Ask Google and you’ll quickly learn that Tahiti is a year-round destination with its warm climate, tropical peaks, robust Bora Bora and perfectly chiseled bungalows.

It’s a sunny escape 12 months a year, but if you’re really looking to sizzle in the South Pacific nation then we know exactly when you need to visit…

APRIL!

It’s towards the end of the low season, so fewer tourists means resort prices are still fairly attractive. Travellers are able to bathe in temperatures of around 28 degrees, while also enjoying longer days compared to other South Pacific destinations.

But more importantly, over the last few years April has hosted one of the most spectacular and enchanting competitions across the destination (maybe even the world) – the Mister Tahiti Competition.

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Eeeee he just blew me a kiss!

A dozen of the best sculpted men from across the destination use their dancing…

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Image: Radio1.pf

Strutting…

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Image: Radio1.pf

And sometimes even their cooking skills…

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… to battle it out at the 4.5 star Le Méridien Tahiti hotel for the highly coveted title.

And tourists couldn’t be more grateful – even the ones on their honeymoon AND particularly those staying at Le Méridien.

Why? Because in the lead up to last week’s big event, the guys took time out to experience the destination and its small villages as a tourist would:

Before enjoying the hotel’s resources for a game of volleyball:

But it’s the actual night of the competition that really excites, as Le Méridien Tahiti is transformed into one massive celebration of local culture and really amazing genetics.

Image: Le Meridien Tahiti/Facebook

Image: Le Meridien Tahiti/Facebook

Hundreds (possibly thousands) turned up to watch this year’s event, which saw the lovely Kevin Richmond take out the title of ‘Mister Tahiti’.

Of course, after the competition guests are also able to see Tahiti’s other natural beauties including its Botanic Gardens, beaches, hiking trails and more.

Are you planning a trip to Tahiti?