Shopping in PapeeteEdit This
The Papeete shopping scene is always bustling with activity.
Tourists flock the markets and wish to get their hands on the most
famous black pearls. Read on to find out about the popular shopping
spots in Papeete.
The Marche Municipale is a city market in Papeete. This market will
give you an insider’s view into the culture. This is a tin building
filled with several shops and stalls that sell the freshest produce. The
building offers tourists a chance to buy several souvenirs and local
arts. Sarongs, shell jewelry, antiques this place has it all. The Marche
Municipale is a highly economical shopping area in the whole of
Papeete. The highly energetic atmosphere will keep you entertained and
give you a shopping experience like never before.
Step into this true Tahitian shopping mall. This shopping center has
been around since 1977 and is considered to be the best shopping place
in Papetee. Center Vaima, has several branded stores like Nike and
Billabong. But the shopping center is most famous for its book stores.
There are several stores that offer a wide selection of books from
various genres. The pearl shops in Center Vaima are also a popular
The Robert Wan museum lays out the history and the art of making the
most famous Tahitian pearls. It gives you a glimpse into the process of
deriving the exotic black pearls that the region is so popular for.
After the guided tour you can head to the in house jewelry store and buy
unique ear rings, pendants, made from pearls.
At the Sibani Joallier, you will be treated to some of the finest
jewelry in town. The store is famous for its pearl creations and the
prices quoted are highly competitive. Papeete has several stores that
sell pearls, it could be difficult to decide on which on to buy from.
You can trust Sibani Joallier for the quality. The designer watch range,
adorned with pearls should not be missed.
Tahiti Pearl Shop
This pearl shop is located on the Papeete waterfront. This is a newly opened store and showcases the Tahitian cultured pearls like never before. The designs are a unique blend of the local craftsmanship with a touch of modernistic patterns. The customers are given a free hand in picking pearls of their choice and are also involved in the design process.