Galley Wench Tales

Exploring the world through the people we meet
and the food they eat.

Huahine Iti view, near a large marae.

For a mere $35 we rented a scooter for a half day* island tour of Huahine, French Polynesia.

Huahine high point a little above the prior photo. 
These colors are not photo-shopped!
Surfer inspiring waves just outside Huahine’s protective reef.

For play, Huahine’s simple beauty, friendly locals, relaxed pace and affordability, it’s our favorite French Polynesian Society Island — over Bora Bora, Tahiti and Moorea.  Kind of like a really comfortable pair of well-worn jeans that fit perfectly.  If that;s up your alley more than its glitzy neighbors, check out Huahine!

A more peaceful stretch of idyllic Huahine, French Polynesia.
Photos don’t quite do this Huahine spot justice!

*Our scooter rental came from the little shop to the right of the Super U grocery store in Fare, Huahine.  It wasn’t as comfortable as the Puegot Tweet scooters we rented in Moorea or Bora Bora but then they were almost twice the price.

Another stunningly beautiful Huahine overlook.

Want to see more of Huahine?  Check these posts
Tiki telephone
Blue-eyed eels of Huahine
Caution – coconuts ahead in Huahine
Location Location

We anchored outside Huahine’s most populous town, Fare (S16.42.943 W151.02.321) and left there this morning. We’re currently in Viatape, Bora Bora (S16.20.995 W151.45.388). That will be our last stop before our 90 day visa expires July 21st (unless we slip off to Maupiti first). Then it’s on to Tonga with a stop in American Samoa and potentially Cook’s Suwarrow on the way. Will set several catch-up blog posts to run while we’re on passage, internet permitting.