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Ra'iatea & Taha'a

An exceptionally friendly, family-run pearl farm right on the seashore, approximately halfway between Tapuamu and Patio. Visitors learn about the technique of grafting to create cultured pearls, as well as the varieties and their characteristics. It has a gift shop that sells mounted and loose pearls as well as jewellery. Prices are great.

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2. Joe Dassin Beach

5.36 MILES

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3. Vallée de la Vanille

6.48 MILES

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4. Ferme Perlière Champon

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6. Motu Fanfan

12.39 MILES

An idyllic spot blessed with a lovely strip of sand and superb coral gardens just offshore. It's privately owned, so you'll need permission to get there.

7. Coastal Defence Guns

14.31 MILES

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8. Matira Beach

14.43 MILES

A lovely stretch of white sand beach lapped by azure waters.