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Tiki Village Theatre, Haapiti, Moorea

French Polynesia, Australia + Pacific: Tiki Village Theatre's open-air show of traditional Tahitian dances, an accomplished group of dancers and
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Haapiti , Moorea
French Polynesia
Tel: 689 550 250's insider take:

There is something questionable about this faux "Tiki Village" run by flamboyant French expat Olivier Briac—but if you don't mind kitsch and you're looking for nightlife on Moorea, it's worth a visit. You can shop, get a tattoo, have a mediocre buffet dinner, even renew your marriage vows with a Tahitian-style ceremony (Briac brags that Dustin Hoffman and Lorenzo Lamas have been among the romantics who indulged in this). The real reason to come, though, is the open-air show of traditional Tahitian dances, performed by a large, accomplished group of glistening, coconut-oiled nubiles and musicians who keep time with percussion and chanting. At the point where fire torches are spun around and horses come galloping into the stage area, it may occur to you that you've fallen into a pretty serious tourist trap—but at least it's an entertaining one.

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