The royal village of Maeva, considered to be one of the most important archaeological areas in all of Oceania. Traditionally, Maeva was the seat of royal power for all of Huahine. Mata'ire'a Hill - Located just above the village of Maeva, the area is home to more than 200 stone structures, including maraes, agricultural terraces, house foundations,...more
This is a museum and handcrafts center, built over water at Lake Fauna Nui in Maeva Village. It is a replica of a traditional meeting house of classic Polynesian oval shape, with a high curved roof of pandanus thatch, bamboo walls, and a bamboo covered floor.The exhibits include a variety of useful tools that were used by the Polynesians before the...more
Po Box 38 Huahine Fr Polynesia
Air Tahiti has three to six flights daily between Tahiti and Huahine. This is a 35-minute non-stop flight. There is also a daily flight from/to Moorea.If you have hotel reservations then you will be met at the airport and driven to your hotel. There are also taxis at the airport, as well as Avis and Europcar counters.Check-in time at the airport is...more
On Huahine, we rented a jetski for a whole day. It was a great experience. A guide takes you around the island. You visit the different bays, have a picnic on a motu and do some snorkelling. We recommend it to everyone. I don't know whether this guide still operates but back in 1994 he could be reached on Huahine - Titiraina Jet Tour - Yves Gaden.more
Regardless of what the rental agent tells you, make certain you have insurance....The roads can tend to come to an abrupt halt with no way to turn around (well it does take some time).
And if the map says there is a road, ASK...I landed in someone's back yard with only a shell "trail" to drive on. His only response when I pointed to the map was..."never no road."
Small vanilla plantations dot the island. Stop at one to watch the process. From the "vine" to the drying process. The aroma of the drying beans can be smelled from quite a distance.
Stop, take in the aroma, and take home some fresh vanilla beans.