Museum of Tahiti and Her Islands
This museum, covering native culture, geography, sea life, and ancient island artifacts, is one of French Polynesia’s highlights. Arrive at 9:10 a.m. for a guided tour.
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This Japanese-style house is dedicated to post-Impressionist artist Paul Gauguin’s years in Tahiti. Many of his sculptures, photographs, and wood carvings make up the permanent collection; the museum also borrows pieces from major art institutions around the world for rotating exhibits.
Jump in a 4 x 4 and venture into Papenoo Valley, where photo-worthy scenery includes jungle, tumbling waterfalls, and exotic birds and flowers. Be sure to bring your bathing suit—travelers can take a dip in the river that winds through the valley.
Be sure to visit our Shore Excursions page or speak with our onboard Destination Concierge for arrangements to any of these must-sees.