Polynesia, a vast string of islands in the Pacific Ocean, including Hawaii, New Zealand, Easter Island, Tonga, and French Polynesia.The cultures of the region share many traits with each other. Their differences are often subtle and not readily perceived by outsiders.

1. Dinning

Enjoy traditional luau foods such as lomilomi salmon, chicken long rice, kalua pork and all the poi you can eat. Many of the dishes at a traditional Hawaiian luau offer a blend of Hawaiian, Polynesian and Asian-influenced flavors. So when planning for your own luau, try to include traditional favorites to give your guests an authentic luau dining experience.

2. Shopping

If you’re looking for souvenirs, it’s not a bad idea to stop at local stores. They make lovely tapa (with a contemporary twist) as well as engraved calabashes.

3. Healthcare

The Polynesia region has doctors and dentists in private practice, and standard hospital and laboratory facilities with consultants in the major specialties. Specialists are more expensive and anywhere you go, the waiting times can be very long.

4. Insurance for Expatriates in Polynesia

Most expatriates will want to obtain international medical coverage if residing in Polynesia. Medical evacuation is strongly recommended along with a plan that provided global medical treatment. Evac cover is also important if you are residing on a remote island such as Bora Bora. A plan that will provide reimbursement for medical expenses via a large network of hospitals is recommended. Many expats should also obtain global life and disability insurance coverage.

Here is a list of different types of insurance coverage you will want if you are planning to become an expatriate in Polynesia:

If you require a quote for insurance coverage for expats in Polynesia, contact Expat Financial today for a quote and to discuss your Polynesian expatriate insurance requirements.