Vahine Island on Motu Tu Vahine, Taha
Located in the heart of the of the Society Islands Archipelago, in close proximity to Tahaa, the Vanilla Island, lies Motu Tu Vahine, an authentically Polynesian island which you will have the opportunity to discover.
Contrary to most over touted tourist destinations, Tahaa has managed to stay refreshingly real, unadulterated and preserved: pearl farms, traditional vanilla plantations, copra farming, and fishing constitute it’s 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.
You’ve got 23 acres of seriously blissful tropical island all to yourself, shared with a maximum of 19 other guests, so 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, soundtracked by chill-out tunes.
If you want to stir your stumps, a Vahine ‘beach boy’ is on hand after breakfast to organise two or three daily activities, including snorkelling, windsurfing, sea-kayaking and outrigger canoeing (locally known as pirogues) offshore.
There are rich coral gardens to explore, and you’re likely to spy 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 naturalist 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