Itinerary in brief:
- 2 nights Huahine
- 4 nights Tahaa
Day 1: Arrive Papeete
On arrival into Papeete you will be greeted by a local representative and shown to your connecting domestic flight. Your short flight over to Huahine takes around 35 minutes and on arrival you will be met and taken to your hotel for a 2 night stay.
Located in the Leeward group of the Society Islands, Huahine is a tropical garden island, rich with coconut plantations, vanilla orchids, banana groves and watermelon fields. With a well-preserved culture showcased by the sacred temples located deep in the lush landscapes - this island is guaranteed to captivate.
The rest of the day is at leisure.
Day 2: Huahine
Considered one of the most culturally important islands in French Polynesia, yet significantly less visited than its counterparts Moorea and Bora Bora, Huahine has managed to retain its authenticity and link to early Polynesia. Huahine is one of the greenest islands in French Polynesia and according to the local people, one of the most picturesque. Don’t take their word for it, explore the lush hillsides and sandy beaches for yourself!
The locals here enjoy a quiet life and this lifestyle is sure to rub off, although there is plenty to keep you busy if you wish. Head to the main town of Fare on Sunday mornings to visit the outdoor market with fresh fruit and local produce grown by the villagers. Get out on the water and try your hand at jet skiing or sailing –and if you’re looking for breaks; this island is home to some of the best surf in the South Pacific.
Day 3: Huahine to Taha’a
After breakfast and check out you will be collected and taken to the airport for your flight to Raiatea, just a 20 minute flight away.
Arriving into Raiatea you will be greeted and taken to your hotel on the nearby island of Taha’a. The sister island to Raiatea, Taha’a shares the expansive lagoon and both islands are surrounded by a single continuous coral reef. Being only accessible by boat gives Taha’a a true island feel, yet the journey is just a few minutes from the airport which is on the coast of Raiatea.
Days 4-6: Taha’a
You now have 3 full days to enjoy the botanical beauty of Taha’a. Hillsides covered in banana, watermelon and coconut groves cover the island and the scent of vanilla lingers due to the highly prized Tahitian vanilla orchid that exists in abundance.
Taha’a produces over 80% of French Polynesia’s vanilla and is used in everything, from the local cuisine to aromatherapy. We recommend you visit one of the many plantations on the island to see how this vanilla is produced for yourself.
Taha’a is perfect for hiking, discovering the local flora and fauna as you go. Jeep Safari tours are popular and normally include a trip to a vanilla plantation and a pearl farm, the two most popular attractions on the island. Water activities are of course also popular, the shallow coral garden between Motu Maharare and Motu Tautau offers scores of tropical fish and is a perfect spot to snorkel. Jet Ski, fishing, sailing and diving are also great past-times, or if relaxation is what you need, then just sit back on one of the flawless white sand beaches and look out over the translucent lagoon.
Day 7: Depart Papeete
After check-out at the hotel you will be collected and taken to the airport to connect with your flight back to the main island of Tahiti. The cost of your domestic flight is included.