Fakarava is a 6 square mile atoll in the Tuamotu island chain – part of the Islands of Tahiti. It is the second largest atoll in French Polynesia with a population of around 800.
What’s an atoll?
Atolls are ring-shaped coral reefs that encircle a lagoon either partially or completely. They often sit atop the rim of an extinct volcano. The lagoon forms over the caldera while the higher rim remains above water. The largest concentration of atolls are in the Pacific and Indian oceans.
So why go to Fakarava?
- It’s a UNESCO Biosphere reserve. The land and underwater life are rare and protected and the environment is pristine.
- It’s as stunning underwater as it is above. Divinely warm water requiring only simple snorkel gear. Discover fluorescent coral, huge coral heads, schools of fish by the thousands and “walls” of sharks. Yes walls of sharks
So – how do you get to Fakarava?
Here is one great option. Hop on a flight from mainland US so you arrive in Papeete Tahiti by early morning of Saturday April 4, 2020. Transfer to the cruise pier and check into your amazing balcony cabin on board the luxurious Oceania Regatta. Ahead of time you’ll have already made your Free OLife Choice – free beverage package, free excursions or free shipboard credit. Along with free WiFi and the Finest Cuisine at Sea you’ll be ready for a rewarding trip through Paradise as we cruise the Tahitian islands for the next 10 days. Fakarava is just one of 7 island/atoll stops, including overnight in Bora Bora.
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