Island of Dreams
Fakarava, is an untouched world where nesting birds
and marine life live in harmony with the land and
The rich ecosystem is home to rare birds, plants,
and crustaceans while the dive sites are virtually
undiscovered. Life along the shores is equally unique
with quaint villages, old coral churches, and welcoming
Even though Fakarava is the newest destination to
welcome resort visitors among Tahiti, it was one of
the first population centers and once served as the ancient capital
of the Tuamotu region.
The lagoon, the second largest after
Rangiroa, is rich with life below and above the surface
and a prime example of nature at its finest.
is the environment here that Fakarava has been designated as a UNESCO Biosphere Reserve for
the preservation of rare species. This designates this atoll, and six surrounding atolls, as a recognized area where local communities are actively involved in governance and management, research, education, training and monitoring - promoting both socio-economic development and biodiversity conservation.
Life among the 400 residents is centralized around
the quaint villages of Rotoava and the Tetamanu.