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What time is it when it is 8.00 am on Sunday morning in Tahiti.
Sunday 8 am 9 am 10 am 11 am Noon
Hawaï Alaska Vancouver
Los Angeles
Denver Chicago
N. Orleans
1 pm 2 pm 3 pm 6 pm 7 pm
New York
Chili Brazil United Kingdom France
Monday 2 am 3 am 4 am 5 am 6 am
Honk Kong
West Australia
Papua. N.G. Solomon Islands
N. Caledonie
Fiji Islands
N. Zeland
Do not forget: it is 1 hour later in the other country when daylight saving time is applied there. There is no daylight saving time in Tahiti.

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Hello: iaorana
Thank you:
Good bye: nana
Yes: e
No : aita
Enjoy your meal:
tama’a maitai 
Woman: vahine
Man: tane
Good: maitai
Very good:
maitai roa
  Finished: oti
No problem:

aita e pe’a pe’a
Cheers: manuia
Welcome: maeva
House: fare
French: farani
American: marite
Land: fenua
Off-limit: tapu
Magic power:
Tattoo: tatau

“Fiu” is a difficult to translate local expression used when one is fed up, doesn’t feel like working, etc.. A frequent feeling in the islands, caused by the heat and a natural nonchalance...

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It must be pointed out that kilometer markers start from the airport, with km1 starting to the West (towards the Bays) in the village of Temae. If you head eastwards, another km1 is found at the entrance of the Ia Ora Moorea Sofitel Hotel. Don’t be surprised then as past km 35, the kilometer indication decreases, between Haapiti and Varari.

  Kilometer marker

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© GIE Tahiti Tourisme -
M. Isy-Schwart
There are two Post Offices in Moorea.

Post office of Maharepa 56 10 12
Monday to Thursday: 7.30 to 12 am and from 1.30 to 4.00 pm.
Friday: 7.30 to 12 am and from 1.30 to 3.00 pm.
Saturday: 7.30 to 9.30 am.
Post office of Papetoai 56 13 15
Monday to Thursday: 8.00 to 12.00 am and  from 1.30 to 4.00 pm.
Friday: 8.00 to 12.00 am and from 1.30 to 3.00 pm.
Saturday: 8.00 to 10.00 am.

Both offices are closed on weekends and holidays.

Bank of Polynesia - Maharepa 55 05 80
Bank of Polynesia - Le Petit Village 55 04 30
Socredo - Maharepa 47 00 00
Bank of Tahiti - Maharepa 55 00 55

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The local currency is the Franc cfp. The rate of exchange with the US$ is around:
100 Fcfp ± 1,18 USD 
1 USD ± 85 Fcfp

The exchange rate with foreign currencies is variable and can be changed at the official exchange rate in banks. Note : banks are closed one Saturday and Sunday. Credit cards are accepted everywhere.
  100 F cfp coin
© GIE Tahiti Tourisme -
P. Bacchet

Credit cards representations in Tahiti:
American Express, Diners Club -> Bank of Polynesia
Master Card, Visa -> All banks.
JCB -> Socredo.

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By ferries:
Two companies provide transport for passengers and vehicles between Tahiti and Moorea : Aremiti Ferry and Terevau.
The crossing lasts from 30 to 50 minutes, according to the boat type. 

Terevau: schedules and  rates. 
Aremiti 5: schedules and rates.

By plane :
This is a 10 minutes flight to enjoy a magnificent view on the turquoise coloured lagoons of Tahiti and Moorea.
Air Tahiti: (+689) 86 42 42 www.airtahiti.pf

Usefuls links
• GIE Tahiti tourisme: www.tahiti-tourisme.pf
• Tahiti Guide: www.tahitiguide.com
• Tahiti Presse: www.tahitipresse.pf
• Diving: www.diving-tahiti.com
• Polynesian weddings: www.tahitianwedding.com
• Monoï Institut: www.monoi-institut.org

Moorea Visitor's Bureau
Club Bali Hai
Opened from Monday to Friday 8am to 1pm
Tel: (+689) 75 01 01 or 56 29 09
email: ctm@mail.pf

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