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.
Follow your guide for this full day tour in Moorea! Spend your morning in 4WD discovering the interior of the magnificent panoramas and cultural beauties. Lunch time will be enjoyed reef side at the Pointe de Temae, with a typical Polynesian dish served with a glass of punch. A short break will give you time to stroll along the beach, collect some nice shells and swim in the lagoon. In the afternoon, you will be driven to Afareaitu where an easy hike up of about 15mn will take you to one of the ...
Set off on a safari experience and explore the volcano's internal crater and incredible landscapes. Visit a pineapple plantation, Moorea's Lycée Agricole (agricultural school) and its huge vanilla, banana, grapefruit and lemon plantations to name but a few. Then head to a marae before driving to the Belvedere for stunning views of Cook and Opunohu bays. 2Courses Lunch at Hotel Intercontinental Resort Moorea**** and afternoon leisure at hotel's beach (Ray watching spot in fr...
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.
Located opposite the Intercontinental Moorea Hotel, the Holy Steak House awaits you to discover its specialties. This property welcomes you in a relaxed atmosphere for lunch and dinner. The gourmet menus give pride to a kitchen now specialized in "meat?. At choice, guests can enjoy beautiful pieces of beef, pork and poultry. The Holy Steak House also offers some fish courses, crustaceans, as well as the traditional burgers, and a nice assortment of salads. Generous dishes to be tasted on M...
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)
Take a guided tour of the island of Moorea to admire stunning views around Cook bay, Opunohu bay and the Belvedere. First stop: a pineapple plantation where your guide will present this major island resource. On the way towards the Belvedere you will have great views of the bays and will finish your tour with a visit around the Lycée Agricole's plantations.
Set off on a safari experience and explore the volcano's internal crater and incredible landscapes. Visit a pineapple plantation, Moorea's Lycée Agricole (agricultural school) and its huge vanilla, banana, grapefruit and lemon plantations to name but a few. Then head to a marae before driving to the Belvedere for stunning views of Cook and Opunohu bays. On the way, you can taste the fruit juices of the boutique of the Manutea distillery (not open to the public). The final stop w...
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!
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 the Polynesian lifestyle with your guide, native of Huahine. Visit the historical sites of the marae of Maeva, stop by the river hosting big blue eyes eels and other main sites of the island but also on a private paradise motu, only 5min boat drive from the island. You will discover the culture of vanilla, tiare flower and the harvest of coconuts. This is Toriki's daily life. A true dive into the heart of Polynesian culture and life!
You will discover Raiatea differently. You will hear anecdotes about Raiatea and its inhabitants' everyday life with a lot of humor and no preconception. You will stop in atypical and picturesque places, to discover odd objects, meet local personalities or hear the story of a particular place. Your guide will tell you about education, religion, local economy, crafts, politics and more...