The currency is the Pacific Franc (XPF).
1€= 119,332 XPF
100 XPF= 0,84€
Beware, take some cash, especially if you travel on small islands or small atolls, where there is no bank. The banks are located mainly on the larger islands, and open 7:30 to 11:30 and 13h-16h from Monday to Friday.
Caution, even for the French people, identity card is not enough, the flights are not direct.
There is no vaccine mandatory. As everywhere in the tropics, protect yourself against the sun and mosquitoes.
Useful phone numbers
Emergency numbers are identical to France:
- 15: MUG
- 17: Police Emergency
- 18: Fire
Electrical outlets are identical to the metropolis, 220V.
The climate is tropical ocean. French Polynesia also benefits from "the Alizes" that regulate the temperature between 27 and 30 ° C. There are two seasons, dry and cool season and hot and humid season. During the cool season, from May to October, temperatures range between 23 and 25 ° C. During the hot season, 28 and 31 ° C. Attention during the hot season, from November to April, the tropical rains are very frequent. There is a risk of cyclones during the months from December to March. There is no ideal time to visit French Polynesia, however, twice a year, the weather is ideal (mild temperatures and no rain). One begins late October to early December, and the other between late March and early June
Conditions for renting a boat
As in France, a sailing license for a sailing boat and a motor boat license for a motor boat (with a capacity of 6 horses or more) are required.