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The largest of the Polynesian archipelagos includes over 76 islands and atolls, extending over more than 20,000 square kilometers, sparsely inhabited by a mere 12,500 people.

Undiscovered for many years and concentrating on their traditional activity of farming pearls, these islands are slowly waking up to the fact that foreign guests may wish to visit these pristine tropical retreats. The welcoming locals live in picturesque whitewashed houses, decorated with shell art.

Visiting the islands

Despite being a 90-minute flight from Tahiti, comfort levels are maintained by solar energy that powers all modern conveniences, and these islands are wonderful for people who want to experience a remote, unspoiled region scarcely touched by the outside world.

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Suggested itinerary featuring Tuamotu Islands

This sample itinerary will give you an idea of what is possible when you travel in Tuamotu Islands, and showcases routes we know work particularly well. Treat this as inspiration, because your trip will be created uniquely by one of our specialists.

Map of Tuamotu Islands

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    Places near Tuamotu Islands

    Our expert guides to exploring Tuamotu Islands

    Written by our specialists from their own experiences of visiting Tuamotu Islands, these guides will help you make the most of your time there. We share both our practical recommendations and the best ways to appreciate Tuamotu Islands at its best.

    • Cruises in French Polynesia
      Aranui V, Tahiti

      Cruises in French Polynesia

      Cruises in French Polynesia

      South Pacific specialist Joshua reviews the Aranui, which, for him, is the best cruise vessel around French Polynesia. He explains what to expect from life on board, and why the out-of-the-way Marquesas and Tuamotu Islands are such intriguing places to explore.

      8 min read

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    • French Polynesia honeymoons
      Over-water bungalows in Bora Bora

      French Polynesia honeymoons

      French Polynesia honeymoons

      Country specialist, Lisa, offers her expertise on getting the most out of your honeymoon in French Polynesia. Swim in clear lagoons with manta rays, stay in an overwater bungalow and take a guided walk in a rainforest.

      6 min read

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