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Sightseeing in Manihi - what to see. Complete travel guide

Manihi is one of the most beautiful islands of French Polynesia, which for many years has unjustly been neglected by tourists. Travellers began to actively visit it only recently, so this picturesque corner of nature managed to maintain its maximum original beauty. Manihi Island will be an ideal holiday destination for those who want to spend time away from big cities, see unique natural attractions and devote a large part of their vacation to beach activities. There are no large resort complexes with their usual bustle, but the number of attractive places for recreation is simply huge.
If you’ve decided to travel to Manihi together with your children, you should be very careful about choosing a hotel. The island is quite small and sparsely populated, that explains … Open
The main natural landmark of the island is a huge lagoon. It is located in its central part and is connected with the ocean by a single narrow passage. In the immediate vicinity of the lagoon, there are many interesting places to explore, including beautiful palm groves. It should be noted, that the palm tree has long been a symbol of the island. Travellers actively purchase handicrafts and souvenirs with the image of a palm tree in local handicraft shops.
Despite the fact, that large-scale archaeological excavations on the island have never been carried out, there are still some curious places for studying the regions. Scientists have found several priceless artifacts, indicating that the island of Manihi began to be actively developed and colonized in the 7th century. Copyright
Locals had been improving their recipes from island plants, seafood and games for many centuries. Interaction with Europe and Asia influenced the local cuisine and diversified it with … Open
The best way to get acquainted with the culture and traditions of the indigenous population is to visit the village of Turiao. It is the largest population center on the island. Walking along it will give you a lot of impressions. You'll find a lot of attractive restaurants with home food, as well as craft shops, where you can buy handmade products.
Manihi Bungalows Near the lagoon is located the most interesting and visited facility of Manihi - Robert Wang Pearl Farm. Every day there are excursions on the farm for tourists. You can learn a lot of interesting things and watch how unique precious stones are mined. It is worth noting, that an average cost of one black pearl from a local farm is about 1000 US dollars, many tourists purchase jewelry from pearls as souvenirs. Guests of Manihi have a lot of interesting ways to organize leisure. Helicopter tours, sea walks and enchanting shows devoted to national culture and traditions are conducted for them.
People of Manihi are open, really kind and a little bit modest. Despite the many centuries of being ruled by Europeans, people have never forgotten their traditions and been honouring … Open
Manihi is not rich in comfortable beaches suitable for sunbathing. The safest and most peaceful coastal areas are located in the lagoon. There are usually no strong waves, so this part of the island is safe even for travelers with small children. Beaches outside the lagoon almost always have strong waves. Fans of surfing and other types of active recreation should be careful on such beaches because sharp pieces of corals can cause injuries.
For hundreds of years, fishing has been the main occupation of local people. Nowadays, local fishermen use modern fishing gear, but they still remember about the traditional ways of catching fish. There are still masters that can hunt fish with a spear. Tourists are welcome to attend exciting master classes, during which they can also master the basic of this art.
It's hard to call Manihi a densely populated territory. The last census showed that just about 800 people inhabit the island, and the main activity here is still fishing just like it was … Open
As it was mentioned above, coastal waters are rich in coral reefs, so they are perfectly suitable for scuba diving. It is really hardtop find suitable diving sites independently, so divers usually order tours to the most popular and beautiful sites. There are two modern diving centers on Manihi Island, so even complete beginners can master the basics of scuba diving in several days.
Manihi Atoll, French Polynisia Fans of shopping should not neglect local shops that offer not only traditional beach gear and souvenirs but also gorgeous jewelry with white and black pearls. As pearls grow on local farms, the prices on such jewelry are quite affordable. Fans of scuba diving can participate in special excursions, during which they can hunt pearl shells.
Manihi is a perfect place for tourists who prefer calm holidays alone with pure nature. In general, the atoll can’t be called an overpopulated one – just about 800 people inhabit it, … Open
If there is a pearl inside the shell, the traveler can take it home after filling a special declaration and paying taxes. Guests of the island are always welcome to make their stay more diversified by trying interesting cycling tours. In some districts of Manihi, tourists can see incredibly beautiful palm tree groves and other natural landmarks.
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Sightseeing in French Polynesia: things to see

Probably, only Bora Bora can conquer with Tahiti in terms of beauty and unforgettable exotic nature. The main place of interest of the island is also very unusual – the Coral Garden underwater park. Every year many tourists come to Bora Bora to see this park with their own eyes. In Coral Garden, they can see many exotic fishes, shellfish, sharks and dolphins. Besides that, there are more than 40 interesting historic landmarks on the island. The villages of Vaiotaha, Farerua, Poovai and Marotetini hide many interesting sights, such as ancient ritual stones, old buildings and hidden caves. The island of Huahine is known as one of most mystic places in French Polynesia. Here tourists can see ruins of buildings that once belonged to the ancient Maui civilization. The remains of their sanctuaries can be found in Vaitotia and Fahia villages. Archaeologists keep working almost everywhere on the island, finding more and more buildings and new facts about life many centuries ago. … Open
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