B.P 8255, Te Pari, Papeete, Teahupoo, French Polynesia
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Town Hall (Mairie)
Eglise Evangelique De Polynesia Francaise
Layover in Papeete
En route to NZ for 6 months and have the option to lay over in Tahiti for several days...
I've been bouncing around the web looking at various activities and places to stay - but since I am traveling solo - would like to find what little "nightlife" and action there is to be had...
Seems from all I've read, that Papeete is the only place to be (I mean, I will dive and island hop) but for a few days would like to explore the nightlife...
Any suggestions as to a good resort to stay at? Places to go at night? Singles? I realize this is "Honeymoon Central" - so please excuse if my request is "out there" - but there's gotta be some other folks "passing thru" as well...
Thanks for any feedback or help!
Re: Layover in Papeete
I am new to VT and looking for information on Tahiti - Pape'ete , etc. I am booked on a gay curise in November and want to find out anything about the gay community there - any clubs, bars, restaurants, etc. Any ideas?
Travel Tips for Papeete
What's in a name?
Papeete (pah-pey-eh-tey) got its name from the little river that is found in Bougainville park.
Papeete means "water basket". Before the houses were equipped with water pipes, the people used to come to this river, with their gourds wrapped in woven leaves and took the pape (water) home in their ete (basket).
Two Days Around a Trip to Moorea
"Big City Papeete"
We were only in the city of Papeete to fly in and out of French Polynesia, but while there we did try to experience as much as we possibly could. We had dinner at Le Belvedere, lunch at Les 3 Brasseurs, and did a half day tour around the island (including taking in a canoe race as part of French Polynesia's big festival).
Papeete appeared to be very nice and had quite a few high end resorts, but it honestly didn't hold a candle to Moorea in terms of natural beauty. That being said, there is plenty to keep you busy for even up to a few days.
"the most beautiful isle"
The most beautiful island I've ever been to. I think the color blue was invented here. It's lush, peaceful and really romantic. I can see why people would pick the islands of French Polynesia for their honeymoon!
The Ora Sofitel has a good beach and it's open to the public. It also connects with the public beach, Tamae, which is just as lovely and has good snorkeling.
Moorea's lagoon is fantastic!!!!!
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