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.
Admire the incredible views of Moorea and the dolphins playing at lunchtime. Have a seat in the garden of this colonial style house for a drink before enjoying lunch on the terrace of the restaurant. The Chef offers a simple cuisine at lunch time where the quality of products is highlighted.
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. 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. 8 Pax maximum for more privacy.
Start the tour by bus to admire stunning views from the Temae point of view, Cook and Oponohu bays, and stop at the Belvedere. Then embark on a boat and enjoy the lagoon?s turquoise waters amongst the coral, tropical fish and stingrays. Lunchtime picnic on a motu. On your way back to the pier, you will discover the other side of the island, wilder and less known. Moorea all in one day, land & lagoon.
Mask & snorkel will be provided (NOT towel).
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...
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...
Take a private tour of Tahiti in a deluxe car, with an expert guide to introduce you to the islands' secret ingredients.
For starters, tell your guide what you enjoy doing and what you would like to see on your tour and he will create a customised trip filled with culture, history, a splash of nature, botany, a hint of geography, music and anything else that takes your fancy. We recommend sampling some Polynesian treasures for dessert: black pearl, monoi oil, vanilla and local crafts...
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)
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.
The tour begins with a visit on foot in our traditional market where the Tahitians sell fish, fruit and crafts etc... Then you will head to the Cathedral of Papeete and the Vaima Center to enjoy its numerous shops.
Finally, hop on a vehicle for a discovery tour of the Polynesian Intitutions, with at the end of the trip a visit of Pearl Museum.
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.
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!
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.
Take a 4x4 to the very heart of the island of Tahiti. Admire the valley of Papenoo which is famous for its rivers and enjoy the incredible waterfall and tropical plant views. This is a relaxing place where you can really get back to nature. Don't hesitate to ask your guide any questions that come to mind! Your guide will be present throughout the journey and will answer any questions you may have about local flora and fauna and geology.
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...
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.