Things to Know about Papeete
Papeete, the capital of French Polynesia, is located on the Tahiti Island, and one of the most unique cities in the South Pacific. Considered as one of the most beautiful and romantic destinations on the earth, Papeete continues to attract millions of tourists from around the world every year.
Best Places to Visit
Papeete is home to a number of museums. It also has a very colorful market. Take the assistance of our Papeete City Guide to see some of its famous attractions, such as Museum of Tahiti, Musee du Coquillage, Gauguin Museum, Tahiti Perles Centre, Harrison Smith Botanical Gardens and Mataoa Garden.
Best Time to Visit
Consider visiting Papeete during the months from July through September. This is the best time to visit Papeete as the temperature is in the mid-80s and there’s little rain. The weather is quite comfortable
Best Dining Places
Enjoy abundance of fabulous food in the many restaurants of Papeete. Dining at one of Papeete's 'roulottes', and enjoying live music in Vaiete Square is an enjoyable experience.
Best Place to Stay
There are many cheap hotels in Papeete. Those residing in Tahiti find staying in Papeete hotels a convenient option as it is just a boat ride away from Tahiti. Everything ranging from luxury and budget hotels to motels and hostels are available here.
Best Airlines to Reach
There are several major airlines that fly into the Faaa International Airport in Tahiti. Papeete can be reached by a car from the airport. Air France operates direct flights from Los Angeles. Among other international airlines offering services here include Hawaiian Airlines, Air New Zealand, LAN Airlines and Air Tahiti.