of French Polynesia. In a 2007 census, 68% of people aged 15 and older reported that the most common language spoken at home was French. 29.9% listed various Polynesian languages, 1.0% listed the Chinese language, and 0.6% listed others.
Each of the archipelagoes in French Polynesia has its own native language and English is taught as a third language in most schools. Hotel professionals, as well as activity staff, will speak English too.
The religion most identified within Tahiti is Christianity with 54% of the population belonging to various Protestant churches and a large minority (30%) being Catholic. People in Tahiti attend church regularly and many Polynesian traditional beliefs and mythology have been absorbed into the Christian faith.
Other faiths represented in Tahiti include the Maohi Protestant Church, the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints, and Jehovah’s Witness.
Tahiti Travel Information
At Goway we believe that a well-informed traveller is a safer traveller. With this in mind, we have compiled an easy-to-navigate travel information section dedicated to Tahiti.
Learn about the history and culture of Tahiti, the must-try food and drink, and what to pack in your suitcase. Read about Tahiti's nature and wildlife, weather, and geography, along with 'Country Quickfacts' compiled by our travel experts. Our globetrotting tips, as well as our visa and health information, will help ensure you're properly prepared for a safe and enjoyable trip. The only way you could possibly learn more is by embarking on your journey and discovering Tahiti for yourself. Start exploring...book one of our Tahiti vacations today!
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Consider an additional stopover after or before your Tahiti vacation at one of Goway's other South Pacific destinations. You can choose from our selection of Australian vacations, New Zealand vacation packages, one of our Fiji resorts or perhaps take a Cook Island vacation.
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