French Polynesia enjoys a tropical climate with warm temperatures and sunshine year-round. The drier season from May to October is the best time to visit French Polynesia. This season offers excellent opportunities to experience diving, hiking, shark watching, turtle hatching, and surfing. Heiva i Tahiti dance festival takes place in July. However, hot and rainy season that runs from November to April also has advantages like deep-sea fishing, blooming tiare flowers, and Hawaiki Nui Va'a canoe competition.