Fakarava

Fakarava

General information

  • Archipelago : Tuamotu
  • Population : 1 581

Why Fakarava ?

  • Its beautiful lagoon classified as a biosphere reserve by UNESCO
  • Its extraordinary diving sites
  • The soothing beauty of its two atolls

Between Sea and Sky

Second largest atoll after Rangiroa and ancient capital of the Tuamotu Archipelago, Fakarava is filled with numerous unexplored « motus » (islets) awaiting new adventurers to discover those pink sand beaches shaded by rows of coconut trees and crystal-clear waters. Protected by the UNESCO charts, Fakarava is proud of its biosphere and rare crustaceans such as squills or sea cicadas.

Information

450 kilometers from Papeete, Fakarava is the second largest atoll of Polynesia. Like her big sister Rangiroa, this island is famous for its exceptional dive sites, especially the north pass that is, at 1 500 meters, the widest in Polynesia. A biosphere reserve of UNESCO, Fakarava draws most of its income from pearl farming. To protect the island’s untouched environment, the only hotel was built respecting its surroundings, on both land and sea, by refraining from erecting over-water bungalows.

A protected atoll that is part of a UNESCO classified biosphere reserve: particularly rare fauna and flora testify to the richness of this ecosystem and are a source of great delight for divers.

The “Mecca” of diving: the northern pass of Garuae is the largest in French Polynesia (800 meters wide) and is excellent for experiencing the open sea in a drift dive and the coral formations of exceptional quality.

The visitor highlights of the atoll include: pearl-farm visits; the old village of Tetamanu has one of the first Catholic churches built of coral and dates back to 1874.

A private guesthouse on an amazing site in harmony with the sea and this enchanting atoll. Small family hotels will offer you an unforgettably authentic experience. Guaranteed to take you to another world.

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