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Just a few minutes away from Raiatea's airport by shuttle boat,Tahaa “The vanilla island”has..See all locations in Society Islands
40 minutes on a direct flight from Tahiti- Faa’a,Raiatea was the first island settled by Polynesians and the starting point of the great migrations to the Polynesian Triangle. Known in legends as Hawaiki,Raiatea remains to this day the cradle of Polynesian culture.
This island is Polynesia's second economic center and an important nautical base hosting many sailboats and charter companies. It also is the only island in Polynesia with a navigable river:Faaroa River.
Raiatea kept many traces from its past as a reat spiritual center,among which the Taputapuatea Marae,the largest in Polynesia.Today it has become a place of pilgrimage for Maoris and Hawaiians.
Another characteristics of Raiatea:the Mount Temehani is the only place in the world where a special flower,Tiare Apetahi, grows;the island shares its transparent lagoon with its neighbour and sister island, Tahaa.