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Global City Guidebook: Tahiti

Aug 1, 2023


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The mere mention of Tahiti evokes images of a tranquil South Pacific paradise complete with beautiful beaches, crystal-clear waters, vibrant coral reefs, lush rain forest, epic waterfalls and, of course, overwater bungalows. The largest of French Polynesia’s 118 islands, Tahiti has long satisfied travelers seeking just such an idyllic island getaway. The vibrant French Polynesian capital, Papeete, lies on the northwest coast of Tahiti and is not only a major port for cargo ships but also the largest cruise port in French Polynesia, appearing on the itineraries of major luxury cruise lines.

Fa’a’ā International Airport, about 3 miles from the capital city, is the only international airport in French Polynesia, convenient to all the major hotels and resorts on Tahiti. To get around, many opt to walk around Papeete’s roughly 7-square-mile area. Taxis operate at a relatively high rate; rental cars are available at the airport. There are no rideshare options in Tahiti. To visit the other French Polynesian islands, travel by boat or smaller aircraft.

Hilton Moorea Lagoon Resort & Spa
This eco-friendly property offers lagoon- or garden- view bungalows with private pools. Enjoy four options for dining and drinks as well as a spa for massages inspired by ancestral Tahitian techniques.
BP 1005 Papetoai, French Polynesia
tel 689 40 55 11 11

InterContinental Tahiti Resort & Spa
Escape to an exotic paradise complete with overwater bungalows, a stunning beach, lush gardens, swimming pools, indulgent spa and dramatic volcanic peaks. Enjoy a romantic dinner at Le Lotus overwater gourmet restaurant, serving refined French cuisine with a local twist.
PK7, Fa’a’ā, French Polynesia
tel 689 40 86 51 10

Le Tahiti by Pearl Resorts
The resort sits on Mataval Bay, where waterfront views, palm trees and local art make the perfect backdrop for a tropical getaway. Indulge in exotic treatments at the spa, then grab a drink poolside to watch the sun set. Free shuttle service to Papeete, just 10 minutes away.
Lafayette Beach PK7, Arue, French Polynesia
tel 689 40 48 88 00

Hei Restaurant
The menu constantly evolves at this fine-dining venue featuring French cuisine with island flair. Open for lunch, dinner and drinks, Hei is a Papeete hot spot. Reservations are highly suggested.
FC4F+GV9, Boulevard de la Reine Pomare IV, Papeete, French Polynesia
tel 689 40 43 77 14

Restaurant Le Sully
Creating French cuisine with a Polynesian touch, this sophisticated little gem serves sumptuous dishes like house-made smoked salmon, duck filet with thyme honey sauce and parrot fish quenelle in lobster sauce. Reservations recommended.
45 Rue du Maréchal Foch, Papeete, French Polynesia
tel 689 40 83 39 83

Villa THAI
Experience authentic, traditional Thai food at Villa THAI, where the menu features fresh seafood, noodles, duck, curry and vegan/vegetarian dishes.
36 Bis Rue Albert Leboucher, Papeete, French Polynesia
tel 689 40 85 60 80

Explore the Rain Forest
Take a four-wheel-drive Jeep into the dense jungle with a knowledgeable tour guide. Visit Mount Marau, swim at a waterfall and learn from archaeological sites along the way.

Robert Wan Pearl Museum
Discover the history and legends of pearls and how they come from the sea to appear in jewelry and art, becoming a powerful status symbol. View a collection of beautiful pearls, including the largest round Tahitian cultured pearl in existence.
56 Ave. du Commandant Destremau, Papeete, French Polynesia
tel 689 40 54 86 40

Jump aboard a traditional Polynesian canoe and head to Moorea to snorkel in the lagoon. The crystal-clear waters offer entrance to a bustling underwater world of marine life just beneath the surface.


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