Overwater bungalows in Papeete Tahiti

Picture-Perfect Papeete Vacations

When you’re not completely mesmerized by its spectacular beaches and aquamarine waters, the bustling capital of Tahiti engages its visitors with world-class shopping and a vibrant nightlife. Wrapped in French flair, Papeete offers a complete cultural experience. Visit the Pearl Museum to learn more about the famous Tahitian pearl. Shop at Le Marché for souvenirs and gifts. Indulge in exotic island cuisine. Then, dance the night away to the rhythm of local music. Our Liberty Travel consultants can craft a vacation package that’s perfect for you.

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Papeete at a Glance

Currency: French Pacific Franc, (₣)

Tipping Customs: Small cash tips, while not the custom, are increasingly accepted

Language: French

Popular Drink: Hinano – Tahitian beer

Must Eat: Casse-croute – Tahitian sandwich

Power Up: Plug type E or C, 220 V


Weather: Warm and sunny, though November-April is more warm and humid.

Best Time to Visit: All year-round. May- October is cooler and dryer.

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Walking along the beach in Papeete Tahiti

Top Things to Do in Papeete

Go shopping
Shop for colorful pareu (sarongs), shell necklaces, woven hats and local produce in the vibrant market place, Marché de Papeete.

Visit the Pearl Museum
Learn about all that goes into cultivating the famous Tahitian pearls, and treat yourself to a few.

See the view from One Tree Hill
Head to Pointe du Taharaa for sublime views of Matavai Bay all the way to Papeete, including Moorea in the distance.

Take a water cruise
Enjoy the beautiful scenery of Papeete along its pristine waterfront.

Eat at the food trucks
Enjoy a plethora of French, Italian, American, and Chinese dishes prepared just the way you like it.

Pearl in an oyster from Papeete Tahiti

Papeete Vacation Packages: Experience Tahiti the Liberty Travel Way

Whether you’re looking to explore Papeete like a local, or soak in its iconic sites like a tourist, Liberty Travel’s consultants can create a Papeete vacation package crafted just for you.

When you book with us, you get:

  • Real People. More than a travel agent, your Papeete consultant is a fellow traveler with a passion to help you see the world.
  • Perfect Match. We’ll pair you with a destination expert who has insider knowledge of Papeete for a truly personalized booking experience.
  • Crafted Vacations. Stay in hand-selected hotels. Get connected with local guides and enriching experiences. Choose from among our exclusive vacation packages, including our Journeys.
  • Support. With 24/7 support, we’ll be with you every step of the way.

We know Papeete. Leave the planning to us.

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You are unique, and so is your trip. When you book with Liberty Travel, we match you with an expert best suited to design a vacation just for you.

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