Tahiti: City Breaks

Waterfall-laden, shadowy mountains, river valleys and black sand beaches

A city break in Tahiti will be a stimulating, exciting and an explorative experience, as there are countless things to see and do on the island. Spend your Tahitian city break shopping, sightseeing or hitting the beach. The opportunities to shop in Tahiti are plentiful, and for an unforgettable shopping experience head Le Marche, in Tahiti’s capital of Papeete, where woven hats, pearl necklaces, unique Tahitian carvings and wooden drums are for sale, and these are just a few unique mementoes on offer.

Le Marche is open between 7.30 am to 6.00 pm every weekday, (Sundays until 9 am). After shopping in the morning, explore the multitude of museums and churches in Tahiti.

The Paul Gauguin Museum in Taravao is a worth a visit, open 9 – 5pm daily with free admission, you can see reproductions and originals of the French artist works, and view his depictions of Tahitian life.
The Seashell Museum houses fish and shells from Tahitian lagoons and is open Friday- 8am - 4:30 pm, Saturday and Sunday 9:00 am- 12:00 noon, then 1:00 pm - 4:30 pm.

The Museum of Tahiti and her islands will give you the historical background of Polynesia, and opens Tuesday – Sunday, 9:30am- 5:30 pm, and is closed on Mondays.

The Saint Etienne and Saint Michel churches are fascinating homes of prayer, while the Ancient Maraes & Archaeological Sights is an interesting location to witness the ancient remains of Tahitian culture.

The Tahitian west coast has many public beaches to unwind and relax after a hard day sightseeing. In the evening you can have dinner and relax with a cocktail at the many bars and restaurants on the seafront. There are masses of accommodation in Tahiti, but for your city break, it is best to stay in Papeete as city life is most prevalent in the capital.

One thing is for sure, you will never be bored on your city break to Tahiti.