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Raiatea is the second largest of the Society Islands in French Polynesia. The island boasts natural beauty with rolling green hills, palm trees and turquoise blue water all around. During your time here you can visit Anapa Pearl Farm where you will take a boat ride out to Raiatea's reef and visit a pearl station and see how the black pearl is made, or take a snorkelling adventure and explore the exotic marine life which surrounds the island. You can also go on an off-road Safari Expedition where you will be taken all over the island through bamboo forests, around tumbling waterfalls and along beautiful lakes and rivers. Whatever you choose to do here, you are sure to love the sheer beauty of this unspoilt island.
There are a few shops in the towns of Uturoa or Tahaa where you can purchase gifts. Popular buys include; hand-crafted souvenirs, black pearls and wood-carving sculptures.
The local currency in Raiatea is the French Pacific Franc (XPF). Raiatea is 11 hours behind Greenwich meantime (GMT-11).
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