Tikehau Pearl Beach Resort

Tikehau, French Polynesia

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At a Glance

  • A true boutique gem

  • Secluded white sand palm fringed beach

  • Set on one of the most beautiful coral atolls in the Tuamotu Islands

  • Off the beaten track “Robinson Crusoe” style experience

  • Intimate resort with only 38 beach or overwater bungalows

  • Fantastic diving available close by

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Although there is a wet and a dry season in Tikehau the weather is tropical and generally sunny and warm, with just enough rain to keep the lush landscapes alive and green. If you're looking for emptier beaches, try traveling during the wet or "off" season, which generally runs from November to April. During this time, you can expect very high humidity with brief and frequent storms. January is the rainiest of the months. During this time, tropical storms may occur, but the Tahitian Islands have not experienced a cyclone since the early 90s. If you're traveling to the islands to scuba, you'll probably want to go in the dry or "high" season, when visibility is the best. The dry season runs from May to October and you can expect less rain, although occasional night time downpours are not uncommon. Due to tradewinds, July and August are the coolest times of the year and also tend to be the most crowded.

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Insider's View

Tikehau is one of the best islands for diving from, the Tuamotu Islands are famed for incredible hammerhead shark viewing

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Description

Tikehau Pearl Beach Resort is located on a secluded white sandy beach fringed with palm trees. This luxury boutique hotel features both beach and over-water bungalows and is an idyllic retreat offering a Robinson Crusoe experience.

Tikehau is separated by Rangiroa by a deep water channel and its nearly circular lagoon (16 miles across) is full of colorful tropical fish which makes it great for snorkellers and novice divers. Tikehau’s only village, Tuherahera, is one of the most picturesque in the Taumotus due to the magnificent frangipani, hibiscus, bougainvillea and other flowers that seem to grow everywhere!

Tikehau Pearl Beach Resort is located on Motu Tiano, a small reef islet, on a secluded white sandy beach fringed with palm trees. Everything about this charming hotel is truly Polynesian with lots of thatch, mats and bamboo. The hotel consists of only 14 beach bungalows and 24 over-water bungalows. The over-water bungalows include a glass section of the floor from which you can enjoy the spectacular underwater life of the lagoon.

There is one restaurant which looks out over the tantalising lagoon and serves fantastically fresh cuisine from the region as well as some European specialties. Alternatively enjoy a private desert island picnic lunch or candlelit dinner on the beach all to yourselves. The hotel's bar is relaxed and informal and hours can be spent here reading, playing board games and enjoying the extensive wine, beer and cocktails list.

Activities abound and include fishing, scuba diving, sunset cruises and bike rentals. Alternatively, kick back and enjoy the peace and serenity that Tikehau can guarantee.

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Accommodation

Tikehau has twelve Beach Bungalows, seven Premium Beach Bungalows, nine Over-Water Bungalows, seven Premium Over-Water Bungalows and eight Over-Water Suites, all of which are very spacious and Polynesian in style and design. The Beach Bungalows are placed directly on the beachfront and have charming semi outdoor bathrooms and wooden decks perfect for sunbathing. The Premium Beach Bungalows are the same in size, style and design but offer more privacy due to their location further down the beach. The Over-Water Bungalows are located at the beginning of the pontoon and features include a glass bottomed area so guests can see directly into the lagoon beneath and wonderful spacious decks. The Premium category bungalows are further down the pontoon hence have more privacy and from their decks you can step straight into the clear blue water. The Over-Water Suites are located on a 2nd pontoon and are not only more spacious with a spacious open plan seating area, larger bathroom with bath and expansive deck.

Beach Bungalow

Designed with a true Polynesian style, these bungalows are spacious and located direct on the beach facing the blue pristine lagoon.

From April 1st, 2013, maximum occupancy will be 3A+1C

Maximum Occupancy: 3A or 2A+2C

Bed Configuration: 1 king bed or 2 single beds + 1 sofa bed (+ 1 rollaway bed from April 1st, 2013)

More Info: Surface 55m²

Additional facilities: Air Conditioning,

Over-Water Bungalow

The Overwater bungalows are located at the beginning of the first pontoon. They feature a glass bottom table to enjoy the spectacular underwater life of the lagoon.

