Chez Lili

Top choice international in Rangiroa

For a menu that strays from the familiar ‘raw fish in coconut milk’ path, try this cute eatery at the eastern tip of Avatoru. Run by the energetic Lili, who is from Madagascar, it serves well-prepared daily specials, including chicken in Creole sauce and tuna tartare with mango.

Wash it all down with a glass of invigorating citronnade au gingembre (lime and ginger juice; 500 CFP). It's not right on the water's edge, but the open-air dining room has partial lagoon views.