Huahine is an island in the French Polynesian Society Islands, located in the South Pacific Ocean. French Polynesia is an "overseas country" of 118 islands that are part of France, divided into five groups (Society Islands, Tuamotu Archipelago, Gambier Islands, Marquesas Islands, & Austral Islands). Huahine is 77.6 square kilometers (30 square miles) in size, and home to about 6,300 people! The desolate beauty of this island does not get the attention it deserves, as some of the other French Polynesian islands do. It's just beautiful.
Best Time to Visit & Climate The climate in Huahine is always tropical, but can change minimally, depending on the amount of rainfall.
Dry Season (winter): June through November is considered peak season. The prices are at their highest, and the crowded can be quite dense, at times. June through September are the driest months. Coolest month is July. August is the driest month. Temperature range from a high of 26-28°C (80-83°F), and a low of 20-22°C (69-71°F).
Wet Season (summer): December through March is considered low season. The prices are at their lowest, and there are no crowds. Hottest month is January. Wettest month is December. Temperatures range from a high of 28-29°C (83-84°F), and a low of 22-23°C (72-73°F).
Shoulder Season: April & May are great months to travel to Bora Bora, right before the seasons change. The prices tend to be a bit lower, and the crowds are almost non-existent. Temperatures range from a high of 27-28°C (82-83°F), to a low of 22-23°C (72-73°F).
I traveled to Huahine mid-July, and had the most beautiful weather! There wasn't a drop of rain, and I had the most beautiful blue skies!
Maitai Lapita Village Huahine One of the things I loved most about Maitai Lapita Village Huahine is its unique appearance! The water bungalows at this fabulous resort, are over a lake instead of the lagoon! I loved the contrast of the greens against the blue sky, along with the still waters of the lake which gave a perfect reflection! Not only is the island of Huahine pretty desolate, but so is the resort, and that is a great thing! It feels like you have this little slice of heaven to yourself! The beach area is absolutely gorgeous, and the pool area is stunning, with a great view! The staff were all so friendly and eager to help, and the restaurant & bar has such a delicious selection!
Exploring Huahine I explored the beautiful island of Huahine by bus and foot! I loved the vibe on this island because there, less is more! There isn't much to do for entertainment, as most enjoyment comes from enjoying the natural beauty of the island! With the countless volcanic peaks, hidden beaches, lush surroundings, kind locals, and incredible view, this island surely does not get the recognition it should! I think that is one thing that makes it so fantastic, though, because it's not a well-known destination. I would absolutely come back to this surreal unspoiled paradise!