French Polynesia is an overseas collectivity of France located in the South Pacific Ocean, composed of 118 islands and atolls. It covers an area of 4,167 square kilometers and has a population of around 280,000 people. The country is known for its stunning natural beauty, including pristine beaches, crystal-clear waters, and coral reefs.
The official language spoken in French Polynesia is French, which is also the official language of France. Tahitian is also widely spoken, along with other indigenous Polynesian languages.
The primary currency used in French Polynesia is the French Pacific franc (XPF), which is also used in other French territories in the Pacific. Major credit cards are widely accepted, and ATMs are available in most towns and cities.
The local time in French Polynesia is GMT-10, making it 10 hours behind GMT in the UK. French Polynesia does not observe daylight saving time.
There are no direct flights from the UK to French Polynesia. The most common route is to fly from the UK to Los Angeles, and then take a connecting flight to Tahiti, the largest island in French Polynesia. The total flight time from the UK to Tahiti is approximately 22 hours, including the connecting flight. The main airport in French Polynesia is Faa’a International Airport (PPT), which is located approximately 5 kilometers southwest of Papeete, the capital city of French Polynesia. The airport is served by several international airlines and offers connections to other destinations in the Pacific. The address for the airport is BP 6007, 98702 Faa’a, French Polynesia.