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 the past twenty years. Its length / width is 13km by 8km. A true masterpiece of nature, Nengonengo has its own runway and infrastructure that was used to accommodate about 80 workers who worked on the bead farm, who were supplied with a cargo ship once a month.

it has beautiful islets/motus

There is a narrow passage to enter the lagoon from the north side. It has bright white beaches, coconut palms, piers … What a great potential this atoll has. Airstrip, infrastructure, private lagoon for both water activities and pearl production, lot of islands, white sandy beaches, coconut and other tropical vegetation, isolation…. And it was on sale for years and nobody bought it. It was the best atoll in the world for sale.

nice view. We see nice water shades with coral heads, beach with dense vegetation and ocean at a distance

Robert Wan is the owner of Nengonengo Atoll. He is said to be the most famous right after the president. The man is very rich, he has several atolls and farms of black pearls, pearls which he supplies locally and globally. But, he was in court precisely because of the presumed illegal business and activities (about atolls, but the case was dismissed). Namely, back in 2002, he bought Anuanurunga atoll. The then-president of French Polynesia, Gaston Flosse allegedly paid him $ 9 million from a public fund for Robert Wan to buy an atoll, abusing his position (that’s how they claimed against him). They ended up in court for it. He was accused of giving Wan money several times the amount that the atoll was worth at the time. Gaston Flosse defended that the permit was given by the then Minister of Finance Georges Puchon. They dragged themselves through the court for years because of that, and in 2016, only to be finally dismissed by the French court in 2017.

The atoll has a lot of white sandy beaches and awesome bright blue waters for full enjoyment

This atoll is perfect for both private escape and business opportunities, as it is completely isolated from everyday problems (especially post-corona and current situation with wars), it has a potent pearl farm, and preserved nature. And is good for tourists to offer classical renowned South-Pacific Tahitian enjoyment!

nice marina and infrastructure. We see part of runway there.
beautiful scenery. Everything is in place, coconut palms, beaches, lagoon water and ocean behind
the atoll has a plenty of sandbars as well

Here is video of Nengonengo Atoll:


(This post is updated in 26-April-2022)

NEW POST UPDATE: 21 February 2023

Blast from the past: Nengo Nengo Atoll was very popular years ago. As a large private atoll, many places and articles covered it. It even had its own site which is not functional now. Private Islands INC had also large text about it while the atoll was on their offer. However, I managed to salvage something, and I found links on web archive:

Here is how it looked like visually:

And here is an old text from Private Islands Inc:

The Nengo Nengo atoll is located at about 100 km south west of Hao and at about 775 km east of Tahiti (A 2 hour private plane flight from Tahiti). This private Atoll has an oval shape, that is 13 km long and 8 km wide (at its widest point) with a total emerged surface land area of 9km2. It’s vast and stunning internal lagoon spreads over some 67km2 and for the past twenty years has been the breeding waters of one of the world’s most beautiful gems: The Tahitian Black Pearl. One of nature’s most extraordinary masterpieces, Nengo Nengo features its very own private landing-strip and infrastructures that previously accommodated some 80 workers.

A monthly cargo ship rotation services the atoll with supplies. As is often the case in the Tuamotu Archipelagos, the lagoon is the main attraction with a breathtaking, ever changing mosaic of deep blue distinctly contrasted with the emerald green tones of the waters touching the myriad small islets that together form the coral reef in the middle of the vast Pacific ocean. White and pink sand beaches sparkle as the gentle courants lap at the beaches edge, making any stroll a wondrous, exalting communion with self and nature. A surprising particularity of this atoll is the ability to see all the atoll’s perimeters, regardless of the distances and point of view. Navigating within the lagoon waters is child’s play, providing an exceptional experience of pure pleasure. The joy of discovering Nengo Nengo, is truly an intertwining of the feelings of natural power, adventure, euphoria and ultimate liberty.

Nengo Nengo’s waters are densely populated with fish attesting to one of the many signs of the site’s natural riches and minimal human impact in this geographical region.

One of just a few totally private atolls, Nengo Nengo will distinguish the new owner, with a center position within a very privileged club of private atoll owners. A kingdom unto itself…..

It provides the opportunity for its owner to organize his/her life and lifestyle exactly as he/she wishes……

The Nengo Nengo atoll is a rare opportunity to create a luxury resort, an aquaculture base and/or one of the world’s unique natural idyllic destination retreats.

Nengonengo Atoll seems still on sale in some places, but for that information, you have to look elsewhere as we are an educational blog, and we are not involved in the sale of islands.