Discover Raivavae: A Haven of Paradise in the Austral Islands

Make a stopover in the Pacific’s best-kept secret: Raivavae, a pearl within the jewel of the Austral Islands that reveals itself to those who choose the adventure of an exceptional cruise. Here, far from the hustle and bustle of the beaten path, you will discover an island where nature expresses itself with a purity and beauty rarely matched.

Raivavae, also called Vavitu, is not just a stopover; it’s an immersion into a preserved way of life and breathtaking nature. The village of Rairua, the capital of the island, is an ideal starting point for exploring its four villages and for climbing Mount Hiro, from where you can admire an unrivaled view of the lagoon dotted with its 28 motu.

Your excursion to Raivavae is more than just a visit; it’s an ode to pure beauty, a journey to the very essence of French Polynesia. Do not miss the opportunity to tread on the lands of Ra’ivavae, where Queen Pomare IV saw a “path leading to heaven.” Join us for this enchanting experience and discover why Raivavae remains etched in the hearts of travelers long after their return.

Highlights of Your Visit to Raivavae

  • The Vaiamanu Motu

    Experience tranquility on this pure white sandbank, encircling turquoise waters ideal for swimming and relaxation.

  • The Tikis, Cultural Heritage

    Discover a unique smiling tiki, a legacy of the island’s ancestral traditions, and deepen your knowledge of Raivavae’s fascinating local history.

  • Pristine Nature

    Let yourself be enchanted by the soothing sounds of wildlife, the gentle waves of the ocean, and the light breeze that characterizes “the open sky.”

  • Local Crafts

    Admire the delicate art of shell necklace making, a specialized craft of Raivavae, showcasing the richness of local handicrafts.

Practical Information on the Excursion

  • Duration: Full Day.
  • Difficulty: Accessible to All.
  • Departure/Arrival Point: The Island’s Port.
  • Included: Lunch (other meals are served onboard the Tuhaa Pae).
  • To Bring: Hat or Cap, Sunscreen, Mosquito Repellent.
  • Price: Included with Your Cruise