Rurutu, go to the Australs in search of the whales
Come to the cliffs of Rurutu and watch the majestic whales who come to breed in these warm waters during the Austral winter. With the help of local guides, visit the magnificent caves and learn the art of basket weaving with the expert “mamas”. Those who seek a different type of Polynesian vacation won’t be disappointed with their trip to the Austral islands.
Tubuai, the island of abundance within the Austral archipelago
With a slightly cooler climate than Tahiti, discover beaches of thirteen colors and shades overlooking a lagoon which is just 5km wide. The trade winds offer ideal conditions for kite boarding and other fast water type sports. Family hotels offer warm and friendly lodgings in a location that is off the beaten track.
The edge of paradise does exist, it’s here in Raivavae! Considered as one of the most beautiful islands in the world, Raivavae and her 28 islets will make you forget about all of life’s stresses. The emotions upon arriving in this secluded area will be similar to those felt by the 18th century explorers. Raivavae is more than a vacation, it’s an experience.
A 550 km – 340 miles south of Tahiti, Rimatara remained very isolated from the rest of French Polynesia until 2006 creation date of the aerodrome. This isolation and the richness of its land today offer a virtually pristine fauna and flora.