Tahiti: Camping

Waterfall-laden, shadowy mountains, river valleys and black sand beaches

Opportunities to set up camp in Tahiti for a camping holiday are somewhat limited, but it is the most economic option in terms of accommodation costs. Firstly, you can ask the owners of pensions whether you can camp on their grounds, the cost will be less than staying in the pensions, and you will have access to all the amenities and washing facilities you need. Alternatively, there are two campsites in Tahiti, both are remote and you will need to drive a fair distance in order to access them.

There are designated areas to start fires, as well as level land to pitch tents, and some key facilities. The first is at Papenoo River Valley and will take between 2 hours and 2 days to get to. The second campsite is in Tahiti Iti is the isolated Le Bon Jouir campsite, and there is a warm and helpful family who own the land to help you settle in. Make sure you are stock up with amenities before you start camping at Le Bon Jouir because you will need to take a lengthy trek or boat trip to find a shop that sells necessities. A camping holiday in Tahiti would be an enjoyable but challenging experience.