Rapa Iti Island

Rapa Iti is the southernmost inhabited island in French Polynesia. To the south is only the Marotiri group of a couple of rocks. The area is 40.4 km2, the highest point is 650 m. About 500 people live on the island. The island is located 1180 km southeast of Tahiti.…

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Nukutavake Island, AkiAki Island and Vahitahi Atoll

Nukutavake Island is an island located 1125km east of Tahiti. The nearest country is the small Pinaki Atoll, located 14 km southeast. Its length / width is 5km by 1.5km. It is a former atoll, its lagoon has dried up, filled with sand and grown. There is a lot of…

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Pinaki Atoll

Pinaki Atoll is a small atoll 1115km east of Tahiti. Its length / width is 2km by 1.5km. On the whole atoll, only one island is completely wrapped in a ring, and has a passage on the west side, which connects the lagoon with the ocean, but the lagoon is…

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Nukutepipi Atoll

Nukutepipi Atoll is a very small atoll. It is roughly triangular in shape, about 2.7 km long. The area is 3.6 km2. Its ridge is quite wide, completely covered by a small lagoon that has a deep area in its center. On its reef there are two relatively large islands,…

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Niau Atoll

Niau Atoll is an atoll located northeast of Tahiti about 350km. Its area is 53km2. The Niau Lagoon is swampy, hypersaline and completely closed. Atoll in some places has a natural wall of 7m. The lagoon has an unusual green color. 226 people live on the atoll. Niau is one…

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Manuhangi Atoll

Manuhangi Atoll is an atoll located 70km southeast of Nengonengo Atoll https://tropicalislands.net/nengonengo-atoll/ , 845km east of Tahiti. Its area is 575 acres (232ha). Its length / width is 5.2km by 3km. Manuhangi is round in shape, and there are no passages for deep water, the whole lagoon is closed, on the…

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Nengo Nengo Atoll

Nengo Nengo Atoll (or Nengonengo Atoll) is a bell-shaped atoll. It is located 100km southwest of Hao Atol, and 775km east of Tahiti. Its area is 2223 acres (900 ha). Its large inland lagoon covers 67 km2 and has served as the breeding ground for the Tahitian Black Pearl for…

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Taiaro Atoll

Taiaro Atoll is an atoll located 536 km northeast of Tahiti. Its area is 2965 acres (1200ha), length / width 5.7km by 3.6km. It is a closed atoll, which means that there is no flow of deep water from the ocean into the lagoon, so the lagoon is hypersaline. Taiaro…

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Blue Lagoon (Rangiroa Atoll)

Blue Lagoon in Rangiroa is a famous place, not only on the atoll but in the whole country. It is actually a "lagoon in a lagoon" phenomenon, like a small atoll in a larger one. It is located about 28.5 km southwest of Tiputa. It is a crater with shallow…

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Motu Matatahi

Motu Matatahi is a small island (located in Rangiroa Atoll ) of 1.80 acres (7284m2), length / width 120m by 85m, and is located about 5km southeast of the Blue Lagoon. Along Matatahi are two islands, up to 50m away by Hoa easy passage, and these are the easternmost islands of…

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