Since 8 th June 2010, every passenger needs to complete an Electronic System for Travel Authorization (ESTA) questionnaire for travelling TO or VIA the United States. This document will need to be completed 72 hours prior to your departure at the latest.

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No minimum stay duration.

For children under 2 years of age, accommodation is free. Baby cots are available, preferably upon prior request.

A complimentary platter of fresh fruits is given to honeymoon couples.

The water is not potable and can have a cloudy appearance in the event of heavy rains. A self-service refrigerator is available 24/24 and is stocked with a variety of drinks.

It is advised to hire a car or a scooter since the public transport system (bus) on the island is not known to be reliable.



A deposit will be asked for upon booking (this will be equivalent to the amount of a night’s stay for short stays or 50% of the total stay).

We accept payments with the following credit cards: VISA and Mastercard.

To carry out a remote payment securely, an order of payment will be sent by e-mail. Confirmation of your reservation will be sent to you after payment.

The remainder of the outstanding balance will be payable 15 days prior to your arrival, via a secure link that will be sent to you.



Guests wishing to take possession of their lodgings before 1pm must pay 50% of the previous night’s fee.


If you cancel 15 days or more prior to your arrival date, you will receive a full refund of your deposit.

Outside of this period, your deposit will not be refunded.



In order to better prepare your trip, we would like to share some useful information

How do I get to Tahiti?

> Since May 2018, FRENCH BEE (low-cost carrier) provides a 22-hour flight from Paris Orly via San Francisco.
> From Paris (via Los Angeles – 17,700km): Air France and Air Tahiti Nui provide 22-hour flights three times a week.
> From London (via Los Angeles – 15,371km): Air New Zealand provide flights four times a week (flight time: 19 hours 20 minutes).
> From Los Angeles (6,520km): Air France, Air Tahiti Nui and Air New Zealand provide flights four times a week (flight time: 7 hours and 30 minutes).
> From Santiago du Chili (via Easter Island – 7,500km): Lan provides 10-hour flights twice a week.
> From Sydney (via Auckland – 5.700km): Air Tahiti Nui (3 flights a week) and Air New Zealand (4 flights a week) provide 8-hour flights.
> From Auckland (3.900km): Air Tahiti Nui (3 flights a week) and Air New Zealand (4 flights a week) provide 5-hour flights.
> From Nouméa (5.000km): Air Calin provide 6-hour flights twice a week (one of which via Wallis).
> From Tokyo and Osaka (9.500km): Air Tahiti Nui provide 11-hour flights three times a week.

What are the entry requirements?

French citizens only need their national identity cards to visit French Polynesia.

However, if they use a flight that travels via the USA, they must be in possession of machine-readable passport with must be less than six months from the date of issue.

– Citizens of a European Union country may stay in French Polynesia for up to three months without a visa. This disposition is also valid for citizens of Andorra, Cyprus, Iceland, Liechtenstein, Malta, Norway, San Marino, the Holy See, Australia, Belgium, Luxemburg, Monaco and Switzerland.

– Citizens of Canada, Argentina, Bermuda, Brunei, South Korea, Croatia, the USA, Hungary, Japan, Malaysia, Mexico, New Zealand, Poland, the Czech Republic, Singapore, Slovakia, Slovenia, Uruguay, Bolivia, Chili, Costa Rica, Ecuador, Estonia, Guatemala, Honduras, Latvia, Lithuania, Nicaragua, Panama, Paraguay and El Salvador may stay in French Polynesia for up to a month visa-free.

– Citizens of other countries are obligated to have a valid visa, which can be obtained at the French embassy or consulate in their country of residence. This visa must bear the wording : « valable pour la Polynésie Française » (valid in French Polynesia).

With the exception of citizens of a member state of the European Union and foreigners with a 10-year French residency card, all non-French citizens visiting French Polynesia must be in possession of a return flight-ticket or must pay a repatriation deposit upon their arrival on the territory.

Particular Regulations

Upon entering or leaving French Polynesia, certain goods have to adhere to certain legislative requirements:

    • Narcotics, counterfeits, and pearls of non-French Polynesia origin are absolutely prohibited.
    • Prohibited pets unless special dispensation is given by the local French authorities (Département de la qualité alimentaire et de l’action vétérinaire du Service du développement rural de Polynésie française, BP 100, PAPEETE, TAHITI, Tel(00 689) 42. 81. 81. 47; Fax (00689) 42. 08. 31). 08. 31
    • The importation of live animals, animal products and products derived from animals is governed by specific regulations. These can be obtained by contacting the local French authorities (Département de la qualité alimentaire et de l’action vétérinaire du Service du développement rural de Polynésie française, BP 100, PAPEETE, Tel.(00 689) 42. 35. 24).
    • Plants, plant products and objects must pass a plant-health test. For more information, contact the local French authorities (Département de la Protection des végétaux de Polynésie française, BP 100, PAPEETE, Tel. (00 689) 54. 45. (00 689) 54. 45. 85 (port); (00 689) 82 49 99 (airport).
    • Cultural goods (objects of art, collectable items or antiquities), pharmaceutical medications. Please get in touch with the local customs department before travelling.
    • Certain species of fauna and flora that are protected by the Washington Convention, and whose importation require a CITES certificate delivered by the French Direction de la Protection de la Nature”.
    • Weapons (regardless of their nature, including reproductions) and ammunition, whose importation possession or transfer is legislated by an authorisation delivered by the French High-Commissioner of the Republic in French Polynesia (M. le Haut-Commissaire de la République en Polynésie française, bureau du cabinet, Tel.(00 689) 54. 27. 15 poste 556).
    • Parts and materials used in telephony and telecommunications that have been formerly authorised to be imported by either the Postes et Télécommunications du Territoire (Tel.(00 689) 53. 22. 44 Fax. (00 689) 53. 28. 01) for telephones, fax machines, answering machines, etc…or the Cellule des Postes et Télécommunications du Haut-Commissariat de la République (Tel.(00 689) 46. 86. 31 Fax.(00 689) 46. 86. 33 or 42 27 85) for walkie-talkies, radar equipment, etc…
    • You can find further information on the internet site of the French customs on the following link:

Health Information

No vaccine is mandatory or required, except for travellers from high-risk countries (please contact your air carrier to find out if this concerns you).

