The capital of Tahiti is the only big city in all of French Polynesia. Come get your city fix here after exploring the tropical Islands of Tahiti or use it as your introduction to the Tahitian way of life.
Papeete provides an urban experience that’s unique for the region. It’s a vibrant city with a multicultural population, bustling malls and markets, and a busy boat harbour. You even get traffic jams here. Not that Tahitian traditions are forgotten in this modern capital. Those coming by cruise ship are greeted by Tahitian dancers and singers in Place Vai’ete. Maeva! Welcome!