Manihi is an atoll in the Tuamotu Arch­i­pel­ago, 312 miles north­east of Tahiti. The atoll has palm trees, white sandy beaches, scuba div­ing, snor­kel­ing, and spear fish­ing. At the cen­ter of atten­tion is the clear lagoon, which is 3 ½ miles wide by 19 miles long, has a deep nav­i­ga­ble pass through the reef, and shel­ters sev­eral black pearl farms.

There are about 800 peo­ple that live on the atoll and most live in the vil­lage of Turi­paoa which is right by the pass.  Most activ­i­ties cen­ter around the lagoon and you can visit fish parks and pearl farms.  Try a pic­nic on a motu or spear fish­ing with the natives.

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