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Top Choice Body Art in Bora Bora

Marama Tattoo

For traditionally designed tattoos head to this highly rated tattoo studio. Popular, sterile and reliable. Book well ahead as Marama is something of a legend in French Polynesia.
Market in Pape'ete

Marché de Pape’ete

The main level of the Marché de Pape’ete has woven hats, wonderful homemade monoi (fragrant coconut oil), flowers and produce, while you can wander for ages upstairs among the pearl and handicraft shops. Find wooden…
Jewellery in Bora Bora

La Perle de Maimiti

Not your average pearl shop – it's in a private home – La Perle de Maimiti is run by an experienced salesman who has worked for various pearl companies on the island. He has a limited but interesting selection of lo…
Arts & Crafts in The Gambier Archipelago

Centre Educatif de Développement

To check out Mangareva’s famous mother-of-pearl carvings, head to this venture, just downhill to the left from the intersection above Cathédrale Saint-Michel, where you can watch students as they engrave shells. You…
Food in Pape'ete

Tahiti Vanilla Market

For a truly great-smelling shopping experience, check out this boutique. Nearly everything in the shop is made from local vanilla; you can get whole pods, plus vanilla-infused honey, scented coconut cooking oil, inc…
Jewellery in Rangiroa

Gauguin’s Pearl

Has an excellent selection of set and loose pearls directly from the pearl farm, which is on the premises. Employs professional, English-speaking staff. You can be picked up for free from your place of lodging.
Clothing in Bora Bora

Saltwater

This trendsetting boutique has island-made shirts, T-shirts, caps, swimsuits and accessories. They're inspired by traditional island designs and transformed into contemporary looks. For men, women and kids.
Clothing in Pape'ete

Te Mana

Get glammed up at this trendsetting boutique stocking island-made shirts, T-shirts, dresses and accessories. Inspired from traditional designs, the pieces are transformed into sprightly contemporary looks.
Jewellery in Rangiroa

Ikimasho

Has an interesting selection of creative local jewellery, including earrings, necklaces, pendants and rings, some of which are made of pearl and bone. It's in the eastern outskirts of Avatoru village.
Jewellery in Bora Bora

Farm

Bora Bora does not produce black pearls but you can visit the Farm and see how it’s done thanks to regular demonstrations at the back of the boutique. Loose pearls and jewellery pieces are on sale.