Settle into the local rhythm by beginning your stay with a walk or bike ride to the main village of Tuherahera. Not a great deal happens here, but it will give you the chance to meet some of the locals who you’ll see chatting by the side of the road as they watch you go past. People here are very friendly and they’ll be more than pleased to share their opinions about what you should do during your stay. Continue down to the quayside, where you can’t miss the strong smell of coconuts coming from the virgin coconut oil factory. You can even pop in for a quick visit, if you like.You’ll be shown the process of transforming coconuts into oil and some of the products that are made from it. And it’s obviously the best place to purchase coconut oil if you’d like some for your skin or for your cooking.
When you’ve passed through the village, stop at the point. It really is a little corner of paradise. Separate from the rest of the lagoon, it’s a natural pool with its own magnificent beach, fringed by a circle of coconut trees. From here you’ll be able to admire the motu with their pink sandy beaches and it’s the perfect spot for an afternoon swim before appreciating the glorious colors of the setting sun.