travel42 Port Guide: Raiatea

travel42 Professional Cruise Port of Call Review

Near Bora Bora and Huahine in the Society group, 135 mi/220 km northwest of Papeete and a 45-minute flight from Tahiti Island, Raiatea is a large and tall volcanic island whose central mountains reach heights of 3,350 ft/1,000 m. Formerly named Hava'i, Raiatea was the first Polynesian island to be populated. Its twin island, Tahaa, sits just across a mile-/kilometer-wide lagoon.

Mount Temehani, Raiatea's highest point, is known for its tiare apetahi, a flower endemic of the island and f...

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