Waterfall-laden, shadowy mountains, river valleys and black sand beaches
There is plenty to see and do in Tahiti, from museums, to art galleries and archaeological ruins. The Paul Gauguin Museum in Taravao is a worth a visit, where you can see reproductions and originals of the French artist’s works. The Seashell Museum houses fish and shells from Tahitian lagoons. The Museum of Tahiti and Her Islands will give you the historical background of Polynesia, see this history come to life at the Ancient Maraes & Archaeological Sights. The Saint Etienne and Saint Michel churches are spectacular homes of prayer and must be seen.