Known as the “Vanilla Island”, Taha’a is richly blessed with lush untamed mountains and valleys, shimmering translucent lagoons, virgin ‘motu’ islets, vanilla plantations and exotic tropical flora generating a “giant colourful and fragrant garden”. The vast lagoon that surrounds Taha’a is dotted with many motu.
Learn from the experienced growers just what it takes to produce this versatile and sought-after spice. Another fantastic scuba diving opportunity awaits you on Taha’a with pristine coral gardens around the matu. Once you come back from the ocean, expect to taste the delicious, fresh vanillin air with your first breath – and then every breath after that. The whole island is alive with the aromas making it heaven for vanilla lovers. Taha’a is renowned for its exceptionally high quailty of pearls, watermelon, vanilla and copra productions, and is home to a Sea Turtle Protection Centre.