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The 77 atolls and one upraised island that from the Tuamotu Archipelago are mere specks of land out in the heart of the trade wind, lost in the vastness of the blue Pacific. Sprinkled across ten latitudes and covering a length of 1,500 Km (930 miles) and a width of 500 Km (310 miles), these are some of the most remote islands in the world. This vast collection of coral islets conjures up castaway dreams on a tropial isle, the ultimate get-away for rejuvenation of the body and soul. Tiny green oases floating in the desert of the sea, with names as exotic as the trade winds and coconut trees. Wild windswept beaches, the sea and sunshine. And only the sound of the surf and the cries of the sea birds for company. Fragrant miki miki shrubs blend perfumes with aromas of salt spray and blossoms from the tiare kahaia, geo geo and gapata trees. Lagoons that shimmer with a brilliance of light and color unsurpassed. And a submerged landscape of untouched magic and awesome beauty beneath the sun-gilded waters tinged in turquoise.

More than 400 varieties of fantastics fish glint like ornaments of gold in the iridescent waters of the sheltered lagoons, providing hours of enchantmenf for snorkelers and scuba divers. On many of the atolls you can visit black pearl farms and fish parks inside the lagoons, take boat tours to visit the various motu islets and picnic under the black-eyed gaze of the white fairy tern. You may also be invited to join in the volleyball and soccer games played by the villagers. You can go along on fishing expeditions, hunt for tiny shells to string into pretty necklaces, learn to weave hats, mats and baskets from palm fronds, and eat delicious seafoods direct from the shell while standing on a Technicolor reef. In the evening you can sit beside the Paumotu musicians under a starlit sky. You can gaze at the Southern Cross as you listen to melodic island tunes being played on guitars and ukuleles. Their songs tell of old gods and heroes, the spirits of sharks and fish, destructive hurricanes, people lost at sea, shipwrecks on the treacherous reef, vahines and l'amour.

More than two dozen of these atolls have airstrips and regular air service from Tahiti, and several inter-island trading schooners transport supplies and passengers. The following atolls offer either international class hotels, small hotels, pensions, houses or a room in family homes, where guests can find simple accommodations. Water and electricity may be limited to certain hours. This archipelago is rapidly being developed, with airline telephone service now reaching even the most remote atolls.

 

 

AHE

LODGINGS/ MOTELS

CHEZ RAITA Motu Kateka Tél: 40.96.44.53 Fax: 40.96.44.53

     

PENSION COCO PERLE LODGE Motu Marauaraki Tél: 40.96.44.08 Fax: 40.96.44.08

SCUBA DIVING

DIVE N'CO Tél: 87.25.51.85

AIR TRANSPORTS

AIR TAHITI Agence Tél: 40.96.44.64

ANAA

 

LODGINGS / MOTELS

TOKU KAIGA Tuuhora Tél: 40.98.32.69 Fax: 40.98.32.69

AIR TRANSPORTS

AIR TAHITI Agence Tél: 40.98.32.40

AIR TAHITI Escale Tél: 40.98.32.96

APATAKI

SCUBA DIVING

ARCHIMEDE EXPEDITIONS ( croisières plongées ) Tél: 87.70.13.04

AIR TRANSPORTS  

AIR TAHITI Escale Tél: 40.96.12.54  

ARATIKA

 

LODGINGS / MOTELS

PENSION OTEREKIA Tél: 40.43.35.32 Fax: 40.43.35.32

AIR TRANSPORTS  

AIR TAHITI Escale Tél: 40.93.40.25

ARUTUA

LODGINGS / MOTELS

PENSION ARUTUA PUPUTU VILLAGE Tél: 87.70.83.78

PENSION CHEZ NERII Rautini Tél: 40.96.52.55

AIR TRANSPORTS

AIR TAHITI Agence Tél: 40.96.52.52

FAKAHINA

AIR TRANSPORTS

AIR TAHITI Agence Tél: 40.97.12.32

AIR TAHITI Escale Tél: 40.97.12.26

 

 

 

FAKARAVA

Second biggest atoll of French Polynesia, 60 km long by 25 km wide and 1579 inhabitants, The  Rotoava village at the north east, Tetamanu ( first capital ) at the south. Those are some of Fakarava specifications. This atoll is classified as a biosphere reserve by UNESCO because of her fauna and flora fertility. Besides the main activity, that is deep sea diving with all you can think in bigh sensation, visiting a pearl farm and a factory of dried sea cucumbers called "Rori", visit of a coral made church built in 1874 in Tetamanu, are the other activities you may enjoy of Fakarava.

