Which airlines fly to French Polynesia?
Which airlines offer direct flights to French Polynesia? Air Tahiti Nui, American Airlines, Air New Zealand, Delta, Air France, KLM, Qantas and United all fly non-stop to French Polynesia.
How do you get to Tahiti from the US?
Many airlines fly direct to Tahiti from the US mainland, including: United Airlines offers direct flights from San Francisco to Tahiti's international airport in Papeete three times a week: on Tuesday, Thursday, and Sunday. Air Tahiti Nui flights depart from Los Angeles six days per week with multiple flights per day.
What is the cheapest time to fly to Tahiti?
High season is considered to be June, July and August. The cheapest month to fly to Tahiti is February.
How far in advance should you book a trip to Bora Bora?
You can usually book 10 months to a year ahead or as soon as the flight schedules are available which is usually around that time.
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Is Tahiti cheaper than Bora Bora?
COST OF BORA BORA VS TAHITI Bora Bora is more expensive than Tahiti because most of the resorts can be found on the ring of small reef islets, which means you'll have to travel to your resort on a boat. You might even want to hire your own private island for a truly intimate vacation.
What is the best month to go to 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.
How much does an average trip to Tahiti cost?
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.
How many days do you need in Tahiti?
There are so many beautiful islands to see that we generally recommend a maximum of 7 nights on one island. Over the years, we have also found that spending more than 7 or 8 nights on any one island can also make some travelers feel restless.
Is Tahiti safe for American tourists?
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.
Is US currency accepted in 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.
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 language is spoken in Tahiti?
French is the official language of The Islands of 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.
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 do you 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.
Are there snakes in French Polynesia?
There Are No Snakes 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.
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.
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.
Do I need a visa for Tahiti?
Entry, Exit and Visa Requirements U
citizens do not need a visa if entering on a regular tourist passport and staying no more than 90 days every six months. If the purpose of the trip is not tourism (work, scientific research, etc.), then you may be required to obtain a visa before arrival in French Polynesia.
What clothes to take to Tahiti?
Focus on packing casual, comfortable, warm weather clothing. In even the best restaurants, the dress code is island casual. Sandals and espadrilles are acceptable everywhere, and men can leave their ties home. For women, sundresses or shorts are always suitable.
Do you need bug spray 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.
Is there a hurricane season in Tahiti?
The rainy and hurricane season In French Polynesia, the months from November to March in general, have the most rain. In addition, the risk of hurricanes in French Polynesia is particularly high from December to April (an average of 3 to 6 hurricanes over this period).
What can I bring back from Tahiti?
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