Also called Vavitu and regarded as the wildest of the French Polynesia islands, Raivavae is also said to be one of the most beautiful islands of the South Pacific.
Its sublime emerald lagoon and its myriad of Motu (white sand islets) is the refuge for a multitude of seabirds, its floury-white sandy beaches are the gems of the South Seas.
Raivavae also offers mountainous landscapes where all the greens of Mother Nature paint this luxuriance.
The inhabitants of Raivavae have a peaceful traditional life in 5 villages with pastel coloured houses: Rairua, Mahanatoa, Anatonu, Vaiuru, and Matotea, where anything that is superficial gives way to essential things.
The attractions are varied on this enchanting island … taking a bath in the clear turquoise water, walking on the reef, having a picnic on a Motu, taking a boat trip around the island,
visiting the archaeological sites such as Marae Pua Pua Tiare (ancient open air sacred temple) which is very well preserved and which still has all the mystery of ancient times, in particular its vertically positioned stones and “the” stone which rings out when you hit it… guided or unguided hikes of which one that will take you to Mount Hiro at 438 meters altitude… a raised path which crosses over roads full of trees and flowers … many things to discover on the sweet island of Raivavae.