Papeete, Tahiti French Polynesia
Brilliant blue lagoons, proud jagged peaks, coconut groves and a hint of gardenia in the air. Everything you've ever imagined about this island is true. An enchanting place to say the least, its little wonder Tahiti is a muse to so many. Herman Melville and Paul Gauguin certainly found some inspiration here. And Papeete, the island's very cosmopolitan city, has its fair share. So before you immerse yourself in Tahiti's earthy delights, make sure to visit Papeete's vibrant waterfront and colorful market, brimming with everything from fresh fruit to artisan treasures. You'll find it, well, picture perfect.