Black Pearls -- Do not expect to buy the black pearl of your dreams directly from a Manihi farm at a huge discount, for they are all shipped to Papeete to be graded before being sold. Only one farm welcomes guests to see how pearls are produced, and then only on Monday, Wednesday, and Friday. Plan your visit accordingly.
Note: This information was accurate when it was published, but can change without notice. Please be sure to confirm all rates and details directly with the companies in question before planning your trip.