Our second stop in French Polynesia was Fakarava in the Tuamotu Archipelago. This was up there as my most favorite place we stopped. Fakarava is one of the largest atolls in French Polynesia at 37 miles long. It is known for some of the best diving and snorkeling in the world. We anchored offshore and took a tender boat to the town of Rotoava. We rented bikes and biked all the way north 9 kilometers to a beach and had it completely to ourselves. That spot on the beach is potentially the most beautiful place I’ve ever been. It looked like it was out of a magazine! We were hoping to snorkel but the wind was incredibly strong and the ocean was way too rough to snorkel that day.
Going through the pass to anchor.
Passed a bunch of different atolls. Pretty cool.
Realizing we biked the wrong way an turned around.
Loved the palm trees against the sky.
Looks like a magazine.
My most favorite picture from the trip!
Josh was braver.
Stopped to swing.
Josh testing if the snorkeling is clear enough for me to get in.
I think this looks like a postcard!
Stopped for lunch after our bike ride.
Made friends with this puppy. Dogs were everywhere in French Polynesia.