Taha'a Activities and Sites


For the visitor to Taha'a, the cadence of life creates activities with a more relaxing pace:

  • Exploration of the tiny villages and simple island living along the shores by car or bicycle.
  • Discovery of the family-owned pearl farms.
  • Enjoyment of the white-sand beaches at a "motu picnic".
  • Adventure into the mountains on one of the many ancient hiking trails.
  • Relaxation at the luxurious and remote resorts.

Some of the most popular activities for visitors include:

Vanilla Plantations
The scented air of Taha'a comes from the fragrance of vanilla pods curing in the sun. Over 80% of Tahiti's harvest of this famous spice is grown here. Plantation tours include strolling among the rows of climbing orchids and a demonstration of the pollination and curing process.

Island Exploration
Taha'a is an enjoyable island to explore. By car or bus tour, drive along the quiet circle-island roads and stop at the villages and peaceful shores. By boat, cruise within bays dotted with pearl farms or come ashore on a tiny motu. By foot, follow a guide along ancient footpaths including a trek to the Temehani Plateau and to the slopes of Mount Temehani to see the opening of the Tiare Apetahi flowers.

A favorite of all divers, the shared lagoon between the islands is rich with numbers of sites and in variety including landscapes of sea mounts, caverns, drop-offs, and famous wrecks.

The calm and secluded lagoon is home to a wide variety of reef fish and plant life. Since fish-feeding is practiced, the lagoon attracts large schools of eels, perches, triggerfish, red snappers, silver jacks, tunas, red runners, and reef sharks.

Picnic on Your Own Island
Dozens of tiny motu surround these islands and many are available for half- or full-day use for couples or groups. Most islands can be circled in a few minutes by foot and are the perfect spot to picnic under a coconut tree, snorkel around the island, or relax with a book.

Village Hopping and Shopping
Visitors who seek a simpler life enjoy the villages along the coast of Taha'a. The quaint village of Haamene has nearby pearl farms and a turtle preserve, the north-shore village of Patio is known for traditional fishing and copra activities, and Tiva is surrounded by Vanilla plantations.

Other activities and sites on Taha'a include:

  • 4X4 Safaris to explore the remote interior roads and coastal villages.
  • Vanilla plantations and family-owned pearl farms.
  • Lagoon excursions by powered outrigger canoe, glass-bottomed boat, motor boat, kayak, or jetskiing.
  • Circle-island tours by bus or private car.
  • Deep-sea fishing.
  • Botanical gardens.
  • Sea turtle preserve.
  • Snorkeling excursions around the islands and motu.

Guided or self-guided itineraries including these and other sites can be reserved or planned by your travel arranger before you travel or at the activities desk of your resort or cruise ship.

Activities in Tahaa

Culture - Pearl Farms
Champon Pearl Farm  (689)

Land Activities - 4WD safari
Poerani Safari  (689) / /

Land Activities - Guided Tours
Poerani Safari  (689) / /

Nautical Activities - Lagoon & Coral Reef Pass Excursions
Terainui Tours  (689) / (689)

Nautical Activities - Scuba Diving Excursions
Taha'a Diving  (689) / (689)

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