Some travel ideas to customize you stay in Polynesia and discover a world going beyond its magnificent landscapes
Overlooking the lagoon from the Helen's Bay shopping center in Vaitape, north of the small marina, this restaurant provides a picturesque setting for seafood & local fishes cooked in the French fashion. Manta rays expecting a handout often show up attracted by the lights under the pontoon.
Discover the island of Tetiaroa onboard of the Ohana, the largest catamaran of Polynesia (20m long per 10 meters large). Ideal for single day cruises within the lagoon or open sea, the Ohana welcomes you in a very comfortable and agreeable cruising area. Ohana's favorite: Tetiaroa, Marlon Brando's atoll, located only 2h30 of navigation from Tahiti. During cruising time, the music is on, snacks and drinks are served while some can try out Deep Sea fishing. On the spot, you will be guide...
Set off on Moorea lagoon and head for the famous Cook and Opunohu bays for an incredible view of the mountains your guide will tell you the story. Then admire the black tip sharks and caress the stingrays. Enjoy a BBQ on a motu, during which the famous Coco & Raw fish show will be displayed. Afternoon leisure on the beach.
Please bring your swim suit, towel & fins. (Only mask & snorkel will be provided)
Embark on a confortable motorized outrigger canoe that will take you to the coral garden meet the colorful tropical fishes, swim among the stingrays and observe the black tip sharks closer in their natural environment oceanside. You will then reach the private motu to the sound ukulele where a delightful Tahitian lunch will be served. Afternoon at leisure on the private white sand motu.
Follow the guide and enter this captivating and magic world: Discover the island coast during the transfer from the pier to the Hotel Intercontinental Resort Moorea****, & after a 2Courses Lunch, start the Miti program at the Moorea Dolphin Center located inside the hotel. Listen to the keepers' educational introduction to the dolphin's anatomy, behaviour and habits, you can meet them in a shallow pool where they will perform their impressive acrobatics. Make a new friend, learn mo...
Entry into the heart of the island by a path leading to the plateau of the Bounty, stroll through the pineapple plantations, crossing rivers, Opunohu Valley and farms, The Belvedere viewpoint, tasting fresh fruit at the Lycée Agricole shop and stop at the viewpoint of Magic Mountain. After the tour, lunch at Moorea Beach Café, in a idyllic setting overlooking the lagoon for a New Cuisine in a musical ambience (3-Courses menu with 1 Maitai cocktail, 1 bottle of water for 2, coffee...
Overlooking the lagoon, the MaiKai Restaurant features international, French & Polynesian cuisine with elegant water views. With both casual and intimate dining options the MaiKai Restaurant embraces its surroundings to offer high-quality cuisine in an idyllic setting.
Set off with Aniata in her 4WD vehicle to discover the lush valleys of her native island, Nuku Hiva. Tour the village of Taiohae, enjoy the amazing view of the bay, and visit the marvellous sites of this island. On the Half Day tour, Aniata will also take you to Taipivai valley and its archaeological site Te Aitua; then to Hooumi beach.
(note: no special discounted rate for Children on the Half Day tour)
Set off from the Belvedere and hike through the forest where your guide will teach you about Polynesian plants and their uses. The trail will take you to the pass that looks over the island's crater, mountains and lagoon; the perfect place to sample some local fruit before heading back for a swim in the river.
Discover the Valley of Vaipohe, a half day hiking excursion that will enable you to discover the amazing tropical lushes sceneries of Tahiti. Escorted by your tour guide, Experience the interior of the island with waterfalls along the way and countless of flora species to observe. Here's another awsome way to exerience the island of Tahiti!
Meet the dolphins at Matavai Bay on the East coast. In the morning, the best conditions are met to watch these friendly mammals at this stunning spot. This is the perfect place for an incredible experience! Your knowledgeable guide will be at your side to ensure you have a great, safe experience in the water with the dolphins, when conditions permitting.
Moderately difficult hiking trail. Visit the three waterfalls on Raiatea's island coast. Your hike begins in a forest bursting with "mape" (Polynesian chestnut trees), bamboos and continues along the river which you will have to cross from time to time. Relax your weary legs in the cool pool at the bottom of the third waterfall.
Dive deep into the depths of Tiputa Pass with your flippers, mask and tuba on and get up close and personal with a range of marine life: schools of fish, humphead wrasse, manta and leopard rays etc. Snorkelling couldn't get any better! Finish up with a visit of the natural aquarium home of Rangiroa's multi-coloured fish.
ONO'U International Street Art Festival became a not to be missed urban culture event since its creation in 2014. More than 30 murals now embellish the city's walls bringing modernity to Papeete where a few grey walls earned a second life. You will discover no less than 25 murals during this guided walking tour in the streets of the city, the story of their creation and the artists who painted them.
Take a tour on a trip around the island and discover some of the Treasures of Tahiti. Start with the West Coast and the famous Marae Arahurahu, religious site dedicated to the ancient gods where important ceremonies used to take place. Then continue with the visit of the beautiful gardens and waterfall of Vaipahi set in a lush tropical environment. Do not miss the East Coast with the waterfall, the Blow Hole, natural sites recently rehabilitated for visitors or the famous Venus Point, who saw Ca...
After a quick briefing on the use of the equipment and the safety rules to be respected, here you are, seated in your 2-person transparent kayak. A 4-hour nautical circuit where corals, tropical fish, sharks and rays will be encountered. Whether you are athletic or beginner, supervised by your instructor, you will evolve at your own pace between explorations and swims, breaks and snacks. An original way to explore the Moorea seabed and to become aware of the protection of the lagoon.
Let yourself go with the tide during this sunset cruise over the lagoon of Moorea. Embark with Arnaud, true sailing enthusiast, aboard Taboo small Wharram catamaran with its Polynesian look and its bright red hull. In small groups, a cocktail in hand, enjoy the zen and warm atmosphere on board and the majestic spectacle offered by the landscapes of the island in the late afternoon.
Your 4x4 driver will take you around the island and visit Maeva's marae, Faie's blue-eyed eels and Maroe's Belvedere for impressive views. You will also visit the only pearl farm on water and Huahine's traditional fish parks. You will learn about the island's culture and legends as your tour progresses.
Explore the Fautaua valley and admire its 130-meters high waterfall, archaeological sites and lush vegetation.
Discover the beautiful lush vegetation along the hiking path and enjoy views on Avea Bay and the blue colors of the lagoon or on the valley of Parea before walking down to the archaeological site of marae Anini.
A hike accessible to all to discover the archaeological sites of the village of Maeva, the variety of tropical plants along a shaded path and traditional fish traps on Lake Vainui.
The Eco Tour & Dolphin Watch excursion is one of the best way to discover the wonders of Rangiroa. Enjoy a tour at the famous Aquarium, experience a drift snorkeling within the great pass of Tiputa, and look for the playful Tursiops dolphins along with friendly turtles. A tour which is not to be missed in Rangiroa !
You will discover through these ethnobotanical walks other treasures of Bora Bora: mountains and rich nature. Your guide will explain how Polynesians use plants in their traditional medicine, before leading you at the foot of Otemanu and Pahi Mountains, where lies a giant banyan among other trees...don't miss those beautiful landscapes!
Discover Raiatea and its extensive marae Taputapuatea classified as a UNESCO World Heritage Site since July 2017, the Faaroa Valley and the river that runs through it to end with a swim in the lagoon of Raiatea. A busy half-day to discover the main sites of the island.