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Bp 20, Tuherahera 98778 French Polynesia
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Considered to be one of the most beautiful atolls in Polynesia, Tikehau is a graceful oval crown of small islets with an interior lagoon 16 miles across and a pass for small boats through the coral reef. Le Tikehau by Pearl Resorts is a Pearl to discover in the Tuamotu islands. The resort welcomes guests to this 4 hectare tropical paradise. Located on a secluded pink sandy beach fringed with coconut trees, Le Tikehau by Pearl Resorts offers 13 beach bungalows with air conditioning and 24 over water bungalows and suites. All bungalows, designed in true Polynesian style, are very spacious (55m²) and are equipped with a fan, mini bar, coffee / tea making facilities, direct dial phone, safe, television and private veranda. The over water bungalows include a glass section of the floor from which you can enjoy the spectacular underwater life of the lagoon.
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Bar / lounge
Beach
Diving
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Baggage storage
Public wifi
Pool / beach towels
Infinity pool
Outdoor pool
Restaurant
Breakfast available
Breakfast buffet
Poolside bar
Snorkeling
Fishing
Shuttle bus service
Couples massage
Facial treatments
Full body massage
Head massage
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Gift shop
Shops
Sun loungers / beach chairs
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Air conditioning
Private beach
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Private balcony
Room service
Minibar
Refrigerator
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Ocean view
Non-smoking rooms
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Bp 20, Tuherahera 98778 French Polynesia
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Bonnie B wrote a review May 9
Denver, Colorado87 contributions46 helpful votes
I loved the remoteness of this resort. It's on a motu, so you really don't have to go anywhere else. I spent hours snorkeling around the bungalows watching fish. The current is strong and omnipresent, so most people use fins. I enjoyed swimming in place against the current while I watched hundreds of fish. Everyone working at the resort does a fantastic job. The front desk folks took care of any issues that arose. I was traveling by myself so really appreciated how the restaurant staff took care of me and remembered what I liked. I heard that it is closing at the end of 2022 for a major remodel. I will definitely go back after that is done, because it should be amazing with a refresh. When I was there, I had more than one family with infants in the bungalow next to me and had to listen to babies crying most of my time there. Wasn't great for me, but I felt even worse for the parents (then again, who takes an infant to a remote tropical island???) The other thing that disturbed my sleep was planks in the water near my bungalow that would thunk through the night with the current. I assume that will not be an issue after the remodel.
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Date of stay: April 2022
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Mark C wrote a review Apr 2022
5 contributions4 helpful votes
I have a reservation to stay there in July. Since then, I have sent them countless emails with questions, and have received no response. You would think, as a customer, they would treat me a little better. Maybe English. I also tried calling them, but they couldn't hear me on their end of the line. Maybe English is a problem. Anyway, this is unacceptable, and I hope this will finally get their attention.
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Date of stay: April 2022
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Tony N wrote a review Apr 2022
San Diego3 contributions2 helpful votes
To start with, this hotel is closing at the end of 2022 for a major remodel. The location is great. The restaurant staff and front staff are kind and caring people who are simply fantastic. Otherwise, it feels ownership is doing the minimum to keep the property running through the end of the year. The rooms and the grounds are tired. Yet the property is asking a premium price. I think its over-priced for what you get. We had just come from another Pearl property (Le Taha'a) and the difference is quite pronounced in the amount of staff, condition of rooms, variety of menu and general presentation of the property. I believe the pricing was about the same between Tikehau and Taha'a, but you get a much nicer resort for your $$$ at Taha'a. Tikehau is a magical place. When this property is renovated is should be spectacular. Until then, the cost seems awfully high for the condition of the property. We went from this property to the Kia Ora on Rangiroa. A much nicer property for considerably less money, but also not quite as magical as Tikehau. Everything is a trade-off I suppose. Be prepared for a bit of a cattle-car experience for the airport transport as well. It serves the purpose, but certainly not a welcoming experience.
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Date of stay: April 2022
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Traveler227 wrote a review Apr 2022
michigan65 contributions116 helpful votes
Our family loved Le Tikehau! We stayed in a deluxe overwater bungalow (with A/C) and really enjoyed watching all of the fish and sharks swimming around the bungalow. I will agree that the rooms (and resort in general) are not as luxurious as many other locations in French Polynesia. However, Tikehau is such a special place that it more than makes up for this. In fact, this ended up being my children's' favorite location on this trip due to the amazing activities near the hotel. We were able to snorkel with Manta Rays and a hammerhead shark just minutes away and also to kayak to beautiful deserted beaches right from the hotel. The snorkeling under the main bungalows was also some of the best we have experienced in French Polynesia. As I noted, the rooms are simple but very clean and you might get a gecko or two visiting. The restaurant is hit or miss and might get monotonous after more than three or four days. There is also a bit of a language barrier. But, everyone was very kind and we enjoyed everything this resort had to offer. This is a truly special place and a very nice contrast to Bora Bora or other more developed locations.
