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Tahiti (Papeete), French Polynesia

Papeete, the beating heart of French Polynesia, dances to the rhythm of island life while embracing modernity. Set against the backdrop of Tahiti's emerald mountains and azure waters, this bustling capital city captivates with its fusion of French flair and Polynesian culture.

Stroll through its vibrant markets, where the scent of exotic fruits mingles with the melodies of local musicians. Explore the historic sites, like the iconic Notre Dame Cathedral and the regal Presidential Palace, which reflect the city's colonial past.
Papeete's waterfront promenade beckons with its bustling marina, offering glimpses of luxurious yachts and traditional outrigger canoes bobbing in the harbor. Indulge in delectable French-Polynesian cuisine at waterfront cafes and fine dining establishments, where fresh seafood delights the palate.

Yet amid the urban buzz, Papeete maintains its connection to nature, with lush parks and gardens providing tranquil retreats. Whether you're soaking up the sun on black sand beaches or immersing yourself in the vibrant local arts scene, Papeete invites you to experience the enchantment of the South Pacific with a touch of French sophistication.

Points of Interest

  • Point Venus
  • Circle Island Drive
  • Tahara'a "One Tree Hill"
  • James Norman Hall Museum
  • Arahoho Blowhole
  • Vaipahi waterfalls
  • Society Islands Lagoon
  • "Marae Arahurahu"

More about Tahiti (Papeete), French Polynesia Points of Interest

  • Point Venus -

    Point Venus, located near Papeete, Tahiti, is a captivating blend of natural beauty and historical significance. Famous for its picturesque lighthouse and pristine black sand beach, it offers stunning views of the Pacific Ocean. This iconic landmark also marks the site where Captain James Cook observed the 1769 transit of Venus.

  • Circle Island Drive -

    Driving around Papeete unveils a kaleidoscope of sights and sounds. Navigate through bustling streets lined with colorful markets, chic boutiques, and quaint cafes. Admire the juxtaposition of French colonial architecture and Polynesian charm. With every turn, discover the city's dynamic energy and captivating allure.

  • Tahara'a "One Tree Hill" -

    One Tree Hill in Papeete, Tahiti, rises as a symbolic landmark overlooking the city. Named for the solitary tree crowning its summit, it offers panoramic views of the vibrant capital and its picturesque harbor. A favorite spot for locals and visitors alike, it beckons with its serene beauty and tranquil ambiance.

  • James Norman Hall Museum -

  • Arahoho Blowhole -

  • Vaipahi waterfalls -

  • Society Islands Lagoon -

  • "Marae Arahurahu" -

    considered to be one of the most significant archeological sacred stone temples of the island

7 Excursions

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Circle Island Drive

4.5 hours | Tahiti (Papeete) | PPT-100 P P T - 1 0 0

Moderate Activity

From $99.95

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Highlights of Tahiti

3.75 hours | Tahiti (Papeete) | PPT-110 P P T - 1 1 0

Moderate Activity

From $89.95

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Best of Papeete

6.5 hours | Tahiti (Papeete) | PPT-115 P P T - 1 1 5

Shopping Opportunities, Moderate Activity, Includes meal

From $164.95

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Easy Papeete

3.25 hours | Tahiti (Papeete) | PPT-130 P P T - 1 3 0

Easy Activity

From $79.95

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Undiscovered Tahiti

4.5 hours | Tahiti (Papeete) | PPT-210 P P T - 2 1 0

Moderate Activity

From $114.95

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Papenoo Valley & Waterfall by 4WD

3.5 hours | Tahiti (Papeete) | PPT-500 P P T - 5 0 0

Moderate Activity

From $99.95

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Lagoon Sail & Snorkel Tour

3 hours | Tahiti (Papeete) | PPT-790 P P T - 7 9 0

Strenuous Activity, Includes snack

From $154.95

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