Ile aux Recifs, Avatoru

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#4 of 16 in Nature in French Polynesia
Take an hour-long boat ride from Avatoru to Ile aux Recifs, famous for its coral outcrops, weathered and eroded into mysterious underwater shapes. With ample swimming and snorkeling spots, this section of the reef offers excellent views of the area's abundant marine life. Relax on one of the many small beaches, shaded underneath coconut trees and surrounded by the bright blue waters of the sea. Tour guides offer well-rounded experiences of the area, with seafood lunches, shark feeding, and basket-weaving classes. Put Ile aux Recifs and other Avatoru attractions into our Avatoru trip itinerary planning site , and watch your holiday take shape.
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  • I always avoid excursions preferring to explore only... But then, this trip was magical! I keep every second in memory. The landscape is beautiful, funny and caring, guides lunch delicious and memorable, fun braid workshops... Plus all the other surprises... Not to be missed... even for the "wild" like me who dislike organized tours!
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  • Booking in the near Leon very good delivery. To program the output dolphin in the past + 1 h of boat to the island to reefs + tour + very good barbecue and manufacturing of hat and basket.
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  • Great day at Reef island. It is well worth the Blue Lagoon. The landscapes are magnificent and the sharks are looking forward ;)
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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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