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Huahine Island is one of the lessor traveled French Polynesian Society Islands. This means that in comparison to more touristed islands like Moorea, Tahiti, or
Bora bora, there is less shopping opportunities and not as many restaurant choices.
(but the ones that are here are excellent!)
Basic services are mostly found in Fare and are similiar to all other Society Islands: post office, tourism and real estate offices, laundromats, pharmacies, general stores, etc.
Let this page be your starting guide to figuring out what's what, where to shop, what to buy, and what and where to eat on Huahine.
The most notable examples of each category are listed below...
TST makes choosing your favorite island activity easy! If you want MORE choices, simply check out our other "To Do" pages: WATERSPORTS, ISLAND FUN, ADVENTURES, RECREATION & GAMES, or RELAXATION.
Wan't more? Be sure and explore our "WHAT TO SEE" section for even more sightseeing and exploring ideas, touring information, island attractions, and other interesting things to see and do!
of the shopping on Huahine is in the village of Fare. There, you will find a
nice assortment of stores, boutiques and business from which to buy lots of
Polynesian goodies. The larger hotels also have gift stores of their own as
well as do a few other businesses on the island listed below.
Buy a fine piece of art, unique handycraft, or T-shirt. Pick up some food, get some fishing supplies, whatever... Basic categories for shopping are as follows:
Shops & Boutiques
All kinds of Polynesian goodies!
This section features interesting gift
shops and boutiques selling gift ideas like island handicrafts, clothing,
paintings, paraeus, shells, books, art, nick nacks and much, much more.
Fare wharf, P.O. Box 596- 98 731, Fare- HUAHINE
Telephone/ Fax- (689)
TE NUI TA' UE
Fare wharf, P.O. Box 70- 98 731, Fare- HUAHINE
HUAHINE PEARL & POTTERY
Faie Marina, P.O. Box 31- 98 731, Fare- HUAHINE
PK 1, Fare, P.O. Box 18- 98 731, Fare- HUAHINE
STUDIO PHOTO JOJO
Fare wharf, P.O. Box 81- 98 731, Fare- HUAHINE
Telephone/ Fax- (689) 68.89.16, Fax- (689) 68.73.77
Motu Maeva, P.O. Box 523- 98 731, Fare- HUAHINE
68.81.72, Fax- (689) 68.78.15
General merchandise stores on Huahine are mostly found in the main village of Fare, with a few others scattered around the island road at random locations. From cleaning, plumbing, and building supplies to clothing, food, music, etc., these stores are where the locals shop for their daily goods.
Exact listings coming soon...
Black Pearls & Jewelry
Black Pearls of French Polynesia are so famous and coveted that TST has dedicated
a seperate shopping
category for these amazing South seas' treasures.
Well known for their quality
and beauty, Tahiti and her
surrounding islands are the leading black pearl exporters in the entire world.
Besides for the giftshops in the large
hotels, there is one prominent pearl store on Huahine:
HUAHINE PEARL & POTTERY
Faie Marina, P.O. Box 31- 98 731, Fare- HUAHINE,
Pearl and jewelry giftshop locate on Huahine's only pearl farm. Featuring loose and mounted Tahitian black pearls.
Of course all inhabited islands of French
Polynesia need basic services for day to day living. Examples range from
health and personal care to travel and real estate agents and cybercafes,
post offices, visitors bureaus, etc.
The more common "services" of Huahine are found here:
Drug Store/ Pharmacy
Details coming soon...
Everyone needs to wash their clothes! Here's a laundromat on Huahine to get 'em clean:
LAVERIE HUAHINE MATIC
Located near downtown Fare on Immeuble Rine- HUAHINE,
Wash and dry laundromat. Open Monday- Saturday- 8-11:45 am, then 1:30-4:30 pm, Sundays- 8am- 2pm
Real Estate: See TST's Real Estate section for more information and listings!
Huahine has an office whose goal is to help island visitors with information and general assistance regarding tourism for Huahine in much the same way Tahiti Sun Travel does!
If you need further clarifications of tourism material found in this website that we can't answer, TST recommends printing out our pages and bringing them to the tourist bureau on the island!
HUAHINE VISITORS BUREAU
PO. Box 268- 98 731 Fare- HUAHINE, Telephone and fax: (689) 68.78.81, Representative: Mrs. Georgette ITCHNER
8-4 Monday- Thursday, 8-3 on Fridays, and closed weekends.