Health services and equipment in Tahiti are multiple and of high quality.

Tahiti boasts a high-quality local hospital as well as several private clinics.

On the other islands, there are medical dispensaries and infirmaries. In the event of serious illness or injury, patients are evacuated via a medevac transportation system.

For injured divers, emergency medical evacuation procedure is in place to take patients by plane or helicopter to Papeete. ‎

Currency Information

The fixed exchange rate is 1 Euro = 119,33 CFP francs.

Variable exchange

rates can be consulted on the SOCREDO Bank web-site ( http://www.banque- )

The following international banks in Tahiti and the most visited surrounding islands have currency exchange counters: ‎

Banque de Tahiti (Groupe Caisse d’Epargne),
Banque de Polynésie/Société Générale,
Banque Socrédo (groupe BNP Paribas).

Please bear in mind that certain atolls and far-flung islands do not have banks so it’s important that you find out if this the case whilst you are still on Tahiti. It is worth noting that international hotels also provide a currency exchange service.

You can also find a currency exchange counter at Faaa international airport (open Mondays to Fridays from 07:45am to 3:30pm and one hour prior, and after, international arrivals).

Furthermore, there are ATMs in many different areas of Papeete and the surrounding islands as well as foreign currency exchange ATMs, accessible 24/24.

Days Closed

  • 1st January
  • 5th March (Missionary Day)
  • Good Friday
  • Easter Monday
  • Ascension Thursday
  • Pentecost Monday
  • 1st May
  • 8th May
  • 29th June (Autonomy Day)
  • 14th July
  • 15th August
  • 1st November
  • 11th November
  • 25th December

Languages Spoken

French and Tahitian are the two dominant languages and are taught at school.

English is widely spoken in the towns and tourist areas.

Polynesian people often use their hands whilst talking and/or make use of very expressive demeanours.

Time Difference

TAHITI is on GMT -10 hours
Paris : -12 hours during summer or -11 hours during winter
US Pacific Coast : -3 hours
Chili : -6 hours
Tokyo and Sydney : -19 hours
Auckland : -22 hours


All transported goods must be declared and associated taxes and custom rights must be paid at the customs office. The following are admitted free of import duty:

(Please note that people under 17 are not permitted bring in tobacco or alcoholic products free of import duty)


– 200 cigarettes (10 packets or one carton) or 100 cigarillos or 50 cigars or 250g of smoking tobacco


– 2 litres of wine
– 2 litres of +22° alcohol or 2 litres of -22 alcohol
– 50g of perfume or ¼ litre of toilet water
– 500g of coffee or 200g of coffee extracts and essences
– 100g of tea or 40g of tea extracts and essences

Cash per traveller

– 30,000 CFP francs per traveller aged 15 years or more
– 15,000 CFP francs per traveller under 15 years

What’s the weather like and What cloths should I take?

Temperatures range between 25°C and 32°C, except on the Southern and Gambier archipelagos which is between 15°C and 22°C during the southern winter season (June to September). There are two seasons here: The dry season takes place from November to April whilst the rainy season stretches from May to October.

27 C 27.1 C 27.4 C 27.1 C 26.4 C 25.2 C 24.7 C 24.6 C 25 C 25.6 C 26.3 C 26.6 C
80.6 F 80.8 F 81.3 F 80.8 F 79.5 F 77.4 F 76.5 F 76.3 F 77 F 78.1 F 79.3 F 79.9 F

You should bring the following sort of clothing (preferably in cotton): summer, beach, sports or cruise. Between July and September, it is worth bringing a woollen top of some sort for the evenings, which can be get somewhat chilly. For footwear, bring a pair of sandals or flip-flops and a pair of deck or tennis shoes. If you are going to be walking on a reef, then you should wear either hard-plastic clogs or a pair of used trainers. Must haves: Swimming costume, sun glasses, a hat,
SPF sunscreen  l  and mosquito repellent.

Water and Electricity

The water in Papeete and Bora Bora is clean and safe (WHO standards). Elsewhere, it is recommended to enquire prior to consuming any water. If you have any doubts, use bottled mineral water.

Electricity is normally 220 volts (60 cycles). On certain far-flung islands, electricity is supplied using a generator. Make sure you check the voltage prior to connect your electrical appliances.

Postal services, Telecommunications and Shops


The central post office in Papeete is located close to the yacht docks and the Bougainville parc. It is open from 7am to 6pm on week-days and from 8am to 11am on Saturdays. For the more philately- minded amongst you, it is worth noting that the central post office has a special counter that sells beautiful stamps, envelops and phone cards. There are also a number of other post offices in Tahiti and all islands have access to postal and phone services. The offices on the other islands are generally opened from 7am to 3:30pm.

Telephone boxes, which can be used for international calls, are everywhere in Tahiti and can be found on most other islands.


– Mondays to Fridays from 7:30am to 11:30am and then from 1:30pm to 5pm or 6pm.
– Saturdays from 7:30am to 11:30am. For afternoons, please enquire directly.

Most shops are closed on Sunday mornings but Papeete’s market is open from 5am, where a wide variety of flowers, fruits, pareos, hats, nacreous products, pieces of art and other souvenir products. ‎

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