CFP francs French Polynesia
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Travel advise: payments in French Polynesia
Jet off well-informed to French Polynesia. Here are some handy facts about cash and card payments in French Polynesia.
Credit and debit card payments are widely accepted on the larger islands of French Polynesia, including Tahiti, Moorea and Bora Bora. However on the smaller islands such as Tubuai, Ua Pou and Mangareva card payments are not offered by vendors and all payments there are cash only.
When paying by card in French Polynesia, be aware of currency conversion fees and bank fees for card payments abroad. ATM withdrawals in French Polynesia will also incur costs, including currency conversion fees. Your bank's XPF to GBP exchange rate may be quite bad. This is how banks make money.
Before using your bank card for payments in the Pacific and Polynesia it's certainly a good idea to contact your bank. This will avoid your card becoming blocked due to international transactions that your bank may find suspicious or fraudulent.
We recommend that you bring CFP French Polynesian franc cash with you on your trip to French Polynesia. Although most vendors on the large islands accept card payments, many vendors have a minimum payment amount.
You'll need cash for smaller purchases and for purchases on smaller islands: These are cash-only.
ATMs in French Polynesia have a limit of 300 euro per card per week. Make sure to bring enough cash with you on your trip. You can exchange currency at the airport but beware of high commission and conversion fees.
Average prices in French Polynesia are very comparable to prices in the UK.
For a coffee in in a cafe in Tahiti you can expect to pay around 300F. A three-course meal in a mid-range restaurant will cost around 3,000F per person.
Tipping in French Polynesia is not common practice, and it's entirely up to you whether you want to leave a tip or not. Some restaurants and bars on Tahiti and Moorea may add a 10% to 15% service charge on the bill but you are not required to pay this.
If you are happy with the service you received it's generally accepted to add 10% to the bill.
Banknotes in French Polynesia
The banknotes of French Polynesia have been issued since 2014. The current set of XPF banknotes feature animals and plants that live on the islands.
CPF franc banknotes in use are 500F, 1,000F, 5,000F and 10,000F.
Coins in French Polynesia
French Polynesian coins range from 1 CFP franc to 100 CFP francs. Did you get back from French Polynesia with some leftover coins? Our sister company Leftover Currency can help you to exchange French Polynesian CFP Franc coins back to cash.
French Polynesia's currency import and export regulations
The currency regulations in French Polynesia are the same as those in France: Travelers need to make a declaration if they are entering or leaving the territory with currency in excess of €10,000 Euro or equivalent, in foreign or domestic banknotes and coins.
Ordering CFP francs French Polynesia online
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Selling back CFP francs French Polynesia
If you have CFP francs French Polynesia to sell, follow this link to exchange CFP francs French Polynesia to Pounds, click on 'sell currency' and select 'XPF French Polynesian CFP Franc'. We'll pay good rates for your leftover CFP francs French Polynesia.