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Le Tikehau by Pearl Resorts

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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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Bp 20, Tuherahera 98778 French Polynesia
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jrc92024 wrote a review Jul 10
SoCal110 contributions52 helpful votes
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Paradise found! This is a slice of heaven. We stained in a beach bungalow and loved every minute. Staff was accommodating and friendly at every turn. We did the “bird island and Motu lunch” excursion and I highly recommend it! Tikehau is off the beaten track so the experience is simply dreamy. Food was top notch at every meal. We will be counting the days until we can come back.
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Date of stay: July 2021Trip type: Traveled as a couple
Room Tip: Stay longer than you think you should! We only stayed 4 nights, what a mistake!
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Jordan wrote a review Jul 9
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Tikehau is by far the best of the French Polynesia islands. We were there June 7-14, 2021. This was our second time going and I appreciated it even more this time than a few years ago. It is gorgeous with cobalt, teal, turquoise, aqua, and other shades of blue looking at the lagoon. The pink sand beaches are lovely. It is wonderfully small and quiet. We stayed in 1 of the overwater suites which are the larger units on the far pontoon. It had a 2 floor outside deck with the bottom level having access to the water and a shower. The upper deck had an open area and an area that had its own thatched roof like a palapa or cabana and a table and chairs and a small built in "couch." My 18 year old son loved, loved sleeping outside every night under the thatch roof, on that "couch" though it was a little on the small side for him. The roof protected him from rain the one morning it rained. The food was good with Nuccia the restaurant manager being terrific. She made sure that by the time we got to our table for breakfast we would find the thermos of coffee and thermos of hot chocolate (with extra chocolate as I asked for it the first day) waiting on the table. They have a fabulous chocolate powder blend for their hot chocolate, maybe the best I have tasted at any hotel. We often came at the end of the breakfast serving time and if something was out on the buffet they would soon refill it. The breakfast was the same each day (though you could order eggs made differently if you want) with the food being so tasty that I didn't get tired of it over the 7 days we were there. The buffet scrambled eggs were great as were the plain and chocolate croissants and the homemade tasting jams to put on toast or croissants. Dinner was good. I recommend the fish. We did an excursion 1 day, seeing the manta rays which were fantastic. They are so big and yet gentle. Otherwise, we lazed out on the deck or at the pool or snorkled or swam right off our deck or took a kayak out into the lagoon or went for a walk out to the ocean. We did bring inflatables and a rope to tie off to the deck so we could be in the water without floating away. You do have to be cautious not to go out at low tide as the area around the pontoon is shallow and you might touch the coral which can cause painful cuts and be damaging to the coral that is part of the great ecosystem of the lagoon. The black tip reef sharks that we saw frequently from above disappeared when we were in the water. One day we were lucky enough to see a sea turtle looking down from the pontoon. We also saw many colorful fish that the south pacific is known for right off our deck. The pool also was lovely with its infinity edge and shade from trees surrounding the pool.
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Date of stay: June 2021
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Medic_5 wrote a review Jul 7
Long Island, New York6188 contributions138 helpful votes
We stayed at the Pearl for 4 nights prior to going to Ninamu. We chose the Pearl on Tikehau as we have been to French Polynesia 7 times and we wanted to experience a new resort. We have previously stayed at Le Taha'a, the Kia Ora, Vahine Private Island, the Hilton on Moorea and a few others. Our goal in our travels is to be able to relax, enjoy the physical environment and snorkel. We are not foodies nor do we use any spa services. We chose an overwater suite as we wanted to be in an OWB and we wanted air conditioning. Not all of the rooms at the Pearl have AC. We asked for an overwater suite which was on the left side (room numbers 40-45) of the walkway as that looked to have a better view and potentially better snorkeling (due to the coral) than rooms 46 or 47 which were on the right side of the walkway. They honored our request and we were in the last unit, #45. This is the most secluded and I think has the best views. The room was huge in comparison to some of the other resorts we have stayed in. It had an outside deck as well as a lower level deck with an outdoor freshwater shower and the ladder into the lagoon. The ladder was pretty long, probably about 8 - 10 rungs as the OWB was a littler higher in the water than I have seen in some other resorts. Snorkeling was good but not spectacular. WiFi was only available in the reception area as well as near the small shop. At other resorts (Ninamu and the Hilton on Moorea) the WiFi is available in the room which is a great option. Breakfast was a small but good buffet. Lunch and dinner were from a menu which was slightly limited in choices. We had breakfast included but not the other meals. I am glad we did not prepay for full board as the only way that would make economical sense would be if you chose an appetizer, main and dessert with every meal. As a slightly picky eater I found that none of the appetizers would be good for me. The appetizers and the desserts were about $15-$20 each. The entrees were about $25-$30 each, all reasonable based upon where we were. We weren't offered any excursions but to be fair we did not ask about any. If they had any to offer I am not aware of them. Unlike at Ninamu where the owner was out and about and totally available we did not have any interactions with the staff (other than at check in and at meals) during our stay. Tikehau is a gorgeous atoll and it was a pleasure to visit.
