The Garden Island
The island equivalent to the Garden of Eden, Huahine is an immense tropical jungle thriving with coconut plantations, vanilla orchids, banana groves, breadfruit trees and watermelon fields. Beyond its lush landscapes and bright blooms, Huahine is also a culturally preserved sanctuary with sacred temples hidden throughout dense vegetation. Undoubtedly, this island will leave you spellbound.
Part of the Leeward Group of Society Islands, Huahine is a 40-minute flight from Tahiti and rests in close proximity to Raiatea, Taha'a and Bora Bora. The island is divided into two parts: Huahine Nui (big) and Huahine Iti (small). The name Huahine, a variation of the Tahitian word vahine (woman), presumably refers to a mountain ridge resembling the outline of a pregnant woman—a symbol of the island's irrefutable fertility.
Huahine is exceptionally green—perhaps with envy, since fewer travelers frequent her sandy shores and lush hillsides than her favored counterparts, Moorea and Bora Bora. For this reason, though, Huahine has retained the alluring essence and authenticity of early Polynesia. The locals pride themselves on preserving what they genuinely believe is the most picturesque island in Tahiti; and our clients who visit often find that Huahine becomes their favorite island, returning again and again to find the same landscape still unchanged over time.
This natural abundance blends seamlessly with a wealth of ancient history and mythical intrigue. Once the home of Tahitian royalty, Huahine is considered the cradle of Polynesian culture. The island maintains the largest concentration of ancient marae (temples) in French Polynesia, some of which are believed to date back to the original ancestors of the Tahitians—the Lapita people—around 700 AD.
Featuring Hotel Le Mahana Huahine and Te Moana Tahiti Resort
Discover Tahiti with two nights at the Te Moana Tahiti Resort experience the lush island of Huahine with five nights in a Deluxe Lagoon View Bungalow at the welcoming Hotel Le Mahana. Package includes round-trip international air from select California cities, round-trip inter-island air on Air Tahiti, daily breakfast and dinner for two on Huahine, ATV tour, 4x4 tour, motu picnic, snorkeling tour and more.
Featuring the Moorea Cooks Bay Hotel, Maitai Lapita Village and InterContinental Le Moana Bora Bora
Discover the islands of Moorea, Huahine and Bora Bora. Includes round-trip international air, inter-island airfare, three nights on Moorea, three nights on Huahine, and three nights on Bora Bora in an overwater bungalow. Package also includes free daily breakfast, snorkeling excursions, 4x4 safari, a private driver and restaurant reservations of your choice on your final night in Tahiti, business lounge access upon departure, plus added romantic amenities for our honeymoon clients.
Designed specifically for Polynesia, the Paul Gauguin is a deluxe vessel offering all-inclusive small-ship luxury to just 332 guests. Flawless, friendly service from a European-trained staff emulates the delightfully unhurried and unregimented Polynesian way of life. Spacious ocean-view staterooms, most with balconies or verandas, open to sweet-scented tropical breezes and lush island vistas. Fine international and French cuisine is served on an open-seating basis in three restaurants. Polynesia's translucent, shimmering aqua lagoons are begging to be explored and there is no better place to do so than from the Paul Gauguin's retractable watersports marina.
Experience the luxury of private yacht cruising in Tahiti with custom cruise itineraries through Bora Bora, Raiatea, Taha’a and Huahine aboard your own private catamaran. Enjoy secluded white sand beaches, stop at a remote motu and swim in translucent lagoons – the beauty of Tahiti Yacht Charter is you can do as much or as little as you want. The crew will tailor your sailing experience to your desires, taking into account the type of catamaran, the season and the duration of your cruise. The fleet of 30 modern and luxurious catamarans can accommodate anywhere from two to twelve people. Each is equipped with two kayaks, two floating hammocks, dinghy, snorkeling and fishing gear.
The lakeside Maitai Lapita Village is a charming resort built around a carefully preserved archaeological site on the western shore of Huahine. Located walking distance away from the main village of Fare, this hotel combines convenience with lush scenery and a unique sense of character. The hotel's historic surroundings tell a special story, while a museum in the lobby is dedicated to the history and culture of the island's original ancestors.
Hotel Le Mahana Huahine is located in the heart of Avea Bay on the west coast of Huahine Iti and just a short distance from the village of Parea. Although farther from the airport than the other hotels on the island, it has a great location with its own private, white sand beach and coral garden right in front of the hotel.
Explore the island of Huahine on this 4x4 island tour. Start by visiting Fare, the main town of Huahine, followed by a visit to the village of Maeva where you'll tour the ancient Marae (archaeological sites). You'll then continue on and visit a vanilla plantation and then have a chance to see and feed the sacred blue-eyed eels of Faie. You'll end the tour with a stop for a panoramic view at the Belvedere lookout point. Fruit and soft drinks are provided on the tour. Tour requires a minimum of 4 persons to operate. Operates: Everyday
Journey aboard an outrigger canoe and explore the lush island of Huahine Iti and its lush surroundings. You will visit the island`s best snorkel spots, vibrant coral gardens and enjoy a thrilling shark-feeding excursion. You will also stop to have a picnic lunch and try the island`s signature dish, poisson cru. Operates: Everyday
Enjoy a thrilling Jet Ski ride across Huahine`s blue lagoon. Accompanied by an experienced guide, you will cruise the shallow waters with stops around the island, encountering stingrays and perhaps even a few reef sharks. This tour includes a stop at a motu for swimming and photos. Operates: Everyday
Explore Huahine by 4x4 with stops to see the archaeological sites, including ancient Polynesian temples and a vanilla plantation to learn about its cultivation and production. The last stop will be in the village of Faia where you will find a small creek inhabited by the sacred blue-eyed eels od Huahine. Explore the lagoon by outrigger canoe. Along the way your guides will share the island`s history and sacred legends. Stop in the coral gardens for snorkeling before heading to the motu for a delectable picnic. On the way back stop at the aquarium to meet the fish and reef sharks. Tour requires a minimum of 4 guests to operate. Transfers included.Operates: Everyday