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Motu Vaiamanu
in French Polynesia

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Motu Vaiamanu

Motu Vaiamanu is a small, uninhabited island located in the Tuamotu Archipelago of French Polynesia. It is situated about 800 kilometers southeast of Tahiti, the capital of French Polynesia, and is part of the Gambier Islands. The island is made up of a single islet, which is roughly 1.2 kilometers long and 0.5 kilometers wide.

Motu Vaiamanu has a rich cultural and historical heritage. The island was first inhabited by Polynesians, who settled there around the 13th century. It was later visited by European explorers in the 17th century, including Captain James Cook, who named the island after his friend, William Vaiamanu.

Motu Vaiamanu is surrounded by a coral reef, which provides a safe haven for a variety of marine life. The island is home to a wide range of tropical fish, as well as sea turtles, dolphins, and whales. There are also several species of seabirds, including boobies, frigatebirds, and tropicbirds.

The island is also known for its stunning beaches, which are made up of white sand and crystal-clear waters. The beaches are perfect for swimming, snorkeling, and diving. The island is also a great spot for fishing, as it is home to a variety of fish species.

Motu Vaiamanu is an important historical site. In 1788, the island was the site of a battle between the French and English forces. The French eventually won the battle and claimed the island as part of French Polynesia.

Motu Vaiamanu is a beautiful and peaceful island, which is perfect for a relaxing getaway. It is a great spot for nature lovers and adventure seekers alike, with its stunning beaches, coral reefs, and abundant marine life.

Excursion tips for a day in Motu Vaiamanu

En tant que touriste à Motu Vaiamanu en Polynésie française, il y a plusieurs activités que vous pouvez faire dans une journée :

1. Faire de la plongée sous-marine et explorer la vie marine colorée des récifs coralliens.
2. Louer un kayak et explorer les eaux turquoises et les récifs autour de l'île.
3. Profitez d'une journée de pêche et de lancer un filet pour pêcher des poissons locaux.
4. Partez pour une excursion en bateau pour explorer les îles avoisinantes.
5. Faites une excursion à la plage et profitez des eaux cristallines et des sables blancs.
6. Faites un tour à pied de l'île et admirez les paysages naturels.
7. Visitez le village local et découvrez la culture polynésienne.
8. Dégustez des fruits exotiques locaux et des plats polynésiens.
9. Apprenez à faire du tressage de coquillages avec un artisan local.
10. Détendez-vous et profitez du soleil et du sable chaud sur la plage.

Experience Motu Vaiamanu with unforgettable activities by our partner GetYourGuide. The offer is also ideal as a special gift idea for family and friends who are planning to visit Motu Vaiamanu. Cancellations are possible up to 24h before the start of the activity (unless otherwise stated in the activity description), with a full refund of the booking price.

The climate in Motu Vaiamanu

Le climat à Motu Vaiamanu en Polynésie française est doux et tropical toute l'année. Les étés sont chauds et humides, avec des températures moyennes de 26 degrés Celsius et des précipitations abondantes. Les hivers sont plus secs et plus frais, avec des températures moyennes de 22 degrés Celsius et des précipitations plus faibles. Les printemps et les automnes sont relativement doux et humides, avec des températures moyennes de 24 degrés Celsius et des précipitations modérées.

Cruise weather for Motu Vaiamanu

Our weather forecast for Motu Vaiamanu helps plan your stay according to the weather. For sunny days, pack light and breathable clothes, swimwear, and sunscreen. For winter weather, it's recommended to bring warm clothes, gloves, a hat, sturdy footwear, and a raincoat.

Date Icon Temperature Wind speed/gusts Cloudiness/Visibility Air humidity/pressure Sunrise/Sunset
Jul. 14th 2024 Jul. 14th 2024 max: 22.3 °C
min: 20.3 °C
36.0 m/s
48.2 m/s
75.6 %
22.4 m
75.0 %
1,017 hPa
Jul. 15th 2024 Jul. 15th 2024 max: 23.0 °C
min: 22 °C
37.8 m/s
52.2 m/s
51.0 %
19.6 m
87.4 %
1,012 hPa
Jul. 16th 2024 Jul. 16th 2024 max: 22.1 °C
min: 21.2 °C
31.3 m/s
38.5 m/s
66.3 %
24.1 m
72.0 %
1,014 hPa
Jul. 17th 2024 Jul. 17th 2024 max: 21.1 °C
min: 20 °C
17.5 m/s
18.4 m/s
30.3 %
24.1 m
69.4 %
1,015 hPa
Jul. 18th 2024 Jul. 18th 2024 max: 22.6 °C
min: 20.9 °C
48.2 m/s
62.6 m/s
70.5 %
22.7 m
79.9 %
1,010 hPa
Jul. 19th 2024 Jul. 19th 2024 max: 21.9 °C
min: 19 °C
43.9 m/s
54.1 m/s
65.9 %
24.1 m
66.0 %
1,015 hPa
Jul. 20th 2024 Jul. 20th 2024 max: 19.5 °C
min: 18.8 °C
36.4 m/s
36.7 m/s
90.9 %
24.1 m
62.5 %
1,021 hPa
Jul. 21st 2024 Jul. 21st 2024 max: 19.9 °C
min: 18.9 °C
38.2 m/s
39.2 m/s
97.7 %
23.9 m
62.0 %
1,024 hPa
Jul. 22nd 2024 Jul. 22nd 2024 max: 20.7 °C
min: 19.5 °C
40.3 m/s
42.1 m/s
98.6 %
24.0 m
64.6 %
1,023 hPa
Jul. 23rd 2024 Jul. 23rd 2024 max: 21.1 °C
min: 20.3 °C
41.0 m/s
41.4 m/s
49.4 %
24.1 m
69.1 %
1,021 hPa
Jul. 24th 2024 Jul. 24th 2024 max: 22.1 °C
min: 21.1 °C
33.5 m/s
35.6 m/s
48.2 %
24.1 m
75.2 %
1,017 hPa
Jul. 25th 2024 Jul. 25th 2024 max: 22.4 °C
min: 21.9 °C
29.5 m/s
34.2 m/s
34.6 %
19.3 m
84.8 %
1,015 hPa

Cruises to Motu Vaiamanu

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Scheduled ship calls in Motu Vaiamanu, French Polynesia
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