Ra'iatea & Taha'a

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 the trail climbs steeply from here, with some tricky scrambles.

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Nearby Ra'iatea & Taha'a attractions

1. Waterfall

0.08 MILES

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

2. Waterfall

0.12 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

7.16 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. Maison de la Vanille

9.31 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…

8. Joe Dassin Beach

9.62 MILES

On Taha’a, if you’re willing to take a bit of a walk you can get to deserted Joe Dassin Beach, on the southwest side of the island, a 15-minute walk along…