Near Bora Bora and Huahine in the Society group, 135 mi/220 km northwest of Papeete, Raiatea is a large and tall volcanic island whose central mountains reach heights of 3,350 ft/1,000 m. (Mount Temehani is the highest point—be sure to see its radiant tiare apetahi
flowers.) Its twin island, Tahaa, sits just across a mile-/kilometer-wide lagoon.
Despite its size, Raiatea has less to offer visitors than do Tahaa and nearby Huahine and Bora Bora. Its central location and large lagoon hav... Subscribe to travel42 to read the full Destination Guide. travel42 offers professionally written guides on more than 5,700 travel destinations and ports-of-call worldwide. Go to travel-42.com to learn more, or call 1.866.566.8136 to subscribe. Copyright (c) 2014 Northstar Travel Media, LLC. travel42.