Sandalwood, a precious goods for the Polynesians!

Tweet The sandalwood is a tree which grows in French Polynesia, India, Nepal, Australia, in New Caledonia and Hawaii. Known to man for at least 4,000 years, this wood has a pleasant fragrance. It is used as incense, but also … Continue reading

Discover the Blacktip sharks, an inhabitant of the Polynesian lagoons

Tweet This week, let’s discover a shark that inhabits the coral reefs of Polynesia, Blacktip Shark, more commonly called “Vaki” or “Ma’o Mauri” in Tahitian.     The scientific name of the Blacktip shark is Carcharhinus melanopteru, its coat is … Continue reading

The Tiare Apetahi, a unique flower…

Tweet   Tahiti Cruise and Vacation makes you discover this week an exceptional flower by its shape and the place where it grows … Let’s discover this endemic flower of Raiatea island.   The Tiare Apetahi is a lobiacée flower … Continue reading

Stone fishing, an ancestral tradition

Tweet Traditional lagoon fishing techniques are numerous in French Polynesia and can vary from island to island. This week, let’s discover an ancient fishing method employed in the lagoons of the Leeward Islands, particularly on Maupiti island, the stone fishing! … Continue reading

The 22th edition of the Hawaiki Nui Va’a on next November 5,6,7!!

Tweet Involve with us for the most beautiful and the hardest Polynesian outrigger race in the world, Hawaiki Nui Va’a!   The most popular Polynesian canoe race is back! As every year, more than a hundred of Polynesian and international … Continue reading