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"Snorkelling Heaven 🤗"
Lovely place especially if you are into snorkelling - we were in an overwater bungalow and you can see small black tip sharks swimming about. I will agree with some previous reviewers - this hotel is located within a secluded paradise and is an absolutely amazing location for snorkelling , seeing different types of fish and marine life including sharks from up close so if you are in for a thrill this is the place to go . However , the food was just about satisfactory and there is only one restaurant available , prices are quite high for example a piña colada here is way more expensive than in Sofitel Private Island Bora Bora which is a higher level hotel so it is quite surprising . Also the water bungalows do not have air conditioning - it was the first hotel so far during our trip without it and considering the price you pay you would expect this to be available. Thank you to the staff for being kind and friendly, as I am lactose intolerant I don't drink cow's milk and they were kind enough to provide me with coconut milk to make my own latte during breakfast. Again breakfast was satisfactory but that's it , one reviewer mentioned canned fruit and this is absolutely correct - since there is an abundance of fruit in Tahiti why not extend their food selection for breakfast and include a bigger range of local fruit ' To sum it up - this place is great if you are in for the view not so much for the food available.
After a disappointing cruise on the Aranui 5, the Tikehau Pearl resort was paradise. Amazing lagoon. Excellent food, very personalised Spa and a lot of privacy. What a treat after french mass tourism on the Aranui....
"Relaxing holiday but too short"
The only problem was that we needed to leave! Food was yummy. Snorkeling was great - many fish! Dive shop was also great. We enjoyed feeding the fish from our room. Full day tour to bird island with picnic lunch was wonderful. We stayed 5 nights, but it wasn't enough! We plan to visit again! The staff also were attentive to my food allergy.
"Breathtaking Scenery on private atoll"
It's difficult to describe the amazing sensation it was to arrive at this island / atoll / hotel. Breathtaking scenery, the greatest green-transparent lagoon water color, beautiful hotel room and site all around the premisses and the most incredible room view ever. Lots of multi-colored fish, sharks and rays right down the bungalow. Very friendly and helpful reception / help crew (airport welcome, boat captain, reception desk). Great dive shop on site, with amazing dive crew. Most espectacular stay overall with 2 downside comments: - Restaurant: the food menu variety and quality should be improved. Nice presentations, but lack in flavor and dish options. Considering that's the only option for guests to have meals (as it's a very remote atoll), we suggest the restaurant should be a focal point for improvement. Service was nice. Breakfast was also nice, but again, with no variation at all. - Hotel transfer: ok, it's obvious French Polinesia is a very expensive travel destination and we were really okay about almost all costs / rates around the three islands we've visited on this trip. But the charge of 8.475 xpf per person, per way for the hotel transfer (around 285 euros total for a couple to get in and out) is, in our opinion, a lot overcharged. Overall, a memorable experience. Would recommend it and get back there without question.
"Amazing Snorkeling Experience"
If you are looking for a crystal clear water, a remote island and unspoiled marine life, this is the perfect place to be! The snorkeling experience under the Overwater Bungalow is amazing (compared to Hilton Moorea, St. Regis Bora-Bora, and Sheraton Maldives)! You will see hundreds to thousands of fishes under the Overwater Bungalow. The water is not too deep that you can easily stand up if you need to take a break. If you are into sharks, you will see plenty of them. The baby sharks are visible during daytime. The normal size sharks are visible each night, which is the reason no snorkeling allowed after 6PM when they hunt for food. I don't think we have ever seen that many sharks without having to pay for a tour. You will not be disappointed if your main purpose of visiting is for the abundance of marine life. If you are here for resort experience or service, you are in the wrong place. Tikehau Pearl Resort is not a true resort. It is lack of basic amenities and services that a resort normally provides such as air-conditioner, telephone, and around the clock Front Office. We stayed at this property for 3 nights and it seemed to be a bit long because the weather wasn't cooperating. We had thunderstorms every single day during our stay in Tikehau. There was no wi-fi in the room. There was only 1 English channel (CNN) on TV. You can imagine how boring it was. On our last night we encountered power failure after coming back from our dinner around 8.30 PM. There was no telephone in the room. Front Office had closed already (closed at 7 PM). It was pouring hard. We were panicking. My spouse went back to the restaurant and luckily it was still opened. The waitress called maintenance for us. We got the power back in 30 minutes. There is only 1 restaurant in the property. The food is overpriced for the quality. However, it is cheaper than Hilton Moorea and St. Regis Bora-Bora. Overall, we enjoyed our stay and that is mainly because of the abundance of marine life in the property.
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Check-in: 2:00 PM , Check-out: 11:00 AM