The Tiki Village was created in 1984, by Olivier Briac, a theater actor passionate about Polynesian culture. After years of traveling around the world, he decided to create a Traditional Polynesian Village on Moorea Island in order to promote and to keep alive Polynesian culture.
About 20 families have been living in the village since then: they welcome visitors during day time and on evenings too, and show them Polynesia’s past and present wonders.
Wickerwork, Tifaifai, pareo painting, etc. are still done in the village; they are shown to the visitors and taught to the young generation to ensure these ancient skills live on.
A renovation program has been in progress following a change of owner: a refresh of buildings and new ideas such as a cultural exhibition around different themes:
Discover French Polynesia
Tahiti and its outfits
Polynesian people and navigation
The Great Men of French Polynesia
The Great Tahitian pearl
Fauna and Flora of The Islands