Rangiroa is a beautifully isolated, pristine paradise. It may not be the first island on your Tahiti
itinerary, but if "total seclusion" and "complete serenity" are items on your list, then Rangiroa will be calling your name.
Rangiroa is the largest of the Tuamotu Atolls
and the second largest in the world. It also has the largest population of its region and is home to just under 2,500 residents. For this reason, there is frequent air service between Tahiti and Rangiroa, making it easily accessible for locals and visitors alike.
Known as the "Infinite Lagoon," Rangiroa is a world-renowned diving destination.
Its vast lagoon is so large that the entire main island of Tahiti could fit inside of it. Regardless of size, the island has earned this superb dive reputation because of its sheer abundance of marine life and outstanding selection of dive sites. The Avatoru Pass boasts some of the greatest diving and is the best spot on the island to encounter wild dolphins.
Rangiroa also lends itself to some amazing snorkeling and deep-sea fishing. Snorkelers should experience the area designated as "The Blue Lagoon". This natural, immense aquarium is home to an impressive variety of marine life. Or without even getting wet, you can view the aquatic life below by way of a glass-bottom boat.
The island boasts its very own vineyard and winery. The Dominique Auroy Winery produces French Polynesia's own wine label, Vin de Tahiti, and is the only winery in Tahiti. The vineyard is located on a separate part of the island where the grapes are grown on a coconut plantation. Known particularly for their whites and rosÚs, you should definitely try one of their four varieties during your stay in Tahiti. ...
Rangiroa has excellent hotel accommodations. The atoll offers everything from smaller boutique hotels and family guesthouses to larger, more modern resorts. An example of one of these resorts would be the Maitai Rangiroa Beach Resort, which is conveniently located less than a mile from the airport.
If you're looking for luxury, the Hotel Kia Ora
is a stunning resort that was completely rebuilt and reopened in 2011. It features outstanding accommodations and amenities. Each garden bungalow has its own private plunge pool and each beach bungalow has its own outdoor hot tub. For an unforgettable experience, stay a few nights on its sister property, the Kia Ora Sauvage. This unique hotel offers only five beach bungalows on a secluded, pristine beach with no electricity. Or you can stay on Motu Teta
and enjoy the privacy of your very own South Pacific island. This private villa is equipped with all the comforts of a luxury hotel.
Whether you're drawn to Rangiroa for its top-notch diving reputation or because you simply want to unwind, the locals here are very happy to receive their visitors and they will ensure that your stay is everything you imagined and more.