POLYNESIA - Moorea
A Guest House "Fare" Ideally located on the island of Moorea. Close from spots
The Kaveka chefs specialize in Chinese, French, Tahitian, and American
Cuisine. Our over-water restaurant on exotic Cook’s bay remains as one
of Moorea’s favorite gathering places for an astonishing dining
Leeward Islands’ latitude is perfectly located to get SW swells of the Southern Pacific from April to October, providing waves from 1.30 to 5 meters.The rest of the year, regular waves from 0.60 to 1.60 meters water the spots. Regular and solid conditions host those Pacific islands.
WINDS & TIDES
Dominating winds blow E/SE, sometimes with strength. During the wet season from November to April, they are N/NE oriented. Strong in the morning, the conditions easily shift to a flat ocean.Be careful to the coral bottom full of fire coral and violent currents.Not much tide – Respect the locals, sometimes unfriendly on the most famous spots such as Moorea or even Huahine.Bring boots and some guts for the heavy days.
Hauru Taotai : Quality reef spots – You can choose between fun, hollow and fast rights or leftS Cook Bay -
Irihonu : Reef spots accessible from Bali Hai hotel – Choose between right and left unrolling in N/W swell.
Temae : A long and handy right on the island’s East coast. Do not forget to respect locals starting from the peak.
Haapiti : A nice left working in small swell – on the island’s S/W.
Atiha : A quality left on Haapiti’s Southeast.
Air temperature : 30°C (Summer) / 25°C (Winter)
Water temperature : 26°C (Summer) / 25°C (Winter)
You had several choice : your honey moon, your computer screenshot , and the pictures seen on TV during long winter evenings : …And then you decide.The surf trip you have always waited for will be in Polynesia ! Everything matches : powerful waves on the reef, the smell of the vahines’ tiaré (Polynesian flower), languishing islands from where you never want to go back.The lapping of the pirogue taking you to the pass of Papara or to Teahupoo, then later a surf session on Haapiti’s left to Moorea or again a great score on Fitii’s rights on Huahine Island.Society Islands still remain the first place to go for a surf trip in the Pacific…
Polynesia’s islands were inhabited by ancestors of the actual autochthons from 200 before our era, maybe even before that.The first European visitors were in the 16th century, Portuguese-Spanish whose discoveries did not lead anywhere. In the 18th century, important discoveries increased. In June 1767, the ship of the British navigator Captain Wallis took over the island under the name of the British King.The following year, the French navigator Louis-Antoine de Bougainville asserted the island under the name of the French King and named it “Nouvelle Cythère” and brought a Tahitian back to France, which caused the legend of the “noble savage” from Rousseau and make all the fantasies become true about those distant islands of the Southern Pacific.
Then, from 1769 to 1777, Captain James Cook visited three times Tahiti and Leeward Islands, Austral Islands and Marquesas Islands. It is in 1769 that James Cook took over the group of islands and named it Society Islands.Laton on, Polynesia witnessed the conflicts between France and England while Tahiti had became an important port in the Pacific.
At that time, Hapai, the Polynesian chief claimed its supremacy on the archipelagos and created with its British allies, Pomare dynasty (1762-1880) which was the only one to reign in Tahiti. Since the wedding of the British banker Alexander Salmon with Princess Ariitaimai in January 1842, mixed weddings became numerous.During the second half of the 19th century, « Demis » became great landlords and were hired in the Administration. At the end of World War II, minds changed with the Polynesian soldiers coming back and the political wake up of the Tahitians. They began to think about their autonomy, considered before as hardened.
A new era of decolonization began, with new institutional status for Polynesia. Under the Cadre’s law of 1957, the archipelagos of the “Etablissements français d’Océanie” took the name of French Polynesia.After going through the Western culture for a long time, the Polynesians discover again their heritage and emphasize it. Craftsmen, dance, archaeology, tattooing are the most famous demonstrations.
French Polynesia is located 6 000 km West of Chile, 5 200 km East of Australia, 6 200 km Southwest of California’s coasts and 16 000 km of Paris.Huge, much crumbled, it constitutes 118 islands born from volcanic eruptions, only 6 of themthat go beyond 100 km.
They are gathered in five archipelagos :
Society Islands, where there is the national capital Papeete, and Bora Bora and Moorea.
Austral Islands, with five highlands (similar to mountains resting upon the surface of the ocean, with a coral reef belt coming from the central lagoon).
Tuamotu Islands, composed of 77 atolls expanding more than 1 500 km and reveal fabulous waves to discover in a surfing cruise.
Gambier Islands, situated 1 600 km from Tahiti and Marquesas Islands made off fifteen highlands and dark rocked islets or so, not too far from the equator.
455€ for 7 nigthsPrice includes
Price per Person for 7 nights in Garden Bungalow - Occupancy Triple
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