Tikehau is 20min from Rangiroa by plane, and about 50 min from Papeete.
An atoll of unspoilt beauty, it encloses a lagoon 16 miles long, opening
up to the Pacific Ocean through the Tuheiava pass. Jacques Cousteau's research
team studied the atoll in 1987 and found it to be the most biodiverse of
the lower atolls of Polynesia.
Pearl Beach Resort
All dive sites are no more than 30 minutes from the resorts, but generally
the boats go out for the day, with lunch at one of the many motu, or small
islands, scattered across the lagoon.
Tikehau's diving is dominated by reefs of rich beauty, exciting drift
dives through Tuheiava pass on an incoming tide and caves that are an
ideal resting spot for whitetip & grey reef sharks. Schools of pompano,
barracuda, snapper, jacks and bass dominate the deep water drop-offs on
the outer reefs.
Accommodation on Tikehau goes from extreme luxury to rustic & charming.
We offer the choice of the sumptuous Tikehau Pearl Beach Resort for those
looking for unashamed pampering and a low cost alternative which will
be confirmed in due course.
PEARL BEACH RESORT
Opened in May 2001 the Tikehau Pearl Beach Resort is set on a 4
hectare private island on the edge of Tikehau atoll. Just a few hundred
yards to the south the reef tips into he abyssal depths of the South Pacific,
and to the north and west the shallow waters of Tikehau lagoon lap the
golden beaches that encircle the island.
14 Beach Bungalows are set amongst the palm trees near the water's edge,
well spaced apart to provide privacy. Each bungalow is about 500sq feet
in size and has en suite bathroom, ceiling fan, mini bar, IDD telephone,
Satellite TV and coffee/tea facilities. A private sundeck with views of
the lagoon allow you to enjoy the sunset or sunrise, depending on your
16 Over Water Bungalows are built on stilts over the shallow reef flats,
accessed by private pontoon from a central jetty. Each room has a glass
section in the floor for you to view the reef below and a large sun deck
with ladder down to the warm and enticing waters below. All the Over Water
Bungalows have the same facilities as the Beach Bungalows, but are more
capacious and with a far grander setting!
The Poe Rava Restaurant with terrace and Miki Miki Bar are set around
near the main hotel complex, along with the freshwater swimming pool,
reception and boutique, which sells a range of everyday items, souvenirs
and black pearls. The tour desk can arrange such activities as fishing
trips, visits to local villages and black pearl farms, island tour and
skippered boat rental.
As you would expect from a French resort, food and drink take high priority!
After all, they have turned peasant's bread into an art form! After an
day of diving, why not savour the taste of a bottle of Château du
Cartillon 1995 Roasted Duck Breast Local Honey Sauce complemented by a
bottle of Château du Cartillon 1995.
The Tikehau Pearl Beach Resort has its own in house dive operation Tikehau
Blue Nui Dive Club, equipped with new dive gear and modern, fast dive
boats. Up to 3 dives a day are offered to Tikehau's reefs, drop-offs and