Raiatea Hotels. This is an island rich with cultural and historical importance. Believed to be the birthplace of Polynesia, Raiatea has a fascinating and intriguing heritage. Here you are invited to immerse yourself in the stories and legends of ancient Polynesia. Whether you are looking to explore the ancient temple of Marae Taputapuatea, explore the inner jungles or sail the translucent waters on a chartered catamaran, Raiatea is certain to capture your heart. You’ll find two charming hotels on the island. There is the Opoa Beach and the Raiatea Lodge. In addition, there are several pensions and guesthouses.