ACTIVITIES

AQUA POLYNESIE Rotoava Tél: 87.73.47.31

DIVE SPIRIT Tél: 40.98.41.40

FAKARAVA DIVING CENTER Tél: 40.93.40.75

FAKARAVA EXCURSIONS AND FISHING Tél: 40.98.42.83

FAKARAVA EXPLORER Tél: 40.98.42.66

TETAMANU DIVING CENTER Pension Tetamanu Village Tél: 40.42.77.70

TOP DIVE FAKARAVA  ( passe nord & sud ) Tél: 40.98.43.76

LODGINGS / MOTELS

MOTU AITO PARADISE Motu Aito Tél: 40.41.29.00 Fax: 40.41.29.00

PENSION HAVAIKI GUEST HOUSE Rotoava Tél: 40.93.40.15 Fax: 40.93.40.66

     

PENSION MATARIVA Tél: 40.98.42.58

PENSION PAPARARA Tél: 40.98.42.66 Fax: 40.98.42.66

     

PENSION TOKERAU VILLAGE Rotoava Tél: 40.98.41.09 Fax: 40.98.41.09

     

PENSION VAIAMA VILLAGE Rotoava Tél: 40.98.41.13 Fax: 40.98.41.13

     

PENSION VEKE VEKE VILLAGE Tél: 40.98.42.80 Fax: 40.98.42.80

     

RAIMITI Motu Irifa Tél: 40.55.05.65 Fax: 40.55.05.67

RELAIS MARAMA Rotoava Tél: 40.98.42.51 Fax: 40.98.42.51

   

     

TETAMANU VILLAGE Motu tetamanu  Tél: 40.43.92.40 Fax: 40.42.77.70

VAHITU DREAM ROTOAVA Tél: 40.98.42.63 Fax: 40.98.42.63

PEARLS

DREAM PEARLS Ferme Perlière Tél: 40.98.41.49 Fax: 40.98.41.49

HEIPOE Boutique Rotoava Tél: 40.98.42.15 Fax: 40.48.42.15

HINANO Boutique Rotoava Tél: 40.98.41.91

   

HINANO PEARLS Ferme Perlière Tél: 40.98.41.51 Fax: 40.98.41.51

   

PEARLS OF HAVAIKI  Rotoava Tél: 40.93.40.15 Fax: 40.93.40.16

POEATA CREATIONS Tél: 87.77.25.65

   

SCUBA DIVING

AQUA POLYNESIE Rotoava Tél: 87.73.47.31

DIVE SPIRIT Tél: 40.98.41.40

ELEUTHERA TETAMANU DIVING CENTER Pension Tetamanu Village Tél: 40.42.77.70

FAKARAVA DIVING CENTER Tél: 40.93.40.75

     

TOP DIVE FAKARAVA ( passe nord & sud ) Tél: 40.98.43.76

AIR TRANSPORTS

AIR TAHITI Agence Tél: 40.93.40.25

AIR TAHITI Escale Tél: 40.93.40.20

FANGATAU

AIR TRANSPORTS

AIR TAHITI Agence Tél: 40.97.22.37

AIR TAHITI Escale Tél: 40.97.22.07

HAO

LODGINGS / MOTELS

CHEZ AMELIE Otepa Tél: 40.97.03.42 Fax: 40.97.02.41

AIR TRANSPORTS 

AIR TAHITI Agence Tél: 40.93.50.10

AIR TAHITI Escale Tél: 40.93.50.05

KAUEHI

LODGINGS / MOTELS

KAUEHI LODGE Tél: 87.73.20.46

AIR TRANSPORTS 

AIR TAHITI Escale Tél: 40.93.40.20

 

KAUKURA

LODGINGS / MOTELS

PENSION REKAREKA VILLAGE Motu Tahuna Puna Tél: 40.96.62.40 / 87.20.89.78

AIR TRANSPORTS 

AIR TAHITI Agence Tél: 40.96.62.52

AIR TAHITI Escale Tél: 40.96.63.04

  MAKATEA

LODGINGS / MOTELS

PENSION MAKATEA Tél: 87.74.20.89

MAKEMO

LODGINGS / MOTELS

TEANUANUA BEACH PEARLS Pouheva Motu Maraetefano Tél: 40.98.03.37 Fax: 40.98.03.37

