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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
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
Located directly between
Bora Bora and Tahiti,
Raiatea is closely situated
to all the wonderful
South Pacific islands
known to the world as
is recognized throughout
Tahiti as it's "Sacred
Island"- the cultural
heart of all Tahiti
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
legend, and lore, as
well as Tahiti's most significant
slightly smaller and less populated than Raiatea,
shares a wonderful lagoon
rich in sealife and
such as scubadiving,
windsurfing, and outrigger
surrounding waters of
both Islands are also
known the world over
for their legendary
sailing, yachting, and
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,
All these wonderful
attributes and more
& 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
6 categories for Raiatea & Tahaa activities
with a special section for Scuba
Diving, plus, Sailing, snorkeling, surfing, windsurfing, jetskiing, swimming, kitesurfing.
mini van & glass
bottom boat touring options, sunset
cruises, nightlife & entertainment? (or
lack of), etc.,
ADVENTURES- deep sea
& climbing ideas.
FUN- camping, eco &
cultural tours & dayhikes, light
tackle fishing, flightseeing
& heli info., and a whole range of lagoon
tours & excursions.
& walking, volleyball, tennis, billiards,
local games, etc.
SERVICES & RESTAURANTS- local
art galleries and studios, black
pearls & jewelry, specialty
shopping, general merchandise, boutiques
and shops, etc.
Also, a list of GENERAL
SERVICES: tourism bureau, post
office, pharmacy, cyber
cafes, and all the island's restaurant
& dining choices.
(More ideas in What to
Raiatea & Tahaa's varied lodging
MAPS, & MORE:
A bank of information
specific to Raiatea
Here & Around
Travel choices and details via:
International Airlines, Charter flights, Sailing or Cruising vessels, smaller boats and private charters...
Also, inter-island shuttle details, land taxis and water taxi service, rental cars, bicycles, & scooters, Le Truck, walking, & hitchhiking,
Also, direct access to our Travel agent and more.
Charter Boats, & Marine info.
Find out why Raiatea is considered Tahiti's
yacht chartering and sailing center:
News & General Information
Current news, general information,
and the basics for all the islands of Tahiti Polynesia:
Specialized tips on traveling to
Tahiti and her surrounding islands includes:
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.
LINKS- Our handpicked favorites covering many subjects for
Tahiti, her surrounding islands, and more from around the world.
Raiatea.com IS Your Complete Guide to Raiatea & Tahaa.
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An Internetwork of Travel and Tourism Guides
for the Main Islands of Tahiti Polynesia.
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L' Excursion Bleue
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...
IT'S THE ULTIMATE
TAHAA DAY TOUR!
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