Gauguin's Pearl Farm, Avatoru

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Farm Tourist Spot
Find something special at Gauguin's Pearl Farm, a center dedicated to educating visitors about pearl farming and the creation of pearl jewelry. Take a guided tour of the facility to discover the story of the creation of the Tahitian pearl in the sea, and the artistic process of making the jewelry. The staff pride themselves on their ethical principles, and are glad to discuss their philosophy regarding sustainable production and techniques. Head to the boutique shop to explore the range of jewelry and gifts available, all made on site and to a certified standard. Work out when and for how long to visit Gauguin's Pearl Farm and other Avatoru attractions using our handy Avatoru trip itinerary planner.
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Where to stay in Avatoru

There are two resorts on Rangiroa, both offering high-end luxury accommodations. For a more affordable vacation, try one of several family-run pensions (boarding houses), strung along the islets to the east of Avatoru. Wherever you stay on Rangiroa, you will be in immediate proximity to the idyllic lagoon.
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  • Our visit was organised by the cruise ship and was both interesting and worthwhile. The techniques used for culturing pearls were described and demonstrated; you can see why they are expensive as ther...  more »
  • This farm organized pearl tour and explain you all about the pearl. The boutique has existing jewelry and also sell the pearl to buy and design your own jewelry. There is a lot of choice in all forms ...  more »
  • The tour was very nice. We got to learn about pearl farming, something we have never thought of. Also, the products were nice. We picked our own pearls and made our own pendants, which was cheaper tha...  more »