9781892975355

Tahiti & French Polynesia Guide: Be a Traveler--Not a Tourist

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    9781892975355

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    1892975351

  • Edition: 2nd
  • Format: Paperback
  • Copyright: 2000-05-01
  • Publisher: Simon & Schuster (P)
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Summary

Open Road's best-selling travel guide is fully updated with new hotels, restaurants, cruises and activities! Beautiful French Polynesia is presented by long-time resident and travel writer Jan Prince. Complete coverage of Tahiti, Moorea, Bora Bora, Huahine, Tetiaroa, Maupiti, Rangiroa, Raiatea, Tahaa, Tikehau, Manihi, Marquesas Islands, Austral Islands, and Gambier Islands. Readers will find out which cruise option is best for them, scuba diving, whale and dolphin watching, where to go for the best Tahitian feasts! Fantastic beachfront resorts, hotels, inns and restaurants, plus fun water sports and land activities. Offers more than double the content for the same price compared to its closer competitor (see below)!

Table of Contents

Introduction
15(1)
Exciting Tahiti! - Overview
16(7)
Suggested Itineraries
23(3)
A short history
26(23)
Land & People
49(19)
Planning your trip
68(46)
Before You Go
68(8)
When to Go
68(1)
Climate and Weather
69(3)
What to Pack
72(1)
Entrance Requirements
73(1)
Making Reservations
74(1)
Using Travel Specialists/Agents
74(2)
Getting to French Polynesia
76(5)
Baggage Allowances
76(1)
By Air
76(2)
By Passenger Ship
78(1)
By Private Boat
79(1)
Customs Allowances
80(1)
Traveling on Your Own
81(1)
Getting Around Tahiti and Her Islands
81(30)
By Air
81(7)
By Inter-Island Cruise Ships, Passenger Boats & Freighters
88(21)
By Charter Boat
109(1)
By Car
110(1)
Accommodations
111(3)
International Hotel Chains
112(1)
Locally-Owned Hotel Chains
113(1)
Basic Information
114(37)
Business Hours
114(1)
Cost of Living & Travel
114(2)
Electricity
116(1)
Festivals & Holidays
117(1)
Getting Married
117(1)
Health Concerns
118(5)
Maps
123(1)
Money & Banking
123(2)
Movies & Video Films
125(2)
Post Office & Courier Service
127(3)
Publications About Tahiti
130(7)
Radio
137(1)
Retiring in Tahiti
137(1)
Shopping
138(3)
Staying Out of Trouble
141(2)
Taxes
143(1)
Telephones & Telecommunications
144(1)
Television
145(1)
Time
146(1)
Tipping
147(1)
Weights & Measures
148(1)
Where to Find More Information
149(2)
Calendar of Events
151(8)
Sports & Recreation
159(6)
Boat Rentals & Rides
159(1)
Canoe Races
159(1)
Fishing
159(1)
Golf
160(1)
Hiking
160(1)
Horseback Riding
160(1)
Marathons, Triathlons and Raids
160(1)
Scuba Diving
161(2)
Dive Cruises
163(1)
Surfing
164(1)
Tennis
164(1)
Taking the Kids
165(3)
Eco-Tourism & Travel Alternatives
168(8)
Food & Drink
176(4)
Tahiti's Best Places to Stay
180(14)
Tahiti
194(94)
Arrivals & Departures (for Tahiti & Papeete)
196(2)
Orientation (for Tahiti & Papeete)
198(1)
Papeete
199(89)
Getting Around Town
201(4)
Where to Stay
205(21)
Where to Eat
226(21)
Seeing the Sights
247(12)
Night Life & Entertainment
259(4)
Sports & Recreation
263(12)
Shopping
275(3)
Excursions & Day Trips
278(6)
Practical Information
284(4)
Moorea
288(68)
Arrivals & Departures
290(3)
Orientation
293(1)
Getting Around
294(3)
Where to Stay
297(22)
Where to Eat
319(11)
Seeing the Sights
330(5)
Night Life & Entertainment
335(2)
Sports & Recreation
337(13)
Shopping
350(2)
Practical Information
352(4)
Tetiaroa
356(5)
Arrivals & Departures
358(1)
Orientation
359(1)
Getting Around
359(1)
Where to Stay
359(1)
Where to Eat
360(1)
Seeing the Sights
360(1)
Sports & Recreation
360(1)
Practical Information
360(1)
Huahine
361(32)
Arrivals & Departures
365(2)
Orientation
367(1)
Getting Around
368(1)
Where to Stay
369(13)
Where to Eat
