The currency is the Franc: The Islands of Tahiti have their own currency: The Pacific Franc also known as the XPF or CPF. The currency exchange with the Euro is a fixed conversion at 100 XPF to .838 Euro. It’s recommended to take out cash at PPT airport as some islands don’t have ATM’s.
The languages are French & Tahitian: The official languages in French Polynesia are French and Tahitian. While it’s not an official language, English is spoken in all hotels you’ll have no problem getting by if you’re staying at a hotel.
Best Time to Travel: While many say there is no bad time to travel to French Polynesia, April to October is the dry season in Tahiti and the best time to go. Temperatures will be in the 70’s and 80’s, breezy and dry. The “wet” months bring warmer weather, humidity, and the potential for storms. The locals told us as their personal favorite times were May and the latter half of September.
You fly into PPT: The main airport in French Polynesia and the Islands of Tahiti is Faa’a International Airport (also known as Tahiti International Airport), or PPT. This is located on the main island of Tahiti. There are direct flights from San Francisco on United Airlines, from Los Angeles on Air Tahiti Nui, and from Honolulu on Hawaiian Airlines. Once you arrive in Tahiti, you’ll be able to take a domestic hopper flight or ferry to one of the many islands. If you need to stay overnight, we recommend staying at the Intercontinental, which is less than two miles from the airport.