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Area:  1,045 km2
(403.5 sq mi)


Country Code: 689
Country Population: 283,286
Credit Cards: Major credit cards are accepted in locations on the larger islands. Cash may be needed for transactions on the smaller islands.
Currency: French Pacific Franc (CPF)
Departure Tax: There is no departure tax within French Polynesia.
Drives on the: Right

Hotels use either 110 or 220 volts, depending on the location. A converter/adapter is often required for appliances you bring, including computers.

Ethnic Groups:  About 75% are Polynesian; 15% European and about 10% Chinese.
Location:  Tahiti and her Islands and atolls comprise the country of French Polynesia -- five island groups or archipelagoes which lie in the South Pacific south of the equator yet in the same time zone as Hawaii.
Official Language(s): French and Tahitian are official languages. English is widely spoken.
Religion: A majority of Christianity (Protestant & Roman Catholic) with a minority of Latter Day Saints and Jehovah's Witness.
Time Zone: TAHT (UTC -10hrs)
Tipping: Tipping is not customary in Tahiti.



Tahiti Travel Information

At Goway we believe that a well-informed traveller is a safer traveller. With this in mind, we have compiled an easy-to-navigate travel information section dedicated to Tahiti. 

Learn about the history and culture of Tahiti, the must-try food and drink, and what to pack in your suitcase. Read about Tahiti's nature and wildlife, weather, and geography, along with 'Country Quickfacts' compiled by our travel experts. Our globetrotting tips, as well as our visa and health information, will help ensure you're properly prepared for a safe and enjoyable trip. The only way you could possibly learn more is by embarking on your journey and discovering Tahiti for yourself. Start exploring...book one of our Tahiti vacations today!


Extend Your Stay

Consider an additional stopover after or before your Tahiti vacation at one of Goway's other South Pacific destinations. You can choose from our selection of Australian vacationsNew Zealand vacation packages, one of our Fiji resorts or perhaps take a Cook Island vacation.



Book your Tahiti vacation with Goway!

With a wide choice of Tahiti vacations and experiences, Goway’s Downunder wizards can offer you many ways to explore and enjoy the Islands of Tahiti. Relax with a romantic tropical island stay, enjoy a luxury cruise through turquoise blue waters, escape on an air-land getaway, and more. We want to be your first choice when next you go globetrotting to Tahiti.

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