How much cash should I take to Tahiti?
Guests traveling to smaller or remote islands should ask their Tahiti Travel Specialist about ATM availability. The amount of cash that a traveler exchanges is a personal preference but a good guideline is approximately $100-$500 per week of travel.
Can I use US dollars in French Polynesia?
. dollar and European euro notes (but not coins) are widely accepted as cash in the islands, although at less favorable exchange rates than at banks. You will probably get a more favorable rate if you change your money in French Polynesia rather than before leaving home.
How much does it cost to go to Tahiti in US Dollars?
The average price of a 7-day trip to Tahiti is $1,932 for a solo traveler, $3,470 for a couple, and $6,505 for a family of 4. Tahiti hotels range from $41 to $188 per night with an average of $73, while most vacation rentals will cost $200 to $300 per night for the entire home.
What is the main currency in Tahiti?
The Pacific franc
Should I bring cash to Tahiti?
You'll certainly want to have some cash on hand for small purchases and the occasional tip. Euros and US Dollars are not widely accepted in the islands; therefore, local currency is best. We recommend exchanging your currency at the Los Angeles International Airport, or at a bank or ATM when you arrive in Tahiti.
Is tipping customary in Tahiti?
Do I Need to Tip? Tipping is not customary in Polynesian culture and is not expected. However, tipping is welcomed for exemplary service.
Can I drink the water in Tahiti?
Drinking water: You can drink tap water in Tahiti, Moorea and Bora Bora and in all the international resorts. It is usually fine in family hotels and in the other islands but we recommend that you ask your hosts for confirmation.
How much is dinner in Tahiti?
While meal prices in Tahiti can vary, the average cost of food in Tahiti is F4,592 per day. Based on the spending habits of previous travelers, when dining out an average meal in Tahiti should cost around F1,837 per person.
How do you say hello in Tahitian?
Hello – Ia Orana (yo-rah-nah) Welcome – Maeva (mah-yeh-vah) Thank you – Maururu (mah-roo-roo) Man – Tane (tah-nay)
What clothing is worn in Tahiti?
What food is Tahiti known for?
The cuisine of Tahiti is internationally renowned for its fresh fish and exotic fruits and vegetables, prepared with Polynesian influence and a touch of French flair. Restaurants throughout the islands offer French, Tahitian, Chinese, Vietnamese, Japanese, and Italian dishes for the discerning palate.
What kind of food do they eat in Tahiti?
4 Dishes To Try In Tahiti
What is good to buy in Tahiti?
Tahiti Cultured Pearls and Jewelry. Tahiti cultured pearls from the Tuamotu and the Gambier Islands are the must-have souvenirs for every visitor.
Vanilla & Other Gourmet Grocery Products from The Islands of Tahiti.
Monoi Oil & Cosmetics.
Carvings and Objects of Art.
Sarongs (Pareos), Clothing & Accessories.
What do you eat for breakfast in Tahiti?
Breakfasts in The Islands Of Tahiti For the breakfast, if you would like to eat like a Polynesian here what you can try: Tahitian or Chinese raw fish, “firi firi” (Tahitian donuts), banana crepes, “pua roti” (roasted porc), coconut flavor bread and Chinese bakeries (chao pao, bouchon, nem, navet).
What is the popular drink in Tahiti?
Drink. The traditional beer of Tahiti is Hinano lager, brewed since 1955, it is available on tap and in bottles and cans. It is considered to be very crisp and refreshing. Another popular beer is Tabu – a Tahitian pale lager.
How much is a beer in Tahiti?
Cost of Living in Tahiti
Is there alcohol in Tahiti?
The most popular alcohol in Polynesia ! Hinano is a beer brand produced in Tahiti by the Tahiti brewery. It is by far the most popular brand in French Polynesia. Hinano beer is a luxury blond beer, golden color and a thin layer of white foam. Basic fermentation, it is drawn to 5% alcohol.
What is made in Tahiti?
By producers on our islands, in particular Taha'a, an island renowned for its high-quality vanilla plantations and beans. Pickled mango, pineapple or papaya, fondants and fruit pastilles, honey from fragrant exotic blossoms, special vanilla, coconut and tiare flower flavored teas also make for great Tahiti souvenirs.
What can I bring back from Tahiti?
Top Ten Polynesian Gift Ideas to Bring Home from Tahiti
How safe is Tahiti?
Tahiti is a safe place for tourists. Generally speaking, there are only a couple of dangers to watch out for: pickpockets in Pape'ete and moray eels in the coral reefs on scuba dives. Most visitors soon discover that Tahiti is warm and welcoming to foreigners.
Can I bring vanilla back from Tahiti?
Tasty Souvenirs from Tahiti: Vanilla Beans Real vanilla has an extraordinary aroma and its flavor is incomparable. It is a great souvenir to bring back from your trip: prepare yourself to cook delicious dishes that will immediately make you feel nostalgic about your Polynesian stay.
How much does vanilla cost in Tahiti?
Tahitian beans prices approach $600/kg because they are more rare, comprising less than 5% of the vanilla market. Tahitian vanilla is usually 3-5 times the cost of Madagascar vanilla.
What does Tahitian vanilla taste like?
The flavor that comes from the Tahitian bean is floral, fruity, and slightly spicy. Though Tahitian and Bourbon vanillas can be substituted for each other in any recipe, certain flavor combinations make the Tahitian bean sing. My favorite way to use Tahitian vanilla is in chocolate chip cookies.
What is Tahitian vanilla good for?
Tahitian Pure Vanilla Extract is best used in refrigerated and frozen foods, where it adds a delicious and delicate vanilla flavor. Sweet ideas: pastry creams, fruit pies and sauces, smoothies, shakes, puddings, custards. Chef's notes: Tahitian Pure Vanilla is a favorite of pastry chefs.
Why is Tahitian vanilla so expensive?
Growing Tahitian Vanilla Beans. Being a unique species is not the only reason why vanilla from Tahiti is one of the most prized and costly spices in the world. Tahitian vanilla production is an extremely labor-intensive process that results in small crops.