Living in Tahiti for 30 years, I probably see this place with different eyes than the first time visitor. The shows at the different villages were very entertaining. The Samoans showed fire making and coconut climbing, presented by a funny young Samoan. The most authentic entertainment was Aotearangi and Hawai'i; Fiji gave a nice historical introduction and some dancing and singing, Tonga was an interactive drumming experience, it was fun, but didn't really show much of the islands. The Tahitian wedding ceremony was slow and boring - but then again, I've seen many of them and I think they can do much better. The canoe pageant is a good idea. I had the least expensive dinner, the Island Feast, which was quite good, but the time between dinner and show is too long. They expect you to go shopping during the waiting time, so I join flipviet's opinion that it is a for-profit enterprise.
Last not least, the big show "Ha" was not a Polynesian show, but a kind of danced musical with Polynesian flavor. It is probably what tourists want, but it's certainly not authentic. To conclude I want to say that all the actors are doing a great job, they are enthusiastic and visibly enjoy what they are doing.
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