When you go cruising in Fare Village waters, you encounter the delights of the largest settlement on Huahine. The village has a variety of restaurants, shops, and several small hotels. When the inter-island freighters dock at the wharf, much of the population turns out for a party. The scene is evocative of life in the Tahitian Leeward Islands, where the sea is still the lifeline, as it has been for millennia in these waters. Huahine is a large, agricultural island, with plantations nestled in the valleys and lowlands. Its interior is mountainous. Maroe Bay on the east side and Port Bourayne on the west side nearly cut Huahine in two. The small passage between them does indeed separate Huahine into two islands.
No moorings are available. Anchor off the west end of Fare Village, just inside the pass through the reef. There’s good protection from the prevailing easterly winds.
Dinghy dockage: Dinghy dockage is available.
Going ashore to see the island by rented car takes you on quiet country roads weaving through the valleys and hills. Vanilla plantations spread out from the roadside and climb the hills. Horseback riding is another option and a great way to see the interior. Spending some time at the Huahine Shack sipping a cool drink is a must for cruisers.
Water is available at the commercial dock. Car rentals are available.