Destination: French Polynesia

Destination French Polynesia Tahiti South Pacific hotel suggestions basic information and travel assistance

Covid-19 Travel Restrictions French Polynesia Tahiti South Pacific

as of April, 8, 2021

Announced Reopening of Borders to Tourism:
May 1, 2021

Mr. Edouard Fritch, the President of French Polynesia made the official announcement during a press conference Wednesday April 7, that The Islands of Tahiti will reopen to tourism as of May 1!

Regarding entry conditions, he said, “We are going to put in place a protocol at the entry of our borders using virological testing, serological testing, vaccine and ETIS (Electronic Travel Information System). We will explain this protocol in detail with the High Commissioner in the coming days”.

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The Islands of Tahiti waive cancellation and change fees until June 30th, 2021 and maintain equal rates until March 2022.

Los Angeles, California, October 1, 2020 – The Islands of Tahiti, a destination renowned for its unparalleled natural scenery and warm hospitality, is offering travelers a unified policy for changes and cancellations related to Covid-19 travel concerns.

The agreement has been signed by Air Tahiti Nui, the major international air carrier, Air Tahiti, the domestic airline, by most of the hotels and by several tourism professionals.

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Proof of a negative RT-PCR test carried out within three days (72 hours) prior to the international air departure is still required.

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Where is French Polynesia Map

French Polynesia is 118 geographically-dispersed islands in the South Pacific; the area stretches over 1,245 miles. You’re probably most familiar with Tahiti or Bora Bora, but Mo’orea and Raiatea are also charmers. Snorkeling, diving, Tahitian dance workshops, and straight-up lying around on the beach are all popular activities.

The French Polynesian islands make a great tropical getaway. On the same time zone as Hawaii, with much more cultural variety.

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Is it easy to go to French Polynesia Tahiti South Pacific

Air Tahiti Nui flights daily non-stop from LAX to Papeete. Air France has it’s own non-stop (originating in Paris).

Once in French Polynesia, Air Tahiti flies to all the larger islands and has flights to the Cook Islands as well.

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When Should I go to French Polynesia Tahiti South Pacific When is a good time to go there

There really is no bad time to visit French Polynesia. That said, best months to visit are November and April. These short shoulder seasons offer fine weather with temperatures in the mid-70s to mid-80s. High season runs from May to October when rain showers are isolated and the number of tourists increases, as do the rates.

The humid season -also called Rainy season- starts in November and ends in March. It brings mugginess, humidity as well as heavier and more frequent rains than in the dry season. During this season, the occasional tropical storm may pass through the islands.

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Destination French Polynesia Tahiti South Pacific Special Precautions or Visa Requirements

Standard Passport Requirements

US Department of State French Polynesia Information

Traveler’s Medical Insurance is highly advised:
Most care providers overseas only accept cash payments. Medicare and other standard Healthcare coverage does not extend to basic medical care or emergency care outside of the USA.

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 Destination French Polynesia Preferred and Recommended Hotel and Lodgings

The Brando Tahiti

The Brando
Tetiaroa
A stunning private island resort on the island which once served as Marlon Brando’s Tahitian home. Since opening in 2014, this has been a bucket list destination for many a traveler, and for good reason.

The Brando is a unique luxury resort on French Polynesia’s breathtakingly beautiful atoll of Tetiaroa. It sits on one of a dozen small islands (motus) that surround a spectacular three-mile wide lagoon. The motus are all privately owned and available exclusively to the resort’s guests and visiting researchers.

Of note: I am a Preferred Partner with this hotel. Enjoy complimentary VIP amenities when booking with me (e.g. room upgrade, early check-in, late check-out, daily breakfast, complimentary WiFi, Food or Spa Credit).

Virtuoso Information Page

A VIRTUOSO PREFERRED PARTNER


Conrad Bora Bora

Conrad Bora Bora
Bora Bora
Welcome to Conrad Bora Bora Nui, a blissful and luxurious resort where relaxation and unparalleled views await you. Located on a private island – Motu To’opua, our guests experience the longest private stretch of soft white sand beaches nestled between the soaring backdrop of Mount Otemanu and the mesmerizing lagoon.
Our fully renovated resort boasts a variety of accommodations, from the spacious Lagoon View Suites perfect for families, to the spectacular overwater villas and extravagant Presidential Villas. Dining options are in abundance and are sure to satisfy your culinary experience with six restaurants and bars.

Of note: I am a Preferred Partner with this hotel. Enjoy complimentary VIP amenities when booking with me (e.g. room upgrade, early check-in, late check-out, daily breakfast, complimentary WiFi, Food or Spa Credit).

Conrad Bora Bora Website

PART OF MY HILTON LUXURY IMPRESARIO PORTFOLIO

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Destination French Polynesia Society Archipelago Cruise Itineraries of Interest

Paul Gauguin South Pacific Cruises Tahiti the Society Islands

Paul Gauguin:
Tahiti & the Society Islands

7–night Journey

Best of the Society Islands and a great introduction to French Polynesia. And with 2 Private Beach experiences, not a typical cruise line offering.

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Map of Tahiti & the Society Islands

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My French Polynesia (Tahiti) Information Page at Virtuoso
Here is a good place to start for some additional information on quality Hotels and Activities.

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page updated: September 2020

images courtesy The Islands of Tahiti Tourisme

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