Where is French Polynesia?
Far, far away, … distance is relative, but anyway everything is far away. French Polynesia is located in the middle (literally) of the Pacific Ocean. On average 8h of flight from almost anywhere. Travel to French Polynesia means, therefore, having patience, to face many hours of flight, but all this time travel will pay, and you will know an extraordinary place, which is surely so by its remoteness.
Some Important Facts about French Polynesia
French Polynesia is an insular territory of France under a particular regime (Collectivité Outre Mer).
It is made up of 118 islands distributed in 5 archipelagos. The best-known islands are found in the Société archipelago, it is where the international airport is located. There are atoll islands (non-raised rings), mountainous islands with a barrier reef, and mountainous islands without a barrier reef (such as the Marquisas).
LANGUAGE: being a territory of France, the official language is French, but Tahitian, Marquis, Paumotu, and Mangarevian are also spoken.
CURRENCY: it is paid in the currency used by the French Pacific collectivities, that is, in CPF (Communauté Financière du Pacifique)
The change is fixed 1 CPF: 119.32 EUR
ELECTRICITY: Standard Voltage 110 / 220V; with the plug that is used in France. Type C and E plug, many hotels have adapters or additional type A plugs. But not always, so you have to provide an adapter and a converter according to the voltage accepted by your appliance..
How to organize the trip?
It is possible to organize a trip to French Polynesia on your own, you can search for all accommodations and excursions without any problem. But honestly it seems to me that it is much more profitable and relaxed to organize everything through an agency. Better is you contact a local agency.
You can work in conjunction with the agency to combine the types of hotels we want, the islands, the type of excursions. In the end, you can reach the islands of Polynesia with great peace of mind, without stress, knowing that everything is ready. The agency even takes care of transfers between airports and accommodation, and for excursions.