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We spent one week here in the overwater suite number 42. It is by far the most beautiful relaxing holiday we have ever had. Everyday we just had to look into the lagoon ( swim, snorkel) and see parrot fish, titan trigger fish, baby reef sharks ... the list goes on. For dinner we ended up asking for fish and salad every night because it was always cooked to perfection. The staff was amazing and very accomodating to all our requests. They definitely go the extra mile to make your stay special. You can take the free water shuttle to the main centre in Tikehau and they give you bikes for free ( highly recommended since it's too hot to walk around). There is a convenience store and a snack bar. I ordered the sashimi tuna and fries... done to perfection! Everything is expensive but we were expecting that since they do need to import everything- not much would grow in Tikehau except coconuts. We certainly intend to return!!
"Loved Tikehau Pearl"
Granted this was the first stop on our French Polynesian honeymoon & we were in need of a relaxing retreat after 32 hours of travel from the UK, but we fell in love with the Tikehau Pearl almost immediately. We had decided that we want to visit the Tuamotus as part of our trip & the Pearl fitted the bill as a bit of honeymoon luxury for us. Being a small resort was perfect for us as we're not ones for big high rise hotels and there were days when we hardly saw anyone apart from dinner in the evening because we could happily spend all day relaxing on the deck of our overwater bungalow (we had one of the suites seeing as it was a special occasion). Still wish we were there now overlooking the flat lagoon, watching the fish & reef sharks (in the evenings) swimming below. You really do feel like you are on the edge of the earth & miles from civilisation (which you are being slap bang in the middle of the Pacific!). The overwater suite was huge & if you're going to go all that way and spend a lot of money anyway I'd recommend the upgrade to the suite for the extra it cost. The AC worked well & the room was cleaned thoroughly every day. Staff at the hotel we all very friendly and as expected on island time, but we liked this and never had any problems. Some people have commented on the food being poor & expensive and yes it is pricy (well London prices I'd say so not horrendous), but we generally found the food to be good enough. It wasn't gourmet by any means, but more than adequate. The pizzas were perhaps the biggest disappointment as they were the equivalent of a Tesco Value frozen pizza in the UK, but you were paying about £10 for the privilege! We understand however that Tikehau is a very remote place so it is costly & difficult to get food onto the island. All the other food was fine though so don't let that put you off and of course every one has different tastes. We loved the fact that we could use the free kayaks to paddle to our own deserted motus (or you can even walk & wade to some). This to us is what made Tikehau so unique over other tropical island getaways like the Maldives (my wife has been to the Maldives and said she thought Tikehau had the edge). All in all a great hotel - we just need to save hard for a return trip now, hopefully for our ten year anniversary!
The most beautiful lagoon, location and island. Overwater suite was spectacular, large room lots of space, very comfy. Highly recommended island and resort, excellent snorkeling and walking the reef to the neighboring motus is a must.
"Good hotel but can do better"
We went to tikehau pearl beach resort for our honeymoon. The place is to die for. The tuamotu are just umbeliavle of beauty. I totally recommend to go there. You are totally lost in middle of nowhere and that's wonderful. The hotel is very nice, the bungalow are ok, I recommend the overwater but careful the ones at the end, the ones that you can go swim in the lagoon directly from the bungalow, not all have direct access to the sea. You can snorkel just under your bungalow, or even over the other motu in front, you can also take a kayak and go explore all the motus around, wonderful experience. The place is a paradise. The restaurant of the hotel is very good, amazing fish cooking, and the service is excellent really. Order the fishburger, and do not miss that risotto of potatoes from the chef which is umbelievable! The only bad things I would say is that the welcoming in the hotel must be I think more personalised, not taking people in group to their room for an hotel at 700$ a night. Also, one of our days there, it was raining a lot and it started raining in our home, like fews drops on our bed for like 20 min through the ceiling of our bungalow. The director of the hotel was very understandable about the problem and had the right attitude, to send someone straight away to change bed, propose another bungalow but explaining it would most likely the same prob in other bungalow and that there were new from march but that unfortunately the way the bungalow are built (open on the side, btw you must no no AC) that makes this possible. Thanks god, it stopped raining but I think that for the price of the bungalow, they should revise how to be sure that this does not happen. Except this everything was perfect and this did not ruin at all our trip and I would still recommend it as the site is amazing and if you dive, book it every day, its just like a dream: we saw turtles, sharks, one tiger sharks, rays and so many amazing fishes. We used the diving center of the hotel which I recommend is so professional and friendly.
"Beauty Beyond Comparison"
Although only a five minute drive and a fifteen minute boat ride from the airport this hotel feels very remote. It is set in a stunning setting and is very relaxing. The best snorkling was directly around the hotel and it was excellent. So you could just go at your leisure. Our trip out to the gap did not compare. The room was lovely. A little dark and had no AC but just a little warm as there was a nice cross breeze if you leave the windows open. Loved the over the water bungalow but others nicely placed near the shore. The food was excellent, the best fruit we had on four islands. Breakfast has whole wheat bread and some cereal as well as the French pastries you find on all these islands. You can take a nice walk around the motu and walk, snorkel or kayak across to the next one. Wifi in the lounge and restaurant. As in all the Polynesian Islands bring reef or water shoes. Spectacular.
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Check-in: 2:00 PM , Check-out: 11:00 AM