February is a short but busy month. In Tahiti, this holds exceptionally true. There are many attractions that take place and every week has an event that’s new and different. So if you are considering a trip to Tahiti in February, take the time to look around and enjoy the local culture with some of these exciting festivities.
FIFO Tahiti 9th Edition – February 6-12th – The International Oceanian Documentary Film Festival of Tahiti (FIFO) occurs at the beginning of every year. The festival promotes the best of the documentaries entered, encourages collaboration between the film and television professionals of Tahiti, and stimulates market growth between documentary producers and buyers. Held at the Maison de la Culture, a day pass guarantees you admission to screenings from opening to closing. This is a great way to experience authentic French Polynesian culture through the eyes of local documentary film.
Valentine’s Day – February 14th – Where else would you rather spend the most romantic day of the year than on the island of love? Valentine’s Day is the perfect time for a romantic getaway and Tahiti is the perfect spot to spend it. With beautiful views of the South Pacific, exciting adventures to partake in, and plenty of romantic getaways at your disposal, Tahiti is the perfect place to spend time with your significant other on this special day.
24th Moorea Marathon – February 18th – If you find yourself drawn towards athletic events, then this international marathon is for you. There are several different tracks of competition, some more competitive than others. There are the marathon and half-marathon competitions, as well as the 5K and the family run. Started in 1988, this event takes place in Temae on the island of Moorea and has over 600 participants. Watch competitors from all over the world, or join in!
Tahiti Festival Guitare – February 23-25th – The Tahiti Guitar Festival is located at Hotel Le Meridien in Punaauia. This is an annual gathering that promotes both established artists as well as up and coming ones who are trying to make a splash on the music scene. Included are a variety of genres of music including jazz, pop rock blues, and world music.
With multiple events, February in Tahiti is an exciting month and there’s something for everyone. If you’re athletic, then watch or participate in the 24th Moorea Marathon. If you find yourself holding a strong interest in the arts, then the Guitar or Film Festival would be a great match for you. For those looking for a romantic retreat, spend Valentine’s Day in Tahiti, it truly is one of the most romantic and exotic destinations in the world.