Huahine attractions

Village in Huahine

Maeva

Prior to European influence, Maeva village, about 7km east of Fare, was the seat of royal power on the island. It’s mostly famous for its concentration of pre-European archaeological sites, including a host of marae…
Archaeological Site in Huahine

Matairea Hill Archaeological Sites

This walk up Matairea Hill is a high point for anyone interested in archaeology. A signpost on the Fare side of Maeva, about 200m west from the Fare Potee, points to the start of the hiking trail. You’ll go past a f…
Town in Huahine

Fare

A visit to tiny Fare almost feels like stepping back in time, so perfectly does it capture the image of a sleepy South Seas port. There’s not a lot to do, but that’s part of Fare’s appeal. Check out the colourful wa…
Archaeological Site in Huahine

Marae Anini

Right on the southern tip of Huahine Iti, Marae Anini was a community marae made of massive coral blocks. The comparatively recent construction was dedicated to ‘Oro (the god of war) and Hiro (the god of thieves and…
Village in Huahine

Faie

The coast road turns inland beside narrow Faie Bay to the village of Faie. Huahine’s famous blue-eyed eels can be seen in the river just over the bridge – buy a can of sardines from the stand here and handfeed them …
Historic Site in Huahine

Fish Traps

Beside the bridge coming off Motu Ovarei are a number of V-shaped fish traps, made from rocks. They have been here for centuries and some are still in use. The tips of the Vs point towards the ocean, the long stone …
Lake in Huahine

Lake Fauna Nui

About 2km north of Fare, the main sealed road runs along the inland side of Lake Fauna Nui. It’s also possible to turn off to the airport and take the road on the ocean side of the lake and then return to the main p…
Archaeological Site in Huahine

Marae Manunu

Marae Manunu stands on the motu, across the bridge from the main Maeva complex. The massive structure is 2m high, 40m long and nearly 7m wide. It features a two-stepped ahu (altar) platform. (The only other such pla…
Village in Huahine

Tefarerii

From Maroe, the coast road skirts across the mouths of a number of shallow inlets, looking across to Motu Murimahora, before coming to Tefarerii (House of the Kings). A century ago this small village was the home of…
Museum in Huahine

Motu Tresor

On the airport road, what's even more impressive than this collection of more than 500 French Polynesian shells is the fascinating tour (in English or French) about the behaviour, ecology and history of each species…