Lookout on the slopes of Mt Turi.

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1. Huahine Nui Pearls & Pottery

1.51 MILES

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…

2. Le Jardin de Corail

2.26 MILES

If solitude is what you’re seeking, head for this secluded beach at the southern tip of Motu Ovarei, just off the now defunct Sofitel. It features shade…

3. Maeva

2.45 MILES

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…

4. Fare

2.63 MILES

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,…

5. Gallery Umatatea

2.71 MILES

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…

6. Matairea Hill Archaeological Sites

2.75 MILES

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…

7. Fare Potee

2.94 MILES

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

8. Fish Traps

2.97 MILES

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…