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. Mangareva is the farthest island from tahiti. Cradle of Catholicism in French Polynesia, it features many remnants of religious buildings from the mid-1800s, such as Saint Michel cathedral. Flights to Mangareva take 4 hours and 30 minutes from Tahiti, via Tureia.
Mangareva is famous for its high quality pearls. These black and multicoloured pearls, which are “born” in the prsitine waters of Mangareva, are considered the most beautiful pearls in all of French Polynesia.