"Nono" Top 5 Page for this destination French Polynesia Warnings Or Dangers Tip by Helga67

French Polynesia Warnings and Dangers: 20 reviews and 12 photos


On some of the islands you will encounter the "nono". This is a minuscule "no-see-um" sand fly with a nasty sting. They are most common at daybreak and late in the afternoon, when they come to chew on your ankles. You might not even know you've been bitten until hours later, when the itching starts.
Do not scratch it, however, as that will only aggrevate the pain and cause an infected sore.

The only way to keep these little buggers away is to slather yourself in oil.

Review Helpfulness: 4.5 out of 5 stars

Was this review helpful?

  • Written Jul 16, 2004
  • Send to a Friend
  • Add to your Trip Planner
  • Report Abuse

More Warnings and Dangers in French Polynesia (1)



“While there is life there is travel”

Online Now


Top 1,000 Travel Writer
Member Rank:
0 0 0 6 1
Forum Rank:
0 2 1 8 9

Have you been to French Polynesia?

  Share Your Travels