Nestled among the coconut groves along a spectacular pink and white sand beach, this hidden gem is tucked away on one of French Polynesia’s most pristine and exotic atolls. Enjoy a true South seas experience in of the Tikehau Pearl’s authentic Polynesian beach or overwater bungalows which are spacious and adorned with wood and woven-pandanus walls.
Guests venture to the Tikehau Pearl Beach not for fancy meals and upscale accommodation, but instead for a truly authentic getaway. The Tikehau Pearl Beach may be a bit rustic compared to other island resorts, but it’s perfect for travelers interested in pairing a slower paced island with the more active Society islands. Friendly staff and a quiet ambiance make this a truly relaxing stop on any island tour.
Ultimately Tikehau is all about the lagoon. One side of the resort motu looks across to the outer reef and the endless ocean where the tide breaks against the coral. The other side of the motu overlooks serene beaches and the gentle turquoise waters of Tikehau’s magnificent inner lagoon.
Jacque Cousteau once described Tikehau as having the richest marine life he had ever seen, and said, “The sea, once it casts its spell, holds one in its net of wonder forever.” Diving fanatics will not be disappointed at the diverse underwater majesty of this islet.
As you can imagine, the dining options are a bit limited in such a remote location, but the resort offers friendly service and good food.
Room Service available during restaurant hours only.
The resort offers plenty of activities to enhance your stay, including:
For avid undersea adventurers, be sure to check out the resort’s dive center and explore Tikehau’s world-famous lagoon.
Some of our favorite complimentary activities include:
Unwind after a day of discovery with a private waterside massage in the calming Manea spa bungalow. A cozy bungalow available for traditional Tahitian massages and other aesthetic treatments during your stay in this remote paradise.
Standard room amenities include:
AFAR Journeys is at it again with another very interesting piece on two of the greatest diving spots in the world, Tikehau and Rangiroa. Beautiful diving images abound and a nice itinerary designed by Tahiti Tourisme. See link below.
For our diving clients, we prefer Hotel Kia Ora Resort & Spa on Rangiroa and either Le Tikehau by Pearl Resorts or the eclectic Ninamu Resort on Tikehau. Let us know if you want us to customize this diving itinerary for you!
Manoi oil is one of the most precious products made in our beloved French Polynesia. Our friends at Pearl Resorts have taken Manoi oil to a new level with their island-theme scents. Bring some back home with you and you can always been taken away (at least mentally) to that special place in the South Pacific.
We agree, French Polynesia is the BEST place to practice social distancing.
Forbes provides a nice list of the Best Resorts in Tahiti. It's so hard to narrow it down to a top 5 as people have different tastes and preferences, but we think they made some great choices. Let us know if you want us to plan an itinerary for you featuring one or more of these great resorts.