Vahine Island on Motu Tuvahine, Tahaa
Located in the heart of the of the Society Islands Archipelago, in close proximity to Tahaa, the Vanilla Island, lies Motu Tuvahine, an authentically Polynesian island which you will have the opportunity to discover.
Unlike most overrated tourist destinations, Tahaa has managed to stay refreshingly real, unspoilt and preserved: pearl farms, traditional vanilla plantations, copra farming and fishing constitute its principal activities and resources.
Tahaa is an island full of legends and secrets to reveal to the visitor who seeks to know more about the magic of Polynesia.
Having 23 acres of blissful tropical island all to yourself, shared with a maximum of 18 guests, there’s no excuse not to unwind.
Watch wading birds while you read on your bungalow terrace or scope the too-blue lagoon from the breezy outdoor restaurant tables, sound tracked by chill-out tunes.
For more animation, a Vahine ‘beach boy’ is on hand after breakfast to organise two or three daily activities, such as snorkelling, windsurfing, sea-kayaking and outrigger canoeing (locally known as pirogues) offshore.
There are rich coral gardens to explore, and you’re likely to see Technicolour fish, rays, dolphins and small, unthreatening black-tip sharks. Complimentary activities on land include beach volleyball and badminton, as well as demonstrations of leaf weaving, sarong (pareo)-making and coconut chopping.
Strolling round the island is also fun, and there are nature tours if you want to find out more about the flora, fauna, shells and reef life.
Feel the need to shop? The Vahine boutique sells wonderful modern jewels made with local elements, shells and tahitian pearls but also typical ingredients from Tahaa such as its delicious vanilla.
Did you know that Tahaa vanilla beans are famous to be the best in the world but almost not exported?
Motu Tuvahine and its Story