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Society Archipelago

Society Archipelago

Society Archipelago is home to some of the most popular islands in French Polynesia. Divided into two groups, the Windward Islands, which consists of Mehetia, Tahiti, Tetiaroa, Moorea and Maiao; and the Leeward Islands, which is made up of Huahine, Raiatea, Tahaa, Bora Bora, Tupai, Maupiti, Mopelia, Motu One, Manuae.

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  1. Tahiti

    Tahiti

    Tahiti is the largest of the 118 islands and atolls that comprise French Polynesia and flights to Tahiti arrive into its international airport, Faa’a.Tahiti is an island of hidden treasures and along the way you will discover a stunning lagoon, the black sand beaches of the east coast, majestic valley hikes and stunning volcanic peaks of the inner island, botanic gardens and turquoise waters of the west coast, rich archaeological sites, lookouts, swimming spots, picnic areas and the list goes on! 

  2. Moorea

    Moorea

    Moorea is just a few minutes flight from Tahiti, or a 30 min ride accross the lagoon by ferry. Moorea’s lagoon waters are crystal-clear and home to the famous shark and ray feeding demonstrations. Moorea is known as the activities island and offers a full range of water and land based activities from horse riding to Quad bike riding, from snorkelling to jet skiing, from massage to hiking …it is all on offer in Moorea!

  3. Bora Bora

    Bora Bora

    A 50 minute flight from Tahiti you will find the stunning island of Bora Bora, undoubtedly the world’s most beautiful lagoon. There are a dozen different shades of blue in Bora Bora’s lagoon and it is home to the iconic Overwater Bungalows The vast choice of resorts, all as spectacular as the next, makes Bora Bora the perfect honeymoon destination.

  4. Raiatea

    Raiatea

    Raiatea is the second largest island in French Polynesia and is located a quick 40 minute flight to the northeast of Tahiti island. Regarded as French Polynesia’s most sacred island, Raiatea is full of legends and was the cultural, religious and royal heart of ancient Polynesia. The island is also full of natural wonders with many waterfalls, lush valleys and surrounding mountains.

  5. Taha'a

    Taha'a

    Often called the Vanilla Island, Taha’a is also known as Raiatea’s sister island, as they both share the same, gorgeous blue lagoon. Taha’a is located 230km to the west of Tahiti and flights to Taha’a actually land on Raiatea where you are then transferred by boat to the nearby island of Taha’a.

  6. Huahine

    Huahine

    Huahine is often referred to as the Garden Eden due to her lush vegetation, abundance of tropical fruit trees, untouched beaches and idyllic secluded lagoon waters. The island is just a 40 minute flight from Tahiti making it the perfect island getaway. Huahine also houses some of the most extensive and best preserved archaeological remains in French Polynesia.

  7. Maupiti

    Maupiti

    Maupiti is a small island at the tip of the Society Archipelago, about 300km west of Tahiti. Maupiti’s airstrip is located on a sandy islet motu, making for a spectacular arrival. There is only one reef pass that allows access to the lagoon and it can be a bit of a hairy entry when the swell is large! Maupiti is a hidden gem of an island with an exceptionally beautiful lagoon.

  8. Tetiaroa

    Tetiaroa

    Tetiaroa is a completely private island that was purchased by Marlon Brando in 1966. It has its own airfield and is home to the luxury The Brando resort. It is about 60k from Tahiti and is accessible by a short flight of approximately 20 minutes from a private terminal at Tahiti’s Faa’a International Airport. You can also visit Tetiaroa by Catamaran charter from Tahiti for either a day trip or an overnight stay.

  9. Tupai

    Tupai

    Tupai’s unique heart shaped form is best appreciated from the air and indeed it is by air you will arrive as it is a private island and can only be accessed by a pre-approved by helicopter! Tupai is a small atoll of only 11 km² and is located about 20km north of Bora Bora.

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The Society Archipelago is a group of high, tropical islands surrounded by lagoons.

It includes the well known islands of Tahiti, Moorea and Bora Bora but the Society Archipelago also includes the preserved atoll of Tetiaroa with its pristine lagoon; Huahine, the magical Garden of Eden island; Raiatea, the cradle of Polynesian culture and spirituality; Taha’a, the vanilla island, Maupiti, the preserved island and the heart shaped atoll of Tupai.

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