The capital city of French Polynesia, Papeete is a multicultural centre with a cosmopolitan air embedded among striking natural beauty. Here you can relax on sunny, idyllic beaches and sample delicious Tahitian cuisine at one of the many fantastic food trucks and eateries serving local delicacies. Fresh seafood and produce are abundant here, with fish like tuna and mahi mahi some of the mainstays. Be sure to visit the local market too. Just a stone’s throw from the waterfront, the Papeete public market offers everything from Tahitian black pearls and colourful handcrafted items to local vegetables and fruits, flowers, vanilla beans, and monoi products.