French Polynesia What to Pack

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French Polynesia What to Pack

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    French Polynesia is pretty hot, so you will want light clothing and beach wear. For the evenings, you may want long sleeved shirts and trousers to keep the mosquitos off. Mosquito repellent. The mosquitos are VICIOUS in French Polynesia. You do not want to get bitten, so take protection. There are also mosquitos that bite there during daylight,...

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    If you want to bring your own cell phone to French Polynesia, make sure that it is a deblocked phone that can operate on a 900-megahertz system. You will need to go to a post office or telecommunication shop to have a Vini Chip inserted. Vini is the name of the local telephone company. You'll get a new local phone number and need to pay 6168 CFP...

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    Loose-fitting clothing (cotton is best), open-toed sandals. Be sure to include aqua socks or protective footgear for walking on the coral reef and in the lagoon. Along with a hat, don't forget to pack a good pair of sunglasses. Bring a good sunscreen and insect repellent. Keep in mind that daylight is very intense in the tropics. Use a...

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    Bring shoes that can be worn in the water. You need to look out for poisonous fish and sharp coral when you snorkel. Bring plenty of suntan lotion. It is very overpriced in most of the resort areas. Expect to pay $15-$20 per bottle.

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    Something tough w/ locks. My fiance had his credit card taken out of his luggage while we had our layover at LAX.We found see-through, carry-on bags worked best through security. No hassles. Water shoesSandalsSarongs & bathing suits are all you need.Light dinner dress. Nothing fancy.That's all you'll needHat OFF!, possibly some Pepto. For some...

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    BIG PADLOCKS ON YOUR SUITCASE, PAPEETE AIRPORT HAS A BIT OF A REPUTATION OF STAFF RIFLING THROUGH YOUR BAGS AND HELPING THEMSELVES DURING THE SUMMER, IT IS ALWAYS WARM, ESPECIALLY AT NIGHTIME, HOWEVER IN BORA BORA OR MOOREA THEY DO HAVE QUITE A FEW SHOWERS, AND THESE SHOWERS REALLY GET YOU WET. CONDOMS, INSECT STUFF AND LOTS OF AFTERSUN AS MOST...

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    ELECTRICITY: runs at 110 or 220 volts, so you'll need an adaptor. OTHER: Sunscreen is highly recommended, as are loose fitting casual clothing, a small flashlight, and aqua socks (for walking on coral). CURRENCY: French Polynesia uses the Cour de Franc Pacifique (CFP). It's exchange rate is approximately 100 to 1 US dollar. You'll find the best...

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    Anything made out of Solumbra to keep the sun off of you. We especially like Sun Precaution's Water Wear (www.solumbra.com). It looks a little silly, but offers SPF 30. We spent 8 days in the water...dawn to dusk...and did not get burned. Sunscreen, suncreen, sunscreen! Bring a snorkle, mask, and fins. Although your hotel may boast free...

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    Compliments of GRANNYSMITH :)

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    Less is best as the interisland transportation won't take excess luggage. Rain can come unexpectedly so bring something waterproof.Aquashoes are good as well.Overall, travel light as not much clothing is necessary through the day and dressing up at night is a casual affair.But prepare to change a few times each day with all the activities and...

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    Bring the smallest luggage you own. The only necessities are: a couple of bathing suites, sarong, if you have, (both men and women), and very light casual clothes. Forget the make-up. You won't need it. All you need is sun block.

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    Suitcases and rucksacs as it is always warm here, wear summer clothing but in the summer season also grab an Umbrella. It really is useful when the rain starts.

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    You don't need to carry a whole lot of stuff. You sure enough don't need a parka. Bring a lot of short pants and t-shirts. Also, bring sandals for the beach particularly the black sanded Venus Beach. Lots and lots of sun screen. A 35mm camera and as much film as you think you need.

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    Being on a cruise makes it pretty easy to get around, so packing wasn't too much of an issue! You might want to take a lightweight jacket and carry it with you if you are going on any excursions. Sometimes it can rain and get a little cool when the sun gets blocked out. Some people complained about mosquitos but I did not get bit at all. You may,...

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    Bring one light backpack - no baggage and suitcase either! Light weight will help you to travel better and less worrywart by bringing one small light backpack with you. Bring light clothes with you and rain puncho - do not too many clothes (a few clothes). One sturdy shoes for hiking. Buying clothes in Tahiti is very incredible expensive - US$135...

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    I would recommend beachwear and light, cotton clothes since this is the tropics and can be hot & humid. Also take along a light sweater or windbreaker for cooler evenings and when trade winds pick up. For the water enthusiast, bring a few of the disposable underwater cameras.

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    Note the 20Kg per person weight limit on Air Tahiti flights. Resort Underwater camera is a must. Extra batteries for your camera if it is anything but AA or AAA. It's convenient to bring your own snorkel, mask and fins. Did you know that your passport must not be due to expire for three months after your trip is concluded? I didn't, and had to...

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    try to pack light. you wont need much. Normal beach attire and some lightweight nicer casual wear for the evenings or if you are going to a religious site. Don't forget to bring BUG REPELLEN Bring LOTS of film and an underwater camera too!

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    Tahitians are a bunch of very casual people so casual clothes are the rule of the day here, mainly because of the weather. It's ok to go around in your beach wear or surfer shorts! It's generally warm and humid here, except for July-Sept, when it's cooler. The temperature doesn't go lower than 16-18 degree celsius. The weather cycle is similar to...

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    Recomiendo llevar zapatillas para bañarse. Algunas playas tienen coral y es molesto bañarse sin algun tipo de proteccion en los pies. Llevar repelente de insectos. Llevar camara de fotos y video.

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