Looking for an exciting and as yet undiscovered
place new way to spend your vacation? Look no further than
the Tuamotu atolls, Tahitiís Strand of Pearls. These
secluded islets are some of the most diverse islands in the
The Tuamotu Archipelago is located northeast
of Tahiti, and includes a vast array of stunning islands and
atolls. In particular, the atolls of Rangiroa, Manihi, Tikehau
and Fakarava offer a host of exciting activities, including
world-class scuba diving, horseback riding, and deep-sea fishing.
The birthplace of black pearls, visitors can also experience
the magic of the Tahitian cultured pearl farms, and perhaps
return home with an elegant souvenir that will last more than
The resorts in the Tuamotu atolls are as different
as the islands themselves. The Manihi Pearl Beach Resort sits
on a white- sand beach on the edge of the atoll, facing the
crystal- clear lagoon. Visitors can choose either lagoon-side
beach bungalows or exotic overwater bungalows. The Manihi
Blue Nui Diving Center is conveniently located on the property
for travelers who want to explore this amazing marine environment.
The Tikehau Pearl Beach Resort is located on
a palm-fringed beach overlooking the lagoon, offering guests
an extensive menu of excursions and activities guaranteed
to create an unforgettable travel experience. Guests can choose
from activities such as snorkeling, canoeing, sunset cruises,
fishing and scuba diving, to name a few.
Le Maitai Dream Fakarava, on the atoll of Fakarava,
is the sister property to Bora Boraís Le Maitai Polynesia.
Situated on the edge of the lagoon, the hotel offers 30 spacious
bungalows set against a backdrop of fruit trees and tiare
flower plantations. The abundant plant and animal life here
underscores the fact that Fakarava is under consideration
to become a a classified UNESCO reserve.
Looking for a bit of adventure in paradise?
Then donít miss the Hotel Kia Ora and the Kia Ora Sauvage,
located on Rangiroa, the second largest atoll in the world.
Hotel Kia Ora offers garden, beach and overwater bungalows,
as well as exquisite Polynesian dining at the resortís
open-air restaurant, the perfect place to take in a breathtaking
Tahitian sunset. Experienced divers shouldnít miss the
drift dive through the Tiputa Pass, a world-renowned dive
site located just minutes from the hotel. The natural pass
is teeming with sharks, tuna, barracuda, dolphins, turtles,
and manta rays.
True adventurers will want to cruise across
Rangiroaís fantastic lagoon to the Kia Ora Sauvage,
a collection of 5 bungalows situated on their own motu (small
islet) in the warm lagoon. Meals at the Kia Ora Sauvage consist
of seafood caught fresh each day. Guests can explore the lagoon
and surrounding beaches by outrigger canoe. This unique property
is truly an escape from civilization ó a modern Robinson
Crusoe adventure. Each night the sound of waves creates a
perfect lullaby for visitors as they drift off to sleep truly
feeling like the only people on earth.
From snorkeling and scuba diving to black pearl
farms and rich Polynesian cuisine, the Tuamotu atolls, Tahitiís
Strand of Pearls, have something for everyone. Visit and discover
why these places are considered as Tahitiís Hidden Paradise.
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