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Date of stay: June 2021
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Room Tip: Overwater Suites 40-45 with the higher the number the better.
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owentooelve wrote a review Jul 1
Tacoma, Washington5 contributions4 helpful votes
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I have no reason to lie to you about anything you're about to read. I am not affiliated with the resort in any way, just a schmuck from the US who found paradise and wanted to provide some info that I hadn't seen on here yet. We stayed from 6/21-6/26 2021 in Overwater Suite #46, one of the two sunrise bungalows. EASILY THE BEST RESORT IN THE KNOWN SOLAR SYSTEM ARGUE WITH ANYONE ELSE (if you're looking for certain things out of your vacation) Why do I say this? GLAD YOU ASKED ME! Also, yes, this review is going to go exactly the way you think it is. Buckle up. My wife and I spent far, far too long researching where to go on our honeymoon, with our only real requirement being an overwater bungalow. We searched, and searched, AND SEARCHED... and then we found Le Tikehau. Our first thought, (like literally every single person on our flight from LAX-PPT apparently) was to go to Bora Bora. It's what we all hear and know of. Nothing against Bora Bora, I'm sure it's fantastic, but it's not what we wanted. What didn't we want you ask? LET ME TELL YOU... - A huge resort. We had no interest in being at a resort with 150 bungalows. Traveling thousands of miles to finally get into a bungalow, with a view of some random couple 100 yards across from us? No thanks. - Loud/Partying atmosphere. We're from America, if we want loud we can drive to work or go to a football game. I'd like to enjoy my honeymoon not listen to the people next to us enjoy theirs, ya dig... - English speaking resort. Again, if I want everyone to speak the language we speak everyday, we probably don't need to leave the country then huh. We're in a country where French is the primary language, then dammit then we'd like to be somewhere that reflects it. - Spend more than we had to. This kinda goes without saying, but Bora Bora is twice as expensive. There is no way, NO POSSIBLE WAY I TELL YOU that you're getting twice the vacation in Bora Bora that you're getting in Tikehau. SO THEN, WHAT DID WE WANT THAT TIKEHAU DID NOT FAIL AT IN ANY WAY POSSIBLE? - Quiet. Blissful, glorious peace and you know what quiet. Le Tikehau has 37 TOTAL bungalows. That's it. Thirty seven. Two different sections of overwater bungalows, and a dozen or so beach bungalows between the two. THAT IS IT. Not only are there not many bungalows, but it's pretty clear this particular resort does not attract the younger crowd. At 39 and 32 respectively, we were easily in the younger third of the guests staying that week, and at best a third of the guests are American. If you want to be left alone with your special person and literal heaven, then you must please believe me that this is your place. - The bungalow itself. I sweatergot this bungalow had everything we saw elsewhere, and then some. The suite we stayed in had A/C, which is a dream when you're an overweight American who sweats when checking the mailbox living in Seattle in January. Large bathroom with a very ergonomic bathtub, nice sized shower, and the bed was just the right amount of firm, which was a huge bonus. NOW LET ME TAKE YOU OUTSIDE PLEASE. The deck is incredible, a covered area with table and chairs, a second deck with lagoon access and a fresh water shower right there on the deck to rinse off after you climb out from the salt water. The bungalow was missing nothing. We knew Wi-Fi was confined to the reception area and restaurant, but we were able to find some 2G spots on the patio. There isn't another option in all of Tahiti that will give you what this place can, unless you want to spend 10x the price. - Friendly locals. Besides snorkeling, this was easily my favorite part of the trip. Tikehau has a total population of 500 people. My kids annual trick-or-treat route has a higher population than this place does. The people and service are extremely representative of this. EVERY SINGLE PERSON WORKING THERE WAS BEYOND NICE AND WONDERFUL. They knew we were the dumb Americans of the week, and without fail we were always greeted with smiles. There are a few people there who speak English quite well, and were abundantly patient with me in ways I thought only my wife is capable of. They remembered my wife's liking to mango after she mentioned it on the first night, suggesting items off the menu and their daily specials they thought she'd enjoy. Cool part is, most of the staff there live in the main village just a boat ride away, (BTW, if your commute to work is a 15 minute boat ride through paradise like it is for them, good for you, seriously. I hate you now, but only because I'm jealous of them and you but at least I can admit it). The resort offers a free shuttle from the resort to the village every couple of hours. YOU WANT TO DO THIS. There's only one small "store" and two places to get lunch, but walking through their town was utterly fantastic. The store is open from 7am-Noon, so you want to go early after breakfast. Load up on water, beer, snacks there. Snack Tikehau has a fried lemon chicken, you want to eat that very badly and I don't even know you. We went to town the last three days, and it was pretty cool to see the staff members around in town on their days off, always happy to see you too. I am not this cool about people lingering around my neighborhood. - Snorkeling. Sweet baby Jesus our bungalow was directly over an