Fodor's Expert Review Le Belvedere
Like most French Polynesian volcanic islands, Tahiti has a belvedere or lookout that can be accessed by car (the word means beautiful view). However, the view from this 1,968-foot peak (600 meters) is the loftiest with views of Fautaua Valley, Pape'ete city and port, and Moorea on the horizon. The road to the top is steep and not very wide, so take it easy. There's a restaurant at the top and the start of a hiking trail to Mt. Aorai.