Huahine is a wonderful French Polynesian getaway. Huahine’s two islands, Huahine Nui (big Huahine) and Huahine Iti (little Huahine) are joined by a small bridge and are enclosed within a protective ring of coral. Huahine is in the Leeward Society Island, and lies 110 miles northwest of Tahiti.
Our visit to Huahine showed us what French Polynesia is all about. Small villages, with groves of almond and acacia trees, dot the landscape. We checked out some historical temples and sights around Maeva. The relaxed atmosphere put us in a true ‘Tahiti-time’ mood. We connected to our local hotel for a quick nap and to freshen up, before checking out some of the things that make Tahiti famous. Whether you are staying in Papeete, or connecting to a neighboring island, a visit to French Polynesia is not complete without a visit to this exciting island.
Upon our arrival, we could not wait to get out onto the beautiful water. We enjoyed a half day cruise through the beautiful lagoon, and followed it up with an exciting Jeep safari expedition. You can ride a horse along a white sand beach, paddle an outrigger canoe to an uninhabited islet with deserted beaches, go sailing, or take a cultural tour. Huahine’s natural beauty and its friendly people await you.