Top 5 Must Do's in Papeete

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Papeete, Tahiti. is a beautiful island located in the South Pacific. There is never a shortage of fun things to do on this amazing island. Here are the top 5 must do's while in Papeete.

1. Nature Exploration 4WD Tours.

Taking the 4WD tour is a great way to see and learn about the island. Your tour guide will not only point out beautiful sights but give you valuable information on the ecological issues of the island. While on your tour you will enjoy fresh local food and drinks. Make sure to bring your camera and sunscreen.

2. Shark Feeding

Shark feeding is an activity for those who seek adventure. You will go out with a guide and watch reef sharks get hand fed. Being this close to the sharks is an amazing experience that you will not forget. Your guide will normally give you some educational information about the sharks that he or she is feeding.

3. Water sports

Papeete is known for having beautiful beaches. There is a wide variety of beach activities and water sports that can be done in Papeete. Snorkeling and scuba diving are popular activities since the ocean waters are very warm and clear. You can also try kite boarding which is becoming a very popular activity. If you just want to lie on the beach and catch some sun rays then Papeete offers that as well. Hitting the beach and the ocean waters should be on the top of your list of things to do in Papeete.

4. Sunset Cruise

Enjoy watching the sunset over the Pacific Ocean while on beautiful catamaran. Your cruise usually lasts about two hours and you will enjoy traditional Tahitian cocktails. This is a perfect activity if you are looking to add a little romance to your trip. Along with seeing the sunset your captain will be pointing out different points of interest. Make sure to bring your camera to capture all the special moments.

5. Open Air Market

You probably won't find commercialized shopping in Tahiti. You will find an open-air market that offers souvenirs and hand crafted items. The market also offers fresh produce, meats and fish. If you are looking for a fresh lei (flower necklace) then the market is a great place to find one. Keep in mind that trying to bargain is not customary in Tahiti.

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