You’ll find all sorts of souvenirs in the shops, boutiques and markets throughout The Islands of Tahiti. Pareos, pearls, jewelry, hats and baskets, monoi oil, vanilla… Take a little piece of The Islands of Tahiti home with you and make your dream vacation last a little longer.
A gift from the ocean
The most beautiful jewels of French Polynesia
The Tahitian pearl
Tahitian pearls are unique treasures. Cultivated in our lagoons, they are pearls of an extraordinary finesse and elegance. The pearls come in a range of colors from blues, greens and aubergines to gold. Local jewelers take inspiration from the idyllic environment to create unique pieces. The necklaces, earrings, bracelets and rings reflect the timeless, magical beauty of The Islands of Tahiti.
Tahitian vanilla, the scent of paradise
Tahitian vanilla is reputed for its exceptional quality and exquiste aroma. The beans, which mostly come from the island of Taha’a in the Society Islands, are harvested by hand and have a distinct sweet, floral scent. Tahitian vanilla is used to enhance the flavor of dishes and delicacies by top chefs all over the world. Take some vanilla home with you and spice up your cooking with the scent of paradise.
An emblematic product
Pamper yourself with monoï oil
Monoï oil is the emblematic product of Tahiti. Reputed for its nourishing and hydrating properties, and distinguished by its exotic scent of tiare Tahiti flowers, monoï oil is known and appreciated all over the world. Take some authentic monoï oil home to pamper yourself, just like the vahine in The Islands of Tahiti.
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Alone, as a couple, or with the family, you’re sure of a warm Polynesian welcome in The Islands of Tahiti!
Not to be missed
Pareo, a cultural garment
The word pareo comes from the Tahitian word, pāreu. It is a garment that perfectly reflects the relaxed lifestyle in The Islands of Tahiti. Made of light, colorful material such as cotton or silk, the pareo can be used in variuos ways: a dress, a skirt, shorts, a shawl or even as a beach mat. It is usually worn by women, but can also be worn by men. The designs and colors often represent natural elements and Polynesian culture. It is a supremely wearable garment that you’ll quickly find indespensable.
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Sculpture and art
Polynesian sculptures are part of an ancestral art that continues to flourish in French Polyneisia. Craftsmen and women use wood, volcanic stone and bone to create magnificent pieces representing the gods, marine animals and other cultural symbols. Polished wooden sculptures are particularly popular. A sculpture is a part of the culture of the Society, Tuamotu, Gambier, Austral or Marquesas Islands that you can take home with you.
Participating in nautical activities, exploring the magnificent environment of the islands and meeting the warm, friendly islanders will be unforgettable souvenirs that you’ll take home from The Islands of Tahiti.