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girl holding turtle Raiatea and Tahaa are two of French Polynesia's favorite undiscovered treasures...

Far less traveled than Bora Bora, Tahiti, or Moorea, these two fascinating islands offer the vacationer the experience of a true unspoiled French Polynesia.

The larger of the two islands, Raiatea, is only slightly smaller than Tahiti itself. This makes Raiatea the second largest Island in the French Polynesian Archipelago known as the Society Islands, and the largest of the "Leewards."

Located directly between Bora Bora and Tahiti, Raiatea is closely situated to all the wonderful South Pacific islands known to the world as Tahiti Polynesia.

Raiatea itself is recognized throughout Tahiti as it's "Sacred Island"- the cultural heart of all Tahiti Polynesia. It is believed by historians that Raiatea was the main stopover point for early Polynesians newly arrived from Hawaii, then known as Hav'aii.

The Island holds much fascinating history, legend, and lore, as well as Tahiti's most
significant archeological sites.

Tahaa, slightly smaller and less populated than Raiatea, shares a wonderful lagoon rich in sealife and watersports activities such as scubadiving, windsurfing, and outrigger canoeing. The surrounding waters of both Islands are also known the world over for their legendary sailing, yachting, and sportfishing opportunities.

Tahaa's nickname is the "Vanilla Island"- because of it's constant rich aroma of vanilla. In fact, the Island boasts a full 80% of all Tahiti's Vanilla production. Both Islands are also inundated with Pearl Farms legendary for their superb quality, high aesthetic appeal, and value.

All these wonderful attributes and more make Raiatea & Tahaa a fascinating world destination for you to explore. Take some quality time as you browse the pages and information of our site and enjoy your stay.

What to DoWhat to Do

6 categories for Raiatea & Tahaa activities include: 

(More ideas in What to See section)

big tuna...What to See

3 categories of Raiatea & Tahaa sights include:

Find a place to stay?Where to Stay

Raiatea & Tahaa's varied lodging choices:

Lots of informationAbout the Islands

A bank of information specific to Raiatea & Tahaa.

Ground Transportation, shuttles, charters, flying, etc...Getting Here & Around

Travel choices and details via:

Sail around the islands!Sailing, Charter Boats, & Marine info.

Find out why Raiatea is considered Tahiti's yacht chartering and sailing center:

All the basics are here...Tahiti News & General Information

Current news, general information, and the basics for all the islands of Tahiti Polynesia:

Some good ideas...TSTN Travel Tips

Specialized tips on traveling to Tahiti and her surrounding islands includes:

TSTN Business Central

HOMEBASE for the Tahiti Sun Travel Network business section includes:

  • WHO WE ARE, WHAT WE DO, AND WHY- Read all about the Tahiti Sun Travel Network: Our philosophy, who's involved, details on copyright and photo notes and a standard disclaimer.

  • RECIPROCAL LINKS- Our handpicked favorites covering many subjects for Tahiti, her surrounding islands, and more from around the world. IS Your Complete Guide to Raiatea & Tahaa.

Get the details about the other Islands of
Discover French Polynesia's Society Islands
An Internetwork of Travel and Tourism Guides
for the Main Islands of Tahiti Polynesia.

Papeete / Tahiti

Bora Bora


Moorea Island



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We have many different linking members throughout our pages and are adding more regularly...

This handy quick reference saves time when you don't have time to explore the network. (Members are listed alphabetically and categorized per/ island site.)

L' Excursion Bleue
Check out this awesome Tahaa Tour!
On l' excursion bleue you will: discover a vanilla plantation, experience a pearl-farm, meet marine tortoises and observe frightening stonefish in a water park, and have a delicious picnic with locally prepared fresh fish on a small private island...


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Books, travel guides, maps, Polynesian music, videos, gifts, pareos, soaps, oils, lotions, perfumes & clothing are just a few of the items available.

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The Society Islands are the ultimate in romantic getaways for newlyweds or newly found romances.
Popular activities include Tahitian weddings and renewing wedding vows using interesting traditional Tahitian methods.

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