International & Inter-Island Air Travel
Flying to Tahiti can be as convenient as flying to Hawai and is only 4.5 hours from Auckland and 9 hours from Australia.
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Practical Information and Entry Requirements
Tahiti & Her Islands, also known as French Polynesia, is an overseas territory of France and is comprised of 118 islands and atolls covering 5 million square kilometers of the South Pacific.
French and Tahitian are the official languages. English is spoken and understood in all the Tourist areas.
Upon arrival, most visitors use ATMs or exchange some money at Faa'a Airport or at their resort or cruiseship. Credit cards are widely accepted in all tourist areas. The common currency used on all the islands is the French Pacific franc. (XPF) or (CFP).
Health Issues and water
Tahitian hospitals and clinics provide a high standard of health care. The water is safe to drink and bottled water is also readily available everywhere.
With widespread 4G coverage, using TAHITI WIFI or purchasing a SIM Card locally is a great option.
Informal, casual and comfortable. Pareu (sarongs) and swimsuits are acceptable attire at resorts as are shorts and casual shirts for island activities. Evening wear could be casual slacks and sport shirts for men while cool sundresses are most appropriate for women.
Essentials to Bring
Sunscreen, hats, sunglasses, swimsuits, walking shoes, reef-walking shoes, prescription medicine and camera.
Tipping is not customary or expected however, it is appreciated for exemplary service.