WHERE TO STAY
Pension Maroi, Mangareva; 011-689-40-978-444,
www.pensionmaroi.com. This four-bungalow guesthouse faces a small beach and the Gambiers’ foremost oyster farming bay. Doubles from $190 a night with breakfast and dinner.
Chez Bianca & Benoît,
Mangareva; 011-689-97-83-76, www.chezbiancaetbenoit.pf. The pension sits above bustling Rikitea, with views to other islands. Doubles from $237 a night with meals. The Mangareva guesthouses are part of the Ia Ora network (www.ia-ora.com) of more than 100 family guesthouses on French Polynesia’s atolls.