On the lagoon side, « Île aux récifs
» offers a marvelous tropical image: numerous « ho'a
» (small shallow canals) border lush islands.
Accompanied by our guide, we will reach the edge of the ocean and face the « Feo
»: grayish formations, sculpted by natural events.
These are fossilized coral mushrooms that rise 3-4 meters above sea level! In front of us, an almost lunar landscape, beyond the blue ocean wave that breaks over the reddish reef and behind us the typical picture of the tropics with the turquoise lagoon and the islets bordered by warm beaches and dotted with coconut palms. It's hard to put into words the beauty and the contrasts of this place.
Around 11:30 am in the shade of our « Fare pote'e
» (gazebo) a delicious picnic
prepared by the staff awaits us and we will resume our journey later towards the « Lagon bleu