By Bill Goodwin
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To find exchange rates, go to www. com/ucc, which gives the present exchange rates for French Pacific francs, Fiji dollars, Samoan tala, Tongan pa’anga, and the New Zealand dollar. ATMS Banks in all the main towns have automated teller machines (ATMs), at which you can use your Visa or MasterCard to withdraw local currency against your credit card or check (debit) card account. Check your card member agreement for charges, since Visa and MasterCard tack on a 1% currency conversion fee, and some banks add up to 5% to the transaction.
Others do not accept children at all; I point those out in the establishment listings, but you should ask to make sure. Also ask whether the hotel can provide cribs, bottle warmers, and other needs. Because tourism in French Polynesia has traditionally focused on couples, most restaurants there don’t have children’s menus, and you may have to ask for one in the hotel dining rooms. Disposable diapers, cotton swabs (known as Buds, not Q-Tips), and baby food are sold in many main-town stores, but you should take along a 37 supply of such items as children’s aspirin, a thermometer, adhesive bandages, and any special medications.
5 When to Go THE CLIMATE The South Pacific islands covered in this book lie within the tropics. Compared to the pronounced winters and summers of the temperate zones, there is little variation from one island group to the next: They are warm and humid all year. The only question is: Will it rain, or will it shine? Although local weather patterns have changed in the past 20 years, making conditions less predictable, local residents recognize two distinct Hotel rooms are subject to an additional levy everywhere, and most countries impose a hidden “valueadded tax,” but direct sales taxes aren’t added to your restaurant, bar, shopping, and other bills as they are in the United States.