Tahiti: Shopping Holiday

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

There are numerous opportunities to shop until you drop in Tahiti, as shops are a plenty on this Polynesian island. At the public market known as Le Marche, located next to the seafront in the capital, Papeete, you can buy some ripe fruits, Chinese vegetables, cakes and pies. Alternatively, treat yourself to a woven hat, bag or a shell necklace, they are great souvenirs from your visit to Tahiti, and ideal gifts for friends and relatives back home. As you enter the market, admire the floral displays on the ground floor, and then walk upstairs to admire the unique carvings, furniture and jewellery made by Polynesian artisans.

Le Marche opens at 7.30 am to 6.00 pm every weekday, (Sundays until 9 am), and is particularly busy on Sunday mornings. While shopping, look out for the Tahitian Cultured Pearl, and Tahiti one of the best locations to hunt for pearls. Stone carvings, wooden drums Monoi oils are just a few of the authentic and exclusive products made on the island. For a unique, fascinating and encapsulating shopping experience, Tahiti is the place to be.