About Tahiti (Papeete)

Tahiti is the largest island in the Society Islands of French Polynesia and usually the first stop of any holiday in French Polynesia. Located near the capital Papeete, Fa’a’? is the only international airport in French Polynesia. More than just a stop-over destination, the island of Tahiti has a lot to offer, it is worth spending a few days travelling around, exploring lush valleys and waterfalls near Mount Orohena, the highest summit in French Polynesia, wandering through historical sites or simply relaxing and shopping in the capital, sampling the delicious fresh Polynesian food, adventure awaits! Tahiti Highlights:

  1. Embarking on a Tahiti boat excursion past the road's end at Teahupoo to visist the remote Fenua Aihere and Te Pari.
  2. Perusing the colorful Marche de Papeete and dining at the very local style waterfront roulottes in Papeete.
  3. Taking a 4WD excursion to explore the lushness and archaeologival sites of the Papeno Valley.
  4. Sailing to the bird-filled paradise of Tetiaroa Atoll for the day.
  5. Huffing to the top of Mt Aorai for the breathtaking views.
  6. Witnessing 30-tonne humpbacks on a whale watching excursion.
  7. Spending the day sunning,surfing and strolling the magnificent black sands of Plage de Taharuu.
  • In Papeete, you are sure to have a memorable eating experiences. You can skip from French to Polynesian to Chinese and back again via Italian and Vietnamese.
Dance Performances:
  • Tahiti is a good island for tapping your toes along to some of the best Polynesian dance and music groups.
Best Places to Eat in Tahiti:
  • Place Vaiete Roulottes
  • Le Lotus
  • Blue Banana
  • La Plage de Maui
  • Tahiti La Plage
Best Places to Stay in Tahiti:
  • Intercontinental Resort Tahiti
  • Le Tahiti by Pearl Resorts
  • Te Moana Resort Tahiti
  • Kon Tiki Tahiti
  • Vanira Lodge
  • Mitirapa Villa Taaroa Lodge
  • Reva