You'll need a guide to find Tahiti's best preserved petroglyphs deep on the Te Pari coast and accessible only on foot or by boat.
- MMarina Taina
The elegant Marina Taina is a trendy spot featuring restaurants, bars, two diving centres and, of course, lots of yachts.
- PPlage du PK23.5
This rather wide (by Tahiti standards) beach is popular with families and has public facilities. The sand is white-grey.
- VVaipoiri Cave
Popular day trip from Teahupoo. Walk into blackness till your eyes adjust then swim to the back through the icy waters.
- PPlage du Mahana Park
Plage du Mahana Park has calm waters and a snorkelling reef close to shore. On weekends there are kayaks for hire.
- AAnaihe Cave
A gem of a cave accessible only by foot or boat, looking out over a wild stretch of reef-free coast.
- OOlivier Creations
Pape’ete is home to a number of art galleries. Olivier Creations is recommended.
- QQueen's Cave
Waves move in and out of this hidden cave from the coast. It's like a natural (not hot) hot tub.
- PPlage de Toaroto
This narrow stretch of white coral sand is suitable for swimming and has public facilities.
- GGallerie Winkler
Gallerie Winkler has an interesting mix of etchings, paintings and crockery.
- HHitiaa Lava Tubes
Three long cave lava tubes that make for a very wet and adventurous hike (guide mandatory).
- TTaravao Lookout
View over the bucolic plateaus of Taravao to the blue coastlines and towering Tahiti Nui.
- MMarae Anapua
Another beautifully restored archaeological site, Marae Anapua is worth a gander.
- HHigh Commissioner's Residence
Lovely, massive residence where the high commissioner from France lives.
Impressive 1867 towering lighthouse right next to Point Venus's beach.
- PPresidential Palace
Massive building where the president hangs out and gets work done.
- GGalerie des Tropiques
Galerie des Tropiques is an art gallery.
- PPlage de Hitimahana
Lovely black sand beach with Motu Martin just offshore.
- BBoenechea’s Grave
Grave site of the first missionary to come to Tahiti.
Ancient site accessible only on foot.