Papeete, located on the main island of Tahiti, is the capital city of French Polynesia. Often French Polynesia is referred to as the Islands of Tahiti. Being a French territory, residents were given citizenship in 1946, then status was changed to an "overseas county" in 2004. 60% of all residents of French Polynesia live in or around Papeete. Looks like a modern, progressive society with normal infrastructure and beautiful residences.
We went on a catamaran / snorkelling excursion.
Interesting that we have only seen one other cruise ship so far in 36 days! Nice not to have crowded ports.