Located more than 1700km east of Tahiti, the Gambier Archipelago is a little off the beaten tourist track but its rare atmosphere of history and mystery make the trip worthwhile.
The Gambier Archipelago is characterised by a cooler climate than the other islands in Tahiti and by their stunning variety of landscapes. Eighteen "motu" and ten high islands share a unique lagoon with wondrous shades of blue and green.
Mangareva is the main island, is referred to as the cradle of Catholicism in French Polynesia and offers some of the most beautiful religious buildings in Polynesia. Mangareva is the farthest island from Tahiti and flights to Mangareva take 4 hours and 30 minutes, via Tureia.
Mangareva is also famous for its high quality pearls. These black and multicoloured pearls, which are “born” in the pristine waters of Mangareva, are considered the most beautiful pearls in all of French Polynesia.
Mangareva is a preserved and authentic island offering a range of water and land based activities.