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Apataki is a coral atoll in French Polynesia, located roughly 370 kilometers northeast of Tahiti. It's a rectangular-shaped island with a wide lagoon boasting two navigable passages. The island itself is small, with a population of around 350 people. While tourism isn't the main industry here, the crystal-clear waters surrounding the island are ideal for snorkeling, diving, and pearl farming, which is Apataki's main economic activity. The climate is tropical, with warm temperatures year-round. If you're looking for a remote island getaway with beautiful scenery and the chance to experience the local way of life, Apataki could be a good choice.

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Airports near Apataki

You have choices when it comes to reaching Apataki. Here is a selection of 4 airports you can fly to when travelling to Apataki.

Rarotonga International Airport

This gateway to the Cook Islands, located about 850 kilometres southwest of Apataki, might seem like an unexpected choice. However, it boasts excellent connections from major hubs like Los Angeles (LAX), Auckland (AKL), and Sydney (SYD), often with shorter layovers compared to other options. From Rarotonga, you can hop on a connecting flight with Air Tahiti to reach Apataki directly, making your journey smoother and potentially faster.


Faa'a International Airport

As the largest airport in French Polynesia, Faa'a International Airport offers ample connections from various international hubs like Los Angeles (LAX), San Francisco (SFO), and Paris (CDG). However, keep in mind that connecting flights to Apataki from PPT might involve longer layovers and potentially higher costs compared to Rarotonga.


Rangiroa Airport

This airport on the coral atoll of Rangiroa, about 330 kilometres northwest of Apataki, serves as a regional hub with frequent connections to Tahiti (PPT). While this option involves more "island hopping," it could be suitable if you want to explore Rangiroa's vibrant underwater world before reaching Apataki. Air Tahiti operates regular flights between Rangiroa and Apataki.


Atiu Airport

This smaller airport on Atiu Island, around 760 kilometres southwest of Apataki, caters to more adventurous travellers seeking an off-the-beaten-path experience. While flight options are limited, the unique charm of Atiu and its connection to Rarotonga (RAR) with Air Rarotonga could be an interesting addition to your journey, offering a chance to explore another Cook Island gem before reaching Apataki.

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Things to do in Apataki

Exploring Apataki's many attractions can be overwhelming, so we've handpicked our top 3:

Explore the Motu (Islets) and Coral Reefs

Apataki is a coral atoll consisting of a main island and numerous motu, small islets surrounding a lagoon. Many tours are available for exploring the motu by boat. These islets often have beautiful beaches with excellent snorkelling and diving opportunities due to the healthy coral reefs teeming with colourful fish.

Visit a Copra Farm

Copra, dried coconut meat, is one of the main products of Apataki. You can visit a copra farm to learn about the process of harvesting coconuts, drying the meat, and extracting coconut oil. This can be a fascinating glimpse into the traditional way of life on the island.

Experience Polynesian Culture

The culture of Apataki is similar to other islands in French Polynesia. You can learn about Polynesian traditions by attending a cultural performance or visiting the local artisans who create beautiful handicrafts, such as woven goods and shell jewellery.

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