SCUBA DIVING

RELAIS SCUBA MAKEMO Village de Pouheva Tél: 40.98.03.08 Fax: 40.98.03.08

AIR TRANSPORTS

AIR TAHITI Agence Tél: 40.98.02.36

 

MANIHI

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Manihi is located 15 kilometers east of Ahe, the closest atoll with which it forms a common, and 70 km west of Takapoto. The atoll is located 500 kilometers northeast of Tahiti. Manihi Atoll is an oval 27 km long and 8 km wide maximum for an area of ​​13 km2 of land area and a lagoon with an area of ​​160 km2 with a pass to the southwest. It consists of a substantially continuous island.
From a geological point of view, the coral atoll is the outgrowth (a few meters and common Ahe) from the top of the volcanic seamount namesake of the Pacific plate, which measures 2,760 yards from the ocean floor, formed there between 57.7 and 60.9 million years.
The main town, Paeua, is in the southwestern part of the atoll at the entrance of the channel of the lagoon. It has about 685 permanent residents.

LODGINGS / MOTELS

MANIHI PARADISE  Motu Kamoka Tél: 40.93.30.40 Fax: 40.93.30.41

PENSION MANIHI PEARL VILLAGE  Turipaoa Tél: 40.96.43.38 / 87.70.45.00

PENSION POERANI NUI Tél: 40.96.42.89 

PEARLS

BIJOUTERIE MAHINI PEARL DREAM Tél: 40.96.42.93

BOUTIQUE VAINUI PERLES Tél: 40.96.42.89

COMPAGNIE PERLIERES DES TUAMOTU Tél: 40.96.42.87

MANIHI ISLAND PEARL Tél: 40.96.43.55

MAORI PERLES Tél: 40.96.43.41

SOCIETE PERLIERES DE MANIHI Tél: 40.96.43.06

TOREA PERLES Tél: 40.96.42.57

AIR TRANSPORTS

AIR TAHITI Agence Tél: 40.93.30.70

AIR TAHITI Escale Tél: 40.96.42.71

MATAIVA

LODGINGS / MOTELS

MATAIVA VILLAGE Teuputou  Tél: 40.96.32.95 Fax: 40.96.32.33

PENSION ARIIHEEVAI Mataiva Tél: 87.76.44.23 Fax: 40.96.32.46

PENSION SUPER MATAIVA COOL Mataiva Tél: 40.96.32.53 Fax: 40.96.32.92

SCUBA DIVING

MATAIVA PLONGEE Tél: 87.76.75.17 / 40.96.32.84

AIR TRANSPORTS

AIR TAHITI Escale Tél: 40.96.32.48

NAPUKA

AIR TRANSPORTS

AIR TAHITI Agence Tél: 40.97.32.36

NUKUTAVAKE

LODGINGS / MOTELS

PENSION AFOU Village de Tavavanui Tél: 40.98.72.53 Fax: 40.98.72.80

AIR TRANSPORTS

AIR TAHITI Agence Tél: 40.98.72.53

AIR TAHITI Escale Tél: 40.98.72.03

PUKA PUKA

AIR TRANSPORTS

AIR TAHITI Agence Tél: 40.97.42.31

 

 

RANGIROA

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The magnificent turquoise lagoon of Rangiroa attracts adventurers from all comers of the world. Jet-setters from Italy, fun-seekers from Brazil, scuba divers from Japan and Americans in search of tranquillity all find here the perfect ingredients for a vacation away from it all.

Rangiroa is just a 55-minute flight from Tahiti, with convenient connections from Bora Bora, Manihi, and even Nuku Hiva. The distance of 360 Km (223 miles) from Papeete is an overnight cruise by inter-island ship.

Rangiroa, also called Rairoa, means long or vast sky in the Paumotu dialect. Its coral ring contains more than 240 motu islets, separated by at least 100 very shallow hoa channels to from the largest atoll in the Southern Hemisphere. Two deep and wide passes allow ships to enter into the lagoon, where a vast inland sea measures approximately 70 Km (43 miles) long by 26 Km (16 miles) wide, covering a distance of 1,020 square Km (393 square miles). The land itself, almost without substance, could be a mirage, with motus of graceful leaning palms scattered along the encircling reef, vanishing into the distance beyond the horizon.

