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Papeete is the capital of French Polynesia on the gorgeous island of Tahiti. Blessed with beautiful coves, rainforests and mountains; it's a favourite port of call with many. Popular attractions close to the port include ‘Papeete Market', ‘Black Pearl Museum' and ‘Point Venus Lighthouse'. If you're feeling active, there are various activities available such as sailing, diving, fishing, horse riding, golf, hiking and snorkelling. If you simply want to relax as you enjoy the tropical climate, head to one of gorgeous beaches. A particularly popular beach is 'Bain Lot'.
You will find shops, boutiques and market stalls around Papeete and Black pearls are a recommended purchase here. As well as black pearls, you'll come across other local hand-crafted products, such as oils, soaps and arts and crafts.
The local currency here is the The French Pacific franc. 11 hours behind Greenwich meantime (GMT -11).
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