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Discover French Polynesia - an Introduction

Home to 15 archipelagos and thousands of islands, French Polynesia is the definition of island paradise. World renowned as the honeymoon destination, French Polynesia is slowly opening up to independent and budget travel.

Right now this beauty still comes at a price, compared to other backpacking countries, but that price can be worth the stunning beauty French Polynesia offers.

French Polynesia - in a Glance

French Polynesia - in a Sentence

Everywhere in French Polynesia is beautiful. But it takes money to experience the best that the islands have to offer.
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Quick Facts About French Polynesia

Currency

Is the French Pacific Francs (XPF)

Capital

Capital City is Papeete

Language

Is French & Tahitian

Drinking

Legal age is 18

Smoking

Legal age is 18

Time

Tahiti's time zone is UTC -10:00

Electric

Plug type A and B, which is two flat pins in a vertical alignment

220 Volt AC outlets at 50 Hz

Driving

Is on the RIGHT side of the road

Best time to visit

The weather depends on what archipelago you plan to visit but for the most part anytime from May to October should be perfect.

Must See & Do

  • Visit Fakarava.
  • Hike Mt. Teurafaatiu (Maupiti Island).
  • Snorkel or scuba dive anywhere.

Travel Tips

If you are on a backpacking budget 3-4 days per island is plenty of time. Don’t try to oversee. It is okay to only visit a couple of islands.

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