First, I would say it is beautiful and remote....a perfect way to disconnect. 2nd I would say make sure to get a Deluxe Overwater Bungalow as regular overwater bungalows do not have the ladder down to the water and have to use a shared ladder. We went snorkelling daily and swam with sharks and rays and even saw an octopus! We went on the bird island excursion which was wonderful! Swam with Manta rays! They speered fish while we snorkelled and then prepared the fresh fish. It was my favorite meal during our stay. We stayed a week. We are not scuba divers but we did do the beginners scuba which was lovely. We swam with sea turtles and shark and so much more! The cell towers were down and the Wifi was slow so we were forced to relax and disconnect which was frustrating at first but absolutely perfect the morme we got used to it. Going into town is a bit of waste as you are there for a while without anything to do (not even shopping) There is a small grocery store where you can pick up some snacks though. The food at the restaurant was the greatest disappointment. I would not recommend getting a meal plan and just ordering a la carte. I preferred the lunch menu. Dinner was redundant and food over or undercooked. Dinner didn't start until 7pm at the earliest and can be a time consuming affair. Breakfast was a disappoinment as well. You could tell that the "fresh fruit" could be days old as well as the "fresh pancakes" Breakfast was exactly the same every day! You definitely do not come here for the food. I was disappointed they didn't have more fresh coconut! oh well. Bottom line is that this place is perfect for getting away and disconnecting and enjoying the company of the person you are with in an absolutely beautiful place. Our typical day: Get up and have breakfast. Take a walk around the island (this takes about 20min) Feed the fish leftover bread from breakfast. go snorkel, read, take a nap, maybe have some lunch, do a little kayaking and more snorkelling, take another nap and get ready for dinner, dinner and finally feed leftovers from dinner to the fish and the shark. That is so much fun! Make sure to take leftovers back to your bungalow!
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- 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. The Tikehau Pearl Beach Resort 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, the Tikehau Pearl Beach Resort 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. ... more less
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