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Car rental in Tahiti will take you beyond the crowds to find your very own slice of this tropical island...
The island paradise of Tahiti is the capital of French Polynesia. With average temperatures of 26C throughout the year, white sandy beaches, surrounding tropical vegetation and exotic flowers, it is easy to see why Tahiti is known as the Queen of the Pacific.
Tahiti is accessible via Papeete Faa`a International Airport (PPT). Those who are looking for Tahiti car hire, be aware that driving is on the right. Although there is no requirement for an International Driving Licence, visitors may be unable to take a hire car from Tahiti to one of the surrounding islands.
Tahiti also offers the opportunity to island hop, with flights available from Papeete to the romantic island of Bora Bora and Moorea, another picturesque island. Another island, Tahaa Island, is known as the Vanilla Island because of the rich aroma of its many vanilla plantations.
The artist Paul Gauguin lived on Tahiti and the Marquesas for some time and the Gauguin Museum is dedicated to the artist's life on the island, with a collection of memorabilia, sketches and reproductions of famous Gauguin works. Those who visit the Marquesas Islands can visit Hiva Oa, the burial spot of Gauguin and the singer-songwriter Jacques Brel.
Let TravelSupermarket find you the best price on cheap car hire in Tahiti. The cheapest deals for Papeete car rental can often be found by pre-booking. You can collect your vehicle from Papeete Faa‘a International Airport or a convenient downtown location.
Crystal-clear seas and bleached white sands ring this rainforest-encrusted jewel of an island. It demands to be explored by car...
With car hire, Tahiti is a very accessible island. Within the centre of Tahiti there are high waterfalls and deep valleys as well as many mountains. Mount Orohena is an extinct volcano and the highest point of French Polynesia and Mount Aorai is the second highest peak. Some climbers suggest that Mount Aorai has the best views in the world. The Tahiti Lagoonarium is a popular attraction on the island and visitors can watch the daily shark feedings.
The Museum of Tahiti and Her Islands offers visitors a glimpse into an important collection of Polynesian culture and art, as well as providing an overview of the history of French Polynesia. Le Marche is the public market in Tahiti, where visitors can browse local crafts and there is the Pearl Museum, which offers travellers the chance to learn about pearl cultivation and the role of pearls in history.
Those arranging car hire in Tahiti should take the opportunity to stop off at the Maraa Grotto, which contains crystal-clear waters, waterfalls, overhung caverns and lush ferns and vegetation. The Arahoho Blowhole is a black sand beach with a blowhole that periodically throws water towards the Faarumai and Vaipahi waterfalls. As well as offering many opportunities for diving and water sports, Tahiti is popular for other activities such as deep sea fishing, hiking, waterfall hiking, horse riding, golfing and 4x4 safaris.