Havaiki Pearl from the air (Havaiki Pearl)

Simple wooden framed, banana leaf-roofed bungalows are situated in a shady garden (the Garden Bungalows) or rest on a fine white coral sandy beach (the Beach Bungalows) on the outskirts of Rotoava village at Fakarava atoll. Locally made furniture decorates the bungalows, each of which has a shady terrace and stunning views over the turquoise waters of the lagoon. Shower rooms with lavatory and hand washbasin are en-suite. Built amongst tall coconut palms and natural shrubs, Pension Havaiki offers simple half-board accommodation and the owners, Jochim and Clothilde do everything they can to make sure that their guests are happy and well-catered for. Rain water is collected for use in the bathrooms. Picnic lunches can be provided for day trips and a local café is available for lunches. There is no bar, but it is a short cycle ride (bicycles provided free of charge) to the ‘supermarket’, where you can stock up on cans of beer or bottles of wine which can be chilled in the fridge in the main house. The owners run a small pearl farm, which makes for an interesting visit.

Top Dive has been operating in north Fakarava since January 2011. As always, owner Paul Ramos’ winning principles of  “comfort, service and safety” stand strong, ensuring divers a memorable experience. Hot showers are located at the dive centre and a fresh water shower is available on all the dive boats. Three dive boats are used, one inflatable carrying 15 divers and crew, one aluminium custom built dive boat carrying 12 divers and crew, and one smaller aluminium vessel carrying small groups to Raimiti. Three outings are planned each day, the first at 0800 for a two tank dive, the second at 1000 for a one tank dive and a third at 1400 for a one tank dive. Nitrox is available at no extra cost. Aqualung equipment is available to rent but should be requested in advance. Top Dive’s staff will collect you from your accomodation each day. A full range of PADI courses is available but should be booked in advance.


Price: From about £1919 (about US$2648, about €2207)


  • 7 nights accommodation on a twin/share basis in a Garden Bungalow at Pension Havaiki including half board 
  • Return airport transfers
  • 10 boat dives with Top Dive
  • Return daily transfers to and from hotel.

Stays can be of any length.

Upgrades to other room types are available: Please contact us.

Reduced rates are available for non-divers.

Single Occupancy Supplement:  Please contact us.

Air Travel: Our in-house IATA ticket agency can arrange your air travel in connection with your holiday from a departure point anywhere in the world, or you may arrange your own air travel if you prefer. We can tailor-make your itinerary to your personal requirements, so if you would like to make a stop-over or two, make a side trip to some other destination, or travel business class rather than economy, we will be happy to assist. Please contact us about your air travel requirements.

The modern, beach themed bathrooms at Havaiki Pearl (Havaiki Pearl)

Snacks with a view (Havaiki Pearl)

The resort truck is adorned with images of Fakarava (Havaiki Pearl)

It's hard to imagine a more perfect beach (Havaiki Pearl)

Relaxing on the pontoon at Havaiki Pearl (Havaiki Pearl)

Beach Bungalow interior (Havaiki Pearl)

The beach bar at Havaiki Pearl is 'swim up' style (Havaiki Pearl)

The restaurant at Havaiki Pearl (Havaiki Pearl)

The view from Havaiki Pearl is breathtaking (Havaiki Pearl)

Shopping for pearls (Havaiki Pearl)

Sea Kayaking over crystal clear water (Havaiki Pearl)

Cocktail perfection (Havaiki Pearl)

The incredible lagoon at Fakarava (Havaiki Pearl)

Freshly caught fish are served as snacks at Havaiki Pearl (Havaiki Pearl)

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