There aren't that many monuments on this island, but one of the oldest cities is located here. The city is called Papeari and it was originally settled sometime during 400 to 500 AD. One of the famous artists from the island, Paul Gaugin, lived in this area.
Lining the island are things called marae that, are stone structures that are huge and are considered sacred. These structures were places of worship and were like temples to the people of the island.
One of the best things that shouldn't be missed are the trips to the other islands, which are open for exploring and are all smaller than Tahiti. These islands include Moorea, Bora Bora, Huahine, Raiatea, Tahaa, and Tetiaroa. You can easily go on a day trip to any or all of these exotic islands.
There is a huge variety of dishes that are available here and the most popular ones are made with the freshest seafood that can be plucked out of the ocean. Make sure to try the shrimp that is cooked in a curry base, banana and some couscous. It is a delicacy and is of course, delicious.