Rangiroa, French Polynesia
More on Rangiroa
Rangiroa Atoll comprises reef islets called
motu and sandbars, with the sea surrounding them at varying depths. Between these motus are narrow passages called r’oa where boats can pass thorugh. The whole circumference of Rangiroa Atoll is 200 km. Like a pearl necklace, the islets and sandbars form a garland with a width of between 300 to 500 meters, and cover an entire area of 1446 sq km.
The economy of Rangiroa Atoll is today supported by tourism, catering mostly for upscale tourists. The exceptionally clear waters of the blue lagoon of Rangiroa makes it a much desired destination for enjoying the sea. Another major industry of Rangiroa is the breeding of pearl oysters. The region is particularly well known for its black pearls.
Air Tahiti flies to Rangiroa from Bora Bora, Papeete and Fakarava. The airstrip for Rangiroa is at Avatoru.
Sights & Attractions in Rangiroa
- Tiputa Pass
A spot in Rangiroa Atoll with an abundance of marine life from reef sharks to dolphins, rays, barracudas and fish in every hue of the rainbow.