Our two days in Papeete were unfortunately on a weekend. There is very, very little going on in Papeete on the weekend. Most stores are closed – in fact the whole city is closed on Sunday. There are some very pleasant walks by the port – lots of interesting sailboats to check out – and I’m sure that during the week, the shopping is interesting and quite good.
Les Roulottes are mobile restaurants – vans that converge on the same square every evening and set up restaurants (plastic tables and chairs) around themselves. Prices are reasonable – especially for Papeete. Dinner for two with a drink will cost about $30 US.