Shopping in French Polynesia

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Travelers to French Polynesia have a range of shopping options to choose from. You can expect to find markets, textiles and antique shops, home appliance shops, arts and crafts shops, supermarkets, and big luxurious malls.

Vaima Shopping Centre

This is a two-story shopping center located in Papeete. Here you can find souvenir shops, galleries, and other shops including food shops, clothes shops, retail outlets, jewelry shops, and internet cafes. Here you can expect to also find Cybernersia Cafe with reasonably priced Wi-Fi, and food, a food court where you can enjoy some food and drink.


This is a French supermarket chain located in French Polynesia, in Papeete. Here you can expect to find a wide range of products including groceries, packaged foods, fruits and vegetables, confectionery, home appliances and essentials, stationery, and a selection of wines as well. It is one of the internationally known brands where you can get both local and international product brands.

Papeete municipal market

This is a 2 story market also known as Marche de Papeete. It is a market where you can find a variety of fresh fruit and vegetables, body oils, vanilla and get to pick some freshly caught fish and seafood. Travelers can also pick out a souvenir to remember their trip at the souvenir shops at this market.

The bottom level floor is occupied mostly by arts and craft stands where you can buy Tahitian crafts, cushions, embroidered fabrics, fresh flowers, oils, quilts, and a variety of other crafts at fair prices.

Rue Super Marche

This is a shopping center located at the waterfront in Uturoa. This center is home to an assortment of clothing, jewelry, and craft boutiques. There are also stands outside where locals sell a range of handmade crafts.



"I enjoy shopping and I found it affordable but some of the clothes are definitely not of the highest quality." - Hassan from Turkey

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