Is Rangiroa worth visiting?
Is Rangiroa worth visiting?
Pros: really geared for tourism, plenty of dive centers and accommodations to choose from, greater likelihood of seeing the ‘big fish’ (dolphins, hammerhead sharks, silvertip sharks, manta rays, etc.), easier to get to from Tahiti, excellent snorkeling from just about everywhere.
Why go to Rangiroa?
Rangiroa is renowned worldwide for its breathtaking dive spots. Whether you take an intro dive or just a fun dive exploring the lagoon, passes and reefs, beginners and experienced divers will be blown away by the abundance and colors in this natural aquarium.
How do you get around Rangiroa?
Getting Around Rangiroa The recommended, ideal way to get about thereafter and visit the interesting spots on Rangiroa is either by the speed boat or outboard motorboat which are essential in all these atolls with huge expanses of water.
Where is Rangiroa French Polynesia?
Rangiroa, the largest atoll in French Polynesia and the second largest in the world, is located 350 km north-east of Tahiti, just a one hour flight away (direct flight). Rangiroa is made up of a string of coral islets as far as you can see around an immense lagoon.
How deep is the Rangiroa lagoon?
The lagoon has a maximum depth of 35 m (115 ft) and its surface is 1,446 km2 (558 sq mi). It is so large that it has its own horizon.
How do you get from Rangiroa to French Polynesia?
Getting There To get to Rangiroa from the U.S., you will need to connect in Tahiti. The island is eight hours from Los Angeles or San Francisco, the two U.S. mainland gateways with nonstop service to Tahiti. Air Tahiti, the domestic airline of French Polynesia, offers multiple daily flights between Tahiti and Rangiroa.
Is Rangiroa safe?
Stay safe Although there are (plenty of) sharks in the area, some of which often come very close to the shore, they are for the most part harmless.
How many people live on Rangiroa?
Rangiroa consists of 240 motu (islets) separated by more than 100 small canals that form its coral reef, a little less than 300 metres wide but over 200km long. Only two motu are inhabited with a total combined population of 3,000 people.
Is Moorea or Tahiti better?
As well as astounding natural beauty, and a jumping off point for other more remote islands like Moorea and Bora Bora, Tahiti does offer things that Moorea doesn’t. Given it’s the largest island in French Polynesia, Tahiti is the best place to go for shopping, especially if you’re looking for the Tahitian Pearl.
What is the meaning of Rangiroa?
Rangiroa (Tuamotuan for ‘vast sky’) or Te Kokōta (Cook Islands Māori for ‘the Hyades star cluster’) is the largest atoll in the Tuamotus and one of the largest in the world (smaller than Kwajalein in the Marshall Islands and Huvadhu in the Maldives).
Are there pirates in French Polynesia?
No piracy act has ever occurred in the French Polynesian maritime zone. A large sailing community lives around the islands year round with their boats moored in the lagoon.
Which is prettier Tahiti or Bora Bora?
Bora Bora vs Tahiti : The Verdict Bora Bora is the image that comes to mind when you think of paradise. It’s a more intimate and high-end island. So if budget isn’t a problem and you’re looking for a romantic gateway with overwater bungalows and beautiful beaches, Bora Bora is definitely your choice.
Can you drink tap water Tahiti?
Drinking water: You can drink tap water in Tahiti, Moorea and Bora Bora and in all the international resorts. It is usually fine in family hotels and in the other islands but we recommend that you ask your hosts for confirmation.