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Apataki is a coral atoll in French Polynesia, located roughly 370 kilometres northeast of Tahiti. It's a rectangular-shaped island with a wide lagoon home to 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 snorkelling, 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:

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Apataki Lagoon

Dive into crystal-clear waters home to thousands of colourful fish and coral reefs. The lagoon is perfect for snorkelling, swimming, and exploring the underwater world.

Motu Tours

Discover the tiny islands (motus) surrounding Apataki. Many offer pristine beaches, peaceful scenery, and opportunities for picnicking, birdwatching, and enjoying the laid-back island life.

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Pearl Farms

Learn about the fascinating process of pearl cultivation in Apataki. Visit a pearl farm to see how these beautiful gems are grown and even purchase a unique souvenir.