Tahiti is the largest in a chain of islands that make up French Polynesia. French Polynesia is a collection of 118 islands and atolls scattered across an impressive nautical surface area the size of Western Europe. Papeete is a vibrant and multicultural city with busy boulevards and a bustling harbour. The down town municipal market, Le Marché, is an exciting place to purchase all things Tahiti.
At Le Centre Vaima is the Robert Wan Pearl Museum, which is a great place to start if you’re hoping to purchase a Tahitian black pearl during your stay. To live like a local, head to Vai’ete Square after sunset. This waterfront promenade comes to life at night when gourmet food trucks, Les Roulottes, open their windows to serve a range of affordable meals including Chinese food, French crépes, steak frites, fresh fish and pizza.
In this video you can take a behind the scenes peek into the lives of liner crew members and discover the pleasures of a life spent at sea.