You have just booked your stay at Pension Hibiscus in Tahaa 😍 or you are about to do so … You are now starting to learn about the essential activities in Tahaa to prepare yourself for an unforgettable stay.
You are right: depending on the length of your stay, what you like to do and depending on the weather, you may have to make a selection. So to help you, here is a small list of the activities that tourists like the most during their stay on our island.
1 / Visit of a vanilla plantation
And yes, you may know, TAHAA is also called the vanilla island! You will therefore find several plantations that sell their products. And especially who show you a little how “the marriage” and the cultivation of vanilla go. In addition, intoxicating smell guaranteed!
The visit can be done live but it is also on the program of many excursions …
2 / Snorkeling in the coral garden or with sharks
There are several snorkeling spots that are worth a detour in TAHAA, whether you want to swim with sharks, rays, multicolored fish or see the magnificent colors of the corals …
In general, all excursions and activities on the lagoon offer at least one snorkeling stop. Others make 2 or more to vary the pleasure of young and old alike: wonderful memories guaranteed! (and don’t forget the Go Pro if you have one!)
3 / Take pictures from the Belvédère
If you rent a car, a scooter, a VAE … to go around TAHAA, there is a good chance that you will pass in front of the “belvedere”, which is nothing other than a point of view on the bay de Haamene when you take the road that goes between this village and Tiva.
Plan a few minutes to stop, enjoy the panorama and take some souvenir photos!
4 / Visit of the rum distillery
Less known than vanilla, rum is more and more one of TAHAA’s must-haves. The Pari Pari distillery offers a very interesting tour of the whole process, with the possibility of tasting several varieties of rum, some of which have won medals. There are also other local products in the shop section.
The best excursions have of course included this stop in their program!
5 / Go around the island on land or by sea
The choice is quite varied between the providers who offer you a 4×4 outing, by boat, by jet-ski, … The size of the island actually allows you to go around it during the day, even if there are stops for the main visits.
You can also rent a car or a scooter to do your own program.
In any case, you will discover a still wild island where a calm and peaceful atmosphere reigns. But who also wants to share their know-how! All you have to do is choose what suits you best to explore it!
6 / Spend the day at the motu
It’s a bit like a postcard image of Polynesia, but above all it’s very pleasant: we take advantage of the shades of blue and the sun, we drink fresh coconut water with our feet in the water, unless whether it’s barbecue time or raw fish! The more active take out their masks and snorkels for a little snorkeling or go around the motu …
To be programmed at least once during the stay!
7 / Visit of a pearl farm
As for the vanilla, there are several possible stops and in general the visit is on the program of the excursions.
We take advantage of the landscape since we are always at the water’s edge, and above all we discover an interesting know-how: the cultivation of pearls!
And of course you can have fun by buying a few pearls at the end of the visit!
8 / Go diving
The sites are varied and are suitable for both beginners who are making their first dive, as well as the more experienced who will enjoy exploration dives.
This is the opportunity to admire rays, sharks, turtles and tropical fish up close!
9 / Enjoy the lagoon through an activity
The pensions generally offer some equipment to enjoy the lagoon by kayak or paddle. We can also discover it differently by adding some sensations with the jet-ski.
No need to have done it before, the activity is for everyone and the explanations at the start of the session allow you to take control of the jet at your own pace to enjoy the landscapes as you wish.
The beauty of the lagoon is even more obvious when you explore it a little, and you sometimes access some spots that it would have been a shame not to discover!
10 / Admire the sunset over Bora Bora
They say a picture is worth a thousand words so you might as well show yourself! But at the same time, the reality is still above, so much the landscape is changing in a few minutes and from one evening to another. The most beautiful sunsets are most of the time from Tapuamu and Murifenua, it’s up to you to find THE spot when you discover the island!
Where are you going to start?
This is just a glimpse of what awaits you on Tahaa, it’s up to you to compose the program of your dreams! To make it even easier for you, here are some additional elements: