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Huahine is actually two islands called
Huahine-Nui and Huahine-Iti (Big Huahine and Little Huahine).
Connected by a short bridge, both islands can be easily explored
in one or two days. It is generally regarded as the cradle of ancient
Polynesian civilization. As lush and beautiful as Bora Bora and
Moorea, this island has far less tourists, and two of its drawing
points for those who stay here are solitude and quietness. There
is an abundance of maraes (Polynesian temples), including Maeva,
the former royal village, which offers a glimpse back into a civilization
or over 1,000 years ago. Huahine is also considered the garden isle
of Tahiti because of its agricultural richness. Its main village
is Fare, where frequent ferries from Papeete arrive.