Tikehau is not only blessed with beautiful pink and white sand beaches, but it also features a lagoon like no other. Due to the unique geography of the motus surrounding the lagoon, Tikehau is blessed with some of the most abundant marine life anywhere in the world.
An amazing place for diving, the underwater scenery is among some of the most spectacular you could ever see. Millions of fish live in the untouched Tikehau atoll. The volume of fish is so large that Jacques Cousteau’s crew named it “the most fish abundant Tuamotu atoll.”
Divers the world over continue to be amazed by the marine life, including: eagle rays, schools of barracudas and tuna, grey reef sharks, marine turtles and playful dolphins. Tikehau has a population of only about 500 lucky Tahitians. Many of the residents are fishermen who have lived off the sea for generations.
The deep, blue lagoon is one of the main allures of the island. Naturally, it attracts divers from all over the world. Those that do not come to dive, mainly come to disconnect and disappear for a while. There are still some activities and excursions, once you have recharged your batteries. Here is one of our favorites:
Go for a day boat trip to explore the main sites of interest of Tikehau. First stop next to a former pearl farm to look for the majestic Manta rays. After a 45-minute ride, you will visit the Bird island, a must-see secluded place where lovely marin birds nest.
Then a classical “paumotu” picnic lunch awaits you on a white sandy islet where you will relax; and if time allows it, you can ask to visit the Pink Sands or the Eden island, the garden of Tikehau.
Most of your dining on Tikehau will be at your resort.
Ninamu includes 3 meals a day with your stay. There are also a few small local snack shops located in the village of Turerahera and a small store where you can purchase drinks and snacks for your room.