A favorite destination for divers due to the quality of the dive sites, Rangiroa, or Ra’iroa (the big sky) is in one of the biggest lagoons in the world. There are two passes in the coral reef, Avatoru and Tiputa, both of which are teeming with an outstanding variety of sealife. Rangiroa has a very large tourist capacity and offers a vacation filled with magical and unforgettable experiences.
What makes it so special
Why visit Rangiroa?
On the lagoon
The world famous atoll of Rangiroa is a mecca for divers, with a diversity of marine life that is truly spectacular: manta rays, dolphins, sharks, napoleonfish…etc.
The vast turquoise and blue lagoon has a multitude of small motu, including one with pink sand and another with its own natural bathing pool.
Rangiroa is also home to a flourishing pearl industry. Visitors are welcome to the pearl farms where they can learn some of the secrets of the beautiful tahitian pearl.
On the island
The population of Rangiroa atoll is friendly and welcoming, so don’t hesitate to spend some time getting acquainted with the locals. Don’t miss a visit to the winery.
The Dominique Auroy Domaine is the only vineyard in French Polynesia and the only one in the world based on an atoll. It produces truly unique white and rosé wines.
Not to be missed
What to do
In Rangiroa, whether you’re a scuba diving enthusiast or not, you’re bound to find what you’re looking for.
Wine tastings, drift dives and snorkeling are just some of the activities that will leave you with unforgettable memories. Discover the atoll and live to the rhythm of the islands.
Three days in Rangiroa
Rangiroa is known as the ‘vast sky’. Whether you’re a scuba diving enthusiast or not, the biggest atoll in The Islands of Tahiti has plenty of treasures for you to discover both at sea and on land. Here’s a suggested itinerary for a three day visit. Consider it a taster, because you’re sure to want to come again!
You’ll also enjoy
Scuba diving in Rangiroa’s passes is an experience you’ll never forget. Sharks, dolphins, sea turtles, barracudas, manta rays and a host of other marine species await you. Not far from Avatoru pass, abrupt underwater cliffs offer a unique sensation for even the most seasoned divers. A visit to the Dominique Auroy Domaine is an occasion not to be missed during your stay in Rangiroa. It is the only vineyard based on an atoll and is the only winery in French Polynesia. Unique white and rosé wines are produced from grapes grown on a motu in the lagoon. They are a tribute to the skilled team of enthusiasts who began this unlikely enterprise in 1992.
Take a look at our vacation offers where you can discover French Polynesia in the company of its inhabitants. Authentic, friendly people living in exceptional natural surroundings, with a quality of life that is second to none. Welcome to paradise!
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Vacations in Rangiroa
Rangiroa has a large selection of accommodations, froma luxury hotel to charming Tahitian Guesthouses. Restaurant services are offered in most accommodations, usually specializing in traditional Tahitian food. Whether you’re alone, with a partner, or with friends and family, Rangiroa will welcome you with a warm, friendly smile.
Getting there and getting around
The atoll of Rangiroa is situated 350 km northeast of Tahiti and is a one hour flight from the capital. The airport is built on the main motu, Avatoru, and if you are staying on another motu, you should arrange to be collected on arrival, because there are no passenger ferries available. In Avatoru you can hire a taxi, or rent a car, motor scooter or bike.
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