Stuck on a Tahitian layover at Faa’a International Airport (PPT)? The airport is located approximately 3 miles from the town of Papeete which makes it a very accessible destination for those on a long layover. If you’re trying to figure out if you can leave the airport during your Tahiti layover, click here for useful tips.
If you’re stuck in the airport during your layover, you can take advantage of the services available including restaurants and bars, duty free and regular shops (for a list of airport shops, click here), post office, currency exchange, and a traveler’s information desk.
Internet access is also available via pre-paid cards that come with an access code. According to the airport, the cards may be purchased through authorized retailers including MANAVA Bars, HAUREVA, MANUREVA AIR Moore.” There is also a Cyber Space Business Center (Tel 83 63 88).
For those looking to drop your bags off, the airport offers a Left Luggage service. For more information, their telephone number is 86 60 08.
There are many hotels in Papeete, if you arrive at night or are looking for a place to rest. From high end to more basic accommodations, there are many options just a few short miles from the airport. Click here for some suggestions.
Station Taxis (Tel 86 60 66) are located in front of the airport and can take you around the island. Rental cars are also available in the arrivals hall.
Layover Guide’s Suggestions Of Things To Do During Your Tahiti Layover:
If you have limited time in Tahiti, a tour might be the best way to see the sights. Depending on the length of your layover, there are tons to choose from including jeep safari tours, whale watching, Papeete city tour, dolphin day cruises, and more!
Located near the airport in Papeete, you’ll find the Tahiti Lagoonarium which is a cross between a fish park and aquarium. Here you can see over 1,000 different fish and marine animal species that populate the Tahitian waters.
Head to the Beach
The large hotel beach resorts are located south of Papeete where you can find some small beaches with great views of Moorea Island, with the most beautiful belonging to the InterContinental Hotel.
None of these interest you? Click here for a list of 100 things to do on your Tahiti layover.