Consider the idyllic island of Huahine for a romantic honeymoon in Tahiti.
What to do and see on Huahine
With its authentic laid-back Polynesian ambience, lush jungle-clad interior, crystal clear lagoon and gorgeous white-sand beaches, the Tahitian island of Huahine is the least affected by tourism and offers honeymoon couples a peaceful and idyllic romantic getaway.
Huahine consists of two islands – Huahine Nui and Huahine Iti ((Big Huahine and Little Huahine, respectively) – surrounded by the same reef and linked by a bridge, which, in turn, separates two scenic bays.
Circle the island on a 4WD tour, swim and snorkel the lagoon, horseback ride along gorgeous, palm-fringed white-sand beaches or explore lush, jungle-clad hillsides while en route to the village of Maeva, where you can admire ancient marae (stone temples) for a memorable honeymoon experience.
Huahine (pronounced by Tahitians as Wha-hee-nee) ranks with Easter Island and Raiatea, as the three most important Polynesian archaeological sites in the Pacific Ocean.
Stay at the luxurious Te Tiare Beach resort, which features a choice of honeymoon packages, or choose from a range of less-expensive but nonetheless charming beachside resorts and pensions run by local families.
Best time to honeymoon in Huahine?
The best time to honeymoon on Huahine is during the dry season between May and October, when the average annual temperature of 29°C is tempered by refreshing sea breezes.
The wet season lasts from November until April, with February and March the hottest months. The water temperature hovers between 26°C and 29°C throughout the year.
Huahine is one of the leeward islands of the Society Islands in French Polynesia, around 175km northwest of Tahiti and 35km east of Raiatea and Tahaa.
Air Tahiti operates three to six flights a day from Pape'ete, depending on the season and daily flights from Moorea, Bora Bora and Raiatea. Alternatively, take the high-speed catamaran linking Huahine, Raiatea and Papeete
Huahine is a 35-minute plane ride from Papeete
Huahine's airport is 2.5km north of the capital, Fare.