Matavai Hotel Resort & Sports Centre

Address: Tipaerui, Papeete, Tahiti, Society Islands, French Polynesia | Resort
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This resort, located on Tipaerui, Papeete, is near Museum of Tahiti and Her Islands and Natura Exploration 4WD Tours.
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Travel Blogs from Papeete


A travel blog entry by ijulie on Aug 23, 2015

... for the locals to spend their Saturday. Later in the morning we met up with john and Helen and took an island tour. Only about 120km in circumference, the island is an interesting place. Composed of magnificent, lush mountains in the centre of the island and beaches of black volcanic sand, Tahitian life centres on the ocean and most of the population live within sight of the water. We stopped at ...

Tiki Village and Traditional Polynesian Culture

A travel blog entry by lisakresky on Jul 25, 2015

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... the turtles they had at the resort and also some info about the Dolphins. He invited me to stop by tomorrow to learn more. I watched the sunset on the beach and then at 18:45, I went to watch the chefs uncover the food that was being cooked under the sand. This is the traditional way of French Polynesian cooking. I was then shown to my table where I could enjoy a large buffet, which included some of the food that ...

Exploring Papeete

A travel blog entry by lisakresky on Jul 21, 2015

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... a bit more, stopping at the Viama Shopping Centre for a quick look. I was a bit surprised by the number of Chinese immigrants. I guess that would partially explain the rice and certain vegetables that are served at breakfast. At 14:30 I headed back to the hotel to enjoy some of the afternoon sun. There was a wedding that took place late in the afternoon too so I watched that for a few minutes. It was interesting to watch the French Polynesian ceremony, performed by the local ...


A travel blog entry by sommer-days on Apr 28, 2015

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... of sleep from our late night last night was completely forgotten in our excitement to go ashore.and explore.

Our passports were taken off us a few days ago, a requirement by the French Government, and will be returned to us after we leave these islands. We do not need them to go ashore, we only need our ship Sea Pass which gets scanned and recorded when we disembark, and then scanned again when we re-board.


Cruising Wellington to Papeete

A travel blog entry by sommer-days on Apr 24, 2015

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... every day, is ….. will we go to the early show or the late show, and what to eat, and which drink to have! The performers so far have all been Australian and they boarded at either Sydney or Wellington. Some have told us they are leaving the cruise ship at Tahiti, and new performers will come aboard. The standard of the entertainment is excellent and this is one of the great bonuses of the cruise. We can go to the cinema, or ...

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