Passports and VisasPassport required for entry as well as a return airline ticket to their resident country or to at least two more continuing destinations.
Health InformationNo vaccinations required for entry
TimeEST - 5 hours
ElectricityMost of the hotels use 110 or 220 volts, 60 Hz. A converter/adapter for appliances is usually available upon request.
Languages SpokenTahitian and French
CurrencyThe currency in Tahiti is the Pacific Franc (CFP), although credit cards and US dollars are common.
Gratuity TipsTipping is not expected in Tahiti and Her Islands.
Taxes and VATSAn 8 % tax is added to the cost of a room in the hotels of French Polynesia. This tax does not apply to the pensions and family lodgings. There are no sales taxes and no airport taxes.
Banks, Credit Cards, ATMsA privately operated foreign exchange office is located on the Papeete waterfront next to the harbor and in back of the port immigration office and the Socredo Bank. It is open Monday through Saturday from 7:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m. It is open Sundays and public holidays from 7:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. Additionally, there is a currency exchange stand at Faaa International Airport in Tahiti that is open for all arriving passenger flights.
Tourism Information310-414-8484 in the U.S.
The thought of a honeymoon in Tahiti immediately conjures up images of turquoise blue waters, tropical rain forests, exotic sea creatures and feelings of tranquility seducing honeymoon couples, romantics, adventurers, and anyone looking for escape. Tahiti is one island of French Polynesia in the South Pacific. However, there are several islands that make up what is collectively referred to as Tahiti: Bora Bora, Moorea and Rangiroa are just a few. Most honeymoon couples visit and stay on more than just one of these amazing islands.
- Canoing, Golf, Tennis, Deep Sea Fishing, Diving, Glass Bottom Boat Tours, Jet Ski Tours, Parasailing, Sailing, Shark & Ray Feeding Tours, Snorkeling, Windsurfing, Surfing, and Yachting
- Bike/Scooter Rentals, Camping, Circle Island Tours, Handicraft Shopping, Helicopter Tours, Hiking, Horseback Riding, Motu Picnics, Jeep Safari Tours, and Museum Tours.
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by Ellen Keralla last updated on 10/21/2008