Tahiti’s Jardins Botaniques and Musée Gauguin share an entrance road and car park at PK51.2. The 137-hectare Jardins Botaniques has...
Bain de Vaima & Vaipahi Spring Gardens
Vaima Pool is where locals come from all over to bathe in the icy but exceptionally clear waters that are thought to have healing...
Tahiti Iti Diving
This well-run dive shop is based near Taravao on Tahiti Nui but runs dive trips to Tahiti Iti. It charges 5800 CFP for an introductory...
Restaurant du Musée Gauguin
The Restaurant du Musée Gauguin is actually not attached to the museum at all – it’s about 800m to the west, in a great setting on the...
Musée Gauguin information
The Musée Gauguin is no great shakes; if you expect any original works by Gauguin, you’ll leave disappointed. Much of the text about Gauguin and his life is in English, though, and the natural setting is lovely. The museum gardens are home to three superb tiki from Raivavae in the Australs. Tiki do not like to be moved, and there are colourful stories about what happened to the men who moved these tiki here (they apparently died ‘mysteriously’ within weeks of the move).