We honeymooned here in January of 2013 (a little delayed on the review, but I've been craving to go back!)
The hotel itself was beautiful and amazing. On the smaller end, but I actually preferred it that way. There were very few people there when we stayed, which made it even more private. The staff was amazing while we were there. Always helpful and wanting to make sure you have everything you need!
Tikehau is very remote, and I actually chose this island over Rangiroa because I knew there would be a TON less people here than on Rangiroa, and I was looking for quiet and low key as this was the last stop in our trip to FP and we just came from Bora Bora which was much busier.
We stayed in a beach bungalow and loved it. Thankfully there was A/C in the one we stayed in because unfortunately it was windy and rainy the entire three days we were there (which meant LOTS of bugs) but, thats ok, we were prepared with bug spray. Because of the weather we did not get to snorkel or really enjoy the water at all (that's what you get when you chose to visit during rainy season!) But we knew to expect that going into it.
The resort actually has a small activity like room and in it there was a small library of books, so my husband and I picked a book, brought it back to the room and literally spent a good portion of our three days reading on the deck, which I absolutely cannot complain about! We also decided to get a couples massage, which was amazing (highly recommend it!).
My other suggestion is, there is a boat that the resort has that goes back and forth from the resort to the main town (near the airport) a couple times a day. At the local shop you can rent bikes and ride around that part of the island. This was actually the highlight of this portion of our trip. for several hours we were able to ride alone the water of the small town, see how they lived and enjoy the ocean side of the island while there. I highly highly recommend doing this! It is can easily be done in a half a day.
I would definitely recommend staying here! I would love to go back again someday so I can truly enjoy the island and all it has to offer (making sure I don't go during rainy season next time!)
- 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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- Also Known As:
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