Honeymoon and Vacation
Huahine is the ideal honeymoon
to experience the traditional Polynesian way of life.
Last of the Society Islands reached by tourism, Huahine has remained
virtually unknown to tourists until recently. With its deep water
bays, and lagoons bordered by motus, mountainous Huahine is ripe
for your romantic and exploring honeymoon and vacation. Visit the
tiny, picturesque port of Fare when it really comes to life: on
shipping day. That's when many of Huahine's 4,000 inhabitants travel
to town by le truck to see old friends, swap news, sell their pigs,
copra and melons, and buy goods from the incoming supply ships.
visit the sleepy village of Parea, where Polynesians live a happy,
peaceful life, little changed over the generations. Hire horses
for a long ride through tropical mountain trails. Be sure to stop
by a vanilla plantation for a handful of the aromatic beans. If
surfing's your thing, don't miss the renowned waves of Avamoa Pass.
Scenic views abound whether one wades along the coast or climbs
in the mountains. With more than thirty miles of roads to explore,
Huahine, unlike other islands, can take several days to discover
is also home to many of French Polynesia's most important archaeological
sites. Fascinating artifacts of ancient Polynesian life can be found
around Maeva, the former royal village, where a guide can lead you
to restored maraes, or sacrificial temples, and to lakes where 300-year-old
stone fishing traps are still in use. Make Huahine an alternative
or a perfect complement to legendary Bora Bora or lush, tropical Moorea.
an adventure befitting Robinson Crusoe, arrange for a day trip to
a motu, the tiny uninhabited islets that dot the surrounding sea.
Your boatman will be happy to drop you off, returning for you at
an arranged time. While you're on Moorea, don't miss a chance to
meet some of its 9,000 natives. As is true on all the islands, you'll
see more of the traditional Polynesian life if you venture from
out the Huahine Hotels