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

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