In the puamotu language of the Tuamotu Islands, Rangiroa means ‘great sky’. But with a lagoon the size of the island of Tahiti, it could just as accurately be called ‘great sea’. It is a unique destination full of surprises, which you’ll realize on arrival as you fly over the blue lagoon, a lagoon inside the lagoon. On the opposite coast, there’s a green lagoon. And even more unexpected, among the coconut trees close to the edge of the lagoon, there’s a vineyard! It’s the only one of its kind in the world. Just next to the island’s two villages, Avatoru and Tiputa, are the two passes in the coral reef. They are home to a biodiversity of international renown. Rangiroa has a large selection of accommodation to suit all budgets. It’s an atoll that you’ll want to visit from end to end, on land, at sea and under the waves.
The biggest atoll in Polynesia