GAMBIER ISLANDS: ISLANDS AT THE END OF THE WORLD
Over one thousand miles southeast of Tahiti are the Gambier Islands.
The cradle of Catholicism during the nineteeth century following the arrival of the first missionaries to the region, hundreds of stone buildings from that era survive including churches, convents, schools, and watchtowers.
Mangareva, the largest island of the region, is home to most of the population and the center of the region's pearl industry. The island's only small family pensions are located here in the town of Rikitea.
THINGS TO SEE AND DO
• Mt. Duff
• Rikitea Ruins
• Rikitea Rectory
• St Michel of Rikitea Church