On the lagoon side, « Île aux récifs
» offers a marvelous tropical image: numerous « ho'a
» (small shallow canals) border lush islands and on one of them, we have built a comfortable and welcoming « Fare pote'e
» (gazebo) perfectly equipped to prepare and enjoy the picnic
The guide will accompany us to the edge of the ocean and you will not fail to be surprised... a series of grey formations sculpted by natural events rise 3-4 meters above the water's surface; they are fossilised corals!
The contrast is truly incredible: in front of an almost lunar landscape and beyond, the pink color of the living reef on which the blue ocean wave breaks. It's hard to describe the beauty of this place in words.