Ta'haa is between Huahine and Bora Bora and shares its lagoon with sister island Raiatea. A narrow channel separates Tahaa, the Vanilla Island and Raiatea, the Sacred Island. These two islands compliment each other because they are so extremely different! Tahaa producudes almost 75% of French Polynesia's vanilla, known as the Vanilla Island. A special time to visit is during a vanilla harvest, the air is literally filled with the rich, exotic smell of the exotic beans.
Tahaa Motus, Beaches and the Lagoon Now Tahaa really has no beaches but its surrounding motus are fairytale getaways for romantics! Small islands, beautiful, white sand beaches, uncrowded and unspoiled. You can stay on a motu like Vahine Island's Motu Tu Vahine where the lagoon is renown for snorkeling, scuba diving, plant life and reef fish, schools of perch, eel, red snapper, triggerfish, silver jacks, red runners, tuna and a variety of friendly sharks.
Fishing in Tahaa Take advantage of such excellent conditions by chartering a fishing boat for an entire day or a half day. Any given day your catch might be mahi mahi, jackfish, marlin, sailfish or tuna.
Cruise & Sailing around Ta'haa Locals say the best way to see Tahaa is by sailboat. Cruise around Tahaa and Raiatea or sail to paradises like Motu Nao Nao, Opeha Point or Motu Tehutu. Explore Haamene and Hurepiti Bays for stunning panoramic vistas.
Cycling around Ta'haa Perfect for cycling around the island. Sightseeing is almost like visiting two separate worlds. Small town ambiance and rugged terrain of Tahaa, and sites and relatively cosmopolitan Raiatea. It is contrast that makes these two islands a must!