French Polynesia is a scattered territory of 1418 sq. miles of emerged land located right at the center of the South Pacific Ocean.
A hundred and eighteen islands forming five island groups spanning an area as vast as Europe.
Rangiroa is part of the Tuamotu island group counting 78 low-lying islands or atolls.
In general, the sun shines all year long in Polynesia. Somehow, two seasons must be observed.
The wet season - rainy- from November through February and the windy season (trade winds) from July through September.
Temperature lows are 77° F and temperature highs are 95° F. The lagoon caters the precious staples for the two thousand inhabitants dwelling on Rangiroa on the main motu, a strip of land with two ocean-breached passes.
There, Tahitian black pearl farming and fish farming are the main activities. Visits to the atoll have become easier with a minimum of one daily flight from Tahiti. Water sports and deep sea fishing are typical recreations. One would recommend excursions to the Blue Lagoon, the Island of reefs or the Pink sands…