Tahiti: Main Sights
Waterfall-laden, shadowy mountains, river valleys and black sand beaches
There are sights for every tourist to see in Tahiti. For culture vultures and art enthusiasts,
The Paul Gauguin Museum in Taravao is a must, it is open 9 – 5pm daily with free admission, you can see reproductions and originals of the French artist’s works, and view his depictions of Tahitian life.
The Seashell Museum houses fish and shells from Tahitian lagoons, and shows off the marine treasures of the South Pacific 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 will you leave feeling far more knowledgeable about this area of the world, and is open Tuesday – Sunday, 9:30am- 5:30 pm, and is closed on Mondays.
The Saint Etienne and Saint Michel churches are fascinating prayer houses. After seeing religious architecture, gaze at some ancient structures at the Ancient Maraes & Archaeological Sights.
In order to witness contemporary Tahitian culture, head to Le Marche and view the handmade Polynesian wooden drums and carvings. There is indeed a sight in Tahiti for every holiday maker.