Your vacation in French Polynesia is approaching and you need to prepare your stay, follow the guide for useful tips about the destination!
Our official language is French, although the unofficial language, Tahitian, is probably more widely spoken. English is spoken throughout the resort, and also by some native islanders – most will be happy to answer your questions.
UTC -10:00, with no daylight saving time change along the year.
The local currency all over French Polynesia is the French Pacific Franc (XPF). Our Front Office team will be happy to help you exchange currency.
French Polynesia enjoys a tropical marine climate, with lots of sun all year round and just enough rain to nurture lush vegetation and colorful blooms. The region receives an annual average of eight hours of sunshine per day with temperatures between 24°C (75°F) and 30°C (86°F) and lagoon water temperatures between 23°C (73°F) and 26°C (79°F). There are two distinct seasons. November to April marks the wet season with January the wettest month. August is the driest month.
The dominant religion in Polynesia is Christianity, with the majority Protestant and a large contingent of Catholics.
– Diving in Bora Bora’s lagoon, Alexandre Voyer for Tahiti Tourisme ©
– Stand up Paddle at sunset, Myles McGuiness for Tahiti Tourisme ©
What to pack for a tropical break in French Polynesia?
Dress code: bring cotton clothing and light rainwear in case of a sudden tropical downpour. A pair of reef shoes is essential to avoid coral cuts during excursions. Some bars & restaurants require a resort evening dress code.
Electrical adapter: bring a universal adapter or converter for use with your personal electrical equipment, local voltage being 220V/60Hz with C and E-style European outlets.
Necessities: Bora Bora is a remote island, so you might have difficulty finding the things you take for granted back home. Remember to bring your electronic device chargers, digital camera, batteries and a universal adapter.
Sun care: don’t forget your sunscreen, sunglasses and hat. Some water sports and nautical excursionists also recommend bringing a rash vest.
– Aerial view of the resort, Stéphane Mailion for Tahiti Tourisme ©
– Beach and lagoon view at Le Moana