Top rated rentals — Papeete
Destination guide

Explore the waterfront setting in Papeete

Enjoy the culture and other features of Papeete. This romantic city is known for its island views, shopping and seaside. Many of our vacation rentals offer full kitchens, spacious living quarters, and sometimes even a hot tub for a relaxing getaway.

Things to do

Sightseeing in and around Papeete

Are you hoping to discover top things to see and do in the area? Venture out of your vacation home and check out everything that makes Papeete a fun spot to vacation. These are some of the most popular attractions to put on your list, all within 30 miles (48.2 km) of the city center:

  • Moorea Green Pearl Golf Course (14.2 mi / 22.8 km)
  • Olivier Bréaud International Golf Course (17.8 mi / 28.7 km)
Natural features

Exploring the natural landscape of Papeete

Whether you're an adventurous traveler or just want to spend some time taking in the scenery, Papeete is a great spot to appreciate mother nature. Here are some of the area’s most enchanting sights, all within 30 miles (48.2 km) of the city center:

  • Place Jacques Chirac (0.5 mi / 0.8 km)
  • Black Sand Beach (5.5 mi / 8.8 km)
  • Temae Beach (14 mi / 22.6 km)
  • The Water Gardens of Vaipahi (19.2 mi / 30.9 km)
  • Parc Bougainville (0.4 mi / 0.7 km)
  • Jardins de Paofai (0.8 mi / 1.3 km)
How to get there

Transportation options to and around Papeete

Fly into Tahiti Faaa Intl. Airport (PPT), the closest airport, located 3.3 mi (5.3 km) from the city center. If you can't find a flight that's convenient for your trip, you might consider flying into Moorea (MOZ-Temae), which is 13.5 mi (21.7 km) away.

What are the top vacation rentals in or near Papeete?

Whether you want a cozy escape for you and your boo or someplace spacious to fit family and friends, you'll find some top vacation rentals in and around Papeete. Here are a couple to get you thinking:

  • "Vaianu Flat, Between The City And The Beach" is a favorite with guests. Around 3 miles from Papeete, it has 2 bedrooms and loads of useful amenities, including a pool and cable/satellite TV services.
  • Another top choice is "House", which is around 4 miles from Papeete. Offering 3 bedrooms, a kitchen island and a microwave oven, it has everything you need to keep you content and comfortable.

For even more great options, use the search bar at the top of the page to find the perfect Papeete vacation rental for you.

What are the best tiny house vacation rentals in or near Papeete?

You need only take a look inside our tiny house vacation rentals in Papeete to recognize that great things really do come in tiny packages. Sensibly designed to maximize every inch of space, these pint-sized pads deliver a big vacation experience:

  • Unwind and get back to basics at "Modern Tiny House In A Tropical Garden". Located in Punaauia, water sports equipment and high-speed internet services are a couple of amenities on offer here.
  • "Tiny House Under A Tree, With Its Little Pool And Near The White Sand Beach" in Punaauia is another highly rated choice. A free nearby fitness center and a nearby beach will help make your getaway more comfortable.

What are the top-rated vacation rentals for weekend getaways in or near Papeete?

Escape from the busyness of everyday life at one of our weekend getaways in or near Papeete. Whether you'd like to hang out with friends or spend precious time with your partner, there'll be something to suit your needs. These top-rated options are hard to beat:

  • "House" is around 4 miles southwest of Papeete and an ideal place to recharge your batteries. You'll appreciate the range of amenities here, including free WiFi and an ice maker.
  • Or, toss a few clothes in a small suitcase and head to "Maevarau Luxury Résidence With Concierge". This popular getaway is around 5 miles southwest of Papeete and offers coffee and tea making facilities and a living room.

Can I find studio apartments for rent in and around Papeete?

Studio apartments are a simple yet stylish choice, ideally suited for traveling sweethearts or solo adventurers. Spend your days familiarizing yourself with your new surroundings and your nights chilling out in your cozy hideaway. These vacation properties in or near Papeete will tick all the boxes:

  • Get away on your own or take a friend along to "Modern Tiny House In A Tropical Garden". You'll have lots of amenities to take advantage of, including internet services and towels.
  • Alternatively, use "Stunning View With Private Pool" as a base to check off the top attractions around you. This cozy stay comes with free toiletries, nearby museums and more.

Can I find short term rentals in or near Papeete?

