Accommodation in Huahine
Less tourist infrastructure, plenty of beaches and a picture perfect waterfront village make Huahine the best island for those looking for warm Polynesian bliss without the hype.
Beach bum on gorgeous Fare Beach, hike the Maeva archaeological site and its extensive collection of ancient stone temples or visit Huahine Nui Pearls & Pottery to see how Tahitian pearls are farmed. After a day or two you’ll be waving to new friends on the road and blissfully unaware of what day of the week it is.
The island of Huahine is part of the Windward Islands of the Society Islands and is located 175 miles northwest of Tahiti. The island consists of two mountainous main islands that are completely surrounded by a lagoon and coral reefs. The two islands are connected by a bridge. The beautiful Huahine is ideal to enjoy the peace and the sun. The coast is rugged and there are many stunning bays.
Directors Choice – Top Hotels for all Budgets
Director of Pacific Island Travel, Rob Kusters shares his top picks of Hotels, Resorts and accomodation on Huahine for all budgets!
Te Tiare Beach Resort
“Located in a beautiful bay with beautiful white sandy beach on Huahine Nui and is accessible only by boat. Ideal for travelers and nature lovers who want to discover the original French Polynesia.”
Relais Mahana ***
“This simple family hotel located directly on a beautiful long sandy beach in the south of the island. The hotel is about 40 min drive from the airport. The 22 bungalows are located in the exotic tropical garden or on the beach.”
More information about Huahine
1. Marae Manunu
Marae Manunu stands on the motu, across the bridge from the main Maeva complex. The massive structure is 2m high, 40m long and nearly 7m wide. It features a two-stepped ahu (altar) platform.
2. Explore the island on horseback
To see the island from the back of a horse, head to the equestrian centre on the main road between Fare and the airport. The two-hour ride along the beach, through coconut plantations and around the shore of Lake Fauna Nui is truly enchanting.
There are an abundance of great snorkelling spots on Huahine.
4. Paddling an Outrigger Canoe
The Polynesian style canoe is uniquely designed with a single-hull and attached outrigger. This type of canoe has been in existence for more than 1,000 years and is capable of traveling across the open ocean, then maneuvering to the shore over the shallow reef.
5. Dining out
There are a variety of great spots to enjoy traditional tahitian cuisine on this beautiful island.