This island is home to the only real city in French Polynesia, along with all the charms of South Pacific life
The port city offers a more cosmopolitan feel than the other Society Islands, filled with sidewalk cafes, a busy market, active nightlife, and chic boutiques selling jewelry and crafts. The port is located along a waterfront esplanade with an atmosphere similar to the French Riviera. Be sure to visit the main market, Marche du Papeete, for a taste of local island life.
Around the Island
Island attractions include the Arahoho Blowhole, Trois Cascade (three waterfalls), the Gauguin Museum, black sand beaches, and a black pearl museum. If you have the time, head to Tahiti Iti, the smaller section of the island, which boasts a luscious, mountainous landscape.
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