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One of the best snorkeling experiences!

There were a ton of fish and beautiful coral. Drift snorkeling was a unique experience for us and... read more

Reviewed 9 June 2018
Moorpark, California
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Amazing Coral Garden! Best we saw in FP - Better than Bora Bora

If you stay at the Taha'a Resort, this is walking distance, and the current takes you through the... read more

Reviewed 19 May 2018
Berrak K
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Motu Tautau, 98733, French Polynesia
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Reviewed 9 June 2018 via mobile

There were a ton of fish and beautiful coral. Drift snorkeling was a unique experience for us and was very easy to do. The current is stronger on some days depending on how windy it is. The key is to walk all the way up...More

Thank Y_Kathy
Reviewed 1 June 2018

The coral gardens and the fish are very beautiful, but the current in between the two motus/islands is very, very strong. You hardly have to swim, but the coral is so very close to the surface that avoiding them is very difficult - you can't...More

Thank William P
Reviewed 19 May 2018

If you stay at the Taha'a Resort, this is walking distance, and the current takes you through the garden, which is great for ease of swimming. The variety is a lot with corals and fish and a guide can give you all the details. There...More

Thank Berrak K
Reviewed 1 February 2018 via mobile

The coral gardens are incredible. If staying at Le Taha'a you should cross over to the motu across the channel, walk towards the open sea area at the end and then get in. When you do be careful because that's where the current is strongest....More

Thank 14Roger
Reviewed 1 December 2017 via mobile

Not too many fish. Current is too fast. Is to get scratched by corals. Better to snorkel towards the end of the drift zone.

Thank Leo K
Reviewed 12 August 2017

We kayaked to one of the surrounding motu next to the coral garden from the main island of Tahaa. From here we walked along the motu to the outer edge of the lagoon and got into the water, where you can follow the current with...More

2  Thank Hannah P
Reviewed 31 July 2017 via mobile

This is an amazing place. Some of the best snorkelling I have done. Tbe range of fish is amazing and I saw two large Moray Eels. The current takes you through so there is no effort required unless ylu want to go against the flow....More

1  Thank Arthur C
Reviewed 15 July 2017 via mobile

Perfect spot for snorkeling. Spotted many beautiful and colorful fishes. Really worth to visit - we loved it.

Thank Diana E
Reviewed 28 May 2017 via mobile

The coral garden of Tahaa, located close to the Taha'a Island Resort, is simply amazing and worth seeing. We saw it several times, from the Taha'a Island Resort where we spent a couple of days and with a tour we took from the island. Each...More

4  Thank Pdeclet
Reviewed 23 February 2017 via mobile

We were guided by our host through this magnificent coral garden, full of multicoloured fish and sea life! We spent around 2 hours which seemed so much less time than it was, we enjoyed it so much! Not to be missed if you are in...More

Thank Malika Z
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Response from Leo K | Reviewed this property |
You can do it yourself, but make sure you get good directions on where to enter. My wife and daughter went without asking and scratched their legs pretty badly. As far as the current, it is strong enough that it makes it... More
8 July 2017|
Response from Malika Z | Reviewed this property |
Snorkelling is free in the Jardin de Corail. All you need is for your hotel to get one of their staff to take you there by boat. Ps: it's so beautiful I spent 2 hours there!