This is the largest island in a chain of 118 islands that make up French Polynesia. Tahiti hotels are more urban in nature. Papeete is the capital of Tahiti and the economic center of French Polynesia. Since all flights arrive & depart from Tahiti. You are likely to spend your first or last night on the island. If you stay downtown, you’ll be close to all the action of this metropolitan city. Or, stay at one of the larger resorts along Tahiti’s waterfront with panoramic views of Moorea. Either way, you’ll find the hotels on Tahiti are a welcome entree to the tropical paradise that awaits you on the outer islands.