Huahine, a little-known island about a 30 minute plane ride from Tahiti, surrounded by azure blue waters and luscious green forests, is one of the best-kept secrets of the Polynesian islands.
Although the island itself is known as Huahine, it’s actually made of two islands: Huahine-nui and Huahine-Iti. (Translated, it means little Huahine and Big Huahine.)
Huahine is known for many things, but what many travelers like the most is that it’s their hidden relaxation spot. Huahine is much less traveled than Bora Bora and Tahiti, and is so completely relaxing and relieving that many tourists prefer the little island over the more famous islands.
The Secret Island of Huahine.
Huahine offers adventures that other islands don’t offer. For example, Huahine offers flightseeing and helicopter tours. You can also rent private boats for excursions into the lagoon, or go on cruises while you watch the sunset.
And of course, the island has the full array of water sports, including scuba diving, snorkeling, jetskiing, and even kite and windsurfing.
Huahine also features a scenic, 20 mile drive around the island. You’ll find beautiful green emerald forests, amazing vistas, as well as small villages on the drive around this coastal island.
The island also features gourmet foods for the most extravagant tourists, as well as simple, delicious, locally grown bananas and melons.
Huahine is a fascinating island to experience. Get away from the hectic tourism or Bora Bora and Tahiti, and come to the relaxing island of Huahine for a holiday experience that will last you a lifetime.
Photo Courtesy Tahiti Tourisme
(Copyright David Kirkland) Photo: In the Huahine Lagoon
(Copyright Tim McKenna) Photo: Aerial view of Huahine