Viriamu, from the Teautamatea pension, leads superb horse-riding excursions, suitable for all levels (children are welcome). The three-hour ride, during which you'll pass stunning viewpoints in the island's interior and clip-clop along the lagoon on the western coast, is truly enchanting.

For experienced riders, the ultimate is a two-day excursion that takes in the eerie landscape south of the island (15,000 CFP per day) – book well in advance.