Tahiti conjures up images of azure seas and large expanses of coral and sealife. In one word: paradise. It’s also quite remote and very expensive to reach, even if you live in New Zealand. And even after you’ve shelled out hundreds of US dollars for the return flight, the costs on the islands can be exorbitant. But according to Lonely Planet, it’s possible to do French Polynesia on a budget. It’s worth noting that the French Polynesian franc (XPF) is pegged to the euro at 1000 XPF = 8.38 EUR.