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Centrally located, on the sacred island of Raiatea of Society Islands in French Polynesia, Villa Tonoï proposes you rental accomodations, activities and cruises. It’s privileged place for holidays, business trip or romantic escapades.
Close to Raiatea downtown, Villa Tonoï is ahead the main pass Te Ava Piti. In front of you, admire all Polynesia magnificence, fantastic views on lagoons, Motus and the next island Huahine. Villa Tonoï is a quiet and heartful place, where everybody can make the most of intimate spaces or places of atmosphere.
Vila Tonoï offers 3 bungalows, sleeping 4 people each, with an equipped kitchen, bathroom and private terrace. Each bungalow has a magnificent view over the lagoon, the Te Ava Piti pass or Huahine Island.
There is a large offer in activities on land or in the ocean.
Best known in French Polynesia are the Society Islands consisting of the Windward Group (Tahiti, Moorea, Tetiaroa) and the Leeward Group (Huahinè, Raiatea /Tahaa, Maupiti and Bora Bora). Being only 200km (125mi) west of Tahiti, the Leeward Islands get pounded by the same swells; reef passes being the only surf spots. Most local wave-riders have escaped the Tahitian crowds to enjoy a privileged environment of idyllic tubular waves with a handful of close friends. Because these islands are so remote, with a long history of resistance against the official government, a strong feeling of ownership of the spots, namely localism, has developed. The “Black Shorts” on Huahine and Raiatea will only let outsiders surf with them once they have proved themselves to be their friends and loyal to the surf. This involves a long process of copious drinking at the local bars with them and much banter, handshaking, chest pounding and talking surf. Not everyone can do this so a cool attitude, a very low profile and a willingness to leave the surf if harassed are all essential ingredients.
French Polynesia’s second largest island, Raiatea, is considered the traditional center of religion and culture, where many voyages of Pacific discovery started. The surf spots are more remote and quality is highly dependent on swell direction and wind exposure. Surfing very early and preferably alone will help. It’s a year round destination, favouring north winds (Nov-April) for the epic righthanders like Fitii. North Pacific swells arrive 3-5 days after hitting Hawaii and despite the large distances travelled, there’s no shadowing en-route, delivering anything from 3-10ft (1-3m) reef perfection. The S swell season lasts the majority of the year, with the peak months being May-September, entering through a broad swell window spanning from SE to SW. Dominant winds are E-SE trades, strongest from July-Sept, before shifting NE and calming down in summer (Jan-March).
( Source: Stormrider Guide )