Rangiroa’s lagoon is world famous for unsurpassed scuba diving in the warmest and clearest water you can dream of. Favorite excursions include « shooting the pass », where hundreds of fish, moray eels and sharks swim beside and below you, swept along by the strong currents. You can view this exciting spectacle aboard a glassbottom boat, or jump into the water with mask, snorkel, fins or even scuba diving bottles. Vacation memories are also made aboard a pedal boat, paddling an outrigger canoe, sailing inside the lagoon, line and drag fishing. Boat excursions take you to the pink sand beach of Vahituri, while admiring the fossilized coral formations on Reef Island, and during a full day picnic trip across the lagoon to « Blue Lagoon » on Taeo’o.

The villages of Avatoru and Tiputa are located on the nothern coast, where most of the 3,281 inhabitants reside. The airport and most of the hotels and pensions are located between the Tiputa pass and Avatoru, a 45-minute boat ride apart. You can explore Avatoru village to the Tiputa pass by bicycle, mini-moke or « fun car ». Tiputa village is easily discovered in a short walk. Overlooking the Tiputa pass is Ohutu Point, complete with covered picnic tables, benches and shades trees. This is a favorite destination in late afternoon, when dolphins can often be seen playing in the swift current that flows through the pass, between the open ocean and the interior lagoon.

Among this wealth of scenery is an attractive selection of international resort hotels, small hotels with thatched roof bungalows and simple family owned pensions with fresh lagoon fish on the menu. Across the lagoon from the villages are small hotels and camps where you can walk on beaches as remote as Robinson Crusoe’s. Live a sauvage simplified life with lots of fresh food from the reef and lagoon. You can even catch your own dinner if you choose ! Here you’ll have a newfound reunion with nature. And trade winds to dance in the coconut palms.

ACTIVITIES

CROISIERES PLONGEES ITEMATA Tél: 87.20.09.22 / 87.31.49.91

ELEUTHERA PARADIVE Pointe d'Ohotu Avatoru Tél: 40.96.05.55 Fax: 40.96.05.50

MATAHI EXCURSIONS Pointe Ohutu Avatoru Tél: 40.96.84.48 Fax: 40.96.84.48

MAURICE TAXI BOAT Tiputa Tél: 40.96.76.09 Fax: 40.96.76.09

PA'ATI EXCURSIONS Avatoru Tél: 40.96.02.57

   

RAIE MANTA CLUB Avatoru Tél: 87.72.31.45

     

RANGIROA PLONGEE Avatoru Tél: 40.96.73.59 Fax: 40.96.73.59

RANGI EXCURSIONS Tél: 40.96.74.06 Fax: 40.96.74.06

TANE EXCURSIONS Marina d'Avatoru Tél: 40.96.84.68 Fax: 40.96.84.68

TE REVA TANE E VAHINE Tél: 40.96.82.51 Fax: 40.96.82.51

THE SIX PASSENGERS Tél: 40.96.02.60 Fax: 40.96.02.60

     

 TOP DIVE - Bathys  Hôtel Kia Ora Resort & Spa Tél: 40.96.05.60 Fax: 40.96.05.60

YAKA PLONGEE Tél: 40.96.02.96 / 87.20.68.98

CURIOS

AU PETIT COIN DE PARADIS Tél: 40.96.82.66 Fax: 40.96.82.66

BOUTIQUE ISLAND PRODUCTS Aéroport Tél: 40.93.14.45

RANGI BOUTIQUE Tél: 40.96.03.28

ART GALLERY

COCONUT GROVE Tél: 87.35.05.07

RAIROA CREATION Tél: 40.96.02.41

HOTELS / HOTELS RESTAURANTS

HOTEL KIA ORA RESORT & SPA Avatoru  Tél: 40.93.11.11 Fax: 40.96.04.93

HOTEL KIA ORA SAUVAGE Motu Avea Rahi Tél: 40.93.11.11 Fax: 40.96.04.93

HOTEL MAITAI RANGIROA  Tél: 40.93.13.50 Fax: 40.93.13.51

       

