Travel Advice for Tahiti
Tahiti
Capital: Papeete

Time Zone Ranges from -9 to -10 depending on the particular island
Telephone
Services
Country Code: 689
IDD: International Direct Dialling is available
Outgoing Code: 00 (Operator's assistance may be required)
Emergency
Telephone
Numbers
Dial Operator
Tourist
Information
Tahiti Tourisme BP 65, Fare Manihini, boulevard Pomare, Papeete, Tahiti,
Tel: 505 700 or 505 703 Fax: 436 619.
Passport
Information
Valid passport required See France for details. See France.
Visa
Information
See France.
Health
Information
Polio, Typhoid: Vaccination recommended.
Yellow Fever: A vaccination certificate is required for those over 1 year of age arriving from infected areas.
Food
& Drink
Water is untreated and not safe to drink. Avoid dairy products as they are not pasteurised. Fruit and vegetables should be peeled before consumption.
Currency French Pacific Franc (CFP Fr) = 100 centimesAmex is the most widely accepted credit card, while others have only limited acceptance. Travellers cheques are accepted in any international currency.
ATM availability: 11 locations.
Cost of
Living
Caters for all types of budgets. Accommodation ranges from hotels to thatched-roof bungalows.
Languages Tahitian and French. English and other Polynesian languages are spoken.
Weather Hot and wet Dec - Feb. Cool and dry Mar - Nov.
Electricity 110/220 Volts AC, 50 Hz.
Post Up to 2 weeks by airmail to Western Europe.
Transport FLIGHTS: Domestic flights connect Tahiti with neighbouring islands, which make up French Polynesia. SEA: Daily connections to neighbouring islands can be made.
ROAD: BUS: Basic buses offer an inexpensive service, no schedule is operated.
CAR HIRE: Major and local agencies rent cars in the main islands.
DOCUMENTATION: National driving licence will be sufficient.
Special
Information
French Polynesia comprises of 130 islands divided into 5 archipelagos; Tahiti being the most popular. Tipping is not practised.