On the lagoon side, « l'Île aux récifs
» offers a marvelous tropical image: numerous « ho'a
», small shallow canals, border lush islets and on one of them, we have built a comfortable and welcoming « Fare pote'e
» (gazebo); while we cool off in the clear waters of a « ho'a
», the crew will prepare a delicious picnic
and, on request, will be happy to delight us with Polynesian music and songs.
After the picnic
the guide will accompany us to the edge of the ocean and you will not fail to be surprised... series of grey formations carved by natural events rise 3-4 meters above the water 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.
Around 3pm, we will prepare for the return trip.