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With so many islands to explore in French Polynesia you might wonder just how easy it is to get around! Actually, there are many options available to you when you are travelling here including air travel. Domestic flights are run by a local airline and you can travel from Tahiti to a number of neighbouring islands as well as the more remote archipelagos. It is definitely the faster way to travel!
Once on an island many people prefer to drive and car rental in French Polynesia is possible on the larger islands. There are both local and international car hire companies available to you. They drive on the right hand side of the road and all you need is your standard driving licence. Taxi services are available on Tahiti and on Bora Bora as well as a few of the other larger islands. Taxis can often be arranged by your hotel and the cost of most journeys is very reasonable.
As there are hundreds of islands in the groups, travelling by water is also a popular option. There are ferries that link many of the islands as well as catamarans, schooners and copra boats. There are daily connections that run between Papeete and Bora Bora as well as Moorea, Huahine and Raiatea. You can even charter your own yacht or sailboat on some islands and if you are unsure about sailing yourself then opt for one that comes complete with a captain or crew – although this is an option that could break the bank!
Once you have finished exploring you might want to pick up a souvenir or two to take home. Most of the retail options are located in Papeete, particularly if you want to see well-known brands. However, the islands are a great place to pick up locally-made crafts. The Marquesan woodcarvings are always a popular option with tourists, as are the dancing costumes and shell jewellery. Locally-made perfumes and coconut oil products are good value for money and the bright fabrics used to make the traditional Tahitian pareo outfit are good choices too.
Most shops are open from 8 am to noon, reopening at 1.30pm until around 5pm. On Saturday the shops close at 11 am. Shops in the smaller towns and villages will have varied opening hours. The shopping centres in the Tahitian suburbs tend to open much earlier and stay open much later than independent stores.