Attractions in Tahiti
Black Pearl Museum
This is the only museum in the world dedicated to pearls. Multiple displays will show you the various aspects of art, history, mythology, philosophy and religion that are associated with pearls,
Anchors of Captain Cook and Bougainville
In 1769 Captain James Cook arrived in Tahiti on the HMS Endeavour. He anchored in Matavai Bay to record the transit of the planet Venus as it crossed the face of the sun. This beach park is now called Point Venus.
Museum of Tahiti and Her Islands
Once a marae, and a major religious structure.
The museum's collections cover archaeology and displays of the native Polynesian natural environment.
Discover the Marae Temples
The marae or "pagan temples" of the ancient Polynesians were built to worship their gods. There are several kinds of marae; some are public and others are private. Sites contain various stone block structures, dedicated to the old gods. The sites in Tahiti include : Marae Mahaiatea, Arahurahu, Anapua, and Farehape. Marae Arahurahu is a restored construction of dry stones.
James Norman Hall Museum
Is located on the mountainside in Arue, this museum is in the rebuilt home of the late American writer, James Norman Hall.
Petroglyphs of Te Pari
The wild sea cliffs of Te Pari are located at Fenua Aihere on the southern end of the Tahiti-Iti peninsula, situated between Hihitera point and the Vaipoiri River.
Tahiti Safari Expedition.
Papeete's (the Capital of Tahiti)
Visit the public market, Le Marché. The market is open all week but really comes to life on Sunday mornings when out-of-town merchants come to sell their wares. Flowers, spices, fabrics and fresh produce are all on offer.
Arahoho the Blowhole
Visit the Blowhole of Arahoho, which throws water skywards, to the Faarumai and Vaipahi waterfalls.
Paul Gauguin Museum
Is the famous French artist who spent his final years in Polynesia. Gauguin's art had a profound influence on the primitive and exotic painters and sculptors of the 20th century.
Tahiti is reknowned for its beaches and warm currents offering white-sand beaches and clear lagoons, ideal for swimming, diving and snorkelling, and surrounded by volcanic peaks and a winning mixture of tradition and touristic entertainment. Tour in a glass bottom boat, or get your feet wet with come snorkeling, surfing, kite surfing, waterskiing, and windsurfing all very popular in Tahiti
Witness the sweet aroma that lingers on the 'Vanilla Island' of Tahaa. The breeze carries the aroma of vanilla, from the island's numerous vanilla plantations. Also offering a coral reef with the island of Raiatea.
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