Rangiroa, with its 42 mile long and 16 mile wide turquoise
lagoon, is the largest atoll in the Tuamotu's and has just
over 2000 inhabitants. Only an hour's flight from Tahiti,
Rangiroa offers hours of warm sunshine, swaying palm trees
over white sand and coral beaches, and an immense playground
for water sports and activities.
Lagoon excursions include snorkelling through the pass, along
with hundreds of fish and sharks, line or drag fishing in the
lagoon, motor boat outings to visit Tiputa village, various
'motu' islets, especially the bird sanctuary on Motu Paio, or
the 'Blue Lagoon' of Taeos. Rangiroa's lagoon is also world
famous for unsurpassed scuba diving.