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Suggestions for our stay in Papeete

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Suggestions for our stay in Papeete

Hi-

We are staying at the Radisson in mid-July for 2 nights prior to boarding the Paul Gauguin cruise. We basically have 2 full days and are looking for suggestions on what to see and do? Is the Marche worth going to?

Many Thanks!

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1. Re: Suggestions for our stay in Papeete

Close by your hotel is the James Norman Hall Museum

www.jamesnormanhallhome.pf/indexen.html

Yes the Marche is worth seeing . Some good craft shops upstairs.

Rent a car and drive around the island. It's an easy drive in one day and you will see how rural Tahiti really is the futher you get away from Papeete.

To many people judge Tahiti by Papeete only

Another is to take a 4 x 4 trip to the interior of the island.

I live part time on Moorea so I know Tahiti also

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2. Re: Suggestions for our stay in Papeete

hamara is so correct! Yes the le marche is worth seeing if you want to do some souvenier shopping....touristy....indeed driving around the island will give you a new perspective on Tahiti.........enjoy!

Also the Paul Gauguin museum is interesting.

sunny regards,

shully

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3. Re: Suggestions for our stay in Papeete

Thanks for the tips! The information is certainly helpful!

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4. Re: Suggestions for our stay in Papeete

We stayed at the Radisson last year prior to going on the Paul Gaugin. They have a complimentary bus into town which lets you off near the market. They also have an acitivities desk where you can book island tours if you don't want to drive yourself. The Radisson is very nice and has a wonderful pool and a black sand beach if you are interested in spending time there. You will have a fabulous time on the Paul Gaugin!!

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