For the visitor,
the unspoiled environment of Huahine can be experiences
in many ways:
- Exploration of the huge network of restored ancient
royal sites with an archaeological tour among the
hills and shores.
- Enjoyment of the clear lagoon waters by snorkeling,
boating, and jetskiing.
- Enchantment from the charming villages and vanilla
farms with a relaxing trip around the islands by car,
tour, or even bicycle.
- Discovery of the underwater world by diving or
aboard a glass-bottomed boat.
- Adventure into the curls and share a wave with
- Relaxation among the serene setting of an isolated
and beautiful resorts.
Some of the popular activities and sites
for visitors include:
The quiet roads and waters around Huahine are perfect
for leisurely exploration. By boat or jetski, the
lagoon and bays greet you as you glide over the bright
waters with stops anywhere along the way for snorkeling.
By car or bus tour, the scenic roads wind through
verdant forests and up to breathtaking vistas. It's
easy to fill the day with visits to the villages,
walks among the historical sites, and stops at scenic
beaches and fruit stands.
The largest town in Huahine is concentrated within
only a few blocks. The village comes alive each day
with the arrival of the ferry and when the fishing
boats display their daily catch. Most of the island
activities begin here including land and lagoon tours,
car and bike rental, guided historical tours, glass-bottom
boat tours, diving, deep-sea fishing, kayaking, etc.
Most of the restaurants favored by the locals are
also located here.
The largest concentration of pre-European marae (ancient
temples) are located in Huahine. The local guides
are very knowledgeable and enjoyable to hire for guided
walks among these religious and mythical sites.
Huahine's lagoon is famous for exploration by jetski.
The shallow waters, large secluded bays, and quiet
shores give couples and small groups the feeling of
true freedom and adventure. There are several companies
that offer full-and half day programs that circle
both islands. Guided tours are complete with frequent
stops to picnic on your own private beaches and islands.
Hawaiki Nui Va'a Canoe Race
Huahine hosts the start of what is best described
as the "Super Bowl" of canoe races. The
Hawaiki Nui Va'a is the world's largest and longest
international open-ocean canoe race and covers a grueling
77 miles between Huahine and Bora Bora. The start
and finish are celebrated with a great festival of
food, music, and dance.
Huahine's dive sites are less discovered than other
islands and present a quiet underwater world perfect
for beginning and intermediate divers. Sites feature
yellow coral gardens and concentrations of reef fish,
eagle rays, tuna, and grey reef sharks.
Other activities and sites on Huahine include:
- Bicycle rentals for flat rides on the lightly-traveled
- Snorkeling at the many quiet beaches.
- For expert surfers, the passes are world famous.
- Belvedere lookout on Mount Turi overlooking Maroe Bay.
- The blue-eyed eels of Faie.
- Ancient fish traps of Lake Fauna Nui.
- Vanilla plantations and fruit gardens along the road on both islands.
- Guided walking trips.
- Sail boat charters and motor boat rentals.
Guided or self-guided itineraries including these
and other sites can be reserved or planned by your
travel arranger before you travel or at the activities
desk of your resort or cruise ship.