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“Laid back, tranquil and wonderful!”
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Tikehau Village
Ranked #1 of 8 Tikehau B&B and Inns
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“Laid back, tranquil and wonderful!”
Reviewed October 25, 2008

We are mid-60's fairly active, stayed 3 nights at this wonderful little pension very near the Tikehau airport, and only 15 min walk to "town." The proprietor, Caroline was most friendly and helpful in setting up excursions for us. The food was outstanding, given the remoteness of the island and the difficulty of provisioning. Dinners are enjoyed by those not staying at the Tikehau Village, as we later heard it is the best restaurant in Tuherahera. Breakfast is continental with baguettes and jams and fruit.
Dinners were included and are usually fish, we had a tuna "ka-bob" style, lobster, and tuna grilled, all accompanied by tasty fresh vegetables. Deserts were incredible.
For lunch, walk about 15 minutes to Cindy's, a very popular grill type cafe. Grocery store is across the street, but is closed noon to 2. There is basically nothing to do after dinner on the entire island. If you like diving, snorkeling etc, this is good island.
Rooms were basic, with mosquito netting (didn't need), sliding glass windows and doors, and ceiling fan. The porch is excellent for vegging out if beach lounging is to sunny. The bed was quite comfortable.
Bathrooms are tiled, and recently installed hot water heaters for the showers.
Overall a great experience, but don't expect 5 star luxury appointments and service. This is a pension, not a hotel, and on a very remote island. Some wanting more services and luxury pampering may not be happy here.

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  • Stayed October 2008, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed August 21, 2008

If luxury resorts are not your thing, try a "pension de famille". We stayed 3 nights at the Tikehau Village, a typical Tahitian "pension de famille" and our party of 10 occupied 4 bungalows (about half of the pension's capacity). Two of them were renovated, 2 were 'old'. We definitively recommend the renovated rooms as they are much nicer looking, more comfortable and cleaner. The older bungalows are tired but the friendly owner told us they're in the process of remodelling all bungalows. This said, the Tikehau Village is sitting on a gorgeous stretch of white sand beach, with a good diving center, the Raie Manta Club onsite. The dining room is quite pleasant by the beach, the food is delicious! The owner is the chef and makes an incredibly good "poisson cru" (raw marinated tuna in lime juice). His wife serves, takes care of airport transfers, arranges excursions, entertains guests, etc....a wonderful, friendly lady! His son and daughter-in-law are in the back or help around and his daughter graciously danced for us one evening. A friendly, family run "pension" worth trying.

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  • Stayed July 2008, traveled with family
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Property: Tikehau Village
Address: Tuherahera BP 9, 98778, French Polynesia
Location: French Polynesia > Tuamotu Archipelago > Tikehau
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Ranked #1 of 8 B&Bs / Inns in Tikehau
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Number of rooms: 9

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