Satellite photo of Raiatea
(Society Islands)

    Second bigger island of The Society Islands behind Tahiti, Raiatea is bathed by the same lagoon as the island of Tahaa located in the north. It counts 11.000 inhabitants, who live mainly on agriculture and on the culture of pearl oysters wich produce the famous black pearls of Tahiti. Tahitians traditionally call this island Havai'i.

The Windward Islands : Tahiti  Moorea  Maiao  Mehetia  Tetiaroa  The Leeward Islands : Bora-Bora  Huahine  Maupiti  Raiatea  Tahaa  Manuae  Maupihaa  Motu One  Tupai