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Windward IslandsFrench Polynesia

Tahiti featuring coral, general coastal views and island views

Popular cities in Windward Islands

Moorea showing tranquil scenes
Moorea-Maiao

Reasons to visit

  • Temae Beach
  • Tiahura Beach
  • Moorea Tropical Garden
Papeete
Papeete
Known for Ferry, Shopping and Port
The spiritual capital city of French Polynesia is full of surprises, from exotic fruit and tropical vegetation to its famous black pearls.

Reasons to visit

  • Papeete Market
  • Papeete Town Hall
  • Black Pearl Museum
James Norman Hall Home showing signage
Arue
Known for Beach View, Black Sand Beach and Sandy Beach
Hear the fascinating tale of the Pomare royals, capture photos of a panoramic view and swim beside a tall waterfall.

Reasons to visit

  • Tomb of King Pomare V
  • James Norman Hall Home
Museum of Tahiti featuring general coastal views, tropical scenes and swimming
Punaauia
Known for Beach View, Island and Sea
Scuba dive next to tropical islands, visit a fascinating museum to learn about the region’s history and watch dolphins and whales breaching.

Reasons to visit

  • Museum of Tahiti
Marae Arahurahu Temple which includes forest scenes and hiking or walking as well as a small group of people
Paea
Known for Romantic, Family-friendly and Cultural Activity
Inspect the ceremonial monuments of the temple area, see the impressive town hall and enjoy the local and international cuisine.

Reasons to visit

  • Marae Arahurahu Temple