Huahine and the Society Islands beach holiday

Tailor-made holidays
Duration (in days): 16

From: UK – Papeete

To: Papeete - UK

From

£3,425

Inc. International flights (per person, based on 2 sharing) 
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Overview

Visit Huahine and the Society Islands on this two-week holiday. Visit Tahiti, Moorea, Huahine, Raiatea and - the most famous of them all - Bora Bora over a fortnight, experiencing what makes each of these islands unique.

Dive into turquoise lagoons, paddleboard along the Faaroa River in Raiatea and explore by glass-bottomed kayak, staying in Tahitian guesthouses and small hotels along the way. If you’re looking for a beach holiday that combines lush mountains, colourful coral and fascinating Polynesian culture, then this is the trip for you!

This itinerary can be tailored to suit your requirements; please contact one of our consultants to start planning your dream trip.

This holiday includes

  • International flights
  • All transfers
  • All accommodation in French Polynesia
  • Excursions as mentioned in the itinerary
  • Meals as mentioned in the itinerary       

You’ll remember…

  • Snorkelling in Moorea’s lagoon amongst shimmering fish and colourful coral       
  • Learning about Polynesian culture and archaeology in Raiatea    
  • Eating fresh poisson cru on a motu in Huahine    
  • Your first view of Bora Bora’s iconic mountain peaks       
Itinerary

 

Day 1: Depart UK

Depart the UK from your chosen airport.

Included: International flights

Day 2: Arrive Papeete

On arrival, you’ll be met at the airport and greeted with a flower lei, before being taken to your Tahitian guesthouse by shared transfer, where you’ll check in for a one-night stay. The rest of the day is at leisure.

Included: 3* Tahitian guesthouse

Day 3: Tahiti to Moorea

Today, you’ll be collected from your pension and taken to the airport for a 15-minute flight to the neighbouring island of Moorea. Famous for its heart shape, Moorea is one of the most scenically striking islands in French Polynesia, popular for its laidback vibe and friendly locals. On arrival at the airport, you'll be met and driven to the north-west coast, where you’ll check in for the next three nights.

Included: 3* Tahitian guesthouse, flight, transfers, breakfast     

Days 4 and 5: Moorea

With three nights to enjoy lush Moorea, you’ll have plenty of time to kick off your shoes and relax. Alternatively, if you're feeling energetic, you can get out and discover this beautiful island. Moorea is a green wonderland waiting to be explored. Take hikes along steep cliffs, swim in the bright blue lagoon where colourful fish and rays dance through the water and stretch out on unspoilt beaches that will blow you away.

Included: 3* Tahitian guesthouse            

Day 6: Moorea to Raiatea

After breakfast, you'll be taken to the airport for your 40-minute flight to Raiatea, the next stop on your tailor-made itinerary. Rich in culture and historical significance, this island is home to ancient myths and hidden temples. The second largest of the Society Islands, Raiatea shares an expansive lagoon and coral reef with its neighbouring island, Taha’a. On arrival into Raiatea Airport, you’ll be met and taken to your hotel, where you’ll check in for a two-night stay.

Included: 3* Tahitian guesthouse, flights, transfers        

Day 7: Raiatea

You have a full day today to explore the island. The valley of Faaroa, on the east of the island, is a botanical getaway where trees, flowers and shrubs line the river overlooking the bay. Here, you can take a cruise or go paddle-boarding.

You can also drive the road that twists around Mount Oropiro to experience amazing views of the lush island, take a lagoon tour or go hiking. The nearby island of Taha'a shares the same lagoon, and you can swim at a private motu (small islet) or learn more about the nearby pearl farms.

Included:  Breakfast, 3* Tahitian guesthouse     

Day 8: Raiatea to Huahine

After breakfast, you’ll be taken back to the airport and fly to Huahine, a beautiful neighbouring island. All of these islands are so close together and, on a clear day, you can see Raiatea, Taha’a, Bora Bora and Maupiti from the beach in Huahine. When you arrive, you’ll check into your hotel for three nights.

Included: Breakfast, 3* hotel, transfers, flights 

Days 9 and 10: Huahine

On your first day in Huahine, we’ve added a full-day tour around the lagoon. During the trip, you’ll learn how to crack open a coconut, how to make poisson cru (the national dish – raw fish with lime juice), and how to tie a sarong. You’ll snorkel alongside stingrays, blacktip reef sharks and clouds of silvery fish before eating freshly barbecued seafood with your feet dangling in the warm water. It’s a wonderful way to spend the day and get to see the best of the lagoon.

The second day is yours to enjoy the island, whether you want to go snorkelling again or relax on the beautiful beaches.

Included: Breakfast, 3* hotel, lagoon tour on Day 9        

Day 11: Huahine to Bora Bora

Today, you'll be collected from your hotel and taken to the airport for your onward flight to your final destination and the most famous island yet - Bora Bora.

Arriving around 20 minutes after take-off, you’ll be met upon landing and taken to your hotel, where you’ll check in for a 3-night stay. The rest of the day is at leisure.

Included: Breakfast, flights, 3* hotel, transfers  

Days 12 and 13: Bora Bora

You now have two full days to explore the world-famous island of Bora Bora. Spend your time discovering this volcanic island and its stunning turquoise lagoon. The clear water is perfect for snorkelling and provides excellent diving, as well as the opportunity to see manta rays and reef sharks in their natural environment.

During your stay, you can explore the lagoon by yacht, canoe or glass-bottomed boat. Alternatively, book a picnic lunch on a private motu (sand islet) or take a 4WD safari around the island. If you want to book any tours here, ask, and we can include them in your holiday. One of the most romantic places on earth, your time in Bora Bora will certainly be memorable!

Included: Breakfast, 3* hotel     

Day 14: Depart Bora Bora 

After breakfast, you’ll be transferred back to the airport for your flight to Tahiti, where you’ll connect with your international flight home.

Included: Breakfast, transfers, international flights        

Day 16: Arrive UK   

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Weather

The best time to visit French Polynesia is the dry winter period between May and October when the weather is cooler, and there’s less rainfall. From November to April, temperatures rise as the summer rainy season begins, bringing humid, cloudy weather and rain. During this time it's not uncommon to experience brief storms or torrential rains lasting a few days at a time. Peak season is July and August, as well as Christmas and the Easter school holidays. Prices will be at a premium over these periods.

We've made a similar trip

If you'd like to get a feel for this trip, read our blog post ‘Visit Huahine Island: a little slice of heaven’,  written by one of our consultants who has been there.

This itinerary is purely a suggestion and can be tailor-made to your requirements, so please contact us with your dates and requests, and we’ll put together a bespoke quotation for you.           

What's included: 

  • International flights
  • Return airport transfers
  • Accommodation as mentioned in the itinerary
  • Meals as mentioned in the itinerary
  • ​Excursions as mentioned in the itinerary

Not included: 

  • Any meals not mentioned
  • Personal expenses
  • ​Tips and gratuities           
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