Tahiti & French Polynesia - The Tuamotus (Chapter)
This is the Tuamotus chapter from Lonely Planet's Tahiti & French Polynesia guidebook.
Life in the Tuamotus is equal parts harsh and paradisiacal: hardly anything grows so there's little fresh produce, and the only drinking water is collected from the rain. Yet the silence, starry skies, coral beaches, blue lagoons, idyllic motu (coral islets) and languid pace of life captivate nearly everyone who makes it here.
- diving the legendary Tiputa Pass and Garuae Pass
- watching a lustrous dark pearl being 'birthed' from an oyster at a pearl farm at Manihi
- walking along the pink- and white-sand beaches on Tikehau
- restaurants & accommodation
Coverage includes: Rangiroa, Tikehau, Mataiva, Fakarava, Manihi and Ahe.
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