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Cruise Diva Goes Ashore in Tahiti
Sights to see & things to do

Huahine

Agricultural and primitive, Huahine is home to the most extensive collection of ancient religious maraes (temples) in Tahiti. The ways of Polynesian ancestors dominate here—ancient fish catching practices and methods of cultivation are still in use. As a testament to changing times, the Hotel Bali Hai is a long time Huahine landmark and the island is becoming known as a back-packers haven.

Diversions

There is an extreme shortage of public transportation on Huahine. A limited number of taxis are available in the main town of Fare and while Le Truck also operates from there, its schedule is erratic. Automobile rentals should be arranged in advance. Adventurous cruisers can rent a small number of bicycles or scooters. Passengers tendering to the island will find themselves on a small, dusty pier—shuttles into Fare are usually offered.

Huahine’s rugged landscape and clear blue waters offer views of the perfect South Seas escape. Trace her history by visiting some of the sacred sites under restoration—Matairea-Rahi, Marae Manunu, and Marae Anini are the major ones. Tours of the island wind through the town of Fare and can include stops at sites such as a vanilla plantation (with a demonstration of the labor intensity of growing this crop), the breathtaking view from the belvedere over the bay, a clear cool stream to feed blue-eyed freshwater eels, and Maeva Lake where fisherman still tend 400-year old stone fish traps.

Ships’ excursions can range from a guided car ride, glass bottom boat tours, lagoon snorkeling, a private catamaran sail and 4X4 adventure, to an all-day beach feast, waverunner exploration, or simply a shuttle into Fare.

Beaches

Some of Huahine’s best beaches are found along the southern peninsula in the area of Auea Bay. For good snorkeling, though, just walk down to the water from Chez Guynette in the center of Fare. Take a short walk to the Hotel Bali Hai for another good snorkeling area. Not all resorts allow day visitors on their properties; however, you can usually find nice beaches close by.

Shopping

Limited to a few small shops in Fare and road side merchants selling pareus and other local crafts.


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