Papeete

90°
89° - January
89° - February
90° - March
90° - April
88° - May
87° - June
87° - July
87° - August
88° - September
88° - October
89° - November
90° - December
Dec avg
$404
Avg Hotel
$588
Est. Airfare

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Description

We're pretty sure you can't go wrong when Tahiti is involved in the equation. And that's certainly the case with Papeete, Tahiti's largest city and the capital of French Polynesia. Referring to Papeete as the "largest city" is really all relative. It's actually so small that it's easier to walk around the city than it is to drive or even bike. With the paradise of Tahitian tropical beaches nearby, Papeete offers a slightly different experience for guests. It's definitely defined by its role as a government center and industrial port more than as a beach vacation. Fine dining, an active nightlife and a fairly large population of 100,000 people make Papeete a busy hub. However, it'd be a shame to not capitalize on the natural utopia of Tahiti, so Papeete has redeveloped an area of the waterfront into a carnival-like park. And nature exploration still abounds with lagoons, black and white sand beaches, and volcanoes to discover.
Photo Credit: Tahiti Tourisme
Photo Credit: Kevin Frost
Photo Credit: Tahiti Tourisme
Photo Credit: Tahiti Tourisme
Photo Credit: Tahiti Tourisme
Photo Credit: Tahiti Tourisme
Photo Credit: Tahiti Tourisme
Photo Credit: Tahiti Tourisme
Photo Credit: Tahiti Tourisme
Photo Credit: Tahiti Tourisme
Photo Credit: Tahiti Tourisme
Photo Credit: Tahiti Tourisme
Photo Credit: Tahiti Tourisme
Photo Credit: Tahiti Tourisme

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Day Cruises

There are several cruises to choose from to fit your vacation. Take a brunch cruise, an all day cruise with lunch, or a romantic sunset cruise. Enjoy swimming or snorkeling at a beautiful lagoon!
Cost: Varies
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Snorkeling

There are tons of places to snorkel! Right off your hotel might be one of the best spots. Ask the locals and they'll lead you in the right direction!
Cost: If you need to rent snorkeling gear the cost will vary where you go.
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Municipal Market

A wonderful market full of local goods! A variety of foods, souvenirs, and other goods are some of the things sold here. A fun place to walk around and enjoy the company.
Cost: Free
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Language

French

Currency

[CFP] Central Pacific Franc

Airports

Faaa Airport [PPT]