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Rangiroa

The Endless Lagoon

Rangiroa is quite possibly the world's most immense natural aquarium. Blessed with an accessible yet secluded appeal and a large abundant lagoon, this renowned destination should be at the top of every eager diver's list.

The Locale

Here on this secluded coral atoll, there are no soaring mountain peaks or sweeping fragrant valleys characteristic of the other Tahitian islands. Instead, flattened islets and skinny sandbars encircle the perimeter of Rangiroa's vast blue lagoon. This atoll formation allows you the unique opportunity to enjoy endless horizons on either side. Fittingly, Rangiroa actually means "immense sky" in the local language.

Rangiroa is the largest of the Tuamotu Atolls and the second largest in the world. Home to the greatest population in this remote region, it receives frequent air service from Tahiti. Flight time from Papeete or Bora Bora is approximately one hour. Made of mostly water, the lagoon in Rangiroa is so substantial that the entire island of Tahiti could fit inside. This size, coupled with the lagoon's sheer abundance of marine life, has earned Rangiroa her reputation as a superb diving locale.

The Allure

This status is also upheld by the presence of some impressive diving and snorkeling sites. The Avatoru Pass and Tiputa Pass, both located on the northern side of the atoll, produce currents that are ideal for drift diving or snorkeling. They are also known to attract schools of wild dolphins. The Blue Lagoon, located on the western side of Rangiroa, is a shallow lagoon carved into the reef inside the central lagoon, creating a small natural aquarium no more than 16 feet (5 meters) deep. Boasting a continuous supply of fish, deep-sea fishing is also a popular water activity in Rangiroa.

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Featured Rangiroa Vacations

Rangiroa Diver's Dream

Rangiroa Diver's Dream

Featuring Hotel Maitai Rangiroa

Explore the depths of the Rangiroa's lagoon with this 5-night dive package. Included with your stay in a Lagoon Bungalow at the Hotel Maitai Rangiroa is a 10-dive pass with Six Passengers, which can be split between two people, allowing you to see the wide range of sealife for which Rangiroa is so well known. Also included is round-trip international airfare from Los Angeles, inter-island airfare to Rangiroa, breakfast and dinner daily for two, and added amenities for our honeymoon clients. 

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$3,695

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5 Nights

Rangiroa Reverie Honeymoon

Rangiroa Reverie Honeymoon

Featuring the Kia Ora Resort and Spa

Escape to the pristine atoll of Rangiroa, the world's second-largest atoll. Includes round-trip international air from select California gateways, all transfers, and inter-island air, two nights at the Te Moana Tahiti Resort, Tahiti ATV adventure, five nights in a Beach Bungalow at the Hotel Kia Ora, daily breakfast and dinner for two, drift snorkeling excursion, Blue Lagoon tour, wine tasting, plus added romantic amenities for our honeymoon clients.
 

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$4,550

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7 Nights

Accommodations

The two main resorts located near the Tiputa Pass are the Hotel Maitai Rangiroa and the Hotel Kia Ora Resort & Spa. Both offer convenient access to the airport and a selection of lovely beach and garden bungalows; while the Hotel Kia Ora features the highly desired overwater bungalows.

Recreation

If adventure sports are not your forte, you can still enjoy an afternoon cruising the lagoon and visiting a number of secluded motu (islets) in Rangiroa. Spend the day at Les Sables Roses,"The Pink Sands," a phenomenal deserted beach laden with pink sand at the eastern corner; or visit the Ile aux Récifs, "Reef Island," where erosion has created impressively sharp, jutting coral formations on the south side of the atoll. On the mainland, pay a visit to the nearby village and discover coral churches, quaint local restaurants and tiny roadside shops.

Entirely unique to the destination is the fact that Rangiroa has its own vineyard and winery. Located in the main village of Avatoru, the Dominique Auroy Winery produces French Polynesia's only wine label, Vin de Tahiti. The small vineyard, known as Domaine Ampélidacées, is situated on a separate islet where the grapes are grown on a remote coconut plantation. It is the only winery in the world where the grapes are transferred by boat during harvest twice a year. Particularly known for their whites and rosés, we recommend trying one of the four varieties during your stay.

