Destination Rangiroa : Infos clés & aéroport


Rangiroa, the largest atoll in French Polynesia and the second largest in the world, is located 350 km north-east of Tahiti, just a one hour flight away (direct flight). Rangiroa is made up of a string of coral islets as far as you can see around an immense lagoon. A veritable sea in the interior, it could contain the entire island of Tahiti.
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Practical information

Population : approx. 3 600 inhabitants
Surface area : 633 sq miles (lagoon)
Main village : Avatoru

Minimum flight duration : 1h00
Distance from Tahiti : 356 km


The good reasons to visit

• Rangiroa is the largest atoll in French Polynesia and the second largest atoll in the world.
• A must for scuba diving, renowned worldwide.
• An ideal place for snorkeling and watching myriads of colorful fish.
• One of the most beautiful and richest coral reefs of the world.
• Dream "motus" (Blue Lagoon, Green Lagoon, Reefs Island and the Pink Sands).
• The unique vineyard of Polynesia.
• Picturesque villages.
• A variety of water sports and land activities.

Do not miss

  • The Ohotu view point, where you can watch the dolphins jumping in the Tiputa pass,
  • pearl farms,
  • the mythical « Lagon Bleu » (Blue Lagoon) island,
  • Pink sand islands,
  • the Green lagoon island,
  • the Reef island ( a magnificent motu dotted with“feo”, curious petrified coral formations),
  • the unique vineyard in French Polynesia, planted on a motu,
  • underwater diving sites : Shark Grotto, the Precipice, the Windmill, The Valley, The Aquarium, The Caves, Mahuta...

Did you know that

• Rangiroa is also called Ra'iroa.
• Rangiroa is the largest atoll in French Polynesia, and the second largest in the world behind Kwajalein in Micronesia.
• Rangiroa has the only vineyard in French Polynesia.
• The Blue Lagoon, emblematic "motu" of the atoll, is a mini-lagoon inside the lagoon. Rangiroa


Air Tahiti magazine

Rangiroa airport

Rangiroa airport is located on the main island of Avatoru, close to the village and most of the hotels and family-run guest houses.
There is no shuttle service, so to get from the airport to the main village you will need a car. The journey takes approximately 10 minutes. If you are going to another islet, you will need to take a boat.
If you have booked tourist accommodation, find out from your hosts whether they can arrange your outward and return transfer.

Services available

  • Snack bar
  • Souvenir shop
  • Bank
  • Taxis
  • Telephone kiosk
  • Toilets