Anuanurunga Atoll

Anuanurunga atoll is an uninhabited atoll in French Polynesia. It is part of the Duke of Gloucester Islands, a subgroup of the Tuamotu group. Anuanurunga’s nearest neighbor is Nukutepipi, which is located about 22 km to the southeast.

Anuanurunga is ring-shaped, measuring approximately 2,8kmx2,4km, total area of 7 km2. Its reef is quite broad, enclosing completely the small lagoon. There are four relatively large islands on its reef, as well as a few small motus.

beautiful beach on the atoll

The first sighting recorded by Europeans was by the Spanish expedition of Pedro Fernández de Quirós on 4 February 1606. With the other three atolls of the Duke of Gloucester Islands, they were named Cuatro Coronas (Four Crowns in Spanish).
British naval officer and explorer Philip Carteret visited it in 1767. He named this atoll Four Crowns.

nice vegetation
nice shallow and turqoise waters