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Date of stay: April 2022
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Rhona D wrote a review Feb 2022
Calgary75 contributions39 helpful votes
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The location of this resort is gorgeous - on its own islet in the Tikehau lagoon. One side is a volcanic rock walk to the crashing waves of the Pacific and the other side is the calm green and blue waters of the lagoon. You can snorkel right from shore. We had a beach bungalow, which I highly recommend (seemed better than the over water bungalows at this resort). It was very large, had a partially outdoor shower and toilet area, which was very cool. The deck is large with its own deck and beach chaise chairs as well as a private hammock. Very relaxing. Staff were friendly and you could take a water shuttle to the village to grab drinks and snacks from the store there at a better price than the expensive ones at the resort. The restaurant was quite good but not amazing and needed more selection since you were stuck eating there. The pool area is in definite need of an upgrade. Overall, extremely relaxing experience.
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Date of stay: February 2022Trip type: Traveled
Room Tip: Get the beach bungalow in the central part for best privacy.
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Bumpasita wrote a review Feb 2022
Taos, New Mexico31 contributions28 helpful votes
This place is better than your dream, and you’ll spend the rest of your life wanting to return! Le Tikehau is typical of the Pearl Resort chain, beautifully Polynesian in character while modern and comfortable. The site is the extraordinary pearl of French Polynesia. Spectacular coral and snorkeling, beautiful beach with complimentary water toys to play with. More water to explore than you’ll have energy to expend. Literally fall out of your bed onto the coral reef. Sweet walk-in pool with comfortable chairs and shade if needed. Charming restaurant with ample options of delicious, authentically French and Polynesian food. Breathtaking sunsets. Staff could not be warmer; competent English is spoken by everyone we met. A heartfelt thank you to Nuccia in the restaurant and Raipuni at Reception. A bike ride around the island, a visit to Bird Island, and a swim in the manta ray sanctuary are all worthy and easy excursions. Tikehau is a place to be, not do, so don’t come looking for non-stop, spoon fed entertainment because it’s not there. Cannot imagine what people expect or why anyone would leave a negative review, though I’ll let them speak for themselves and be grateful that they don’t want to return. Closing for renovation in 2023 to reopen 2024 as a Relais et Chateaux Pearl Resort, we are eager to see the new Le Tikehau and praying we will be able to afford a return.
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Date of stay: February 2022
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sd122 wrote a review Jan 2022
san diego, CA61 contributions85 helpful votes
This resort is on isolated island that's separate from the main village where the airport is located. It is a magical place. I had a beautiful experience, which unfortunately was marred by an unpleasant event: About 10,000 francs were stolen out of my wallet, which I could not put into the room's safe as it was not working due to low batteries. (See more in the detailed section.)
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Date of stay: January 2022
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cwondrasek wrote a review Jan 2022
Chicago, Illinois253 contributions188 helpful votes
We booked a package thru Tahiti.com which included 3 nights on Tikehau. We traveled as a couple ages 68 & 64. Although this is the rainy season it only really rained pretty good one day for about an hour. When you land your arranged transportation will take you to the boat dock. The water is the most crystal clear beautiful aqua blue you will ever see. The ride by boat is about 15 minutes to the resort. The resort itself is beautiful and a little rustic. There is a big language barrier is you speak English. The over the water bungalows next to the small reception area do not have air conditioning but have the best coral and the majority of fish seem to like this area. They are also closest to the pool, 1 restaurant, a small (very overpriced gift shop) and a small game room. The over the water bungalows that are the furthest away are the Deluxe ones which have air conditioning. In between are the regular bungalows. There are several private residences toward the back of the Island as some of the staff reside there. We booked a Deluxe Over the water bungalow #40. We saw allot of fish, 2 types of sharks and a stingray. Our 1ST impression was that it was very nice but worn. The door would not shut, we had to have someone come out within the 1ST 10 minutes and replace a piece on the door frame. The floors were scratched, furniture was nicked, molding was coming off around the flooring, one of the windows would not stay open because of broken hinges and so forth. The room has a stocked mini bar and even water will cost you. A 1 LTR of Royal water is $5.50, Coke/Diet Coke/Sprite $5.00 a can, Heineken cans, local beer are even more. Picnic candy bar $3.00, small can of Pringles $4.00, small can of Planters Peanuts $4.50. Your 1ST day there are 2 Nespresso Coffee pods anything after is $5.00 each (your will need to purchase water to make the coffee or tea). There is a variety of tea's, that are free. They fill it and charge you daily. Everything is charged to your room and you pay on the way out. The gift shop will only accept local money. Meals are arranged time frames. Dinner is 7PM-8:30PM only and offers 6 choices. One beef, 1 pasta and the remainder fish. The quality of the food is very good. An average dinner for 2 without liquor (including pop or water) is $65 - $100. Our 1ST night after returning from dinner we were met on the inside by a 2" cockroach which ended up under a coffee cup. We had one of the staff members come out to look. We requested to move and were told they were booked and they could not guarantee we would not see more! There is no bug spray in the room, and they said they had nothing as they are common. The following day we had the Lagoon Tour which included Bird Island and a Traditional Polynesian Motu lunch. ILL talk about the tour because there is no forum for it. This really