Rangiroa Activities

Wine Cellar Tour with Tasting

Wine Cellar Tour with Tasting

Discover French Polynesia's only winery, Dominique Auroy's Vin de Tahiti, on the atoll of Rangiroa. Upon arrival there will be an introduction to the Rangiroa Wine, after which you can view the wine cellar. At the end of the tour, you can taste Rangiroa Wine and a type of rum made from sugar cane called 'Mana'o'. If so inclined, you can purchase the wine and rum to take home or enjoy later in your room. Operates: Monday, Wednesday, Friday

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$40

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Dolphin Watching in the Tiputa Pass

Dolphin Watching in the Tiputa Pass

Venture out to the edge of the reef at the mouth of the Tiputa Pass to watch the playful dolphins while accompanied by an experienced captain. This excursion requires a minimum of two participants to operate. Life jackets provided.

Available only to guests of Hotel Kia Ora Resort and Spa. 

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$71

PP

Drift Snorkeling

Drift Snorkeling

Equipped with flippers, a mask, a snorkel and a life jacket, let yourself drift along the Tiputa Pass in total safety. An activity for one and all that will allow you to discover the exceptional underwater fauna of Rangiroa. You can see incredible underwater sites. The gentle currents will carry you across the water and allow you to discover the colorful marine life. You may see manta rays, sharks, turtles, dolphins, napoleon fish and barracuda in their natural environment. This excursion requires a minimum of two participants to operate. Snorkeling gear, wetsuits and life jackets provided. 

Available only to guests of the Hotel Kia Ora Resort & Spa.

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$76

PP

Blue Lagoon Excursion with Lunch

Blue Lagoon Excursion with Lunch

The Blue Lagoon is a natural pool formed by a string of islets and coral reefs on the edge of the main reef - a lagoon within a lagoon. It isn`t too deep and is home to countless varieties of marine life. You will discover this incredible paradise and enjoy an afternoon of swimming, snorkeling and relaxing on pristine beaches. A freshly-prepared Polynesian picnic will also be provided. Depending on the tide, you may even drift snorkel in the Avatoru Pass before heading back to the hotel. A minimum of six passengers is required to operate this tour.

Available only to guests of the Hotel Kia Ora Resort & Spa.

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$142

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Reef Island Excursion with Lunch

Reef Island Excursion with Lunch

South of the atoll, Reef Island is an area dotted with raised 'feo' coral formations, weathered shapes chiseled by erosion into petrified silhouettes on the exterior of the reef that stretch for several hundred meters with basins and channels that make superb natural swimming pools. Depending on the tide, you might see dolphins swimming around the boat in the Tiputa Pass on the return trip to the hotel. A minimum of six passengers is required to operate this tour.

 Available only to guests of the Hotel Kia Ora Resort & Spa.
 

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$142

PP

Rangiroa Lagoon Fishing

Rangiroa Lagoon Fishing

Enjoy a two-hour fishing experience. Your captain will guide you to the best fishing grounds inside the reef of Rangiroa. Lagoon fishing is also available for a four hour excursion for $151 more. Price is per boat with a maximum of 4 passengers.

Available only to guests of Hotel Kia Ora Resort and Spa. 

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$229

PP

Six Passengers Rangiroa, Exploration Dive - 4 Dive Pass

Six Passengers Rangiroa, Exploration Dive - 4 Dive Pass

Explore Rangiroa's world-renowned dive sites with The Six Passengers, a top-rated dive center in Rangiroa. Each dive group is organized by experience level, and allows for a maximum of six people. The Six Passengers' guides are known for their expert knowledge and attentiveness to safety. The dive spots are dependent on the tide and the time of day and give divers the opportunity for close encounters with countless tropical fish, sharks, turtles, dolphins and manta rays.This package of 4 dives can be used by one person or shared between two people (2 dives each).
Transfers included.

Children must be 8 or older. Operates: Everyday

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$650

PP

Private Motor Boat Charter with Captain

Private Motor Boat Charter with Captain

Enjoy an unforgettable cruise on your own motorboat charter. The captain will tailor this cruise of Rangiroa's magnificent lagoon to your wishes. Available for 4 and 8 hour charters. Price is per boat with a maximum of 6 passengers.

Available only to guests ot Hotel Kia Ora Resort and Spa. 

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$762

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