Raira Lagon

Hotel in Rangiroa

A cross between a family-run place and a hotel, this is a reassuring choice with no surprises (good or bad) up its sleeves. It features 10 bungalows that meet modern standards, including air-con. They’re spread throughout a garden fringed by a satisfying swimming area (but no beach), and the more expensive ones come with a lagoon view. Bonuses: free kayaks, bikes and snorkelling gear.

Tip: try for bungalow Raira, which has the best setting, right on the shore. The on-site restaurant is set up on a spacious outdoor deck.