Marae Taputapuatea Complex

Ra'iatea & Taha'a

One of the most important Polynesian temples in the Pacific.

Lonely Planet's must-see attractions

Nearby Ra'iatea & Taha'a attractions

2. Waterfall

6.52 MILES

Along the Les Trois Cascades (Three Waterfalls) hike, it’s an easy stroll to the first (the smallest) waterfall, which has a great swimming hole. Though…

3. Waterfall

6.57 MILES

The second waterfall you'll pass along the Les Trois Cascades (Three Waterfalls) hike. After passing this waterfall, the trail follows the riverbed…

4. Waterfall

6.58 MILES

The third waterfall on the Les Trois Cascades (Three Waterfalls) hike is the most splendid – a 40m beauty with a fabulous swimming hole at its basin.

6. Ferme Perlière Champon

13.37 MILES

This well-run pearl farm/shop is known for its high-quality mounted and loose pearls. It’s at the southeastern end of Apu Bay.

7. Vallée de la Vanille

15.46 MILES

This small operation, on the east coast between Faaha and Hipu, is known for its quality vanilla pods at economical prices. Visitors will get the low-down…

8. Maison de la Vanille

15.52 MILES

On the right of the road into Haamene is this small family-run operation where you can see vanilla preparation and drying processes and also purchase…