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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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Infinity pool
Outdoor pool
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Breakfast available
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Bp 20, Tuherahera 98778 French Polynesia
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LD Vienna wrote a review Sep 8
New York City, New York7 contributions1 helpful vote
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Le Tikehau by Pearl Resorts is located in a moto roughly 5-minute car ride + 10-minute boat ride away from the Tikehau airport. We arranged airport transfers with the resort and were promptly picked up by super friendly staff. The check-in process was a breeze and we were led to our room for the week. We stayed at one of the air-conditioned overwater suites with direct lagoon access and we had a wonderful time! The room was spacious and clean, the view was breathtaking, the water in the lagoon was crystal clear with lots of fish, including many black tip sharks. There were only one restaurant and one bar at the resort so the food options were limited (mostly seafood). The food itself was delicious. Note that the guest wifi was only available in the common area. Given that we were internet addicts, we rented a pocket wifi so we could continue to get online in our room. Overall, if you enjoy a quiet and tranquil vacation, we highly recommend staying at Le Tikehau by Pearl Resorts. We certainly will be back!
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Date of stay: May 2022
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Room Tip: Pick overwater suite, beach bungalow or pool beach villa for rooms with air conditioners
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Ia orana e Mauruuru Roa for your very kind review. We are very happy to read you enjoyed staying with us. Looking forward to welcoming you back Warm regards
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the6ix73 wrote a review Jul 2022
Toronto, Canada7 contributions9 helpful votes
We had a beautiful stay in our private beach villa with our own pool and private access to our little beach oasis. The staff were very friendly and made us feel very welcome. There is a great abundance of aquatic wild life which never failed to impress me. There is never an area through out the ground that hasn’t amazed me. From hermit crabs to sharks this resort has so much to offer when it comes to the wildlife of Tikehau. The diverse options of activities that were available made sure that we always had something to do. The food was amazing and came very quickly. The rooms were very nice and had an amazing view. The overwater bungalows where our friends stayed are surrounded by different types of fish that you are able to swim with, there are even sharks! Close to the resort, there is very great fishing. My friend’s son caught so many fish and the overall abundance of aquatic live in the resort is magnificent. We all walked to an island that was about thirty minutes away. The scenery on the way there was so beautiful! The manager recommended so many fishing spots that are great. The wildlife and landscape in this resort is stunning. We would like to acknowledge the amazing staff at the restaurant who were so attentive and always working so hard to make sure we were well taken care of: Kailani Tehina Cathy Poerava Matae and the manager Martin We would highly recommend this picturesque, authentic Polynesian paradise for a family vacation!!!
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Date of stay: July 2022Trip type: Traveled with family
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Responded Aug 7, 2022
Ia Orana and Mauruuru Roa for your very kind message. We are very happy to read that you enjoyed staying with us Looking forward to welcoming you back in our paradise
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oysterhead wrote a review Jun 2022
Nashville, Tennessee13 contributions9 helpful votes
Le Tikehau was my favorite of the 4 resorts we visited in FP. The location is simply stunning, an isolated ‘motu’ where there is basically nowhere to ride a bike or even walk. All access is thru the lagoon by boat. The isolation can’t be overstated. The snorkeling at the coral garden in the lagoon in front of the hotel is world class and better than other ‘destination’ spots in FP. The resort itself is so charming and beautiful while being authentic FP. It has the largest sandiest (pink!) beach of any resort we visited. The small pool is clean and has amazing view with freaking water. To me the most important feature is location and character, and Le Tikehau beat them all. Our overwater bungalow had direct access to the lagoon meaning its own little dock/ladder. In FP it’s very important to manage your expectations on accommodations: a ‘bungalow’ by definition means slightly rustic (not a villa!). This misunderstanding is likely why reviewers of FP resorts often mention “needs renovation”. Le Tikehau does not require renovation, it’s perfectly authentic. Would we have used A/C if we had it? Absolutely. But the breeze ripped through the bungalow and each night we slept better and better. I never saw a single mosquito in the bungalow. I think one key is to make sure you swim in the cool lagoon and pool to stay refreshed - there is no reason to ever be hot. Tip: there are several “standard” bungalows adjacent to the coral garden meaning they don’t have their own dock. But there is access from the pontoon (10 second walk?) so I think they could be a great value. The overwater suites looked enormous and have A/C but they are far from the reef garden. The food was very good. As I said in other reviews I think the issue with nearly all the resorts in FP is that food starts to get boring after 3 or 4 nights because the menus are static. The prices at Le Tikehau were the lowest we experienced during our trip. For some reason the kids meals were free which was awesome! When I daydream of FP it will be our days at Le Tikehau.
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Date of stay: June 2022Trip type: Traveled with family
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Responded Aug 7, 2022
Ia Orana Dear Oysterhead, Mauruuru Roa for your very kind review. We are so happy to read you enjoyed staying with us. We hope to have the opportunity to welcoming you back in our paradise Warm regards
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DavJo12 wrote a review Jun 2022
London, United Kingdom338 contributions168 helpful votes
This is an aging resort with plenty of charm. Think of it like being a rustic holiday home everyone wants to have. We had a beach bungalow which was good size and clean. We absolutely loved the outside bathroom. The staff were very friendly and helpful. The food was good and there is a perfectly adequate selection of dishes to choose from, despite many reviews citing lack of variety. Mind that there is only one restaurant on site. We enjoyed snorkelling, and there is plenty of fish to see by the over water villas, but be careful of the strong current at high tide and make sure you pack swim shoes. Tikehau is the most insanely beautiful island with its pink sand and crystal clear turquoise sea. Visit this little rustic gem before it closes for renovation in January 2023.
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Date of stay: May 2022
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Responded Aug 7, 2022
Dear DavJo12 Mauruuru Roa for your very kind review. Looking forward to welcoming you back after the renovation of 2023 Best regards
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Bonnie B wrote a review May 2022
Denver, Colorado88 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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Responded Aug 7, 2022
Dear Bonnie B Mauruuru Roa four your very kind review. Looking forward to welcoming you back, when the remodel is over ! Best regards
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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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Response from Anne TRAN THANG, Directeur général at Le Tikehau by Pearl Resorts
Responded Aug 7, 2022
Dear MarkC6780 Thank you for your message and sorry if we could not hear you on the phone. In the middle of the Pacific, we sometimes experiment technical issues, and the international phone line can be one of them. We are sorry if this technical issue made our "welcome" kind of rude to you. Our deepest appologies. I saw your email message but I was not able to help you and then transfer it to our Reservations Center in Papeete. I do hope they were able to help you, in spite of a huge amount of requests at this period of the year. Best regards
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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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Responded Aug 7, 2022
Ia orana and Mauruuru Roa for your kind review. We confirm that there will be a major remodel in 2023, we will be happy to welcoming you back then to see the improvements. Best regards
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Traveler227 wrote a review Apr 2022
michigan68 contributions117 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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Responded Aug 7, 2022
Dear Traveler227, Thank you very much for your very kind review. We are very happy to read that you enjoyed staying with us. Best regards
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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 as a couple
Room Tip: Get the beach bungalow in the central part for best privacy.
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Responded Aug 7, 2022
Ia orana & Mauruuru Roa for your kind review. Best regards
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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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Responded Aug 7, 2022
Ia Orana Dear Bumpasita Mauruuru Roa for your very kind review We are so happy to read that our quality of service was able to meet your expectations. Looking forward to welcoming you back, when the remodeling will be done. Warm regards
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PRICE RANGE
$373 - $706 (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.