You can, of course, take refuge in your resort hotel-mine (Le Méridien Tahiti) had a large sandy-bottom pool and a variety of water toys for guests to use. But you may also want to take a 4x4 tour of the island, hike in the Valley of Fataua, or enjoy a guided visit to the Paul Gauguin Museum and the Museum of Tahiti. If you're a nightlife person, you can dance 'til you drop at one of Papeete's countless discos or nightclubs. And you definitely do not want to miss les roulottes-the dinner trucks that park on the waterfront at sunset, lowering their side panels to create counters where the hungry perch for Chinese food, pizza, crepes, steak, chips, fish
you name it, there's probably a truck serving it. The food is generally delicious and the atmosphere is always festive.