Fodor's Expert Review Turipaoa
Also known as Paeua, Manihi's main town is home to most of the atoll's 1,200 people. It's located near Turipaoa Pass (also known as Tairapa Pass), a renowned diving site. With only a few streets, a grocery story, and Catholic church, it's easy to explore. There are regular free boat transfers between the town and Manihi Pearl Resort, and bikes are welcome on board. There are no banks or ATMs on Manihi.