Flights to Papeete

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Papeete Guide

What are the dos and don’ts of visiting Papeete, Tahiti?

Do spend a night in an overwater bungalow

There are a wide variety of accommodation options to consider when you book flights to Tahiti. The most iconic however are overwater bungalows, which are found on islands across French Polynesia. Overwater bungalows can be slightly pricier, but staying in one is a one-of-a-kind experience that you’ll find in few other places around the world! Several overwater bungalows are available to book through Webjet when you have airfare to Papeete.

Don’t be discouraged by a bit of rain

As Tahiti is located in the tropics, rain showers are fairly common, especially if you book return flights to Papeete in the summer. Don’t be discouraged when it rains, as the tropical showers tend to pass quickly.

Do be careful while snorkelling

One of the top activities to enjoy after flights to Tahiti is snorkelling on the reefs. However, take care when you go snorkelling. The water is shallow, and although it may not look like it, coral can be as sharp as knives. Be cautious not to touch the coral and always wear reef shoes while snorkelling after your flights to Papeete.


What are the best restaurants and cafes in Papeete, Tahiti?

L’O a La Bouche

L’O a La Bouche is a fine-dining restaurant and the perfect place to go for a special meal after flights to Papeete. The restaurant’s menu is a fusion between traditional European dishes and local Polynesian flavours. L’O a La Bouche takes advantage of fresh local fish, serving a wide variety of seafood dishes. Beef is another centrepiece of the menu, however there are plenty of vegetarian options as well. After booking airfare to Tahiti, visit this restaurant for dishes such as Norwegian salmon, angus beef with foie gras, mushroom risotto, and tuna tartare.

Hei Restaurant

This foodie favourite serves beautiful French cuisine on the edge of the Papeete waterfront. It’s a great place to go for lunch or dinner with a view after your cheap flights to Papeete. The menu is teeming with delicious dishes to try, including grilled salmon, prawn ravioli, and filet mignon served with prawns and bisque. A degustation option is also available in order to try many different dishes. If you’re hoping to dine at Hei when you have return flights to Tahiti, be sure to book a table in advance; the restaurant only has six tables and is extremely popular, so bookings are essential.

Restaurant Le Sully

Once you step inside Restaurant Le Sully, you may feel as if you’ve been transported to Paris. While there are many great French restaurants to try after cheap flights to Tahiti, this is one of the best. Restaurant Le Sully serves authentic French food alongside seafood dishes made with a Polynesian flair. When you book tickets to Papeete, Restaurant Le Sully is a must-visit spot for dishes such as duck magret, mahi mahi sauteed with foie gras, steak-frites with bearnaise sauce, and souffles.

Te Va’a Tere

This popular cafe is ideally located on the waterfront of Papeete. After arriving into Faa’a International Airport (PPT), you could head here for breakfast, lunch, or dinner. Te Va’a Tere combines the hospitality and environment of Tahiti with the atmosphere and menu of a classic American diner, providing a unique experience to visitors with return flights to Papeete. While dining at this cafe after flights to Tahiti, you could order dishes such as ham and bacon omelettes, cheeseburgers, fish and chips, and fresh tuna sandwiches.


What should I pack for Papeete, Tahiti?

No matter what time of year you plan return flights to Tahiti, you’ll experience hot weather during the day and pleasant evening weather. Pack lightweight and warm weather clothing for your cheap flights to Papeete, such as shorts, t-shirts, and flowy dresses. Swimsuits, sandals, and sunglasses are also essential for spending time at the beach. For the most part, Tahiti is casual, but you may want to bring one or two nice outfits as well. Many visitors with flights to Papeete like to dress up while going out for dinner.

Another item to pack for your cheap flights to Tahiti is a strong sunscreen. You can purchase sunscreen in Tahiti, but it’s much more expensive than it is back in Australia. You will also need a plug adapter to use your electronics in Papeete. Tahiti uses both B and E power points, so you will need an adapter that will work for both.

Many visitors who book tickets to Tahiti also like to bring their own snorkelling gear. Using your own gear will save some money versus renting it. If you would like to take photographs while snorkelling, an underwater camera or waterproof phone case can also come in handy when you have return flights to Tahiti.