Attractions

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…
Farm in Huahine

Huahine Nui Pearls & Pottery

This little pearl shop is located on a pearl farm in the middle of the lagoon and also features the work of the founder, renowned potter Peter Owen. From Faie a ferry departs for the studio every 15 minutes from 10a…
in Huahine

Archaeological Museum

Situated on the water’s edge on the Fare side of Maeva, the fare potee (open traditional house) has a small archaeological museum. Around the site are 10 or more marae, some of which may date back to the 16th centur…
Gallery in Huahine

Gallery Umatatea

On an isolated property by the road on Motu Ovarei, you’ll find this art gallery, where the exotic paintings of the highly respected artist Melanie Dupre are on display and prints are on sale. The gallery is open wh…
Museum in Huahine

Fare Potee

This little museum with explications about the Maeva Marae is located in a beautifully reconstructed meeting house complete with woven bamboo floors.
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…
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 …
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…