Existing Member?

vagabonds3 "Travel is fatal to prejudice, bigotry and narrow mindedness." Mark Twain

Fakarava, Tuamotu Archipelago

FRENCH POLYNESIA | Saturday, 27 April 2019 | Views [72]

Only 25 ships visit Fakarava each year

Only 25 ships visit Fakarava each year

FAKARAVA IS YET A SMALLER ATOLL than Rangiroa in the Tuamotu Archipelago, 429 square miles overall but only 5% of it above water! It's almost nothing atoll.  Couldn't resist it.  It is hard to imagine life on an island isolated in the Pacific with only 800 residents.  Tourism is dependent upon the two-dozen or so cruises that visit each year.  


     The Red Supply Ship

Unlike Maasdam most are smallish with only 250 passengers so there are just so many black pearls the islanders can sell.  As far as we could tell from our four-mile walk, locals exist on fish, coconuts and whatever the red supply ship delivers on its regular run.  

bb    nn

           The Simple Life, Fakarava

It’s an uncomplicated life but hardly a stimulating one unless you are one of the kids who grab hold of a shark for a ride that’s sure to generate a photo and a tip from the tourists.


Tags: cruising french polynesia


Add your comments

(If you have a travel question, get your Answers here)

In order to avoid spam on these blogs, please enter the code you see in the image. Comments identified as spam will be deleted.

About vagabonds3

John and Connie, Sheikh Zayad Grand Mosque, Abu Dhabi

Follow Me

Where I've been

Photo Galleries

My trip journals

See all my tags 



Travel Answers about French Polynesia

Do you have a travel question? Ask other World Nomads.