Fakarava beach

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Howard Llewellyn
Bournemouth, UK292 contributions
Feb 2020 • Couples
From the ship the island does not look much, it’s a six mile long coral atoll. But the beaches are some of the best ever, crystal clear water with fish swimming around your feet, including sharks.
Written February 11, 2020
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Richard F
Louisville, KY7,502 contributions
Dec 2019
We had so much fun at the Fakarava Beach. We have never seen sharks up close but, there were several of them right in the shallow waters. A local man was feeding them and they reacted like pets. They gave everyone a a lot of thrills and enjoyment. he told everyone they were friendly sharks and would not bite. No one got in the water to find out.
Written January 2, 2020
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Duquesadiner
Glasgow, UK1,402 contributions
Dec 2019 • Couples
This is one of the most iddilic places we have visited. Barely above sea level at points it could best be described a one long curved beach but of course it is much more than this. On our visit the water was warm, the sea clear blue and lots of small fish and sharks to see near to the water edge. Not to worry, all the sea life was friendly and snorkelling is easy and safe. Pity we had to leave.
Written December 29, 2019
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JourneyChris
San Diego, CA7 contributions
Nov 2019
good snorkeling, got caught in the rain while on a bike ride to the other end of the island. Great unspoiled island!
Written December 26, 2019
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Mikesflorida
Palm Beach Gardens, FL666 contributions
Dec 2019 • Couples
Stopped here as part of a cruise. Not much to see on the island, but the water is clear and there are many places to walk off the road and just walk into the water. There were nurse sharks and small rays and we did not see any real quantities of other fish. Did not go out on a dive boat, but that is an option.
Written December 22, 2019
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Hans-Jürgen Seb... F
wien150 contributions
Jul 2019
well in some parts (the most parts of the lagoon) there is nobody, it is a feeling of paradise pur ... magic !
Written September 30, 2019
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Anthony S
Brisbane, Australia1,678 contributions
Apr 2019 • Couples
Right by the jetty this is a great and safe beach for everyone to enjoy. There are rocks through the sand making it great for swimming as well as snorkelling.
Written April 28, 2019
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David Miller
Beaumont, CA5,343 contributions
Mar 2019 • Couples
We went to Fakarava Beach and walked around the nice beaches and visited the many Shops right on the beaches. Wwe also went into the water. The water going up to the beach is very warm. We also walked out on a dock where we could look back at the beach. Nice place to visit especially when you are on a cruise like we were.
Written April 20, 2019
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Marty M
Kīhei9 contributions
Mar 2019 • Solo
The beaches are in the inside of the atoll (one of the largest in the world) facing the lagoon. The water is super clear and you can see the bottom even the depths of 10' or more. I was at the beach at the Pearl Kavaiki Lodge and also down near the south passage. Wear a shirt and/or coral-safe sunscreen because you're only 16 degrees south of the equator.
Written March 31, 2019
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Bob R
Toronto142 contributions
Feb 2019 • Couples
The fabled PK-9 beach is definitely a trek for the hardy. Off a cruise ship stop on the Oceania Marina in early February my wife and I in our 50’s, who probably had not ridden a bike in 30 years, rented a couple of bikes at the cruise tender pier to explore the gorgeous atoll of Fakarava. We are a fairly active couple in decent shape or else we would never have attempted this activity.
We first rode to the ocean side of Fakarava to explore the rough surf and rugged coral formations. Then after feeling a bit more comfortable on the not so great bikes we rented and acclimating to the heat and humidity of the intense French Polynesia sun we decided to try and find this local beach with a reputation of isolation and extreme beauty.
PK stands for Pointe Kilometer.
It is a marker on the road in French Polynesia indicating the distance of kilometers from the center of town. The center of town Rotoava being PK-0. So a 9 kilometer bike ride was in store for us to see this paradise. I was happy to be away from the hordes of the ship infiltrating the shore line beaches closest to the pier. Although nice beaches as well, nothing like the one we would see.
As an aside I did want to rent a scooter to explore the island but there are none for rent on this island. If I could have, with the heat and humidity of Fakarava, I would have preferred this over cycling any day! Let me tell you this was a journey. At PK-4 we hit the airport.
Don’t be discouraged by the do not enter signs, keep going past the paved road to the dirt road beyond the airport ( I asked a local and they said it was OK). We rode past a lot of stray dogs and authentic houses set back from the road and after what literally felt forever we saw the PK-9 marker. Exhausted and hot and sweaty we hoped this was worth it. At the PK-9 marker you hang a left and go through the jungle trail. At the end of the trail is the lagoon side Ocean and spectacular beach.
It really was worth it. We had the whole beach to ourselves with gorgeous sunshine and clear blue water we quickly changed into our bathing suits and enjoyed the water snorkelling and sunbathing. Coming back to the cruise tender pier was a challenge in the island headwind and heat, but the adventure we had finding this beach was worth it. It was an awesome highlight for us in remembering Fakarava.
If you do this journey make sure you carry a couple of bottles of water with you as there is nothing out here store wise.
Happy trails!
Written March 9, 2019
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