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Raiatea / Motu Naonao
(votes: 1)
Type Anchorage
Country French Polynesia
City Naonao
Available places 10
Max depth 5 m
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For boats

Naonao island is the most south point of Raiatea, and it is also very beauty place, worth to visit and to snorkel around.
The island is privet, do not go ashore without a permission.
There is 3 possibilities of mooring / anchoring:
1. Pick up the mooring buoy (the only one) at position:  
16 54.924 and 151 25.726
Be care if NE-N-NW wind is blowing. The mooring is long and you will be pushed close to the shallow water and corals. But with E-SE-S-SW-W wind (more common) it is very safe mooring buoy.
2. Anchor in front of the island, at position:  
16 54.884 and 151 25.640W
This spot is safe only with E-SE-S-SW-W wind (prevailing winds)
3. It is possible to anchor for the day over the top the barrier reef just west of the western tip of the motu. Sand grounds are between 2 to 3 meters. Cross the sand shoal, taking care of the coral heads on your right, anchor just in front of the beach at position 
16 55.153 and 151 25.895W
If you want to stay here for the night, you should put another anchor. If the wind is too strong, do not leave the yacht unattended at this anchorage.

For crews

Good snorkeling and swimming may be found off the south-western end of the island. There is a small beach on the island itself. Motu Nao Nao is privately owned, so please ask for authorization for going ashore. Beware of the reef off western point of the motu.


Mooring buoy – free of charge
Anchoring – free of charge

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