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This deluxe resort is a beautiful and relaxed destination, with well-appointed, Polynesian style bungalows scattered amongst the coconut grove or along the white coral beach.

The resort also features overwater bungalows stretching into Rangiroa’s breathtaking lagoon. Even the bar is over the lagoon and has a glass floor to view the exotic fish. All rooms have ceiling fans, air-conditioning, and are en-suite. A paradise for water sports and nature lovers, Kia Ora offers excursions to suit everyone from picnics on deserted motus to shark feeding and, for non-divers, activities include snorkelling, tennis, bicycles, petanque, glass bottom boat tours and, in season, dolphin watching tours.

Dive Centre

Kia Ora Village lies between the two passes of Avatoru and Tiputa on Rangiroa and offers exceptional and exciting drift diving in crystal clear waters, where huge schools of pelagic fish aggregate as if placed in an aquarium.

This is the place to come for exciting diving with shark action! All levels of divers are catered for, and night dives are available on request. Nitrox is complimentary for qualified divers.

Key info

  • Ideal for:
    • Groups
    • Honeymooners
    • Non-divers
  • Diving suitable for:
    • Intermediate
    • Advanced
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Rangiroa’s huge lagoon opens out via two passes to the open ocean, where daily tidal surges offer fantastic drift diving. Expect to see rays, turtles, a myriad of colourful fish and dolphins, before the reef drops dramatically to where sharks and other pelagics congregate.

  • Ideal for viewing: grey reef shark, green turtle, spotted eagle ray, reef manta ray, great hammerhead shark
  • Excellent for: Resort based diving, Luxury diving, Hammerhead shark, Manta ray