(They are not
known to have a website yet, but claim to want one)
There is one post office on Huahine and its
located in downtown Fare. Details coming as soon as we can get them.
Points" & Cafes
The cyber cafe "scene"
on Huahine is still very limited, however, it's been getting better over the
years. What most urbanites and travelers take for granted as "cyber
cafes" really haven't existed on any Society Island other than Tahiti
(in Papeete) until recently.
Instead, as the internet began to make its
mark on these islands, "cyber points" began springing up in random
places. (Basically, a society island "cyber point" is a no frills
access point to the internet and little else.) No ambiance or amenities offered.
Many were located in the backs of shops or in some dark room, and have the
slowest of slow computers... until recently...
It now seems the cyber cafe bug has hit
these islands like it has in every other developing country on earth and the
whole scene is quickly improving. Huahine actually has a few decent places
to get online and surf, check emails, etc.
TAHITI SUN TRAVEL RECOMMENDS:
CHEZ GUYNETTE- CYBER POINT
Located at the Chez Guynette Pension on the Fare Wharf, PO.
Box 87, Fare- HUAHINE, Telephone- (689) 68.83.75
Surf the web or check emails while you sip a coffee or cold beer. Our internet link is one of the island's fastest. We also have a
comfortable restaurant for lunches and evening drinks. Accept
Visa and Mastercards
DINING / EATING
Huahine Island has a handful of restaurants to enjoy. As with most of the other Society Islands, dining locations can be divided between
the restaurants at the various hotels and pensions, and private, non-hotel
Cuisine ranges from basic island staples like fruits and fish dishes to world
class French and international cuisine, prepared by a variety of chefs, some
imported directly from Paris!
Most of the restaurants serve delicious food, but you may have to sample
different restaurants before you find one that suits your own particular taste and budget.
& FRENCH CUISINE
of the restaurants on Huahine feature fine French and Tahitian style cooking
techniques and dishes. Here's some choices:
TAHITI SUN TRAVEL RECOMMENDS:
BP 473, Fare- HUAHINE, Telephone-(689) 68.86.49,
Distance to airport: 25 Km., Distance to ferrydock: 20 Km.
All major credit cards accepted.
put, our FULL SERVICE BAR & RESTAURANT is THE PLACE TO BE on Huahine.
We are well known on the island for our delicious cooking, excellent cocktails,
fine view, and friendly "cultural" atmosphere.
Try our POLYNESIAN SPECIALTY DISHES for an unforgettable experience in fine
dining. WE SERVE FRESH FISH EVERYDAY!
Located in the most beautiful bay on HUAHINE, our restaurant is located
on a PUBLIC ACCESS BEACH, on the Pension MAUARII grounds.
AND THE REST OF THE LISTINGS:
Telephone- (689) 68.78.54
Bar and Restaurant. Specializing in brunches. Poisson Crue, fish dishes, lobster, exotic fruit and drinks.
PO. Box 59- 98 731, Fare- HUAHINE
Telephone- (689) 68.70.81/ 68.81.76
Restaurant/ snack bar on the beach. Draft beer specials, Cocktails, French Tahitian and Chinese cuisine at reasonable prices.
Located at the Chez Guynette Pension on the Fare Wharf,
PO. Box 87, Fare- HUAHINE, Telephone-
A popular restaurant for lunches and evening drinks is located right on our pension premises. Accept Visa and Mastercards
Fare Wharf, PO. Box 596- 98 731, Fare- HUAHINE
Telephone- (689) 68.71.09/ 68.75.12
PK 1, Fare, PO. Box 37- 98 731, Fare- HUAHINE
Telephone/ Fax- (689) 68.82.37
PO. Box 693- 98 731, Fare- HUAHINE
Telephone- (689) 68.80.52, Fax- (689) 68.81.51
Maroe bay/ C/o Bellevue Hotel, PO. Box 21- 98 731, Fare- HUAHINE,
Telephone- (689) 68.82.76, Fax- (689) 68.85.35
The family run, local food trucks on Huahine are known as "les Roulettes"
as they are on the other islands, but this term isn't really heard much... It's a generic term meaning "rolling
food trucks", and that's exactly what they are... Many of the
local people dine at these trucks daily or in their homes. The food can range from basic island
food to chinese dishes, etc.
Economic and tasty, these are always TST's favorite places
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