RENT A CAR

EUROPCAR Tél: 40.96.03.28 Fax: 40.96.03.28

LOCATION ARENAHIO Tél: 40.96.82.45 Fax: 40.96.82.45

LODGINGS / MOTELS

ARIITINI VILLAGE  Avatoru Tél: 40.96.04.41 Fax: 40.96.04.40

CHEZ CECILE Avatoru Tél: 40.93.12.65 Fax: 40.93.12.66

CHEZ HENRIETTE Avatoru Tél: 40.96.84.68 Fax: 40.96.85.85

CHEZ LUCIEN Pointe de Tiputa Tél: 40.96.73.55 Fax: 40.96.73.55

LE MEROU BLEU Avatoru Tél: 40.96.84.62 Fax: 40.96.84.62

LES RELAIS DE JOSEPHINE Tél: 40.96.02.00 Fax: 40.96.02.00

PENSION BOUNTY Tél: 40.96.05.22 Fax: 40.96.05.22

     

PENSION GLORINE Avatoru Tél: 40.96.04.05 Fax: 40.96.03.58

PENSION HENRI Avatoru  Tél: 40.96.82.67 Fax: 40.96.82.67

PENSION LOYNA Avatoru Tél: 40.96.82.09 Fax: 40.96.82.09

PENSION MARTINE Avatoru Tél: 40.93.12.25 Fax: 40.96.02.51

PENSION RANGIROA PLAGE Avatoru Tél: 40.96.82.13 / 87.75.43.40

           

PENSION TAMATUAMAI Tél: 40.96.03.07

PENSION TAPUHEITINI Avatoru Tél: 40.96.04.07 Fax: 40.96.04.07

PENSION TEINA ET MARIE Avatoru Tél: 40.96.03.94 Fax: 40.96.84.44

RAIRA LAGON Avatoru Tél: 40.93.12.30 Fax: 40.96.02.92

TEVAHINE DREAM Avatoru Tél: 40.93.12.75 Fax: 40.93.12.75

TURIROA VILLAGE Avatoru Tél: 40.96.04.27 Fax: 40.96.06.27

VAHAUI PARADIS Tél: 40.96.02.40

PEARLS

GAUGUIN'S PEARL Tél: 40.93.11.30 Fax: 40.96.04.09

             

IKIMASHO BOUTIQUE Tél: 40.96.03.91 / 87.21.88.16

  

                

VAI BOUTIQUE Tél: 40.96.85.61

SCUBA DIVING

RAIE MANTA CLUB Avatoru Tél: 87.72.31.45

     

ELEUTHERA PARADIVE Pointe d'Ohotu Avatoru Tél: 40.96.05.55 Fax: 40.96.05.50

RANGIROA PLONGEE Avatoru Tél: 40.96.73.59 Fax: 40.96.73.59

THE SIX PASSENGERS Tél: 40.96.02.60 Fax: 40.96.02.60

     

TOP DIVE - Bathys  Hôtel Kia Ora Resort & Spa Tél: 40.96.05.60 Fax: 40.96.05.60

YAKA PLONGEE Tél: 87.20.68.98

RESTAURANT

HEIRANI Tél: 87.28.65.61

LAGOON GRILL Tél: 40.96.04.10

VAIMARIO Tél: 40.96.05.96 Fax: 40.96.05.96

TATTOS

ANUI TATTOO Ohotu Tél: 87.27.27.55

AIR TRANSPORTS 

AIR TAHITI Agence Tél: 40.93.14.00

 AIR TAHITI Escale Tél: 40.93.11.00

TAKAPOTO

LODGINGS / MOTELS

PENSION HEREATEA Fakatopatere Tél: 40.98.64.09 Fax: 40.98.64.09

PENSION TEPUNA LAGON Tél: 40.98.64.75 Fax: 40.98.64.75

PENSION TIKARUGA DINA  Fakatopatere Tél: 40.98.64.26 Fax: 40.98.64.26

TAKAPOTO VILLAGE Fakatopatere Tél: 40.98.65.44 Fax: 40.98.64.81

AIR TRANPORTS 

AIR TAHITI Agence Tél: 40.98.65.79

TAKAROA

LODGINGS / MOTELS

PENSION POERANGI VILLAGE Motu Vaimaroro Tél: 40.98.23.82 Fax: 40.98.23.09

AIR TRANPORTS

AIR TAHITI Agence Tél: 40.98.22.45

AIR TAHITI Escale Tél: 40.98.23.89

TATAKOTO

AIR TRANPORTS

AIR TAHITI Agence Tél: 40.97.52.60

 

