Apataki

Situated at 370 kms in Northeast of the island of Tahiti and 19 kms from Arutua, under whose administration it is, Apataki is a small atoll trapezoidal. The lagoon opens on the pass of Tehere to the North and that of Pakaka to the South, both navigable. The main village of the island is Niutahi situated near the pass of Pakaka.

Discovered in 1722 by the Dutch navigator Roggeven. Apataki is a major center for pearl farming development and export a small amount of fish to Tahiti as well as copra and “noni” juice.

You can stop in the motu Ruavahine in the South of the atoll, real paradise for water birds.

 

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