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"Give yourself a treat"
It feels a bit like arriving at the end of the world, but then you find comfort and an excelent french restaurant. Not many tourists, but the ones you find are nature loving and friendly. The hotel has friendly and helpful staff and provide an array of excursions for all athletic levels. Nuku Hiva Keikanhanui Pearl Lodge is not a beach holiday resort, but a quiet treat for body and soul. Three days recommended.
"All round perfection!"
We were delighted to be able to stay in such an amazing place, a real paradise that we feel privileged to have stayed in. If you want to see the most amazing fish, stingray & sharks then this is the place for you, right outside your bedroom, or if you have an over -water bungalow then you can see it from the glass bottom floor. The staff without exception were friendly & efficient, they all worked very hard. The food was absolutely delicious from breakfast through to lunch & dinner. Beautifully presented, plentiful & very appetising. To experience such a tranquil place from the stars to the gentle lapping of the waves is a treat we will never forget, a real bucket list holiday!
"Fantastic place for marine life!"
We stayed at the Pearl Beach Tikehau for 4 nights. Room: we were in a overwater bungalow, with ocean view (room 15). Apparently, some guests does not like it because there is no view on the lagoon but on the ocean. However, we loved it because: it was secluded (total privacy from the balcony and no one can see you inside), the view is very nice, there are a lot of fishes (we even saw a sting ray!) under this bungalow because it is slightly out of the way. The room itself is great: very spacious, nice bathroom, good quality bedding. Location: The resort is on a motu, with the best marine life I have ever seen in my entire life: fishes, sharks, rays, etc. In the lagoon itself, if you go for diving or snorkelling, you can see manta rays, sea turtles, Napoleon fishes etc. It is just fantastic. We basically stayed under water for 4 days! Even if it is on a motu, we almost did not see the other guests during our stay except for breakfast and dinner! Amenities/Excursions: Quite a few excursions can be booked in advance. We did the fishing experience which was quite fun and we ate the fishes we caught that night. Restaurant: Do not expect amazing food in French Polynesia. Because of being on an atoll, they are relying on food being shipped from Tahiti. So, the food was alright, but again, you are not here for the food! Staff: Overall, very friendly and helpful staff. Except for one waitress. I think she smiled at us once during our stay and we found her a bit "rude" overall. Overall, if you want to go somewhere special, go to the Pearl Beach Tikehau!
"It's the best on the island as there are only a few there"
We only choose the resort as we got discounts if we stayed in pearl beach resorts. The island itself is stunning with great underwater environment. Being so remote, everything was much more expensive than BoraBora, which we understand but I still believe they could do much better. The only food I enjoyed there was their vanilla ice cream. Their pizza was like the frozen one heated up from a supermarket, the only good thing about it was very very hot, I almost burnt my fingers. Watching and playing with the sharks and fish make up for it though.
I read all the reviews before my stay at Pearl Resort........best not to! Always best to experience then form ones own opinion. I need to break it down to give it more detail so here goes: Accommodation: We booked Villa 33 the only one with private pool. It was gorgeous, in a private part of the Island, fully air conditoned and just the best. Food: The food is not over the top brilliant, probably rate as avergae but what you need to remember is that this is not a lush tropical island with fruit hanging ready to pick. In fact not much grows here but coconuts and as a result I am fairly sure everything is brought in from Papeete. The chef does very well with the produce he has to work with. Service: Note that service in this part of the world is different from a lot of other places. Having said that, the service was very good and excellent in the Restaurant. Activities: This is not a full blown lets do everything in one day Island. We walked ina different direction on the 11 days we spent here and didnt see anyone, it was amazing. We saw sharks, stingray, Moray eel and lots of fish. In fact this Island has an abundance of fish life visible even from the beach. We snorkeled and kayaked every morning and then relaxed every afternoon reading or lazing by the pool. Overall: A special mention needs to go out to Raipuni and the management. Raipuni really went above and beyond with our arrangements especially after getting stranded temporarily by the airline strikes. Raipuni arranged a boat transfer, a taxi at the other end and even escorted us to the transfer to make sure we didnt have any language issues. He has the appearance of being very laid back but hides an efficiency that is effortless. Merci Beaucoup We are on our way home now and feel incredibly lucky to have spent time with the beautiful people of Tahiti.
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Check-in: 2:00 PM , Check-out: 11:00 AM