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travel42 Port Guide: Raiatea

Raiatea travel42 Port of Call Guide

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...

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