The Tuamotu Islands are an astonishing assortment of islands and atolls to the northeast of Tahiti. The atolls of Rangiroa, Manihi, Tikehau and Fakarava offer a wide range of activities, including world-class scuba diving, deep sea fishing and horseback riding. Black pearl originated in the Tuamotu Islands and visitors are welcome in most pearl farms where they can discover how these magnificent gems are created.
The various hotel complexes in the Tuamotu Islands are as different from each other as the islands themselves. The Tikehau Pearl Beach Resort is on a palm tree beach on the lagoon and offers its clients a vast choice of activities and excursions: free-diving, canoeing, sunset cruises and fishing trips, to name but a few.
The White Sand Beach Resort in Fakarava, has 30 spacious bungalows nestled in a garden of fruit trees and tiare flower bushes. The abundant vegetation is a reminder that Fakarava has been designated as a biosphere reserve by l’UNESCO.
For a little adventure in paradise, the recently renovated Kia Ora hotel in Rangiroa, the world’s second biggest atoll, has a choice of bungalows, on the beach, in the gardens or overwater. Dine in style in the open-air restaurant, as you contemplate the magnificent sunset over the lagoon. Experienced divers will enjoy the thrills of Tiputa pass, which is just a few minutes from the hotel. This world renowned dive site is literally teeming with sharks, barracudas, tuna, dolphins, sea turtles and manta rays.
True adventurers will prefer the Kia Ora Sauvage hotel. Situated on its own motu (islet), it is a little corner of paradise in the magnificent lagoon of Rangiroa. The meals served to the clients in the hotel’s 5 bungalows are always freshly caught fish and seafood. Guests have the use of outrigger canoes to explore the lagoon and neighboring beaches and at night, they are lulled to sleep by the sound of waves gently lapping on the beach. It’s the perfect setting for those wishing to get away from it all.
Scuba diving, free diving, snorkeling, black pearls and delicious Polynesian cuisine, the Tuamotu Islands have all this and so much more to offer. It’s no wonder that they are considered to be the hidden paradise of The Islands of Tahiti.