Tuamotu Archipelago Sights

We’ve compiled the best of the best in Tuamotu Archipelago - browse our top choices for the top things to see during your stay.

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Rangiroa's capital is a small village on Avatoru Pass with two churches (Catholic and Mormon) fashioned from coral, a town hall, post...

Blue Lagoon

  • Beach–Sight

This "lagoon with a lagoon" is a popular excursion. The water is sensationally blue and fringed by white sandy beaches and coconut trees.

Gauguin's Pearl Farm

  • Farm/Ranch

The farm is an easy walk from the airport on the edge of the lagoon. A guide, who explains the long and laborious process of cultivating...

Ile aux Recifs

  • Beach–Sight

The "isle of reefs" is considered the best lagoon excursion of all. Located about an hour due south of Avatoru, it's an area dotted with...

Les Sables Roses

  • Beach–Sight

This pink sand beach is in the southeast corner of Rangiroa, reached by a two-hour boat trip. The sands contain eroded coral and foraminiferal...


  • Town/Village

This deserted village, complete with church, is on the opposite side of the lagoon to Avatoru, midway between Ile aux Recifs and Les...

The Passes

  • Sports–Sight

Avatoru and Tiputa passes offer some of the best drift diving in the world. Divers, accompanied by a guide, are dropped off on the ocean...


  • Town/Village

Rangiroa's other little settlement can be reached by a regular ferry service (called a taxi boat) from Ohotu wharf. Tiputa's well kept,...