aquarium. Turns out, fish like shade and cool water too, so walk off your private ladder, turn towards the walkway and OH MY GAWD. I found Dory, like a hundred times, not sure why they made a movie about her, but at least I know where they filmed it! We have at least four hours of GoPro footage because A- we're dorks and B- every single time we went down there it was a show. We were lucky enough to see a couple/three turtles, a couple eels and the best part... black tip reef sharks. Just 3-4 feet big, quite social and curious, and almost always around when you wanna see one. Jacques Cousteau wrote that he considered Tikehau's lagoon to be one of the most abundantly fish-filled areas in the South Pacific, and he was clearly being modest, although I'm not sure why. I WILL BE VERY UPSET AT YOU IF YOU COMPLAIN ABOUT THE FOLLOWING: - The food. People... this was the #1 complaint I read on this fine website before visiting, and before you think about complaining yourself, I'd like to you pull up Tikehau in your google images and stare at it. I SAID STARE AT IT. Do you have any idea how freggin' impossible it would be to give you spoiled people a full Vegas-style buffet in the literal middle of nowhere? Let me give you some context; the supply ship shows up every other Friday. For the entire atoll. THE ENTIRE ATOLL. Also did I mention there are thirty-seven total bungalows? The food was fantastic, small menu options or not. Those other reviews poo-pooing are dumb and people are telling on themselves. Americans, if you order the rib-eye, please understand they don't have cattle ranches on the atoll. You will not get an Omaha steak because you are not in Omaha. Please remember where you are located and eat accordingly. FISH. Eat the fish. It is insanely good, and what do you know, it's what they have in abundance! Crazy right? As a certified fat boy, I can tell you the desserts there will blow your mind. You haven't had vanilla ice cream before. You think you have, you're reading this saying, dude I had it yesterday what are you talking about. YOU ARE WRONG BECAUSE I NEVER HAD IT UNTIL LAST WEEK EITHER. It's not of this world good, and my guess is Tahitian vanilla probably has something to do with it. Their coconut ice cream is also to die for. Coupe Tikehau, please visit America soon I'll pay whatever you're asking price is and I'm already having withdrawals. Dairy Queen will never compare to you. - The staff. It really hurt my feelings that we seemed to be the only (or one of only a few) couples who really engaged and enjoyed their presence. Every staff member, to the absolute best of their ability, treated us as warmly and kindly as anyone ever has. They're accommodating, welcoming, and genuinely glad to see you. Even the housekeepers went the extra mile. Too many reviews, and too many times in person I saw people treat staff as "the help", and really, look inward on that one. They aren't the problem, I promise. You'll lose out on your trip if you act like that, because they're one of the main reasons our trip went from great to incredible. - Stuff to do. This one is utterly mind blowing. What uh, what are you thinking you're gonna do on Tom Hanks' Cast Away sister island exactly, go see an NBA game? We were there for 6 days/5 nights and if you're version of bored is being on your own private patio, staring off into the best views of your life with perfect weather and 70 plus degree water... then just stay home. We didn't do any toured excursions, but there are plenty. You can kayak out a few hundred yards and go exploring on an uninhabited motu. The ocean is a few minute walk away. Go into the village for a couple hours. The resort has a room with a pool table and foosball, volleyball, ping pong. They have all your snorkels, flippers etc to use free of charge. There. Is. Plenty. To. Do. BONUSES! - No mosquitos. Not sure if this because we visited during their winter season or what, but we brought enough bug spray to take on the apocalypse and never opened them up once. - Local beer. Hinano, you want that in your life, and I'm not even a drinker. - Their breakfasts have six different kinds of jam, five of which you'll never find in America. Everyone got souvenirs and I brought home jam. I won that trade. I had jam for breakfast with occasional bits of croissant sprinkled in every morning. Once the jam I brought home runs out I fear there will be severe psychological problems for me. It is that good. I wish it wasn't, but here I am, eating grapefruit jam with a spoon as I write this. There are 120 different islands and atolls in the French Polynesia. We'd never been to any of them before, and when we go back, we're going back to Tikehau. There is no other option. Big thanks to Raipuni, Karen, Nuccia and Elisabeth. There are 15 other names I wish I remembered, sorry that I omitted you. We'll see you soon, sooner hopefully than later. Traveling shouldn't do that much good for the soul, but it did. Thank you, Tikehau. See you again soon, I promise.
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Katie B wrote a review Mar 2021
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Loved it, gorgeous, definitely off the beaten path.. food could use an upgrade, hours of service but somewhat understandable in low tourist COVID occupancy. Pacific for less tours put the perfect trip together!
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Date of stay: January 2021
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PRICE RANGE
$329 - $828 (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 breakfast 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.
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.