Is Papeete and Tahiti the same?
The commune of Papeete is located on the island of Tahiti, in the administrative subdivision of the Windward Islands, of which Papeete is the administrative capital. The French High Commissioner also resides in Papeete.
What country is Papeete Tahiti?
Where is Tahiti French Polynesia located?
South Pacific Ocean
Is Tahiti a part of the US?
Tahiti is the economic, cultural and political centre of French Polynesia, an overseas collectivity and an overseas country of the French Republic. The capital of French Polynesia, Papeete, is located on the northwest coast of Tahiti.
Do you need a passport to go to Tahiti?
. citizens do not require a Tourist Visa to enter Tahiti. However, a U
passport is required: Your U
passport must be valid for a minimum of 6 months from the date you plan to depart Tahiti.
Can you use US dollars in Tahiti?
. 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 is a meal 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. Breakfast prices are usually a little cheaper than lunch or dinner.
What are the best months to visit Tahiti?
The best time to visit Tahiti is between May and October. Although the temperatures are balmy year-round, Tahiti's winter season enjoys less humidity.
Is English spoken in Tahiti?
Tahitian is mostly spoken by islanders in their homes while French is commonly used in schools and business but once you visit the islands, English is well spoken in restaurants, resorts and other tourist areas. It is considered the third language as well.
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.
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.
What should you avoid in Tahiti?
You are at risk of developing a water-borne or food-borne disease in Tahiti. This includes parasites and infectious diseases, such as scabies and conjunctivitis. As a result, bottled water is recommended in rural areas, and you should avoid raw or uncooked foods, including salad greens.
Are there lots of bugs in Tahiti?
Is there a bug problem in French Polynesia? A. As with any tropical destination, you may encounter some insects during your stay. To avoid any mosquito or fly bites, be sure to pack bug spray.
Are there mosquitoes in Tahiti?
ENVIRONMENT. The sun can get intense during the day, so remember to wear sunscreen and stay hydrated. There are no snakes or poisonous spiders in Tahiti, only mosquitoes and the small sand fly known as the no-no. Bring bug repellent and carry it with you when hiking through dense vegetation.
Are US dollars accepted in French Polynesia?
Cash and Travelers' Checks 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.
Are there poisonous snakes in Tahiti?
Fortunately, in French Polynesia, the islands are so remote and distant that there are no poisonous snakes or any snakes at all. There are also no poisonous bugs, and the only pest around are the sandflies that rarely bother travelers.
Are there drugs in Tahiti?
Authorities in French Polynesia say that drug use has spiked on one of its atolls after a yacht ran aground there last month. Radio New Zealand reports that when police were called to the burning yacht wrecked on the Faaite atoll in the Tuamotu Archipelago, they found its cargo to be over half a ton of cocaine.
What is the legal drinking age in Tahiti?
The legal drinking age is 21. So if you're going to Tahiti to celebrate your 18th – don't expect to be served alcohol in this country. Drinking alcohol in public and public drunkenness is not only frowned upon – but illegal.
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.
Are there mosquitoes in French Polynesia?
There are 3,500 named species of mosquitoes across the world, but only about 200 are a nuisance to humans. In French Polynesia, of the 15 local species, only three – Aedes aegypti, Aedes polynesiensis, and Culex quinquefasciatus – threaten human health.
Is it safe to swim in French Polynesia?
The Islands of Tahiti are a tropical paradise so the weather is usually around 80 degrees all year round. You can swim with sharks, rays an even dolphins anytime of the year, but if you want to also swim with humpback whales you will need to visit from August through October. “Reef-Safe” sunscreen is a must!Aug 21, 2019
Are there jellyfish in Tahiti?
I agree that jellyfish are not a major concern, however, there are definitely jellyfish in Tahiti. The French Polynesia Public Health Department has issued a warning against swimming in Tahiti's waters for the next several days due to several persons who have been stung by jellyfish in recent days.
What adapter do I need for French Polynesia?
What adapter do I need for French Polynesia? You'll need to bring a Type E plug adapter to French Polynesia if your plug won't fit into a French Polynesian power outlet.
Will my cell phone work in Tahiti?
Mobile Phone French Polynesia uses the Global System for Mobiles (GSM) technology. Check with your wireless company before traveling to see if you have a GSM phone. If so, you may be able to use it in the islands if your home provider has an international roaming agreement with the mobile network Vinia (www.vini.pf).