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Manihi Rangiroa Tikehau

The Manihi atoll is part of the Tuamotus and is located 312 miles northeast of Tahiti (an 1 hour and 40 minute flight) and was the site of the first pearl farm.  Its crystal clear lagoon, is 3 1/2 miles wide by 19 miles long surrounded by secluded white-sand beaches and the atoll has a deep navigable pass through the reef.  This atoll was the site of the first pearl farm in the Tuamotus and  and is home to  many black pearl farms today.  One thousand people live on Manihi, most living in Turipaoa village beside the pass. There was one resort on the island, the Manihi Pearl Beach Resort.  Unfortunately, it closed in September 2012.   Above are two links to show you some of the fun things you were able to do on Manihi.  Perhaps in the future another hotel will open up so you can enjoy this wonderful island. 

Map courtesy of Tahiti Tourisme