The first populated island in the Polynesian triangle, Raiatea claims to be the center of the migratory flow. True cradle of the Maohi culture, the island is among those offering the greatest diversity of activities. Although it has no white sandy beaches as far as the eye can see, it can nevertheless count on its green mountains and lush vegetation. The heart of the island is ideal for superb hiking, horseback riding, quad biking and 4×4 excursions.
Accessible in about 4 hours, Mount Temehani is probably the most famous for its viewpoint but also because it is home to the apetahi tiara, an endemic species that refuses to grow on any other site. Your efforts will be rewarded all along the trail with short breaks at the three waterfalls that embellish the route.
A small peculiarity, Raiatea is the only island in Polynesia to have a navigable river, the Faaroa. Bordered by lush vegetation and prolific nature, it offers a lovely walk in the heart of a charming botanical garden.
Moreover, since Raiatea shares the same lagoon as Taha’a, it would be a pity not to stop on the sister island to make a detour to the coral garden, visit a pearl farm and survey a vanilla plantation.

Free activities

  • Canoe Kayak to get to Motu Miri Miri (White Sand Beach)
  • Bicycles to ride around the marinas and the village of Uturoa (indoor market and shops)
  • Snorkeling equipment (fins, mask, and snorkel): superb snorkeling at the hotel pontoon
  • Swimming at the hotel pontoon
  • Swimming pool
  • Board games and library

Paid Activities and excursions

  • Tour of Tahaa Island by boat (departure and return to the hotel pontoon)
  • Scuba diving (Diving center 5 minutes away)
  • Guided tour of Raiatea Island with a professional guide
  • Rental vehicles available at the hotel at a preferential rate
  • Mountain hikes: trek to the 3 waterfalls, Mount Temehani
  • Jet ski ride
  • Windsurf and paddle board rental
  • Discovery of the Faaroa River with guide by canoe or motorboat
  • Massages at the hotel
  • Stand Up Paddle in the pass and around the motu Miri