*** NO AIR-CONDITIONING, NO DIRECT ACCESS TO THE LAGOON ***

From April 1st, 2013, maximum occupancy will be 3A+1C

Maximum Occupancy: 3A or 2A+2C

Bed Configuration: 1 king bed or 2 single beds + 1 sofa bed (+ 1 rollaway bed from April 1st, 2013)

More Info: Surface 55m², Water depth around 1m

Additional facilities: Glass Bottom Table,

Premium Over-Water Bungalow

The Premium Overwater bungalows are located at the end of the first pontoon and have a direct access to the lagoon. They feature a glass bottom table and enjoy a marvelous view over the lagoon. This category is NOT equipped with air conditioning (but well ventilated).

From April 1st, 2013, maximum occupancy will be 3A+1C

Maximum Occupancy: 3A or 2A+2C

Bed Configuration: 1 king bed or 2 single beds + 1 sofa bed (+ 1 rollaway bed from April 1st, 2013)

More Info: Surface 55m², Water depth around bungalows 1.50m

Additional facilities: Private Ladder to Lagoon, Glass Bottom Table, iPod Station.

Over-Water Suites

The Overwater Suites overhang the calm sandy lagoon on the second pontoon and boast unrivalled view over the magnificent turquoise lagoon of Tikehau. In addition to their spacious size, they feature a number of facilities which will make your stay most enjoyable on this paradise island. All units are air conditioned and have a direct access to the lagoon.

From April 1st, 2013, maximum occupancy will be 3A+1C

Maximum Occupancy: 3A or 2A+2C

Bed Configuration: 1 king bed or 2 single beds + 1 sofa bed (+ 1 rollaway bed from April 1st, 2013)

More Info: Surface 93m², Water depth 1 to 2m

Additional facilities: Air Conditioning, Bathtub, Private Ladder to Lagoon, Glass Bottom Table, iPod Station

Beach Villa with pool

From April 1st, 2013, maximum occupancy will be 4A+1C

Maximum Occupancy: 4A+1Inf

Bed Configuration: 1 king bed or 2 single beds + 1 sofa bed (+ 1 baby bed until March 31st, 2013 OR 2 rollaway beds from April 1st, 2013)

More Info: Surface 93m²

Additional facilities: Air Conditioning, Bathtub, iPod Station, Private Pool,

Childcare

Children are welcome with their families to come and stay at Tikehau Pearl Beach Resort, although there are no specific facilities for them. However, there is plenty for them to do and they will love the beach, pool and activities both on and off the island. Babysitting can be organized on request.

Facilities

The Poreho Restaurant and terrace open on to the lagoon and are a dazzling setting for sumptuous European and Polynesian cuisine. The Tianoa Bar is nestled between the lagoon, white sand beach and swimming pool and serves the most tropical cocktails imaginable. The hotel has a lovely swimming pool and the Tikehau Blue Nui Dive Center available for guests' use.

Activities

Tikehau Pearl Beach Resort offers guests complimentary use of kayaks and snorkeling gear as well as having petanque, volley ball and badminton available. For an additional charge there is scuba diving, bike rental, deep sea fishing, private picnic excursions, sunset cruises, excursions to Bird Island and visits to the lagoonarium.

Reviews

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You may think you have made a horrible mistake as your transfer boat approaches, for rustic Tuamotu-style thatch disguises the luxuries awaiting at this resort, which occupies all of Motu Tiano, a small reef islet a 10-minute boat ride from the village and the airport. Other than a concrete patio separating the lagoonside pool from the conical-roof dining room and bar, everything about it is trs Polynesian, with lots of thatch, mats, and bamboo. Strong currents in a shallow pass rip in and out beneath some of the overwater bungalows here, which means you can't go swimming from their decks. Consequently, opt for one of the premium suites built over quieter water; they do have ladders leading into the lagoon. The beach here has more pink and white sand than you'll find on Rangiroa and Manihi. Every unit is spacious and well-appointed, and the beachside units have large outdoor bathrooms behind high rock walls. The bungalows aren't screened, but the staff closes the windows and turns on the electric mosquito repellents while you're at dinner. Ceiling fans and the trade winds usually provide plenty of ventilation, but opt for a premium overwater or deluxe beach bungalow if air-conditioning is important to you.

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Location & directions

Tikehau, French Polynesia

Tikehau is an almost circular atoll, with an interior lagoon 26km (16 miles) across, in the Tuamotu Islands.

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