Pearl Havaiki Lodge
Tahiti & French Polynesia – Fakarava
Between heaven and earth, feet in the water, Pearl Havaiki Lodge welcomes you for a stay full of Polynesian smiles.
Let yourself be seduced by their house cocktails and refined cuisine of local and European inspiration.
Kayaks, canoes, and bicycles are at your disposal to allow you to discover the most beautiful places of the atoll. At the end of the day, treat yourself to an in-room Polynesian massage.
A veritable undersea Garden of Eden, Fakarava has been classified as a UNESCO Biosphere Reserve due to the rich diversity of its ecosystem. The undersea flora and fauna promises a richness in the myriad species you are likely to encounter. TopDive is located minutes from Pearl Havaiki Lodge on the northern side in the village of Rotoava.
Fakarava is the second largest atoll in French Polynesia. It is also part of seven atolls classified as “Biosphere Reserve” by UNESCO in 2006. The 2 passes that connect its lagoon to the ocean are Garuae and Tumakohua. They offer some of the best dives in Polynesia. The northern pass of Garuae is the largest in the Tuamotu Islands and probably holds the highest density of fish with the most amazing pelagic encounters ever seen.
Fakarava North Pass has pristine diving with an abundace of sharks and tropical fish life. Each dive site in this area has schools of fish you almost have to push out of you way to move along the reef. Other sites around this incredible pass offer black tips, white tips, nurse sharks, hammerheads, silver tips, walleye jacks, mantas and eagle rays. Though boat rides to the North and South Passes can be long from Fakarava (2-3 hours) and sometimes include rough seas, it is well worth taking the time to get out to these incredible unspoiled dive sites.
Photographs courtesy of Pearl Havaiki Lodge and TopDive.
10 bungalows on the edge of the lagoon and 5 bungalows in the heart of the garden will accommodate you comfortably.
Air conditioning, hot water, mini-fridge, coffee service, hairdryer, terrace, 1 double bed, 2 single beds, ventilator, round table and beach chairs, bathroom, shower, sink, electricity 220v
1 double bed, 2 single beds, hot water, coffee service, hairdryer, terrace, ventilator, round table and beach chairs, bathroom, shower, sink, 220v electricity
Savor the Polynesian culinary specialties of our restaurants and discover our house cocktails.
Meko Bar and Restaurant
Treat yourself with a buffet of fresh fruit, fruit juice, French baguettes, jams and local honey, cake or madeleines, yogurts and cheeses, ham, cereals, tea, coffee, chocolate and more in their Breakfast Buffet. For dinner, the Meko Bar offers house cocktails while the chef prepares a single starter / main course / dessert menu, local and European cuisine based on local products, taking into account allergies and a vegetarian menu on request.
Sleeping Shark Snack Bar
The Sleeping Shark Snack Bar allows you to snack on the beach or with your feet in the water, from 11:30 am to 2:30 pm, à la carte: fish or beef carpaccios, Tahitian raw fish, grilled steak or fish, fries. Discover the specialty of Havaiki with raw fish, worthy of the local tradition, voted best of Polynesia in the national travel magazine Géo.
The Pearl Farm
The pearl farm, created in 1989 by Joachim Dariel, is the oldest farm still active on the atoll. Hugo takes you to the breeding lines for pearl fishing, which has made the rounds in the media. Enjoy an authentic demonstration of grafting with a lemon korori tasting. Try your luck by fishing and maybe find the pearl of your dreams! Take your oyster string out of the water, choose one, open it and discover what nature has in store for you. With no external signs, the mother-of-pearl will keep its secret until the end. Discover your pearl and maybe try creating your own piece of jewelry in our workshop.
On the largest pass of the Tuamotu, snorkeling in crystal clear waters on the ocean side then inside on the coral garden.
Off the atoll, ocean side, the boat armed with pen 80 reels for a troll or jig in the northern pass, yellowfin or dogtooth tuna and mahi mahi are expected but also the tazard and its cousins, and why not a swordfish!