Fakarava Airport

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It may take a little effort to get to Fakarava Airport on the tiny atoll of the same name, but the sandy beaches, aqua blue waters and abundant marine life make it worth the journey. Let Skyscanner help you get to this French Polynesian paradise. The innovative search engine lets you find the best air routes at the cheapest rates and helps set up your accommodations. Just pick your departure and arrival airports and start your search. If your travel dates are flexible, use the Whole Month Search to find out what days have cheaper flights. Before you know it, your dream vacation is booked, and you can just sit back and anticipate all that fun in the sun.

Getting to Fakarava Airport

Air Tahiti offers flights to Fakarava Airport from Fa'a'a International Airport in Papeete, the capital of Tahiti. Flights operate once daily except for usually Tuesday and Thursday, but the schedule does change roughly twice a year. The airline runs a fleet of ATRs with up to 68 seats, 19-seat Twin Otters and Beechcrafts that hold up to eight passengers. The runway at Fakarava Airport is long enough to handle all three. From Canada, you would book a flight to Papeete from Vancouver, Calgary or Toronto, then book a second flight from Papeete to Fakarava on Air Tahiti. Since the flight from Canada is quite lengthy and you are crossing the International Date Line, you might plan on staying a night or two in Papeete before you head to your final destination, Fakarava. Both are year-round destinations.

Airport Facilities

Fakarava Airport, only 3.5 kilometres from the village of Rotoava, is a small facility with one airstrip and a single terminal. Services are limited, but the airport does have a wireless hotspot. The French Pacific Franc is the accepted currency. Plan on exchanging your Canadian cash into French Pacific Francs before leaving Papeete, easily done at Fa'a'a International. Taxis are available, with rates negotiated before departure. Cash only is accepted. Check with your hotel and arrange for a pick up upon arrival. Car rentals are available with automatic or manual shifts.

Things to do in Fakarava

  • Fakarava Beach, on the doorstep of the village, is blessed with pink sand, crystal clear blue water and a thick fringe of swaying palms. The waters are warm, calm and filled with corals and brightly coloured fish, perfect for snorkelling. Small luxury cruise ships dock about a five-minute walk from the sand, but it still doesn't get crowded. Most of the time, it's just island guests and the locals. You'll be tempted to while the day away, living in your swimsuit. Don't forget the sunscreen.
  • It's not surprising that UNESCO has designated Fakarava and the oceans around the atoll as a Biosphere Reserve. While snorkelling at Fakarava Beach gives you a glimpse of the underwater wonders, taking a snorkelling or SCUBA diving cruise is even better. Just offshore you'll find sharks and manta rays along with larger populations of tropical fish. Lessons and certification for SCUBA diving are available. Forget the pool. At most dive tour operations your first training dive will be in a quiet lagoon or channel. Access is either from a sandy beach or by boat. Some tour operators offer kayak rentals or guided fishing excursions in certain outer parts of the reserve or beyond.
  • After all that exercise, you'll probably be hungry. Fakarava has no shortage of restaurants serving fresh seafood and tropical fruits, French Polynesian style. Many are oceanfront and open to the sea air. Imagine dining under a thatched umbrella while wriggling your toes in the sand. As the sun sets, watch the pinks and purples of the sky as they reflect in the blue water, an eye-popping photo op.
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    Longitude:145° 39' 25'' W
    Latitude:16° 3' 14'' S
    IATA code:FAV
    ICAO code:NTGF

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