Puka Rua, Tuamotus Islands, French Polynesia

Puka Rua is an atoll located on the outer fringes of the French Polynesian, Tuamotu Archipelago. The archipelago comprises 78 coral atolls, scattered over several hundred miles of the eastern Pacific Ocean.

Puka Rua has beautiful beaches and a large lagoon, which is great for snorkeling. There is a small village on the island where the inhabitants make a living selling Copra. Attractions include a vanilla plantation visit.

Things to See and Do

* Lagoon
* Vanilla plantation visit
* Water sports
* Snorkelling & Diving

Cruise Season – Jan - Dec
Currency – CFP franc (XPF)
Language – French, Tahitian
Land Area – 1,112 km²
Population – 150 approx
Electricity – 2 angled flat pins and 1 round pin centred below Australian style
Time – GMT minus ten hours
International Country Telephone Code – + 689

Port Location – Anchorage is available at the main village.

Transport Links –Two cruise ships/luxury liners currently ply the islands: the Paul Gauguin, which does a regular 7-day trip around the Societies, with occasional trips out to the Tuamotus, Marquesas and Cook Islands; and the Tahitian Princess which does similar itineraries.

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