 

 

TIKEHAU

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 Tikehau is a South Sea island dream come true, where you will feel that you have been born into paradise. In this haven of seclusion, less than an hour's flight from Tahiti and just 20 minutes by plane from Rangiroa, you will delight in the unspoiled beauty and quiet ways of this charming little atoll. Most of the 407 inhabitants live in Tuherahera village on the southern end of Tikehau, where small boats can enter the lagoon through a pass in the reef. The almost circular interior lagoon is 26 km. (16 miles) wide, bordered by white sand beaches and graceful coconut palms that punctuate the blue sky. Tikehau's lagoon is rich with sea life, whose forms and hues defy even the most active imagination. You'll see brain coral and stag horn corals, in a myriad of shapes and colors. Soft corals and sponges, tubeworms with lively colored feathered tips. Mother-of-pearl oysters, reef clams, crawn of thorn starfish, anemones and a whole parade of brightly painted fiish. You can wiew the beauty of the fish and submarine gardens through a glass bottom boat or scuba dive with qualified dive masters. Take a boat to Motu Ohihi, which is surrounded by hoa channels and has a pink sand beach. Go to Motu Puarua and Oeoe, where snowy white fairy terns and noddy birds nest. Visit fish parks and pearl farms. Take your choice of motu islets for a memorable picnic. Bike through the coconut groves to the rose-colored reef and take a guided land tour to the village and surrounding area. You can fish by line or spear or join the villagers in a tug-of-war with the rolling surf as fishermen haul in a seine heavy with fish. The air in Tikehau is laden with perfume from the pandanus, tahinu, puatea and tiare kahaia flowers that grow beside the long, clean beaches. When you finally leave the island, you'll have an odd sensation when you breathe plain air once more.

ACTIVITIES

CASCADE CROISIERES Tél: 40.96.22.89

NAGA TRANSPORT Tél: 87.74.84.85

RAIE MANTA CLUB Tél: 87.79.17.17 Fax: 40.96.22.53

TIKEHAU EXCURSION Tél: 40.96.22.89 Gsm: 87.76.75.17 

TOP DIVE - Bathys Hôtel Tikehau Pearl Beach Resort Tél: 40.96.23.00 / 40.96.22.40 Fax: 40.96.23.01

TIKEHAU PLONGÉE Pension Hotu Tél: 87.32.62.56 / 87.32.28.33

HOTELS / HOTELS RESTAURANTS

HOTEL TIKEHAU PEARL BEACH RESORT Tél: 96.23.37 Fax: 40.96.23.37

TIKEHAU NINAMU RESORT Tél: 87.73.78.10

LODGINGS / MOTELS

AITO MOTEL COLETTE Tuherahera Tél: 40.96.23.07 Fax: 40.96.23.07

HAKAMANU LODGE Tél: 87.73.38.77

         

PENSION CHEZ JUSTINE Tuherahera Tél: 40.96.22.87 Gsm: 87.72.02.44 Fax: 40.96.22.87

           

PENSION HOTU Tuherahera Tél: 40.96.22.89 Gsm: 87.76.75.17 Fax: 40.96.22.89

             

PENSION TIKEHAU BED & BREAKFAST Tél: 40.96.23.33 Gsm: 87.76.75.17   

RELAIS ROYAL TIKEHAU Motu Varney Tél: 40.96.23.37 Fax: 40.96.23.37

TIKEHAU VILLAGE Village de Tematie Tél: 40.96.22.86 Fax: 40.96.23.84

     

SCUBA DIVING

API DIVE Pension Hotu Tél: 40.96.22.89

RAIE MANTA CLUB Tél: 87.79.17.17 Fax: 40.96.22.53

TOP DIVE - Bathys Hôtel Tikehau Pearl Beach Resort Tél: 40.96.23.00 / 40.96.22.40 Fax: 40.96.22.40

AIR TRANSPORTS

AIR TAHITI Escale Tél: 40.96.22.66

TUREIA

AIR TRANSPORTS

AIR TAHITI Agence Tél: 40.98.82.45