WHERE TO STAY IN TIKEHAU
|Tikehau Pearl Beach Resort|
Located on a secluded pink sandy beach fringed with palm trees, the Tikehau Pearl Beach Resort is one of the Pacific's best-kept secrets, a tropical paradise where you can easily take a canoe and paddle to a nearby motu island to spend the day in complete seclusion, lie on a beautiful beach, enjoy a picnic and feel like you are king or queen of your own private island.
The highlights of the Tikehau Pearl Beach Resort includes Polynesian style Overwater and Beach bungalows, as well as a poolside restaurant and bar, Blue Nui Diving Center, activity and excursion desk, as well as, Manea Spa bungalow. You will find many excursions and activities available to enhance your stay on this heavenly island including snorkeling, canoes and kayaking, motu picnics, visit to the village by bicycle, or visit to nearby bird island.
In the language of the Tuamotu, Tikehau means "peaceful landing," and it's easy to understand the origins of its name. There, nestled in a wild coconut grove, on a pink sand beach, the Tikehau Pearl Beach Resort awaits you for an unforgettable stay.
TIKEHAU ATTRACTIONS AND ACTIVITIES
The village, once sprawling with natives, is now a vacant and serene area of the island to explore. The village displays images of wealth, see a church and cemetery built in the early 1900's. Other buildings hold artifacts such as a copper bathtub.
This charming village has broad streets lined with pretty houses surrounded by beautiful flowers and gardens. Also visit its neighboring towns of Tuheiava, with many "fish parks" that supply the markets of Tahiti, and Maiaia on the other large a copra producer.
Discover the breathtaking charm of Tikehau's underwater fauna. Jacques Cousteau and his team found Tikehau's lagoon to be the richest in fish species of the lower atolls. Here you will find the manta ray, barracudas, tunas, multicolored coral fish, and the ever-present reef sharks.
Pack a picnic lunch and venture to Tikehau's "Isle of Birds". This lush area is home to numerous species of birds which sought refuge on the island. Tikehau is known for the red-footed gannets and brown noddies.
Snorkel the shores of Tikehau and discover the many species of sea life which flourish beneath the waters. Take a canoe, kayak or sunset cruise and encounter breathtaking views of the shoreline.
MANIHI ATTRACTIONS AND ACTIVITIES
The homes in Manihi village are surrounded by handsome yards adorned with shells, shrubs and flowers. The village boasts one main concrete dock, a flagpole and a square where older residents gossip under the shade of a huge tree.
This modest village is home to many of Manihi's 769 inhabitants. The colorful homes here are shaded by breadfruit trees and ornamented with frangipani, hibiscus and bougainvillea. Other citizens reside on the pearl farms built on struts beside the lagoon.
Dives sites off the island of Manihi are numerous. As its name would imply, the Drop Off is a steep wall just outside the reef that descends over 5,900 feet. The waters are alive with giant jack fish, snappers, marlin and other marine life.
Visitors seeking to catch some of the atoll's mahi mahi, tuna or jack fish will find plenty of sport fishing opportunities on Manihi. The Manihi Pearl Beach Resort can arrange excursions.
Biking on Manihi is a great way to relax and take in the sights and sounds. Take a short ride and you'll enjoy shady coconut groves, or lone roads pockmarked with land crab burrows. Bicycles can be rented at Manihi Pearl Beach Resort.
The snorkeling on Manihi atoll is among the best in the entire South Pacific, and the colorful fish and marine plant life are especially plentiful here. Forget your gear? Don't worry; the Manihi Pearl Beach Resort has a scuba/snorkel center on-property.
Shopping for Black Pearls
Manihi is the home to Tahiti's first black pearl farm, and today boasts many private and co-operative pearl farms. As a result, black pearls tend to cost less than on neighboring isles. Pick up something special to take home!
Please contact us to plan your vacation in Tikehau or Manihi:
Sunsational Vacations, LLC
(888) 431 - 8567