Vaitape travel guide

Vaitape Tourism | Vaitape Guide

You're Going to Love Vaitape

With a population of 4,927, Vaitape is a must-see destination in Leeward Islands, French Polynesia. It is the most popular tourist destination in the country. We recommend you stay at least 8 days in order to fully appreciate everything Vaitape has to offer.

Where to Eat in Vaitape

For delicious green meals, Vaimiti (Motu Tehotu - BP 547) and Arii Moana (Motu Tehotu - BP 547) are recommended spots to get vegetarian or vegan food in Vaitape.

When to visit Vaitape

Vaitape in February
Estimated package price
2 travelers
Flight to Vaitape
3 nights at hotel
Vaitape in February
Estimated package price
2 travelers
Flight to Vaitape
3 nights at hotel

Looking for warm weather? Then head to Vaitape in January, when the average temperature is 78.8 °F, and the highest can go up to 86 °F. The coldest month, on the other hand, is July, when it can get as cold as 71.6 °F, with an average temperature of 75.2 °F. You’re likely to see more rain in December, when precipitation is around 10.2″. In contrast, August is usually the driest month of the year in Vaitape, with an average rainfall of 2.8″.

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How to Get to Vaitape


When flying to Vaitape, you’ll arrive at Vaitape Motu-Mute (BOB), which is located 4 miles from the city center. The shortest flight to Vaitape from the United States departs from San Francisco and takes around 11h 15m.


Another option to get to Vaitape is to pick up a car rental from Papeete, which is about 161 miles from Vaitape. You’ll find branches of Hertz and Avis, among others, in Papeete.

Airports near Vaitape

Airlines serving Vaitape

Air Tahiti
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Where to stay in Vaitape

From 5-star hotels such as the Four Seasons Resort Bora Bora to great affordable options like the Oa Oa Lodge, Vaitape offers a range of accommodations for every taste. Average rates range from around $216 per night for a double room in a 3-star hotel to $992 and up for a 5-star experience.

Where to stay in popular areas of Vaitape

Most booked hotels in Vaitape

Conrad Bora Bora Nui
Excellent (9.3, 122 reviews)
Intercontinental Bora Bora Resort And Thalasso Spa, An IHG Hotel
Excellent (9.3, 120 reviews)
The St. Regis Bora Bora Resort
Excellent (9.5, 40 reviews)
Village Temanuata
Excellent (8.3, 233 reviews)
Sofitel Bora Bora Marara Beach Resort
Poor (0, 0 reviews)
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Renting a car in Vaitape

Renting a car in Vaitape costs $82 per day, on average, or $657 if you want to rent if for 8 days.

It’s generally cheaper to rent your vehicle outside the airport: locations in the city are around 10% cheaper than airport locations in Vaitape.