in not a Lagoon tour as you are taken out of the lagoon on open water for a very choppy ride about 45 minutes away to a small island known as Bird Island. The entire Island is surrounded by black rock/coral. GOOD RUBBER soled water shoes are a must because you will walk on the rock/coral quite a ways to get to the shore in water about 2 feet deep. The Island is primitive. You will walk thru rock/coral and brush/swamp to see the birds. We saw about 10 different kinds and tons of very large crabs. The walk is strenuous about 30-40 minutes then you are back getting into the boat. You will go a little further to another island and be required to get out and walk about 300-400 feet in open water about waste deep to get to shore. Keep in mind there are constant trade winds and you getting out of the boat in the back between the 2 motors. We opted out on this part as I did not feel comfortable walking to shore. If you do there is nowhere to sit and eat. I felt they could of still did the free lunch back at the resort but we got nothing. The resort has a free shuttle that goes to the Village but don't waste your time there is nothing and I do mean nothing there. I believe the shuttle is primarily for the workers. Our last night I was verbally assaulted by another guest at the resturant who approached our table and proceed to chew me out for "talking to loudly" for about 5 minutes. We never said a word to him. I have a hearing disability and we were discussing the menu. He went back to his table and the 2 them laughed and talked about us till I finally left in tears to talk the manager. They offered to move US (outside of the resturant)! And said they could not ask them to leave because that was the only place to eat. I asked if someone could talk to him and tell him his behavior was unacceptable. I was told they would however they never said a word. When the couple left I went to talk to him and told him what he did was wrong and that I had a hearing disability. A few other words were exchanged but he basically mocked me. They left and he came back on the outside of the resturant and continued to verbally assault the both of us to the point I yelled for a manager to toss him out. They again did nothing. We were both upset and never even ate the $70. dinner and were still charged even though we were inconvenienced. The beach is small but beautiful the sand is a coral color. In our opinion you will go in the water by the beach as its very rocky. If your looking for a quite relaxing place with nothing to do other than ocean kayak's or snorkeling, then Tikehau is for you. The lagoon is off limits from 5:30PM to 6AM because the sharks feed then. The man at the reception desk is wonderful, very nice, caring and knowledgeable. There was a young man, about 18-20 that brough us room service who was a local and was fluent in speaking and understand English. He was so nice a real asset to the Island. Although it was beautiful we would not go back.
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Date of stay: January 2022
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SunnyOC Traveler wrote a review Jan 2022
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This is our second time we've been to Le Tikehau. Both times were lovely. We highly recommend bird island - it was pretty amazing. Most recently, we stayed in the overwater bungalow suite, which was very spacious and comfortable. The snorkeling is fantastic. The staff are all very helpful - I made a mistake in our booking and they were very accommodating. Life hack: Order the omelette for breakfast - it's better than what is available in the buffet; but do not skip the baguettes - they are amazing.
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Date of stay: December 2021
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Mindy M wrote a review Dec 2021
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This is the most amazing place to stay if you love snorkeling and really want to unwind and relax. There was a personal touch right from the beginning when we were welcomed off the boat and escorted to our overwater bungalow at the end of the pier. The bungalow was clean and comfortable and the deck to the water below was wonderful. Besides the location, beach, facilities, I would definitely single out the staff of the resort. They were incredibly kind and helpful, going the extra mile to make sure that the guests were fully satisfied. From the people working in the restaurant, to the people in the reception and finally the managers, they just made sure that you feel like home. I can't wait to come back here again!
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Date of stay: November 2021
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PRICE RANGE
$407 - $636 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
ALSO KNOWN AS
tikehau pearl beach hotel tikehau, tikehau pearl beach resort
FORMERLY KNOWN AS
Tikehau Pearl Beach Resort
LOCATION
French PolynesiaTuamotu ArchipelagoTikehauTuherahera
NUMBER OF ROOMS
37
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Frequently Asked Questions about Le Tikehau by Pearl Resorts
What are some of the property amenities at Le Tikehau by Pearl Resorts?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include a pool, an on-site restaurant, and a lounge.
Which room amenities are available at Le Tikehau by Pearl Resorts?
Top room amenities include a minibar, air conditioning, and a flat screen TV.
What food & drink options are available at Le Tikehau by Pearl Resorts?
Guests can enjoy an on-site restaurant, a lounge, and a poolside bar during their stay.
Are there opportunities to exercise at Le Tikehau by Pearl Resorts?
Yes, guests have access to a pool during their stay.
Does Le Tikehau by Pearl Resorts have an airport shuttle?
Yes, Le Tikehau by Pearl Resorts offers an airport shuttle for guests. We recommend calling ahead to confirm details.
Does Le Tikehau by Pearl Resorts have airport transportation?
Yes, Le Tikehau by Pearl Resorts offers airport transportation for guests. We recommend calling ahead to confirm details.
Which languages are spoken by the staff at Le Tikehau by Pearl Resorts?
The staff speaks multiple languages, including English and French.
Does Le Tikehau by Pearl Resorts have any great views?
Yes, guests often enjoy the ocean view available here.
Is Le Tikehau by Pearl Resorts accessible?
Yes, it offers reduced mobility rooms. For specific inquiries, we recommend calling ahead to confirm.