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Lovely place to visit on our cruise, swim next to the cruise ship tender boat jetty

Partner and l visited Fakarava on a cruise stop recently. Wonderful weather, and there is a... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
12iguasu13
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Melbourne, Australia
Pristine!

You won't find a much better island/beach/tropical area. It is unspoiled and lightly populated... read more

Reviewed 14 October 2018
TravelingLee
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New York City, New York
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Partner and l visited Fakarava on a cruise stop recently. Wonderful weather, and there is a swimming spot next to the jetty where the cruise ship tender boats drop off their passengers. Very small village with about 800 inhabitants, a lovely catholic church and fish...More

Date of experience: October 2018
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Reviewed 14 October 2018

You won't find a much better island/beach/tropical area. It is unspoiled and lightly populated which has kept the area pristine. It's like you have reached the end of the world with the remote and tranquil atmosphere. Somewhere that everyone should experience once!

Date of experience: October 2018
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Reviewed 6 August 2018

We went on shore in Fakarava and went on a walk across the island. The place was really impressive. The water is amazing. You can see the nurse sharks swimming by as you are wading in the water!

Date of experience: June 2018
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Reviewed 12 July 2018

All of the Polynesian islands are simply wonderful. The lagoon at Fakarava has extremely clear waters very good fro snorkling.

Date of experience: January 2018
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Reviewed 23 April 2018

Coral everywhere. Very clean and clear water at the beaches. It was lovely walking around. A good place to snorkel & watch some coral and fish. It is a small island, so it was quiet and laid back which we love.

Date of experience: January 2018
Thank JK300
Reviewed 1 April 2018

Just step off the cruise ship and walk about 100 yards and there is a beach with some nice coral reefs and snorkeling. It had some beautiful fish. A great slow paced island. Loved the beach. We spent several hours on the beach snorkeling and...More

Date of experience: March 2018
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Reviewed 20 March 2018

After coming ashore from our cruise ship, My husband and I spent several hours on this atoll, exploring the beach, picking up and enjoying the washed up coral pieces, watching the palm trees swaying in the breeze, and feeling the wind as we rode rented...More

Date of experience: March 2018
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Reviewed 6 March 2018

The beach is very pretty and clean but it's certainly no reason to visit here. Had we not been on a cruise where Fakarava was part of the itinerary, I'd have never picked this as a vacation spot. Certainly, your opinion will be different if...More

Date of experience: February 2018
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Reviewed 4 February 2018

when we first arrived in 2013 to the campsite Relays de Marama we were met by Messieur Jacques, (owner / manager) with the words:"everything interesting in Fakarava is under water" - I disagreed, and came back 2 more times - and I don't spend much...More

Date of experience: September 2017
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Reviewed 5 October 2017

returning to the "scene of the crime" where I first took the best ever beach photo. pink sand beach, endless row of lazy coconut trees, blue lagoon with more shades of blue than listed on any Pantome chart, A must visit and do enjoy at...More

Date of experience: September 2017
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Sophie J
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I am so sorry, Sophie; this message got BURIED. Hope you found it?
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all boats are within the lagoon. mind you on windy days you will get some surf inside the lagoon.
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Response from Jennifer D | Reviewed this property |
There are plenty of chairs at the beach.....no charge that I am aware of.
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