Hello, there are taxis at the airport that can take you there... I'll find out what the real price are so you won't pay more than needed. The best is to rent a car and share the bill :) . Public bus are not reliable and it might be difficult with your luggage. As for the meridian, stick to the swimming pool, if it's raining as the quality of the sea water at the beach there isn't good when it's raining. They have a nice swimming pool. If you have a rental car, you can get anywhere you want. Go to the city papeete and buy handcrafted souvenirs.. (be careful, some are made in thailand and china! always ask first! but you'll see the difference) or black pearls, the best thing is to buy them from a jeweler and ask for a certificate... at the market place they are cheap but not worth much. A nice Black pearl of about 9mm is priced about 50$. At the city center I recommend one jeweler, VAIMA PEARL. The lady that owns it is gay and is one of the most recognized jeweler and black pearl seller in Papeete. Another Gay owned jewelry and black pearl reseller is Rereata, if you fly Air tahiti nui to tahiti, you should find some of their creations sold on duty free onboard. On tahiti, you can go to the golf in Papara or go to the black pearl museum, go around the island and eat some lobster in Taravao at a restaurant named TEHAAMATAI. or also take a one day safari tour to the see the centre of the island and the Relais de la Maroto: there'll be waterfalls and swimming in the river :). You can also take the ferry to Moorea and spend a day over there, they have a nice white sand beach in Temae... (Tahiti mostly has black sand beaches, the only exceptions is the meridian if the water is ok, and PK 18 in punaauia or in Tahiti iti at maui beach. I also recommend a stop in Arue at James Norman Hall museum where you'll learn more about one of the writer of Mutiny on the bounty, the book that was later turned into the movie with Marlon Brando. If you want also you can go on Marlon Brando island Tetiaroa, a very nice atoll not too far away from tahiti about a 2h sail, the boats depart from the port of papeete around 6 in the morning and you get break fast on the way out and then get on tetiaroa where you can visit the island and when you come back onboard you'll have lunch before the way back to tahiti. :) those are the activities that come to my mind right there but if you have specific interests i might be able to give you more advice !