We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.
Review Highlights
The Culture of Polynesia

An interesting historical site to visit which gives you an understanding of their past. Guides are... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Barbara C
Wilmington, North Carolina
via mobile
Glimpse into the history of Polynesia

Was here as part of an overall tour. Interesting history lesson on Polynesia. The guide is what... read more

Reviewed April 4, 2018
Bayville, New Jersey
Read all 91 reviews
All photos (43)
Full view
Certificate of Excellence
Traveler Overview
  • Excellent48%
  • Very good38%
  • Average13%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible0%
Travelers talk about
Suggested duration: < 1 hour
Huahine, 98731, French Polynesia
Top Selling Tours & Activities in and around Huahine
Reviews (91)
Filter reviews
34 results
Traveler rating
Traveler type
Time of year
More languages
Show reviews that mention
All reviews polynesian culture great place to learn french polynesia museum kings history structure honor guide island fp
Updating list...
1 - 10 of 34 reviews
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

An interesting historical site to visit which gives you an understanding of their past. Guides are very knowledgeable. Enjoyed our visit.

Thank Barbara C
Reviewed April 4, 2018

Was here as part of an overall tour. Interesting history lesson on Polynesia. The guide is what makes the tour and their knowledge/presentation of how it was in ancient Polynesia.. Disappointed we did not get inside the replica structure though.

Thank dinerdon
Reviewed March 21, 2018

As part of a bus tour sponsored by our cruise ship Oceania, my husband and I visited here in pouring down rain, and were part of the very few in a packed bus willing to embrace the weather to get inside. Instead of leading us...More

Thank M H
Reviewed January 12, 2018

Definitely worth stopping by if you are doing a round-the-island ride or going somewhere. Wouldn't necessarily go exclusively just to see them.

Thank Danail D
Reviewed December 11, 2017

A great place to visit and one of the best Maraes that we visited. Take time to read the boards and absorb the historic culture of the island. Human sacrifice, cannibalism, hunting, fishing and village life. Outside the honour stones of the kings have been...More

Thank Allgoodthyngs
Reviewed December 6, 2017

Great place to learn some of the history of French Polynesia..interesting exhibit and panel boards to help you learn.

Reviewed October 30, 2017

One of the best restored locations in all of french Polynesia and if you enjoy this type of history you shouldn't miss it. Well worth the excursion to see.

Thank RC30319
Reviewed June 26, 2017

This was a tour stop for us, although I have seen many maraes in FP, on several islands now. This is unquestionably the most stunning on Huahine, on the North end of the island with the Maeva, which is really fascinating (we spent over an...More

2  Thank Aqusite
Reviewed January 18, 2017

There are displays outside and inside. They are written in English, French and Tahitian. I enjoyed the toys made out of coconut shells and the drill made out of a coconut shell. The people who work there will answer your questions. If nothing else, seeing...More

1  Thank travellerMinnesota
Reviewed January 16, 2017

Huahine is rich in archaeological sites, and this is one of the more impressive ones. In order to fully appreciate, and even fully access, these sites, it's probably best to hire a guide expressly for that purpose. Otherwise, this is a good place to start,...More

Thank LibbyTeal
View more reviews
Nearby HotelsSee all 3 nearby hotels
Maitai Lapita Village Huahine
720 reviews
3.15 miles away
Royal Huahine
528 reviews
5.75 miles away
Hotel Le Mahana
906 reviews
7.94 miles away
Hotel Atiapiti
121 reviews
26.05 miles away
Nearby RestaurantsSee all 12 nearby restaurants
Chez Tara
423 reviews
7.87 miles away
Opoa Beach Restaurant
205 reviews
26.28 miles away
Tahaa Matai
57 reviews
33.35 miles away
Lagoon Restaurant by Jean-Georges
493 reviews
49.09 miles away
Nearby AttractionsSee all 27 nearby attractions
Huahine Pearl Farm
255 reviews
2.25 miles away
Fare, in Huahine, FP
81 reviews
3.05 miles away
Galerie 'Umatatea
26 reviews
.89 miles away
Questions & Answers
Get quick answers from Sito Archeologico Di Maeva staff and past visitors.
Note: your question will be posted publicly on the Questions & Answers page.
Posting guidelines