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.