LAIE, Hawaii – Visitors can now become even more immersed in the Polynesian Cultural Center’s (PCC) island village of Tahiti with the recently completed Fare Potee (Chief’s hut) and Marae (Ancient Temple). The unveiling of these two structures brings to a close the second of three renovation phases in the Tahiti village. The final phase will include construction of the Fare Taotoraa (Family Dwelling) and Fare More (Skirt Hut).
“Now, more than ever, guests will be able to experience ancient Tahiti. The Fare Potee and Marae were major pillars in any Tahitian village, and the completion of these in our own village is a significant milestone that will help enhance guests’ experience and cultural understanding,” said Raymond Mariteragi, Cultural Islands Manager at PCC, “Ultimately, it is our hope that we will never run out of authentic materials whose values determine who we are.”
The completion of the renovations comes just in time for the opening of the PCC’s newest of the eight “Go Native!” activities premiering this year. A traditional Te Here celebration, where couples can participate in a traditional Tahitian ceremony that celebrates their love and commitment for one another, perfect for unique vow renewal, anniversaries or to just remind that special someone what they mean to you.
The PCC also completed renovations of its Marquesas exhibit earlier this year and is expected to complete an overhaul on its Gateway and Ambassador Restaurants later this summer.