The Tuamotu gems
Located to the East of Tahiti, Tuamotu whose name means “offshore islands” is composed of 78 atolls trapped inside their lagoon by a coral reef. The most visited atolls are Rangiroa, Tikehau and Fakarava. This archipelago has 900 km ² of emerging land in total. The Tuamotu, like the majority of the Polynesian islands, have a tropical climate all year round.
The flora of these islands is not very diversified because of the coral which only allows subsistence agriculture. However, vanilla is somewhat farmed. The main cultures are yams, Taro, Uru (fruit of the breadfruit tree), and other tropical fruits.
As for the terrestrial fauna of Tuamotu, there are birds, insects and some reptiles. However, the marine fauna has many treasures. The black pearl farming is also very common in the lagoon.
Fakarava – a piece of Paradise classified by UNSECO
Fakarava is a magnificent Polynesian atoll full of natural treasures. This atoll divided into two districts - Tehatea and Tetamanu - has two passages [...]
Tikehau – unique and splendid
A South Pacific pure wonder Tikehau, of the Palliser Islands, is the cousin of Rangiroa since only 15 kilometers separate them. Characterized by it [...]
Rangiroa – immense sky of the Tuamotu
Rangiroa or Ra'iroa meaning “immense sky”, is the second largest atoll in the world judging from the surface of its lagoon. The latter constitutes a [...]