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Manihi Pearl Beach Resort

Manihi, French Polynesia

Manihi Pearl Beach Resort is built with traditional Polynesian architecture, in an enchanting location with natural, undiscovered beauty. For the ultimate cut-off, secluded and relaxing vacation, Manihi Pearl Beach Resort is absolutely ideal.

Sadly Manihi Pearl Beach Resort closed permanently on 12 September 2012. Guests interested in visiting the Tuamotu group of islands should take a look at our lovely hotels in Tikehau and Rangiroa. for more information. Please contact our travel specialists for more information and alternatives.

At a Glance

  • Tranquil island in the heart of the Tuamotu group

  • Palm fringed white sand beaches

  • Visit the pearl farms

  • Only 31 beach or overwater bungalows

  • A paradise for diving and underwater photography

  • Wonderfully romantic experiences include breakfast by canoe

Honeymoon, Beach, Diving, Fishing

Insider's View

You must have a canoe breakfast once during your stay. Breakfast is delivered by canoe to the edge of your overwater bungalow.

Anna Bleasdale

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The remote Manihi Pearl Beach Resort is hidden away on a palm-fringed islet in the north Tuamoto archipelago. It is 3 1/2 miles wide by 19 miles long lagoon shelters many of the region's black pearl farms and this area is renowned for this Polynesian gem.

Manihi Pearl Beach has 22 bungalows situated along the white sand, palm studded beachfront and 14 enchanting over-water bungalows facing the expansive lagoon and the pearl farms beyond. All bungalows have spacious terraces from which to enjoy the extraordinary vistas of the azure lagoon and beyond.

Dine on Polynesian and international gourmet cuisine in the open-air restaurant, Poe Rava, or enjoy a cocktail at the Miki Miki Bar which nestles between the white sand beach and the fresh water infinity pool. At least once during your stay here have a private candlelit dinner on the beach under the stars, the island seems to inspire romance.

Activities at Manihi include snorkeling, visits to the black pearl farms, outrigger canoes and diving with the Manihi Blue Nui Dive Club, which captivates and thrills both novice and experienced divers alike. If you have visited Polynesia before, Manihi is the place for you, offering an enchanted location in the natural unspoiled, beauty of the Tuamotu Archipelago, away from the crowds.


Accommodation at Manihi Pearl Beach Resort is split into 22 Beach Bungalows (five standard, 17 superior), 14 Over-water and five Premium Over-water Bungalows. All of the Beach Bungalows are set along the palm fringed beachfront and give guests direct access to the lagoon. The standard bungalows look out to the over-water accommodation and are near the restaurant, the superior bungalows have slightly better positions but the facilities are the same and include fans (no air-conditioning), mini bars, TVs, showers (no baths) and a gorgeous private sun terraces. Overwater Bungalows have spacious sundecks over the lagoon and have glass floors in places so you can see the myriad of colorful fish below. The Premium Overwater Bungalows offer more privacy and have the addition of a CD player.

Beach Bungalow

Set on an intimate stretch of sandy beach near the resort’s restaurant, these 4 bungalows are tucked behind a pontoon of Overwater Bungalows, offering direct access to the sandy shore and lagoon. Each features a private, partially open-air bathroom and shower. Hardwood floors, a high, thatched ceiling and a beachfront deck create a breezy atmosphere in which to savor the simple joys of this tropical island.

Premium Beach Bungalow

With a prime beachfront location, these 17 bungalows give way to unobstructed views of the horizon from the sandy shores of the resort. Step from your deck right onto the beach and down to the water. The private, partially open-air bathroom and shower, hardwood floors and a high, thatched ceiling offer an unfussy, island-inspired paradise on the sand.

Overwater Bungalow

Lounge a while on the spacious, private sundeck with an outdoor shower and direct access to the lagoon in one of 14 Overwater Bungalows. From these romantic bungalows on the fringe of the coral reef, admire the myriad of blues and greens in the water. Schools of colorful fish swim below your indoor glass-bottom coffee table. See them and even feed these incredible creatures of the sea right from inside your bungalow

Premium Overwater Bungalow

Drift off to sleep just above the soothing sounds of the sea. The 5 Premium Overwater Bungalows offer even more privacy than the Overwater Bungalow, making them ideal for a romantic Tahiti honeymoon. From their tranquil locale at the southern end of the resort, enjoy premium views across the French Polynesia horizon and glittering lagoon. Their intimately removed location creates a peaceful abode made for two. Additional amenities include a CD and DVD player and air conditioning.


Children are very welcome at the Manihi Pearl Beach Resort, although there are no specific facilities for them. However, children will love the freedom of the island - shallow calm waters, white soft sand beaches and amazing underwater wildlife. Babysitting can be arranged and cots can be provided on request.


The Poe Rava Restaurant is the resort's atmospheric restaurant with beautiful terrace over the lagoon - here sumptuous Polynesian and International cuisine is served and the Miki Miki Bar by the beach is a great place for cocktails. Private dinners can also be arranged in your bungalow or in a chosen romantic spot on the beach. The hotel has a wonderful freshwater infinity swimming pool, fantastic masseurs, mini golf and the Manihi Blue Nui Dive Center on site - diving in this region is outstanding, with clear, pristine water, impressive seascapes and endless underwater wildlife making it an excellent choice for both beginners and experts.


Activities complimentary to all guests include use of kayaks, snorkeling gear, canoes and bicycles and mini golf and volleyball are also available. Many fun activities and beautiful, unique excursions can be easily arranged by the hotel and these include scuba diving, deep sea fishing, island tours, private picnics, sunset cruises, boat charters and much more.

Location & Directions

Manihi, French Polynesia

Manihi is an atoll in the Tuamotu Archipelago 520 km (312 miles) northeast of Tahiti in the French Polynesia.

When to go

Warm tropical year round temperatures, the Tuamotu Archipelago are a tropical destination so humidity, rain, sunshine and heat are all to be considered. There are two seasons: the Summer which is from November through March and Winter which is from April through October. The average temperature in Summer is about 30°C and in the drier Winter the average temperature is about 28°C. Most rainfall is during the Summer months with high humidity. The best time weather wise with the least risk of storms is in their Winter months. June to August is windy season and can be extremely gusty.

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