taste the sublime reality
Can you work from anywhere, at least for a few weeks? If so, why not try doing your job in a place where the confluence of ocean, mountains, climate and culture affords an incredible quality of life?
Our founder and his family did so for nearly a year during the pandemic. They got to know Tahiti's best providers of educational activities for youth. Take advantage of their experience!
Like Paris? You’ll Love French Polynesia
Imagine if you could combine Paris with Hawaii. That gives you a sense of what Tahiti is like: French people, boulangeries, hip restaurants, amidst a lush, mountainous setting, with shimmering turquoise waters, and a warm, laidback Polynesian culture.
Actually, it's better than that. Because unlike Hawaii, many French Polynesian islands are surrounded by barrier reefs, creating stunning, calm lagoons. And unlike Paris, the style in French Polynesia is casual; even the fanciest places are what you'd call "flip-flop chic".
Why french polynesia?
French Polynesia is an idyllic place to work remotely with kids. Same time zone as Hawaii, yet more beautiful, affordable, sparsely populated, and culturally rich.
Larger than New York City, Tahiti is a lush, mountainous island surrounded by coral reefs. There are enough cool places to keep it interesting indefinitely. Not to mention the other 117 islands of French Polynesia you can visit while there!
Unlike in Hawaii, the indigenous population is preponderant in French Polynesia, so you get plenty of opportunity to experience the warmth, authenticity, and easygoing nature of Polynesian culture. At the same time, people from France make up roughly 20% of the populace, so you get the best of both worlds.
Fiber optic cable is being installed in French Polynesia so we find accomodations with internet fast enough to do Zoom calls and stream Netflix. Since power outages are rare, you may find that electricity and internet are available in French Polynesia but not back home!
As the economic, cultural, and political center of French Polynesia, the island of Tahiti is endowed with state-of-the-art medical facilities, including the largest modern hospital in the South Pacific islands. Services tend to be available at rates affordable enough to astonish Americans.
The crime rate is incredibly low, making French Polynesia a relaxed place to explore with kids. Although theft occurs, violent crime against expats is virtually unheard of.
French Polynesia is in the same time zone as Hawaii, so from November to late March, it is only two hours behind the U.S. west coast. The rest of the year it is only three hours behind. If you work west coast hours, you’re done early enough in the afternoon to spend the rest of the day your way.
Our expertise makes it relatively easy for you to handle the logistics.
On November 2, the French Polynesian government announced new Entry & Stay requirements for tourists:
- Travellers who have been fully vaccinated are not subject to quarantine.
- Unvaccinated children aged 6 and older are not subject to quarantine if they travel with a vaccinated parent or legal guardian.
- Travelers aged 5 and younger do not need to be vaccinated or show any test results, and are not subject to quarantine.
PASSPORT & VISA REQUIREMENTS
According to the main entity responsible for promoting tourism in French Polynesia, Tahiti Tourisme, U.S. citizens do not need a visa for stays up to 90 days. But they must have a passport valid for a minimum of three months after the return date.
There are three U.S. cities offering a direct flight: Los Angeles, Honolulu, and San Francisco. The flight from California takes slightly less than 8 hours. You can depart at lunchtime and arrive by dinnertime (thanks to the time difference).
The airlines that fly from the U.S. to Tahiti are Air Tahiti Nui, Air France, Air New Zealand, United, and French Bee (a French airline with good service).
CELL & MOBILE WIFI
To use your cell phone while in Tahiti, sign up for an international plan with your existing provider. Alternatively, we can provide a SIM card (but verify your phone is GSM, since CDMA is not supported in French Polynesia).
For mobile WiFi, we can provide a portable router that creates a Wifi network from the 2G / 3G / 4G cellular network. No installation is required. You can enjoy WiFi from your laptop, smartphone or tablet while relaxing on a beach.
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