Raiatea Island Honeymoon
Raiatea.. The Sacred Island
Raiatea, is the second largest Tahitian island, & its meaning is “faraway heaven” and “sky with soft light”, is the most sacred island in the South Pacific, & was first named Havai’i after the homeland of the ancient Polynesians. It was the center of religion and culture over 1000 years ago and still lends enchantment to ancient legends told to this day. The green mountains include the celebrated Mt. Temehani, a sort of Polynesian Mt. Olympus.
Upon Mt. Temehani on Raiatea lives the Tiare Apetahi, a flower so rare it can be grown no place else on earth. Each dawn the petals open with a slight crackling sound. Legends describe this as the sound of the broken heart of a common women who was not allowed to marry the son of the Tahitian king.
Raiatea Island Honeymoon Hotels and Resorts
Raiatea Hawaiki Nui Hotel
Only a 35-minute flight from Tahiti, Raiatea is a Polynesian paradise. Located on the end of the lagoon and regarded as the birthplace of the Polynesian gods. White sandy beaches, lush vegetation, tall mountains, & the aroma of jasmine surround the islet.At the Raiatea Hawaiki Nui Hotel, guests can explore the island in whatever way suits their needs. A half-day hike, horseback ride through the waterfalls, sailing on the Moorings fleet, a four-wheel drive safari or a guided tour of the island’s landmarks, history and unique Polynesian culture. In the water, guests can partake in a guided snorkeling tour through the lagoon’s active underwater paradise. For the scuba diving enthusiast, the waters around Raiatea offer more than 50 sites, including a 100-foot, century-old Danish shipwreck and magnificent coral drop-offs near the overwater bungalows.
Opoa Beach Hotel
OPOA BEACH HOTEL is a new solar powered resort set in a beautiful setting still wild & preserved. Located on the South coast of the Island of Raiatea, also known as the (Sacred Island) shares its blue and turquoise lagoon with the island of Tahaa. The location offers amazing views of the lagoon, ocean, & the island of Huahine. Mountain trekking, beautiful waterfalls, & valleys rich of local culture, & beaches are some of the resorts attributes.All the best things that French Polynesia has to offer is brought together in one place for the pleasure of the guests. Hidden in the middle of a dense forest, the hotel is built on the side of the lagoon with a fine sand beach & where the coral reef and some fabulous sunrises over Huahine. In order to respect “the Fenua” (our earth in Polynesian) the hotel works on solar power. Proud of the strong links with the local culture and people. Most of the staff are from Raiatea & source ingredients for the restaurant as well as the boutique items from local farmers, fishermen and artists.
Raiatea Island Honeymoon Water Activities
A favorite of all divers, the shared lagoon between the islands is rich with numbers of sites and in variety including landscapes of sea mounts, caverns, drop-offs, and famous wrecks.Request Quote
The calm and secluded lagoon is home to a wide variety of reef fish and plant life. Since fish-feeding is practiced, the lagoon attracts large schools of eels, perches, triggerfish, red snappers, silver jacks, tunas, red runners, and reef sharks
Raiatea Island Honeymoon Beach Activities
Raiatea Compact Car Rental
MANUAL WITH AIR-CONDITIONING
C (Hyundai Getz or similar). Includes unlimited mileage, comprehensive insurance (CDW) with deductible, third party insurance, VAT. Please provide transfers to/from rental office.
Discover Raiatea’s secluded beaches and villages wih a 3-day car rental from Avis Pacificar. You’ll explore the island at your own leisure from the comfort of a manual, air-conditioned compact car.
Tour Code: TUR-RFPAPC-CCAR3D
Raiatea Economy Car Rental
MANUAL WITH AIR-CONDITIONING
B (Citroen C1 or similar). Includes unlimited mileage, comprehensive Discover Raiatea’s secluded beaches and cillages with a 3-day car rental from Avis Pacificar. You’ll explore the island at your own leisure from the comfort of a manual, air-conditioned economy car.
Tour Code TUR-RFPAPC-BCAR3D
Raiatea Island Honeymoon Dining Options
Before it moved into the Gare Maritime, this restaurant occupied the waterfront shack and was widely known for its simple but good Chinese dishes, poisson cru, and fried chicken and steaks served with French Fries. This is also the best place in town for breakfast!
Restaurant Quai des Pecheurs
Robert Cazenave, one of French Polynesia’s top hotel managers, has given up hotel business and turned this casual restaurant into Raiatea’s best place to dine. Robert’s cuisine features wonderful French country-style dishes such as pork stewed in a red wine sauce with bacon. Do not miss the Tahitian dance show on Saturday nights!