Historical Preservation

We work with the Ministry of Culture to restore important historical sites on Tetiaroa Atoll, including important ancient marae, sacred ceremonial and social gathering places that are found throughout Polynesia. The Maitai Lapita Village Huahine features an on-site museum dedicated to French Polynesia’s oldest archaeological sites.


The InterContinental Tahiti Resort & Spa regularly hosts TEDx talks and keynote speakers that explore Polynesia’s fascinating cultural heritage.

Mini Heiva

Pacific Beachcomber sponsors a staff dance group that performs in the internationally recognized island-wide Heiva, a quintessential celebration of Polynesian culture featuring traditional dance, music, sports, ceremonies, and competitions. Guests at the InterContinental Tahiti Resort & Spa are treated to a Mini Heiva festival to enjoy and share in our Tahitian traditions.

Cultural Performance

Each of our properties hosts immersive Polynesian performances featuring local artists, musicians and dancers, including the award-winning Hei Tahiti dance troupe, accompanied by an authentic French Polynesian meal.

Traditional Handicrafts

Our properties invite guests to join local artisans in creating traditional handicrafts—such as coconut leaf weavings and pareo dyeing—and in making the local culinary speciality, poisson cru.