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- ear waters.
Protected by the UNESCO charts, Fakarava is proud of its biosphere and rare crustaceans such
as squills or sea cicadas.
Visitors will be delighted to discover life on a pearl farm
(over and underwater), especially in the village of Tetamanu where the oldest Catholic church in Polynesia reminds us of a
past when the whole village moved from place to place harvesting coprah.
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 northern pass of Garuae ``TE AVA NUI``is the largest in French Polynesia with
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.
flights (1h10 min) with AIR TAHITI or VIP PRIVATE flight with AIR ARCHIPELS
and a regular
shipping service (3 days via other islands in the Tuamotus archipelago).
Banks: there is no bank or ATM on the atoll. It is preferable to