Destination Takapoto : Infos clés & aéroport


Takapoto atoll is situated 560 km north east of Tahiti and less than 9 km south of Takaroa, its “twin island”. This charming little atoll has no reef pass and the protected lagoon is studded with coral pinnacles where the ""pinctada margaritifera""(black pearl oyster) grows.
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Practical information

Population : 501 inhabitants
Surface area :  5,79 sq. miles and 39,2 sq. miles (lagoon)
Main village : Fakatopatere

Minimum flight duration : 1h25
Distance from Tahiti : 563 km

Do not miss

  • The marae Tikai (archeological site).
  • Beaches and motu.

Takapoto airport

Takapoto airport is located close to the main village of Fakatopatere.
There is no shuttle service, so to get to the village you will need to go by car.
If you have booked tourist accommodation, find out from your hosts whether they can arrange your outward and return transfer.

Services available

  • Air Tahiti agency
  • Snack bar
  • Telephone kiosk