TIKEHAU

Tikehau Beach



One of the most beautiful atolls in Polynesia, Tikehau forms an almost unbroken ring of isles, many that are home to nesting bird colonies and all surrounded by an abundance of marine life. Quiet, remote, and unhurried,  it offers privacy, beauty, and warm Polynesian hospitality.

 


MANIHI

Manihi



Pristine white-sand beaches, lustrous black pearls, and clear blue waters rich with undersea life Manihi is perfect for anyone seeking the idyllic retreat of South Seas island life. Drift dive among manta rays and dolphins, or tour a pearl farm and pick out your own Polynesian treasure.



 

WHERE TO STAY IN TIKEHAU


Tikehau Pearl Beach Resort

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

 

Temaruopapahi

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.

 

Tuherahera

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.

 

Scuba Diving

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.

 

Bird Watching

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.

 

Other Activities

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.

 

 

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MANIHI ATTRACTIONS AND ACTIVITIES

 

Manihi Village

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.

 

Turipaoa Village

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.

 

Diving

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.

 

Fishing

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.

 

Bicycling

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.

 

Snorkeling

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


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