Austral Islands: Rurutu – Ana Aeo Cave

Rurutu has over 30 caves and biggest and best know is the Ana Aeo Cave. It’s actually just a massive grotto with stalactites and stalagmites and is very easily accessible and grand looking. It’s also known and Mitterrand Cave, after the 1990 visit by the French President François Mitterrand (chances are they just took him to the easiest cave rather then have the president scramble his ass up the vertical rocks to the much more stunning Mouth of Dragon Cave). Still the Mitterrand Cave photographs well, all green and with massive formation, with a lot of tropical flora blooming everywhere.