What is the best currency to take to Tahiti?
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. Bank ATMs are available at the airport in Papeete as well as on most of the major islands.
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 do you pay in Tahiti?
Visa and MasterCard are the two most widely accepted credit cards. American Express is also accepted at hotels and larger stores. As you travel through the islands, we recommend travelers to use their credit cards for payment at hotels, dining out at restaurants and shopping in local stores.
What is the main currency in Tahiti?
The Pacific franc
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.
Are there mosquitos 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.
How much should I tip in Tahiti?
Tipping in French Polynesia isn't a standard practice as it isn't typically part of the culture. Hotels and restaurants may include a service charge in the final bill, especially in Tahiti and its islands, so tipping isn't required or expected.
How much is a Coke in Tahiti?
Prices in restaurants 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 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 does a week in 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.
Is Tahiti cheaper than Hawaii?
Both Hawaii and Tahiti are considered expensive destinations when compared with places like Southeast Asia. Generally, Hawaii is cheaper than Tahiti. With plenty more choices on accommodation and food, it's much easier to find a better deal in Hawaii. Flights are also typically more expensive flying to Frech Polynesia.
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.
Is Tahiti safe to visit?
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.
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.
Can I drink tap 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.
Is there a drug problem 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.
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.
Does Tahiti require vaccination?
French Polynesia and France – Travel is now open to both vaccinated AND unvaccinated passengers. Pre-departure test is no longer required regardless of the passengers' vaccination status. Masks are no longer required on board (however, LAX airport still has a mask requirement).
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.
Are there poisonous spiders in Tahiti?
Tahiti is a popular tourist destination, but one unwanted visitor has decided to make its home there: the brown widow spider (Latrodectus geometricus). A paper published in the Journal of Medical Entomology has reported the discovery of the spider for the first time on Tahiti and also on four of the Cook Islands.
Are there poisonous animals in Tahiti?
Unlike other tropical destinations, there are currently no known poisonous animals in Tahiti. The most dangerous creature you may face are those pesky mosquitoes.
Are there great white sharks in Tahiti?
The Great White which can grow to 6 metres & weigh 2 tons & is responsible for 51% of all fatal attacks is exceptionally rare in the waters of French Polynesia, as is the Bull Shark (3.5m & 110kgs & responsible for 17% of all fatal attacks).
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.