Musée de Tahiti et des Îles

Museum in West Coast

Only 15km from Pape’ete along the west coast, this excellent museum, in Puna’auia, is divided into four sections: geography and natural history; pre-European culture; the European era; and outdoor exhibits. It’s in a large garden and if you tire of the exhibits, you can wander out to the water’s edge to watch the surfers at one of Tahiti’s most popular breaks.