Paea Vacation Packages
Paea is a coastal commune with scenic beaches and a fascinating temple. It is known for its fine dining and international cuisine. Stroll along the main boulevard that runs parallel to the shore for a sense of local Tahitian culture.
Take advantage of year-round warm weather at one of the beaches decorating the coast. August is the driest period, while November to April can be wet. Relax on a blanket on the beach on a pleasant day and enjoy a picnic with views of the ocean.
Note that many of the beaches on this volcanic island have black sand. A little north is the yellow sand of Vai’ava Beach, where surfers gather to take on the waves.
See the elegant structure of the Paea Town Hall, which consists of a white colonial façade, with balconies, terraces and a winding outdoor staircase. The house has a turquoise roof and is surrounded by exotic trees and plants.
The highlight of the commune is the Marae Arahurahu Temple, ruins that today include various stones and garden layers. Admire the tiki replicas that flank the entrance and see the ahu (altar), which is raised 10 feet (3 meters) and contains several monuments.
Gaze up at the peak of Mount Orohena to the east. It is the highest point in French Polynesia, at an elevation of 7,352 feet (2,241 meters) above sea level.
Enjoy a meal at one of the upscale restaurants serving French or Italian specialties. Expect staff here to speak English, as these fine dining spots serve an international clientele. Among the typical French culinary treats are crêpes with cream cheese.
Find this relaxed commune in the southern outskirts of Tahiti’s capital, Papeete. It is near Mount Orohena on the island’s western coast, between Paparā and Puna’auia. Fly to the Faa’a International Airport and drive south for 30 minutes to get here.
Paea is a relaxed commune with some of the island’s best restaurants and an intriguing temple.
Accommodation in Paea
There are currently no vacancies for Paea listed on the Expedia database. Though, Punaauia, which is located 5 miles away, has a good selection of hotels on offer. The Manava Suite Resort Tahiti and Le Meridien Tahiti are some of the most comfortable options in Punaauia.