Paofai Garden (Jardin de Paofai), Papeete

Paofai Garden (Jardin de Paofai), Papeete (must see)

The Paofai Gardens is a park in the picturesque center of Papeete, Tahiti. It covers 11.37 landscaped acres and a recreational area. The Paofai Gardens is a calm place with lush green trees: royal palms, coconut trees, and other flowering species. There are footpaths, trails, greens, and fountains. There are also restroom facilities and locker rooms.

The gardens touch on the Waterfront Esplanade that stretches from To'Ato Square to Vaiete Square. This stretch is an ideal stroll at sunset with the serene parklands on one side and sweeping views of the tropic sea on the other. Snack kiosks and cafes give the park a kind of tropical Parisian vibe.

Paved paths for walking are accessible to wheelchairs and prams. The park is reputed to be one of the best places in Papeete. There is no admission charge. The park is within a short distance of the cruise ship port and other attractions, like the Maison de la Culture (House of Culture) and the Monument aux Morts (Memorial).

The best times for a stroll would be early mornings and evenings. The days are often hot. In the evenings, the atmosphere grows a little festive with the arrival of food-bearing "roulettes" and live music.

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Paofai Garden (Jardin de Paofai) on Map

Sight Name: Paofai Garden (Jardin de Paofai)
Sight Location: Papeete, Tahiti (See walking tours in Papeete)
Sight Type: Attraction/Landmark
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Walking Tours in Papeete, Tahiti

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