Life on the Edge of a Rangiroa Coral Atoll

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8 Responses

  1. Lekha says:

    I missed the Polynesian culture in Maui which is more commercialized. It’s good to know we can experience the culture like a local and immerse ourselves in their day to day life. Great find! Look forward to visiting the island some day.

    • Teja says:

      The great thing about Tiputa is that you can easily switch between both. The next-door island Avatoru has the resorts and tour companies so if you want tours and activities it’s nearby. But at the same time if you want to just live for a bit, well, you’re in a village!

  2. Katy says:

    What a fascining glimpse of life on a Rangiroa Coral Atoll. Your descriptions do a great job of painting a mental picture of the experience. I love the focus on sustainable travel too. I hadn’t thought about carbon offsets before. I’ll have to look into that.

    • Teja says:

      It was a very balanced experience, simultaneously light but deep at the same time. I try my best to do it justice. Every place I visit has a different taste to its stories, as if a different person is speaking, and that’s so fascinating.

      If you’re interested to learn more about carbon offsetting, do check out my Carbon Offset series on what it’s about, and my practical guide.

  3. Carley says:

    Such a cool post! It is certainly an area of the world I’ve never been nor know much about, but its cool learning more though what you share. Thanks!

  4. Emma says:

    What a beautiful description of your experience. I love the idea of the solitude of the island life, but I think I might also have been curious enough about the local food to request the meal prep option. I’ve long been interested in French Polynesia, it looks like a dream trip. Hopefully one day, and now I have an idea of a unique way to experience it

    • Teja says:

      I think unless you’re a strong extrovert, it’s well worth spending 2-3 days secluded on a motu. One tip to have it even less ‘typical’, I recommend being hosted by a female host. I generalise, but so far I’ve found female hosts more willing to go with the flow rather than suggest activities from a catalog.

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