Rangiroa Plage

Guesthouse, campground in Rangiroa

The 'Plage' (beach) bit is a gross misnomer, but this no-frills backpackers housed in a ramshackle building in Avatoru village has a spiffing lagoonside location. Pitch your tent on a coral gravel plot just 10m from the lagoon, or choose one of the four shoebox-sized rooms with or without bathrooms. The two- and four-bed dorms are cramped but serviceable.

The ablution block (cold-water showers) is in good nick, as is the communal kitchen. Perks include bike and scooter hire, laundry service (600 CFP), breakfast (500 CFP), free wi-fi, a lounge area, complimentary kayaks and an on-site eatery. Towels are extra (500 CFP). Cash only.