Tuamotu Archipelago

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  • 1. Boutique Ikimasho

    Jewelry & Watches

    This boutique, which is not far from the "wine cave" or wine cellar of Vin de Tahiti, sells single pearls, bracelets, necklaces, pendants, and earrings, as well as a selection of artwork.

    Main road, near Vin de Tahiti wine cave (wine cellar), Avatoru, Tuamotu-Gambier Islands, French Polynesia

    Shop Details

    Rate Includes: Mon.–Sat. 9–5.30.
  • 2. Gauguin's Pearls

    Jewelry & Watches

    There's an on-site boutique selling single pearls and pearl jewelry. Free tours of the pearl farm are easily arranged.

    Main road, near airport, Tuamotu-Gambier Islands, French Polynesia
  • 3. Hinano Pearls

    Jewelry & Watches

    If you want to visit a pearl farm, check out Hinano Pearls, about 19 km (12 mi) south of Rotoava. To arrange a visit, call or e-mail the owners.

  • 4. Magasin Henriette

    Convenience/General Stores

    Apart from buying food items, you can pick up sunglasses, pareos, and Tahitian shirts and board shorts. It's across the road from Les Relais de Joséphine.

    Coastal road, Ohutu, Ohotu, Tuamotu-Gambier Islands, French Polynesia

    Shop Details

    Rate Includes: Mon.–Sat. 6–6, Sun. 6:30–8:30am
  • 5. Magasin Sarl

    Convenience/General Stores

    Pick up a pastry, a croissant, mineral water, and other groceries at this store next to the Catholic church.

    Main street, Avatoru, Tuamotu-Gambier Islands, French Polynesia

    Shop Details

    Rate Includes: Mon.–Sat. 5:30–noon and 2:30–6:30, Sun. 5:30–8:30am
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  • 6. Manea Spa


    Manihi Pearl Beach Resort's Manea Spa is the only spa on the island and offers enough treatments to keep guests happy for days. Therapists use the famous monoi oil (copra oil infused with tiare flowers), which is said to work miracles on the skin, in several massages involving hot volcanic stones and even black pearls. Massages start at 8,500 CFP for 30 minutes; the Manea Manea treatment of body wrap, scrub, facial, and massage is a pricey 33,000 CFP.


    Shop Details

    Rate Includes: Daily 1–7pm
  • 7. Manea Spa


    Tikehau might be isolated but spa junkies can rest assured—body wraps, facials, and massages are offered at Tikehau Pearl Beach Resort's Manea Spa.

    Shop Details

    Rate Includes: 9–5
  • 8. Manihi Pearl Beach Resort

    Manihi Pearl Beach Resort has two boutiques: a pearl boutique with single pearls and jewelry and a gift shop with souvenirs such as mother-of-pearl items and clothing.

    French Polynesia

    Shop Details

    Rate Includes: Daily 9–5
  • 9. Pearls of Havaiki

    Jewelry & Watches

    If you like pearls, you'll be able to buy individual pearls and pearl jewelry at Pearls of Havaiki. They also have an array of mother-of-pearl pieces.

  • 10. Novotel Rangiroa Lagoon Resort

    Closed Permanently

    Novotel Rangiroa Lagoon Resort doesn't have a spa, but it does have a Thai massage therapist who can be booked for in-room treatments, which range from 6,000 to 12,000 CFP.

    Main road, 1 mi from airport, , Tuamotu-Gambier Islands, French Polynesia
  • 11. Ocean Passion

    Closed Permanently

    You can't miss the brightly colored pareos and T-shirts hanging in front of this little white shop; that is, if it's open on that particular day. Hand-painted pareos range from 1,100 CFP.

    Main road, near airport, , Tuamotu-Gambier Islands, French Polynesia
  • 12. Hotel Kia Ora

    Under Renovation

    Hotel Kia Ora provides the closest thing to spas services in Rangiroa. Its long list of massages includes a Thai massage with a Polynesian flavor. Massages cost 6,000 CFP an hour.

    Main road, , Tuamotu-Gambier Islands, French Polynesia

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