LOCAL SERVICES, SHOPPING

Tahiti services include shopping, banking, medical care, and much more you may need or desire. The local village or Patio has a market with foods and incidental items for basic needs. For a better selection, and more variety, you will need to go to Uturoa, the second largest city in French Polynesia. It is near the airport on Raiatea, about 30 minutes away by shuttle or Motu Moie’s boat. There you can find most everything you need, including various shops, markets, restaurants, hardware and building supplies. Raiatea also has a community hospital and radiology clinic. Beyond that, the capital Papeete has anything else you may desire, from auto dealerships to shopping malls.