The Mystical Huahine

July 25, 2013

Huahine, with its lush forests, untamed landscape, and quaint villages, is widely considered one of French Polynesia’s most beautiful and authentic islands. A deep, crystal-clear lagoon surrounds the island while magnificent bays and white-sand beaches add drama and solitude to its virtues. All of this is just a 40-minute flight from Tahiti!

A notable tradition is to feed the Blue-Eyed Eels that reside in the rivers on the island, these gentle creatures are considered sacred and have their own rich history. 

Staying on the island is pure magic with small local resorts such as the Relais Mahana in the south of the island and Le Maitai La Pita Village near the main town of Fare and the airport.

With anything from Jet Ski excursions and adventurous horseback rides to exploring a myriad of archaeological sites and ancient marae (sacred temples), it’s no wonder Huahine is one of Polynesia’s best-kept secrets.

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