Tahiti & French Polynesia - Ra'iatea & Taha'a (PDF Chapter)

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This is the Ra’iatea & Taha’a chapter from Lonely Planet’s Tahiti & French Polynesia guidebook.

Encircled by a common lagoon perfect for diving, snorkelling, kayaking or just splashing around, these two islands couldn’t be more different. Both are ideal places to explore a mysterious and wild-feeling Polynesia.

  • feel the power of Marae Taputapuatea, one of Polynesia’s greatest spiritual centres
  • maps
  • spend a day on Taha’a with an island tour, stopping at Motu Tau Tau for a bout of snorkelling
  • transport
  • take an unforgettable hike to Temehani Plateau and look for the tiare apetahi, one of the world’s rarest flowers
  • restaurants & accommodation

Coverage includes: Ra’iatea, Ututroa, Marae Taputapuatea, Motu Oatara, Tevaitoa, Taha’a, Vaitoare, Haamene, Patio and the Motu.

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