Before reaching our smal isle, you need to reach French Polynesia.
All international flights to French Polynesia land at main island Tahiti’s Faa’a Airport (www.tahiti-aeroport.pf).
National carrier Air Tahiti Nui (www.airtahitinui.com) covers the key routes, or see our Tahiti guide for details of other airline options.
From Tahiti, it’s a 45-minute domestic flight to Raiatea Island, just south of Tahaa, which hosts the airport for both islands.
Domestic carrier Air Tahiti (www.airtahiti.pf) offers regular daily flights, as well as stopovers en route on other islands; you can also fly direct from Bora Bora (10 minutes).
Air France is the second company operating flight from LAX and Paris to Papeete. (www.airfrance.pf)
United and French Blue might also start middle 2018 to fly from Paris and San Francisco
Inter-island Flights from Tahiti to Raiatea/Tahaa.
for 27.600 XPF per person, all taxes included on Air Tahiti
(prices are subject to change at any time by Air Tahiti without notice.).
Air Tahiti offers six to ten daily flights between 6:00 am and 7:30 pm.
Several flights a day on Air Tahiti serve as links from Raiatea to the other islands and vice versa: Bora Bora (10min), Papeete (40min) and Huahine (15min).
To make your reservation, visit Air Tahiti’s web site at: http://www.airtahiti.aero
The hotel can organise a shuttle boat to pick you up at Raiatea Airport, if you advise them of your flight details; the captain will meet you in the intimate arrivals hall and escort you to the waiting boat five-minutes’ walk away.
Just look for the Vahine Island welcome board.
The trip to Vahine, 10 kilometres away, takes 35 minutes.
For your safety and comfort, the hotel doesn’t operate night transfers across the lagoon, so be sure to choose flights within daylight hours.
Your arival in Raiatea’s airport is possible between 8:00am and 5pm.
Departure from Vahine Island from 7pm to 4:30pm
(leaving 2 hours before your inter-island flight)
For flights falling outside these hours, you may need to spend a night on Raiatea (Vahine can advise on local hotels or contact them before you book your ticket to discuss your travel plans).
Helicopter transfers are also available.
Boat Ride from Raiatea Airport to Vahine Island
Upon your arrival in Raiatea, we will greet you at the airport and bring you to Vahine Island, a 35 to 45 minutes ride across the shared lagoon of Raiatea and Tahaa in our comfortable boat.
Please note night transfers can be more than uncomfortable in Polynesian lagoon according mainly to the weather conditions, numerous coral heads and different currents. Should you have any doubts on the way to reach us, please do not hesitate to contact Elisabeth and Landry, always ready and pleased to help you in organising your trip
Arrival possible between 8:00am and 5:00pm at Raiatea’s airport
Departure possible from 7:00am to 16:30pm from Vahine Island
(boat leaving 2 hours before your flight)