Huahine Might Just Be French Polynesia's Best-Kept Secret

 The untouched beauty of Huahine. Image courtesy of  Wasim Muklashy / Wasim of Nazareth .

The untouched beauty of Huahine. Image courtesy of Wasim Muklashy / Wasim of Nazareth.

 

Located in the society islands, Huahine is truly one of Tahiti's hidden gems

Huahine may not be a household name like Bora Bora, Moorea or Tahiti—that’s because this sleepy island in the South Pacific is one of Polynesia’s best-kept secrets. 

Set in a gorgeous lagoon, Huahine is dotted with several mountain peaks in which the highest, Mount Turi, reaches some 2,200 feet high. Formally home to Polynesian royalty, Huahine has the highest concentration of pre-European marae (sacred meeting places) in all of Polynesia. 

I had the pleasure of visiting the island with superswell VR and Samsung to film a series of 360-degree videos. And, this week, I was feeling nostalgic Huahine's warm waters, hiking, snorkeling and ancient religious sites. This video only goes to show how much fun there is to be hand on this hidden isle. If you like to travel off the beaten path and you’re considering a trip to the islands of the South Pacific, be sure to put Huahine at the top of your list. 
 

 
 

My trip to Huahine was made possible by Tahiti Tourisme and Samsung Research North America. Views expressed are my own. To watch our 360-degree videos about the islands of Tahiti, go here.