Technology has become a part of our everyday lives. Tahiti is a great place to leave it all behind and just unwind however, I know many of you won’t do that. So if that is the case, I have compiled a list of travel apps for your trip to Tahiti so you can embrace the use of technology. From apps developed for your itinerary, foreign currency exchange apps, translation apps, language apps or star gazing and so much more. We know our phones have an app for just about everything. So here is a list of some you may enjoy using while travelling in Tahiti.
Travel Apps for your Trip to Tahiti:
(with download links)
TripCreator Itinerary App
This is the program I use to create your online itineraries from your quotation to your final booking confirmation. If you would to bring that with you on your trip, download the TripCreator App and then add your itinerary number and you have your itinerary with you on the go while you are away. Keep in mind the paper documents you receive upon arrival in Tahiti will have the most up to times for flights, ferries, pick up and drop offs.
Tahiti Tourisme Travel App
Tahiti Tourisme have a great App for travellers to islands. Download this app to read island facts, search for local restaurants, things to do and so much more. Zoom in on the maps for plenty of links and additional information.
Sky Map App
Polynesians navigated by the stars. In the middle of the south Pacific there is no light pollution making star gazing a great night time activity! Open up the App, lay back on the beach or your overwater bungalow and stare up at the stars to see what you can identify. Remember all the stars are different in Southern Hemisphere than what you are likely familiar with here in the Northern Hemisphere.
My Flight Aware Travel App
Perfect for any travel, not just Tahiti! This App allows you to track your flights. It is ideal for your International flights to see if your inbound plane is on time but it has so much more than flight times and tracking. You can learn more about airports around the world, set travel alerts and more.
Radar Now Weather App
Weather in French Polynesia is hard to predict and the forecasts are often inaccurate. Radar Now will show you the precipitation nearby to give you an idea how long any rain may last and the intensity. I love it and use it all the time all over the world!
XE Currency Converter App
Currency conversion can be confusing. This App will help you understand exchange rates between your local currency, the French Pacific Franc (XPF or CFP) and the Euro (EUR) to the dollar (CAD or USD). Remember a quick, but not as accurate conversion is if you divide the XPF amount by 100 to get an approximate US dollar amount. For example, 1,000 XPF is about $10 USD. Not completely accurate but a quick and easy if you don’t have the app to check.
Google Translate Language App
Although they don’t offer Tahitian, this App can definitely help you with translating anything from English to French and vice versa. Again, it is an App you can use all over the world. It is always nice to speak a few words of the local language even if you don’t need to. People love to see you trying!
Beginner Tahitian Language App
Beginner Tahitian is a simple and direct Tahitian language learning app meant as an introduction to beginners and enthusiasts. Based on the ‘a word a day’ concept, this app provides up to 12 words a day of your choosing. Start well before your trip so you get a base of vocabulary and can continue learning Tahitian while you are there.
As technology continues to grow in our day to day lives, major hotel chains continue to adapt their Apps to help provide you with more services. Anything from checking your room bill, to ordering room service or contacting the Concierge. Here are a few of hotel chains in French Polynesia who have apps. If you are staying with any of them you may want to download before you depart – without a doubt some are better than others. But they all seem to be changing and upgrading all the time.
FOUR SEASONS LUXURY RESORTS
INTERCONTINENTAL HOTEL GROUP
Similar to hotel chains, international airlines are all into the Apps as well. If you are flying with any of these 3 major carriers into Tahiti download their App before you depart.
Air Tahiti Nui
I hope this summary helps makes the techie side of your trip a little easier. There will also be a link in your Bon Voyage Magazine travel documents you get before you depart.
Of course if you have other Apps you use while travelling and think I should add them to the list – by all means, please share! Contact me