382(2)
Seeing the Sights
384(3)
Night Life & Entertainment
387(1)
Sports & Recreation
387(4)
Shopping
391(1)
Practical Information
391(2)
Raiatea
393(31)
Arrivals & Departures
399(2)
Orientation
401(1)
Getting Around
402(1)
Where to Stay
403(8)
Where to Eat
411(2)
Seeing the Sights
413(2)
Night Life & Entertainment
415(1)
Sports & Recreation
415(7)
Shopping
422(1)
Practical Information
422(2)
Tahaa
424(18)
Arrivals & Departures
425(3)
Orientation
428(1)
Getting Around
429(1)
Where to Stay
429(6)
Where to Eat
435(1)
Seeing the Sights
436(1)
Sports & Recreation
437(3)
Shopping
440(1)
Practical Information
440(2)
Bora Bora
442(60)
Arrivals & Departures
448(2)
Orientation
450(1)
Getting Around
451(1)
Where to Stay
452(23)
Where to Eat
475(10)
Seeing the Sights
485(5)
Night Life & Entertainment
490(2)
Sports & Recreation
492(7)
Shopping
499(1)
Practical Information
500(2)
Maupiti
502(9)
Arrivals & Departures
504(1)
Orientation
505(1)
Getting Around
506(1)
Where to Stay & Eat
507(3)
Seeing the Sights
510(1)
Sports & Recreation
510(1)
Tuamotu Islands
511(45)
Rangiroa
513(1)
Arrivals & Departures
514(3)
Orientation
517(1)
Getting Around
517(1)
Where to Stay
518(8)
Where to Eat
526(2)
Sports & Recreation
528(4)
Shopping
532(1)
Practical Information
533(1)
Manihi
534(2)
Arrivals & Departures
536(1)
Orientation
537(1)
Where to Stay
538(1)
Where to Eat
539(1)
Sports & Recreation
539(4)
Shopping
543(1)
Practical Information
543(1)
Tikehau
543(1)
Arrivals & Departures
544(1)
Orientation
545(1)
Where to Stay & Eat
545(6)
Seeing the Sights
551(1)
Sports & Recreation
551(1)
Fakarava
552(1)
Arrivals & Departures
553(1)
Where to Stay
554(1)
Sports & Recreation
555(1)
Marquesas Islands
556(55)
Nuku Hiva
560(2)
Arrivals & Departures
562(2)
Orientation
564(1)
Getting Around
564(1)
Where to Stay
565(4)
Where to Eat
569(1)
Seeing the Sights
570(2)
Sports & Recreation
572(2)
Shopping
574(1)
Practical Information
575(1)
UA POU
576(1)
Arrivals & Departures
577(1)
Orientation
578(1)
Getting Around
578(1)
Where to Stay
578(2)
Where to Eat
580(1)
Seeing the Sights
580(1)
Sports & Recreation
581(1)
Shopping
582(1)
Practical Information
583(1)
UA Huka
583(1)
Arrivals & Departures
584(1)
Orientation
585(1)
Getting Around
586(1)
Where to Stay
586(2)
Where to Eat
588(1)
Seeing the Sights
589(1)
Sports & Recreation
590(1)
Shopping
591(1)
Practical Information
591(1)
Hiva Oa
592(1)
Arrivals & Departures
593(2)
Orientation
595(1)
Getting Around
595(1)
Where to Stay
596(2)
Where to Eat
598(1)
Seeing the Sights
599(1)
Sports & Recreation
599(1)
Shopping
600(1)
Practical Information
601(1)
Tahuata
601(1)
Arrivals & Departures
602(1)
Orientation
603(1)
Where to Stay
603(1)
Seeing the Sights
603(1)
Shopping
604(1)
Fatu Hiva
604(1)
Arrivals & Departures
605(1)
Orientation
606(1)
Getting Around
607(1)
Where to Stay
607(1)
Where to Eat
608(1)
Seeing the Sights
608(1)
Sports & Recreation
609(1)
Shopping
609(1)
Practical Information
610(1)
Austral Islands
611(19)
Rurutu
614(2)
Arrivals & Departures
616(1)
Orientation
616(1)
Getting Around
617(1)
Where to Stay
617(2)
Where to Eat
619(1)
Seeing the Sights
619(1)
Sports & Recreation
619(1)
Shopping
620(1)
Practical Information
620(1)
Tubuai
620(1)
Arrivals & Departures
621(1)
Orientation
622(1)
Getting Around
622(1)
Where to Stay
622(2)
Where to Eat
624(1)
Seeing the Sights
624(1)
Sports & Recreation
624(1)
Shopping
625(1)
Practical Information
625(1)
Rimatara
625(1)
Where to Stay
626(1)
Raivavae
626(1)
Where to Stay
627(1)
Rapa
628(1)
Where to Stay
629(1)
Gambier Islands
630(6)
Mangareva
630(3)
Arrivals & Departures
633(1)
Orientation
634(1)
Where to Stay
634(1)
Seeing the Sights
635(1)
Practical Information
635(1)
Glossary 636(8)
Index 644

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