Fakarava is an atoll in the Tuamotu Islands that attracts visitors from all over the world. A wonderful destination, both above and below the surface of the water. Here are some of the activities you can try during your visit.

Diving in the crystal clear water

Fakarava is a veritable paradise for scuba divers . Classified as a UNESCO Biosphere Reserve, the richness and diversity of its marine life is quite astounding. Discover the multicolored coral gardens and giant coral outcrops in the Garuae pass, and the wall of sharks in the pass at Tumakohua.

Beauty and the beasts all in one lagoon.

« And the sea will grant each man new hope »

Christophe Colomb

The Fascinating World Of Pearls

A souvenir that’s worth its weight in gold

During the periods of pearl grafting and harvesting you have the chance to win one of these magnificent jewels. Havaiki, the oldest pearl farm on the atoll, holds a lottery and the first prize is a superb, Tahitian black pearl.

View of white sandy beach and lagoon © Jim Winter

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The main tourist activity in Fakarava is scuba diving, with snorkeling coming a close second. Rent a scooter or bike to visit the atoll’s superb beaches, such as the magnificent Grand Bleu. Take a stroll round the village of Rotoava and explore the coconut plantations of the principal motu on a quad ATV excursion.

Practical information

Fakarava is the second biggest atoll in French Polynesia. Typical villages with streets bordered by brightly colored bougainvillea, churches of coral stone and picturesque houses are the perfect setting for a dream vacation. Whether you’re relaxing on the beach or taking part in one of the many sporting activities, you’ll appreciate the tranquil charm and magic of this UNESCO Biosphere Reserve.

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Go swimming among the sharks in the company of professional guides. Fakarava is home to a large variety of sharks and diving to observe these majestic predators in their natural habitat is a truly unforgettable experience.

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