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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  • This is another one of the many atolls in this area. There's not much to see on land so, if you're not a diver, and I'm not, there's not a lot to do. I was on a cruise ship with French Polynesia as pa...  more »
  • Unique in Polynesia, day trip, walk an hour by boat to reach this paradise and unusual place. Clear water where the poisons come Tickle feet, a delicious meal prepared by our guide.
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  • Snorkeling a fantastic beauty. Impression of being alone in the world. Mix of white sand and unique volcanic reef. And barbecue with the blacktip sharks coming to beg a little food ;) Truly unique.
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