Stripped of a lagoon, it gives the impression that it has been pulled up out of the water with its mountains which culminate at 389 meters.
Rurutu is surrounded by cliffs overlooking the sea and full of underground galleries, caves filled with legends – a must see.
Rurutu, the land of “stone lifting” is as good as her Australes sister islands. White sand beaches, splendid bays, valleys of fertile and generous plantations… coffee, mangos, papaws, pineapples, litchis…
Rurutu has a large variety of landscapes and resources.
You will be welcomed in family hotels where the hosts wish to guide you in the discovery of their splendid island and mysterious caves.
They will take you on a fabulous trip around the island.
In the North, you will stop at the Arei Point with its formidable panorama. You will also visit some of the caves of Rurutu and will meet some of the village craftsmen of Avera. In the South of the island, you will be dazzled by the beauty of the Toarutu cliff, the surprising Garden of Eden in Paparai, and the extinct volcano of Naairoa…
You will also be delighted by a picnic on a Motu (white sand islet) for an entire day.
Rurutu, rich due to its legends and its tales has several Marae (sacred open air temples) of which the most important is the one of Atorani and its royal tombs.
From July to October, Rurutu is the home of the Humpback whales which come back to reproduce in its clear water… a magic snorkelling moment to share with these mammals which are as impressive as they are inoffensive.
Also enjoy a hike through the main village of Moerai to the rocky headlands and cliffs of the village of Hauti.
At your own pace you can visit various historic and natural sites…… These activities will make each stay in Rurutu a real mystical journey.