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Sightseeing in Tahiti Island - what to see. Complete travel guide

tahiti The largest island in French Polynesia and the location of its capital, Tahiti, has long attracted the attention of thousands of curious tourists. The island provides a lot of natural and historical sites; there are unique museums and cultural centers. Tahiti features world-class resort areas, so there is well-developed tourist infrastructure. In addition to gorgeous beaches the island is offering a wide variety of sports and entertainment.
Tahiti is an excellent choice for a family vacation. Your kid will definitely feel like a path-breaker on this island, which can easily be called a paradise, and will have lots of … Open
One of the emblematic sights of the island is Point Venus . In 1769, outstanding scientists and researchers came there from various countries; the famous explorer, James Cook, was among them. Scientists were attracted by the unique astronomical event that happens once in 243 years, the transit of Venus across the solar disk. Today, the legendary Point Venus is a must-see destination of excursions around the island; there is a memorial plaque on the old lighthouse.
Among the historical monuments the tomb of the last king of Tahiti, Pomare V, has to be mentioned. It was built in the late 19th century; slabs of volcanic lava and coral served as main construction materials. The construction is made keeping with the most important national traditions and thus remains one of the most revered historical monuments. Copyright
The cuisine of Tahiti has absorbed both the traditional meals and French classic recipes. The fresh and natural ingredients used in the local restaurants and cafes will impress you. It is … Open
Much of the important sights are concentrated in the island's capital, in Papeete. The most vibrant area of the capital is Toata, the permanent venue for the most important cultural events. Near the area originates picturesque Bruat Avenue, where all the business facilities of the city and government agencies can be found. The amazing Presidential Palace is among them, as well as the office of the High Commissioner that is one of the most spectacular monuments of architecture on the island.
Tahiti Nature lovers will like the charming BougainvillePark not far from the main post office. With regard to religious sites of the capital, the Cathedral of Notre-Dame-Papeete has to be noted. It’s located close to the bustling shopping district; the cathedral was built in 1875. It has recently undergone a complete renovation, so today it’s presented to guests of the island in all its glory. One of the oldest buildings in the capital city is the seat of the bishop; its construction took place in the 18th century.
The indigenous Tahitians are of Polynesian ancestry comprising the gross of the population. French is the official language but Tahitian and French are both in use. If you know French, … Open
You should definitely include a visit to the local cultural center in the recreation program. The Gauguin Museum is popular among tourists. The Museum of Art is situated in the spectacular building constructed in Japanese style. In addition to priceless paintings, the museum houses many unique exhibits, including personal belongings of the artist and historical documents, as well as the outstanding work by local artists. A lot of impressions gives Musee de la Perle Robert WAN . That’s the only one cultural institution of its kind in the world; the exhibition of the museum is devoted entirely to the history of pearls. Part of the museum is the personal collection of Robert Wan, in which very rare pearls are represented. Musée de Tahiti et des Îles introduces the culture and traditions of local people. A significant part of the exhibition is devoted to peculiarities of the local environment, as well as the diversity of the underwater world.
Tahiti is not rich in comfortable beaches. Travelers, who plan to sunbathe and relax on sandy beaches, should go to Puna'auia and Papara. These areas are famous for their beautiful beaches with light sand. They are almost deprived of infrastructure, so these beaches haven’t lost their original natural charm. Without a doubt, Point Venus is the most exotic beach of the island. It is covered with black sand of volcanic origin.
One of the places on Tahiti that one must visit is a peninsula called Point Venus. It is located on the north coast of the island. This is a legendary place where the legendary Captain James … Open
Tourists should not neglect shopping in Tahiti. As a rule, local jewelry with pearls remains the most popular souvenir that tourists prefer to buy. There are affordable jewelry pieces, as well as exclusive and expensive items. Local souvenir shops offer interesting items by local craftsmen. Various items in the national and marine styles are usually the most popular. Female tourists may like essential oils and cosmetics with natural ingredients. The capital of Tahiti is the location of the biggest shops, the majority of which are located close to Notre Dame Square.
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There are about 16,000 people living on Moorea Island. Although there are no historical sites on the island, the local natural attractions are simply invaluable. The nature and hiking lovers can climb up the mountain Belvedere and appreciate the panorama of the island from the height, as well as the wonderfully beautiful Golfe Cooks and Opunohu. The beauty and harmony of the snow-white sandy beaches of Moore can hardly be described with the words. The island has a lot of wonderful beaches without any infrastructure. … Read further

Sightseeing in French Polynesia: things to see

Moorea Island is no less beautiful than Tahiti. This island is famous for its numerous sanctuaries. There are more than a hundred churches and cathedrals on the island, but besides that Moorea is a great place to see the beauty of nature in its splendour. The most famous destinations there include the Dolphin Centre, Vairoro Falls and Opunohu Bay. The bay is also an important historic site as that is the place where Captain Cook landed in 1769. … Open
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It will welcome its first guests in 2024. 313 rooms of various categories will be available, the interior of rooms and hotel spaces will become one of the main features of the high-class hotel. When decorating the rooms, it is planned to use local textiles, which are famous for their high quality and are considered to be one of the best in the world. Read this


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