Frequently Asked Questions 

What’s The Weather Like in Tahiti? Do I Need A Passport? A Yoga Mat? Whatever It May Be, get ready for the adventure of a lifetime.  

Below are the basic answers to some common questions you may have regarding a Te Mana Travels adventure. Feel free to contact us for more information and to answer your questions. We will do our best to help you make the right choices and will assist you every step of the way.


Q: What’s the time?
Tahiti and her islands are two hours behind Pacific Standard Time (PST). During daylight saving time (April-October) they are three hours behind PST.

Q: What is the currency used in French Polynesia?
The currency is the French Pacific Franc (XPF). Most visitors exchange money at the airport, hotels or the local banks very easily. Most major credit cards are also accepted throughout the islands.

Q: What language is spoken in French Polynesia?
French and Tahitian are the official languages. English is also spoken and understood in most tourist areas.  

Q: What is the weather like?
A wonderful tropical, ideal climate is part of what makes Tahiti and French Polynesia so spectacular. Average air and water temperatures are 80 degrees! The climate is slightly warmer and more humid during the summer months, November through April. A cooler, and slightly dryer climate is experienced in the winter months, May through October.

Q: What should I pack?
One of the best parts of Tahiti and French Polynesia is the casual island vibe. Comfortable, loose fitting fabrics made for being in the sun and outdoors is best. Swimsuits, shorts and casual shirts are perfect for the day. For dinner at most restaurants and resorts, sundresses for women and shorts and sport shirts for men are the norm. Sunscreen, wide-brimmed hats, bug-spray and reef-walking shoes are also must-haves. Click here to check out our recommended packing list.

Q: Do I need any shots to travel to French Polynesia?
No shots or certifications are needed if traveling from North America.

Q: Can I drink the water?
The tap water is considered safe in most restaurants and hotels. Bottled water is also readily available.