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Camera & Film -- AO Api New World, upstairs over the Manava Huahine Visitors Bureau (tel. 68.70.99), burns digital photos to CDs.

Currency Exchange -- Banque Socredo is in Fare, on the road that parallels the main street and bypasses the waterfront. Banque de Tahiti is on Fare's waterfront. Both have ATMs.

Drugstore -- The pharmacist at the drugstore, on the main road between Fare and the airport, speaks English (tel. 68.80.90). Open Monday to Friday 7:30am to noon and 2:30 to 5pm, Saturday 8am to noon, Sunday and holidays 8 to 9am.

Emergencies & Police -- The emergency police telephone number is tel. 17. The phone number of the gendarmerie in Fare is tel. 68.82.61.

Healthcare -- The government infirmary is in Fare (tel. 68.82.48). Ask your hotel for the names of doctors and dentists in private practice.

Internet Access -- You can pick up e-mail at AO Api New World (tel. 68.70.99), upstairs over the Manava Huahine Visitors Bureau. Open Monday to Friday 8:30am to noon and 4 to 7:30pm, Saturday 4:30 to 9:30pm. Access costs 15CFP (US20¢/10p) a minute. Restaurant New Temarara, on the Fare waterfront (tel. 68.89.31), has wireless access for 700CFP (US$8.75/£4.45) an hour.

Mail -- The colonial-style post office is in Fare, on the bypass road north of the waterfront area. Hours are Monday to Thursday 7:30am to 3pm, Friday 7am to 2pm.

Restrooms -- There are public toilets on the Fare wharf opposite the visitors bureau, but don't expect them to be clean. I use them for emergencies only.

Visitor Information -- On Fare's main street opposite the wharf, Manava Huahine Visitors Bureau (tel./fax 68.78.81) is open Monday to Saturday 8am to noon (more or less). Some local pensions and tour operators have banded together to host www.iaorana-huahine.com.

Water -- Don't drink the tap water on Huahine. Bottled water is available at all grocery stores.

Note: This information was accurate when it was published, but can change without notice. Please be sure to confirm all rates and details directly with the companies in question before planning your trip.