Rangiroa, Tuamotu Archipelago / Polynesia
Rangiroa is the largest island of the Tuamotu Archipelago. The two villages lie in the north-western part of the island and are called Avatoru and Tiputa. Approximately 2,500 inhabitants live on the island who live from fishing, tourism and pearl diving. Rangiroa was already colonised in the 10th century.
In the villages there is infrastructure. There is a research center about pearls and a church as well as a post office. Pearls are also crafted very pretty by hand.
The island is popular for its beautiful lagoon on the south side. The lagoon shimmers in all its colors and offers animal lovers the best opportunities to observe, whether on land, in the air or under water. For sport divers the ocean is a popular area. Coral reefs and sunshine - perfect conditions for exploring the underwater world.