Tap water safety in French Polynesia ๐Ÿ‡ต๐Ÿ‡ซ

๐Ÿ‘Ž In general, the water in French Polynesia is not safe to drink.

Lonely Planet

The municipal water supply in Papeโ€™ete and other large towns can be trusted, but elsewhere avoid untreated tap water. In some areas the only fresh water available may be rainwater collected in tanks, and this should be boiled or otherwise treated. Water at restaurants, particularly resort restaurants, is safe.

Centers for disease control and prevention (CDC)

According to the CDC tap water is generally not safe for consumption.


According to the Numbeo water drinkability and accessibility index, tap water has a score of 70.0 / 100 (100 being best).

Numbeo considers this score to be "High"

Advantages of drinking (filtered) tap water

1 adult could save about 1394$ per year in French Polynesia by drinking tap water instead of buying bottled water.

๐Ÿณ Drinking tap water would also help with reducing your plastic footprint and improve environmental pollution.

Explore places in French Polynesia

Like in most countries, water quality and accessibility differs from location to location, therefore it's the best to check the information available on that place.