From chic studio apartments to sprawling vacation homes, Vrbo has your mini vacation sorted. Here are just two of our top picks in and around Papeete:

  • For a memorable few nights away, you can't go wrong with "Beach Villa". It's close to the center of Papeete, along with lots of things to put on your itinerary.
  • Another awesome option is "Modern Tiny House In A Tropical Garden". Round up your crew and enjoy a comfy stay close to the heart of Papeete.

What are the best romantic weekend getaways in or near Papeete?

Forget about roses and chocolates. Sometimes all you need is to get away for a weekend, just you and your honey. At Vrbo, we've got romantic getaways in and around Papeete that would make even old Cupid swoon. Here are some we think you'll fall in love with:

  • Put on some love songs and kick back together at "Studio Calme Proche Centre - Ville". Around 1 mile from Papeete, this property has all you need for a romantic weekend getaway, including a dining table and air conditioning.
  • Otherwise, spend your break sipping on bubbly and canoodling at "Vaianu Flat, Between The City And The Beach", around 3 miles from Papeete. A fireplace and a firepit will help set the mood for romance.

What are the best large group vacation rentals in or near Papeete?

Big groups mean huge fun. They also mean finding someplace that'll easily fit your crew. Check out our large group vacation rentals in or around Papeete and get everybody together under one roof:

  • Offering comfort, space and privacy, you'll get your guests' seal of approval at "Villa Tepoe, Accès Direct Au Lagon Avec Piscine Et Plage". Up to 15 people can stay at this property which has 6 bedrooms, a nearby waterfront and a kitchen. This group getaway is around 20 miles to the west of Papeete.
  • "Charming Houses With Private Beach And Seaside Pool" is another terrific option. It's around 20 miles to the west of Papeete, has 4 bedrooms and accommodates up to 14 guests. A swimming pool and a kitchen are among the things designed to make your group getaway even more comfortable.

What are the best houses for rent with a pool in or near Papeete?

A pool is often a must-have amenity when choosing where to spend your vacation, particularly if you're traveling with kids who are full of beans. Check out these houses with a pool in or near Papeete and fill your days with splashing good fun:

  • Switch to vacay mode at "Modern Tiny House In A Tropical Garden", where your main priority will be pool time. Amenities such as a kitchenette and a toaster help make this getaway a favorite with guests.
  • Spend lazy vacation days swimming or simply unwinding beside the water at "Cosy House With Swimming Pool Near The Beach". This property is another guest favorite and comes with a balcony, a microwave oven and more.

Papeete has a tropical rainforest climate, with average summertime temperatures hovering between 80 ºF and 80 ºF. But there's no need to wait until summertime to visit. Take a look at the search bar at the top of the page and adjust the filters to find the ideal Papeete vacation rental and organize your getaway for whenever you like.

What are the best large family vacation rentals in or near Papeete?

Every family catch-up should be a memorable one. Whether you're planning some time off with the kids or that long-overdue family reunion, our large family vacation rentals in or near Papeete offer a home away from home with ample space for everyone:

  • Sleeping up to 8 guests in 3 bedrooms, "Feel Uplifted At The Chapel At Happy Hollow" is the ideal place for some family time. This getaway is 20 miles to the west of Papeete and has amenities that include childcare services and a microwave oven.
  • "Villa Tepoe, Accès Direct Au Lagon Avec Piscine Et Plage" also offers the space you need to reconnect with loved ones. This rental is around 20 miles to the west of Papeete, and accommodates 15 guests in its 6 bedrooms. A toaster and nearby birdwatching activities will help keep everyone content and comfortable.

If you want to see some family-friendly attractions in the area, you won't have to look far. Moorea Dolphin Center, Belvedere Lookout and Faarumai Waterfalls promise lots of fun for all the gang.

Are there one-bedroom vacation rentals in or near Papeete?

Absolutely. You'll find a fabulous range of one-bedroom vacation rentals in or near Papeete. If you don't need a lot of space, one of these properties might suit you perfectly:

  • Book "A Sweet And Confortable Studio Downtown Papeete" for a weekend or longer. This one-bedroom vacation home features a swimming pool and a kitchen and is nice and close to all the action of the center.
  • Also within easy reach of all the excitement of Papeete, "Lake Access Home With Dock Slip, Hot Tub" is another popular one-bedroom option. After a big day of exploring, return and make use of a fireplace and a kitchen.