Top things to do

Top Choice Natural Feature in Rangiroa

Île aux Récifs

South of the atoll, an hour by boat from Avatoru, Île aux Récifs is an area dotted with raised feo (coral outcrops), weathered shapes chiselled by erosion into petrified silhouettes on the exterior reef. They stretc…
Top Choice International in Rangiroa

Chez Lili

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…
Top Choice Natural Feature in Rangiroa

Lagon Bleu

This is what many people visualise when imagining a Polynesian paradise: a string of motu and coral reefs has formed a natural pool on the edge of the main reef, a lagoon within a lagoon. You can walk knee-deep acro…
Top Choice Tahtiian in Rangiroa

Mitivai

A favourite haunt of hungry divers – it's conveniently located between two busy dive shops – this trusty joint is one of Rangiroa's hottest spots for lunch and serves fine food to accompany the wonderful lagoon view…
French in Rangiroa

Raira Lagon – Beach Raira

Located inside Raira Lagon hotel (but open to nonguests), the well-respected Beach Raira is a terrific spot for a lagoonside meal, with alfresco tables overlooking the water. Prices are reasonable considering the lo…
Tahitian in Rangiroa

Puna

Talk about location! The dining deck of this buzzing snack (snack bar) at the eastern tip of Avatoru is on the lagoon, literally. It features all the Polynesian classics as well as grills, sandwiches (550 CFP) and b…
International in Rangiroa

Kia Ora Resort & Spa – Te Rairoa

Rangiroa's standout resort restaurant is in the Kia Ora Resort. Nab a seat on the lovely overwater dining deck and look forward to interesting combinations of Pacific, European and Asian flavours. Another reason to …
French in Rangiroa

Chez Obelix

Big appetite? Make a beeline for this casual eatery run by Charly, a former French legionnaire. Although there’s nothing out of the ordinary on the menu and the roadside setting isn’t spectacular, it's a great place…
Lounge in Rangiroa

Te Mao

A happening bar in Rangiroa? No, you're not dreaming. Run by a Parisian couple who fell in love with the atoll, this venture with a boho vibe and loungey feel will stun you with its relaxing atmosphere, wide choice …
French in Rangiroa

Le Maitai Rangiroa – Le Lagon Bleu

Familiar French fare with a local twist – salads, pasta and fish dishes – won’t inspire devotion, but the atmosphere is relaxed, the half-tropical, half-contemporary decor appealing and the lagoon views spectacular.…