"Tahiti: More than Stepping Stone to Fr. Polynesia" Top 5 Page for this destination Tahiti by ATXtraveler

Tahiti Travel Guide: 255 reviews and 718 photos

The Beginning and Ending

Tahiti is a wonderful little island that supports French Polynesia's main airport, Faaa. To think that Tahiti is only the stepping stone to the other islands is completely underestimating this place however. Sarah and I decided to take a 4x4 Safari and see more of Tahiti, and we were not disappointed! Most people can not get over the urban sprawl of Papeete, FP's capital and most dirty city.... but to think of Tahiti as only a travel hub would be a shame. Hopefully the tips I have provided will help you agree!

  • Last visit to Tahiti: Mar 2005
  • Intro Updated May 9, 2016
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  • deecat's Profile Photo
    May 3, 2007 at 4:41 PM

    What an enjoyable read about Tahiti. I agree about the graffiti and the trash. Pretty frightening about the unstable pilot. Beautiful scenery, especially the waterfall.

  • majicsilverrose's Profile Photo
    Jan 1, 2007 at 3:33 AM

    Grafiti is not just a modern thing, the Vikings left some in scotland and there is some on one of the pryamids.

  • pepples46's Profile Photo
    Feb 3, 2006 at 11:30 PM

    they..the chickens might be suicidal, having enough of getting the chopp anyway :(( I need to get my act together&hopping the Islands, so close from NZ grear tips Mark, tks

  • Jim_Eliason's Profile Photo
    Dec 18, 2005 at 2:44 AM

    Great tips!

  • JLBG's Profile Photo
    Jul 1, 2005 at 9:22 PM

    An excellent and very informative page on this wonder destination ! "Why did that chicken cross the road??" In order to go to the other side !

  • aussirose's Profile Photo
    Jun 25, 2005 at 7:55 PM

    Hey Mark. Thanx for sharing. We didn't see much of Tahiti itself so I'm glad I visited your pages. Love that waterfall pic!! Cheers, Ann :o)

  • MommaCarroll's Profile Photo
    Apr 9, 2005 at 3:37 PM

    Good thing we gave you some wedding cash... looks like you needed it!

  • easyoar's Profile Photo
    Apr 7, 2005 at 11:56 AM

    No more holidays for you for a long time after bankrupting yourself out there... You went on the same boat I was on!

  • JetlagCity's Profile Photo
    Apr 6, 2005 at 4:19 PM

    Great tip on the 4x4 and getting out of Papeete - what a nice place for a honeymoon!

  • saraheg77's Profile Photo
    Apr 3, 2005 at 6:14 PM

    Nice tips, sweetie! :*


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