Hotel Maitai Rangiroa is a scuba diving resort in Rangiroa in French Polynesia. They have 34 guest accommodations. So, they have 18 Tapa Bungalows in the Gardens and 10 spacious Vini Bungalows with terraces. They also have 6 Lagoon Bungalows; a few steps away from the water's edge. Furthermore, each room has AC, hair dryer, TV, and a mini-bar. Most rooms have a ceiling fan and desk and chair as well. Enjoy our article on Dive into Polynesia with Humpback Whales
Hotel Maitai Rangiroa Diving
There are more than 4 scuba diving centers on the small 8-mile-long island of Avatoru. So, on the Tiputa Pass side, there is Rangiroa Diving Center, Tiputa Diving Center, and Rait Manta Club. On the other side of the islands is Avatoru Diving Center. Starting out, to know the dive sites here, is to know the lagoon. So, this area was a dormant volcano that sunk below the surface, but the surrounding fringing reef continued to grow. Slowly, deposits of sand turned into over 418 islets and 2 main inhabited islands and home to Hotel Maitai Rangiroa. Rangiroa is the largest Atoll in Polynesia, and the 2nd
largest Atoll in the world. The ring of islands are somewhat shaped in the formation of a male Mahi Mahi fish.
The 2 largest passages between the large lagoon and the outer ocean are located near Hotel Maitai Rangiroa on the northern side of the atoll with Avatoru Pass
on the west end of Avatoru Island, and Tiputa Pass
on the eastern side of the island. These 2 passes comprise over 11 dive sites, depending on who is counting. Avatoru Pass is home to Avatoru Reef, The Little Pass, The Aquarium,
. Tiputa Pass includes The Windmill, The Corner, Shark’s Cave, The Big Blue, Hammerhead Mesa, The Canyons, & Motu Nuhi Nuhi
You may see grey reef sharks, black tips, great hammerheads, silkies, manta rays, eagle rays, leopard rays, stingrays, trevally and turtles. Drift diving is big here, and depending on the tides you can drift dive into the aquamarine lagoon or out into the cobalt blue ocean.
Attractions and Activities
Hotel Maitai Rangiroa is home to the Blue Lagoon Restaurant & Bar, which serves Polynesian and French cuisine. The Mawake Bar is located in the tropical gardens. The resort has complimentary snorkeling and canoeing. Moreover, you can rent scooters, bicycles, electric cars, or regular cars to get around the small island. You can also go deep sea fishing, or lounge around the pool. So, you can also go kayaking or take a snorkeling drift tour. Finally, you have to visit the north west located blue lagoon and the south eastern pink sand beaches at least one time each.