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"PARADISE ON EARTH"
My husband and I booked this hotel for Christmas and New Years seeking a getaway of beach and sun. We got much more than what we bargained for! Tikehau is simply the most beautiful place we've ever been to and we've traveled extensively. The lagoon is crystal clear, the white and pink beaches are insanely gorgeous and the people are incredibly kind. The hotel definitely deserves the 4 stars it claims. The staff is available, there are so many amenities to take advantage of (spa, kayaks, fishing gear, snorkeling gear, bikes to visit the little town...) and the food is great. We enjoyed the French Tahitian breakfasts with croissants, different types of breads, fresh fruit and juices as well as the dinners. Most lunches we skipped as we were either busy exploring or enjoying the privacy of our bungalow. We loved the scuba diving, the motu picnic and the bike ride on the main island through coconut trees. We really hope to come back!
Our guide from the Pearl took us to Bird Island first. The birds here are soo friendly. They just stare back...even the small baby booby on a branch, all white and fluffy. After Bird Island we went to a delicious green clear lagoon you want to float in forever. Our guide returned with two green coconuts he carved open for the after float cocktail. A sublime day.
"Fantastic, but expensive place. Worth it though!"
Stayed here for little under a week with my wife in an overwater bungalow. The bungalow is great and has all facilities (though ours did not have airco, which others did. We didn't miss it as there was a nice breeze). Bungalows are pretty close but you do still have sufficient privacy. There is no other place to go for food then the restaurant, and you can see that in the prices they charge. Food was pretty good though and I understand that it is expensive to have everything brought in by air. Snorkeling is great near the overwater bungalows. Lots to see including sharks. Amazing place! We went to the supermarket in the village to buy some stuff; the hotel has a free boat service
"Beautiful place, Good not Great"
This resort has an exceptional setting and as our first stop of four we were very impressed upon arrival. Our overwater bungalow was romantic and perfect for our 20 year trip. We were disappointed that we couldn't get a snack upon arrival (yes, they had olives and coconut) and in general the bar life was non existent. Vacation=cocktail. We struggled to get beer after diving...a tradition. Food was good not great. While we had the meal plan, it only covered an appetizer and entree or entree and dessert. Not all three w/o an uncharge. Really' (Our experience at Kia Ora on Rangiroa was exceptional) The pool is very small with just a few chairs. Diving was the highlight but the dive shop has VERY small boats and they pack them in. Dive master Clare was the best of the group. The resort DOES NOT CATER TO DIVERS. We arrived back at 1:30 and went to shower in our room, and at 1:55 we were warned that in the future we must come for lunch directly from the boat because they close promptly at 2. I want a fresh water rinse before i eat and the boat didn't have this. Either boats should leave earlier to accommodations for divers should be made.
"A dream getaway spot"
This is the stuff that island dreams are made of! Fabulous location with pink sand beaches and turquoise waters. We stayed in one of the beach bungalows which had A/C - you want a room option with A/C since it gets hot in the day. The room was very nice and right on the beach. We had our 18 month old with us and this was ideal since the ocean was just steps away from the room. There are a ton of fish to see snorkeling right off the beach as well. The staff is very nice and accommodating and the restaurant is pretty good. The food is not the best as others mention due to being literally in the middle of the ocean so if you take this into consideration, it's fine. We actually caught some fish on a day trip and they cooked it up for us at night which was awesome. The food is expensive, particularly the breakfast at $40 pp. We went to town and got some food to eat for breakfast and this worked but the breakfast is buffet and very good if you don't mind the hefty price. You just have to accept that paradise can be expensive and go with it!
Credit cards accepted by the hotel: Visa - MasterCard
Check-in: 2:00 PM , Check-out: 11:00 AM