"Raiatea ... The Sacred Island" Top 5 Page for this destination Raiatea by Helga67

Raiatea Travel Guide: 66 reviews and 190 photos

Some 220 km (136 miles) to the northwest of Tahiti lies one of the largest islands of the Leeward Society islands in French Polynesia.




A panorama of green carpeted mountains, azure shoals and indigo bays welcome you to the islands of Raiatea and Tahaa, encircled by one of the largest lagoons in Polynesia. This make the islands ideal for water sports and underwater activities.



Raiatea is regarded as being the cradle of all Polynesian civilizations, it keeps very impressive archeological remains.

  • Last visit to Raiatea: May 2004
  • Intro Updated Jan 10, 2005
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  • Jul 13, 2011 at 5:43 PM

    so many islands, so little time!!! we should make the first 'FP VT meet' here. in our dreams! lol :)

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    Apr 23, 2009 at 9:36 PM

    Another great island, good tips and wonderful photos. Sissi

  • Jan 5, 2009 at 6:55 PM

    Hi Helga I am a NZ Maori. 27 generations ago our ancestors migrated to NZ around 950AD. Taputapuatea was very old then. If 1600AD it is an officially accepted date there, then please google Maori history and correct those official sources. MaoriBoyNZ

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    Nov 9, 2005 at 1:25 AM

    I'll have to learn how to scuba-dive! But this will be the place I return next time :-)

  • cazz38's Profile Photo
    Feb 22, 2005 at 11:58 AM

    Helga this looks like paradise,lovely pictures.

  • Jim_Eliason's Profile Photo
    Jan 30, 2005 at 10:23 AM

    fantastic photos and tips!

  • hunterV's Profile Photo
    Jan 10, 2005 at 1:09 PM

    Very nice views! Must be a great trip there!

  • Maillekeul's Profile Photo
    Oct 31, 2004 at 12:08 AM

    I fonally made it to Raiatea... It's paradisiac over there !!! Thanks for your tips !!! Cheers

  • aussiedoug's Profile Photo
    Jul 11, 2004 at 5:57 AM

    Gr8 tips on a beautiful spot Helga. Next time you are here you must make a little detour & visit us inAustralia.

  • Luchonda's Profile Photo
    Jun 20, 2004 at 1:28 AM

    This bay and resort must be great ! Inviting page Helga !!

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