Ile aux Recifs, Avatoru

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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. Make Ile aux Recifs part of your personalized Avatoru itinerary using our Avatoru vacation generator.
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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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  • Reall good experience. We tried to book the tour through our hotel (Kia Ora), but since we were the only ones taking it, it was canceled, so the hotel booked us the tour through Leon, and it was reall...  more »
  • They are the only ones offering the reef island's excursion so you are not caught up in the tourists crowd. The island is a natural beauty and remains hardly inhabited (lets keep it this way to preser...  more »
  • We thought this excution was the best adventure we have ever taken!!! The two guides were excellent and they took us to two snorkeling spots, to see some amazing landscape, cooked us one of the best m...  more »