First of all, following its recent change in ownership, Hotel Te Tiare Beach Resort has been renamed Hotel Royal Huahine.
Secluded in a little wild and unspoiled bay, just 10 minutes from the village by shuttle boat, this little gem of traditional island hotels currently features 40 bungalows, including 11 overwater. Since all units face westward, they have an unrestricted view of the silhouettes of Raiatea and Taha’a. The Royal Huahine other major asset is also the hotel staff, native of the island, who, thanks to its experience, knows how to direct guests to better discover this island which has so much to offer.
Still managed by SPM Hotels, projects related to the future of the resort are presently under studies.
Another change of ownership, the charming 3* Hotel Le Relais Mahana located in the southwest of the island has just been taken over by the owners of the private cruise company, Tahiti Yacht Charter, whose reputation is firmly established.
A renovation and improvement program of the resort is gradually taking shape: areas to be worked on would include the interior of the restaurant and bungalows, the swimming pool, the kitchen, etc.
Since August 1, the hotel has expanded its staff and already offers a few new activities and events: stand-up paddle boards, demonstration on how to tie a pareo, display of local handicrafts, musical entertainment by a local trio…The kindness, the warm welcome, and the Polynesian smile are now the trademark of Le Relais Mahana 3*.
Third good news, Tahiti Yacht Charter now offers, not only a new 3 night Huahine–Taha’a–Bora Bora cruise with direct boarding at Le Relais Mahana 3*
, but also day cruises with lunch on board, including a visit of the little village of Fare, swimming in crystal-clear waters, relaxing in the sun on the famous magnificent beach of Hana Iti; and lastly, sunset cruises including a glass of champagne.
These 2 new excursions are available for guests of Le Relais Mahana 3*, but also for outside customers, with pick-up at the Royal Huahine for the sunset cruise and at the pier of Fare for the day cruise.
Nothing but good news and renewal for this island also nicknamed the “Garden of Eden” of Polynesia because it has succeeded in keeping its environment unspoiled and authentic.
Blessed with mountainous, lush terrain suited to growing fruits & vegetables, as well as the famous Vanilla, the island has also important archeological sites, with ancient Marae (worship platforms) tracing the history of the Maohi people and, of course, a crystal-clear lagoon dotted with little islands and their long white sand beaches.
Thus, numerous excursions are available to visitors, like touring the island by car, with visits of a vanilla plantation and archeological sites, tour of the island by outrigger canoe with a traditional picnic, jet skiing, scuba diving, horseback riding, transfers to surf spots, rental of scooters, bicycles, and cars, and now catamaran cruises.
The main village of Fare, which gathers the island major businesses, provides an image of Tahiti-in-ancient-times, where there is no traffic, no pollution, nor urban stress. In November, it gives the departure to the famous annual Hawaiki Nui outrigger canoe race, connecting the islands of Huahine, Raiatea, Tahaa, and Bora Bora. For several days before the great departure, the village of Fare welcomes massively professional paddlers, local visitors, and other curious visitors for numerous cultural festivities.