Havaiki Pearl Guest House
Travel Blogs from Fakarava
... this beach is. And the best thing was, we were the only ones! So Jörgen cracked open a coconut and we just enjoyed this unbelievable beautiful beach. Just in front of us in the lagoon were two big and luxurious yachts passing by on their way to the harbor of the village. We were so amazed that this is still a place where you think you are really leaving in paradise! Some snorkeling within the corals and fishes later it is time to go, because time ...
Some days start so innocent while they will be one of the most beautiful in your life. You probably know what we mean. This was such a day! Tetamanu, this one's magic world and actually where we would head to. Somehow we had organized a taxi down there and early in the morning we were at the harbour to leave for the 1 1/2 hour boat drive together with another French girl. 1 1/2 hours indeed. Why? Well a deeper insight into our favourite Atoll, ...
... passes. The main pass to enter the lagoon is known as "Passe Garuae" and it is the largest pass in French Polynesia. The southern pass is called Tumakohua. Fakarava is small and most of the approximately 700 inhabitants are living in the main village Rotoava. Fakarava is known for its beautiful dive spots and beautiful –almost golden- beaches (but you have to know where to look for them).
It is absolutely amazing here! Soon as we had landed at the ...
... still. There are some mosquitoes but not many. It is so quiet in the mornings, as the sun is coming up and the lagoon is changing from slate gray to stunning shades of turquoise.
Between dives, we sit on the beach and watch the fish jump. At low tide, the reef is exposed and you can see baby tridachnas, and I even spotted a free swimming eel. Curiously each evening, the goat fish gather and one or two does a head stand while the others ...
... our dinghies with long lines on them out into the ocean and drifted back into the lagoon through a smaller pass on the flooding tide. We were able to do this several times before the tides turned; at which time we would have been carried out to sea… not a good idea. We saw some fish, but it was actually a bit of a disappointment after the spectacular dives we had made in south Fakarava. The reef on the inside of the lagoon proved to have many more fish ...
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