The island’s geology makes it unique; Rurutu is one of the South Pacific’s largest raised atolls (makatea). Vertical limestone cliffs pockmarked with caves line the coast, while the volcanic interior is a fertile, mind-bogglingly abundant jungle. While there’s very little fringing reef, there are plenty of white-sand beaches where you can flake out.
What brings many people to Rurutu is the whales. When the whales aren’t around, there are plenty of other activities and lots of unique natural attractions to keep you busy.