...we are having a great great great trip!!!
Ellie L.
Tahiti
by The Travel Group
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Tahiti Travel Tips

Plan your spending money
 
  • Travelers checks, US dollars and credit cards are accepted in tourist areas. The hotels will also provide money exchange services.
  • The currency used in French Polynesia is the French Pacific Franc (CFP or XPF). best to have them on hand for day to day spending.
  • Major credit cards are widely accepted throughout the resort and hotel areas.
  • ATMs are available in Papeete, Faa’a airport as well as several locations throughout the islands.
  • Check with your local bank if your ATM card will be accepted abroad.
    • Phone cards are available and can be purchased at the local post office.
    • Fax services are available at most of the hotels.
    • Some cell phone service may be available in Tahiti. Call your local provider before departure to check for availability. Cell phone rentals are available in Tahiti from several providers as well.
 
Clothing
 
  • The islands of Tahiti are very casual. Pack lightweight, loose-fitting cotton washables. Synthetic fabrics can be too hot and sticky.
  • There is generally no need for sport coats or gowns – even aboard the cruise ships.
  • Bring aqua shoes.
  • Most importantly, be sure to bring lots of sunscreen.
  • You may want to pack a light sweater or jacket for the evening.
 
Other Important Items to Pack
 
  •  Make sure to pack any medications you are taking. While there are medical facilities, some medicines may not be readily available.
  • Don’t forget your camera and extra batteries and memory cards.
  • Don’t forget toiletries, sunscreen and insect repellant, as these are also expensive to purchase in Tahiti.
  • The current is 110 or 220 volts, depending on your location. You will want to bring an adapter for any appliances you bring with you.
 
Snorkeling and diving are amazing - good idea to invest in an underwater camera.
no swimming from dusk til dawn, that's feeding time. no matter how inviting the water looks in the evening, go for a dip in the pool instead. watch out for sea urchins and lion fish - poisonous spines.
 
Do check out the lagoonarium tours in bora bora, go swim with sting rays.
Check out the tiki village in Moorea - good cultural experience.
 
You can travel with open bottles of water and liquor between the islands.
Stock up on duty free at Los Angeles before going to Papeete.