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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  • August 16, 2017
    An exceptional day, Leon is excellent and the food is typical and super good! The dolphins and the mantas, awesome!
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  • August 16, 2017
    Rangiroa is away, an hour of boat with a strong chop really shook us, we were happy to arrive at the island in the reef. Magical place, out of time. It is really surprising to see this black lava reef which overcomes the barrier reef. Fins and mask essential to enjoy drifting in the current, natural aquarium and beautiful corals. The North pass with 4 passes our boat with hand and across the bows of bottlenose dolphins was a great moment. Mauruuru and nana Didier
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  • August 14, 2017
    As for the trip to the Blue Lagoon, crossing time is one hour, but still very nice. The site is exceptional and a lunar appreciation with OEMs. The lunch is tasty: coconut milk fish, breaded tuna and chicken at the BBC, rice, cake fluffy. Initiated by the pension Cécile (still too nice, thank you Marianne), the claimant and captain is listening to its customers. He was able to take care of Annie to swim. A nice day over at the aquarium near the pass at the dolphins.
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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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