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.
Fly to Bora Bora and embark on a nice motorized outrigger boat to meet the colorful fish, stingrays and sharks. It is to the sound of ukulele that your Polynesian guide will lead you to the motu where a tasty Tahitian meal of typical dishes is prepared for you. Sit on one of the common large tables and enjoy a local entertainment while sipping a cool drink. Enjoy farniente on the motu or a swim in the lagoon before heading back to your hotel.
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.
Hina, Lokahi and Kuokoa welcome you to the Moorea Dolphin Center. 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 the keepers' educational introduction to the dolphin's anatomy, behaviour and habits, you can meet them in a shallow pool where they will p...
About 2kms drive on coastal road, enter inside the island, wonderful landscapes of Pao Pao Valley, river crossings & meet some morey eels, Belvedere panoramic view, Lycée Agricole plantations with explanations about tropical flowers & fruits, Tropical Garden visit with homemade jams tasting, and the Magic Mountain's 'peak for a 360° view of Moorea and its lagoon. After the tour, lunch at Moorea Beach Café, in a idyllic setting overlooking the lagoon for a New ...
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.
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.
If you're no water baby but you want to explore Bora Bora's submarine flora and fauna then this is perfect for you! You can observe the coral gardens and plant life through the boat's glass bottom and the multi-coloured fish attracted to the boat will come to take a look at you too! This trip is made all the better with its superb scenic surroundings and the lagoon's unique setting which you can admire from the comfort of this covered pirogue.
After half an hour of good practice on your segway, your tour guide will be leading you along the Paofai Parc, as well as the newly renovated docks. A fun and easy ride awaits you guided by an expert of the Tahitian History to for a memorable evasion !
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!
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.
Set off on an educational exploration of the island and learn all about Polynesian geology, botany, anthropology, archaeology, sociology, economy, history and traditions. Your driver-guide and will share his knowledge, experience and passion for this beautiful island with such a rich culture.
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...
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.