Huahine is located 66 miles northwest of Tahiti, in the Society Islands of French Polynesia. Formerly called Matairea, the island is actually composed of two islands joined by a bridge: Huahine Nui (the bigger island) and Huahine Iti. The main village of Fare is in the north of Huahine Nui. Close to the islands of Raiatea, Taha’a and Bora Bora, it is an ideal destination for those looking for tranquility and authenticity.

What make it so special?

Why visit Huahine?

Hanging corals© Teriitua Maoni

Plenty of water activities

Huahine is surrounded by a turquoise lagoon where you can dive or go snorkeling to explore the multi-colored coral gardens. Superb beaches, such as the one at Fare, are perfect for basking in the sun and relaxing.

The marine life in the lagoon is fascinating. Divers can observe myriads of tropical fish, manta rays, reef sharks and dolphins. Nautical activities include sailing, kayaking and paddleboarding.

Hiking in Huahine© Tahiti Tourisme

A deep culture

Huahine is known as one of the most authentic islands in French Polynesia, where the ancestral culture is still very much alive in local traditions and customs. It is also a very beautiful island, where hiking trails pass through luxuriant vegetation over the hills and valleys, leading to mountains with superb views over the ocean and the neighboring islands.

There are also marae and many other archeological remains to be visited all over Huahine. Professional local guides will be delighted to share the secrets and legends of these sites and describe the day to day lives of the people who built them.

Cultural Immersions in Huahine

Explore the natural beauty of the island, discover the rich and thriving culture and enjoy the gentle pace of the Polynesian way of life.

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What to do in Huahine

There are plenty of passionate activities in Huahine for lovers of nature, adventure and Polynesian culture. Explore the idyllic motu in the lagoon, go hiking through the superb countryside to discover magnificent scenic viewpoints. Enjoy the pleasures of being on the lagoon on a kayak, windsurf or paddleboard. Go diving in the clear waters, teeming with tropical fish. Visit traditional villages such as Maeva, to learn about the local culture. Explore the marae and the many other archeological sites.

A romantic stroll in Huahine - © Tahiti Tourisme
Discover archaeological remains - © Tahiti Tourisme
Piège à poissons traditionnels à Huahine © Grégoire Le Bacon & Lionailes

Suggested itinerary

Four days in Huahine

There are plenty of passionate activities in Huahine for lovers of nature, adventure and Polynesian culture. Explore the idyllic motu in the lagoon, go hiking through the superb countryside to discover magnificent scenic viewpoints. Enjoy the pleasures of being on the lagoon on a kayak, windsurf or paddleboard. Go diving in the clear waters, teeming with tropical fish. Visit traditional villages such as Maeva, to learn about the local culture. Explore the marae and the many other archeological sites.

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Activites in Huahine

Life goes by at a gentler pace in Huahine, so relax, admire the views and fill your holidays with wonderful souvenirs. Huahine has some truly superb beaches, where you can bask in the sun and swim in the warm, clear, turquoise water. Follow some of the hiking trails through the lush tropical vegetation to magnificent waterfalls with refreshing pools at their base. Explore the archeological remains of an ancient civilization and visit rivers with sacred eels which have blue eyes. Life goes by at a gentler pace in Huahine, so relax, admire the views and fill your holidays with wonderful souvenirs.

Activities in Huahine
Discover Huahine lagoon c Tahiti Tourisme
Sailboat cruise in The Islands of Tahiti © Tahiti Tourisme

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Experiences

Slightly off the beaten track, Huahine is an ideal destination for anyone looking for something different and authentic. Holidays ‘far from the madding crowd’, filled with memorable encounters and pleasant surprises.

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Holidays packages for Huahine

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There is a large choice of accommodation on the island, from 3 star hotel to family run Tahitian Guesthouse. Many holidays packages include activities such as boat trips, cultural visits and traditional meals, to help you get the most out of your stay.

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10 days

Escape Winter Sale – Windstar Dreams of Tahiti Package

Bora Bora, Huahine, Moorea, Raiatea, Tahiti

From 6999 AUD per person

10 days

Call of the Sea and Polynesian Lagoons

Bora Bora, Huahine, Raiatea, Tahaa, Tahiti

From 7351 AUD per person

15 days

A Family Adventure

Bora Bora, Huahine, Moorea, Rangiroa, Tahiti

From 4276 AUD per person

15 days

Your Polynesian adventure

Bora Bora, Huahine, Moorea, Raiatea, Tahiti

From 5273 AUD per person

14 days

Society Islands & Tuamotus with Paul Gauguin – 14 nights

Bora Bora, Fakarava, Huahine, Moorea, Rangiroa, Tahaa, Tahiti

From 10390 AUD per person

10 days

Windstar Cruise – Dreams of Tahiti – 10 Nights

Bora Bora, Huahine, Moorea, Raiatea, Tahaa, Tahiti

From 6790 AUD per person
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View of hotel bungalows in Huahine©_Grégoire Le Bacon _ Lionailes

Holidays in Huahine

There is accommodation to suit all tastes and all budgets in Huahine. There are two first-class hotels with easy beach access and nautical activities for guests. Or for a more authentic experience, you can stay in one of the island’s Tahitian Guesthouses. These small, family run businesses are clean and comfortable and offer conviviality and traditional Polynesian hospitality.

There are many vacation rentals of different types and prices, for a more independent experience and the island also has three campsites for those seeking simplicity and freedom. Wherever you choose to lay your head, you’ll find Huahine a welcoming and friendly island with plenty to see and lots to do.

Getting there and getting around in Huahine

You can fly directly to Huahine from Tahiti or Moorea. The flight takes 40 minutes. You can also get there by ferry from Tahiti in 3h30. Once on the island, you can rent a car or motor scooter to visit the different villages, beaches and archeological sites. The island is quite small, so you can even tour it by bike or e-bike.

Paul Gauguin © Tahiti Tourisme
Vue aérienne sur l'atoll de Tetiaroa © Tahiti Tourisme

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