A top five worldwide diving spot
Rangiroa is known as a top five worldwide diving spot where you absolutely have to practice either snorkeling or diving. In the passes, between ocean and lagoon, you meet a very rare concentration of oceanic fishes and cetaceans: Grey sharks, hammerhead sharks, manta, barracuda, sailfish, dolphin and so on…
Diving centres in Rangiroa are all professional and all diving instructors are certified by local French authorities. Most of them are also part of the PADI organization.
The Maïtaï collaborates with the Six Passenger which is highly professional with a modern and comfortable centre where it is pleasant to stay awhile after or between two dives.
The Raie Manta club is also recommended and more especially if you are found of nature and if you are the cineast or photograph. This club was the first to open a long time ago by its actual owner Yves Lefèvre. Yves has been involved with its other company Cinémarine to the making of very well-known documentaries. He also took part in the edition of books dedicated to the local sea fauna and flora.
A few other clubs have also a solid experience like YaKa Plongée, which is very well located among coconut trees along a fantastic white sand beach. Marco Delecluse is diving in Rangiroa’s waters since more than twenty years and they are with his partner Katy the right people to contact if you want to go for a quiet and safe day at sea.
A French restaurant with local Polynesian products
First of all, the restaurant is very well located. You can eat inside or outside but from everywhere you are very close to the sea and the landscape is gorgeous.
The menu is very well balanced between Tahitian and French recipes. Your stay at the hotel is a very good occasion to eat for lunch and dinner local fishes and sea food that cannot be fresher.
Don’t forget to taste the Tahitian raw fish prepared with local cocos milk and raw vegetables. Fish, in Rangiroa’s waters, is leaving at a place where pollution is very small or inexistent.
Breakfast is complete with eggs, fish, ham, bacon, fruit, vegetable, cereal, bread, honey, pastries and so on… Expressos can also be ordered for breakfast! You can go kayaking for a full day after this coffee…!
For lunch you can order from the menu but daily new dishes are suggested.
For dinner you can choose either the delicious and very complete buffet that is proposed at a very reasonable price or from the menu. The bar is a very comfortable place to stay for sunset or after dinner. Anyway, it is open at any time of the day and closes late.