Tikehau Pearl Beach Resort
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L'Elena i l’Ariana ja han explicat moltes coses de Tikehau, aquest meravellós petit atoll on hem passat 5 dies. Després de llegir-nos la Lonely Planet de la Polinèsia, havíem triat entre més de 100 illes, Taha’a i Maupiti, totes dues a l’arxipèlag de les Society Islands. Però després de parlar amb una parella de suïssos a l’Estancia la Porteña, ens van convèncer de venir aquí, a una hora de vol de Papetee a ...
... was so shocked that they could not move from where were. The people on the boat stared out of the boat to try and see the shark. My mum and dad did not know if they were supposed to swim towards or away from it, so they did not see it.
Just after that he spotted another shark. This time it was a white-tip reef shark and then another shark. This time it was a more common one: the black-tip ...
... breeze near the pool.
L'hèlix de l'avió de 50 places no ens tapa la vista de l’aigua de tots els tons de blau que et puguis imaginar, mentre ens acostem a la petita pista d’aterratge de Tikehau.
La platja de sorra rosa semblava ...
I'm a little behind sending my blogs because we were having "the super slow internet blues" for the last couple of weeks so I was not able to send it out. So now I'm catching up:)
We traveled back to North Fakarava. The diving has been so amazing. This place is very special. This time our dive guide, Vincent took us to a different part of the channel. We had to descend very quickly to a 100 ft. because of the strong current. We got to the bottom hung on to the rocks and ...
... whales? To our surprise they were Orcas!!! What a beautiful and rare sighting!! Everyone was so excited! (Especially Levi the dog) DIVING We start our diving on the north end of the island of Fakarava the second largest atoll in the Tuamotus. It is super long and flat which is opposite of what we saw in the Marquesas. Our first dive we encountered Manta Rays! This was our best view and interaction with multiple Mantas to date. They did a little dance swooping and diving all around ...
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Historical Traveler Reviews Tikehau Pearl Beach Resort
Great If You Have Air-Conditioning in February
We loved our stay in Tikihau, AFTER we transferred to an incredibly expensive, but drop dead gorgeous, air-conditioned overwater bungalow. We visited during the low season of February (never again) and booked an overwater standard bungalow. There was no breeze at night, only lots of biting bugs (we were told they were not mosquitos, but small biting flies). It made for a very bad sleep.
The service was excellent and the food very good. We got a meal plan to avoid the pain on the high prices in Tahiti. The diving was above average.
The air-conditioned overwater deluxe bungalow we transferred to, after three nights without sleep, was sheer heaven. The nicest I have seen in Tahiti, with high ceilings, a gigantic bathroom with a soaking tub and enormous deck.
We stayed there in an OWB #5 for almost 10 days - we spent New Year's here. December is in the midst of the rainy season but was it sooo wonderful. Few short, heavy rain spurts -- otherwise, sunny, sunny, and hoooottt!!
We stayed here for seven nights on our honeymoon and it was perfect in every way. We were so glad we decided to spend time there rather than rush around trying to spend two days on every island like many people seem to do.
The hotel upgraded us to an overwater bungalow which was awesome. The food is excellent and deserves its reputation. If you come to Tahiti get away from Papeete as quickly as possible and spend time on the quieter islands like Tikehau. The diving was sensational as well - I haven't been for five years but the on-site dive master gave me a quick refresher on the way out to the pass and it all came back very quickly. I'd thoroughly recommend staying here to anyone.
When you arrive at Tikehau airport (really more of an informal hut that happens to have a runway) you are greeted by the concierge of the hotel with a fresh flower garland. The concierge then collects your bags, tags them with your name and puts them onto the truck which you then ride on to the village pier. A five minute ride takes you to the resort.
The Pearle Beach Tikehau resort is a great get away. The food was excellent. the beds comfortable and the setting spectacular. snokeling was great under the over water bungelow's. the staff was attentive and we had no problem not speaking French. The beach bungelow was very nice. We dove with the resort dive vendor Blue Nui dive. The Dive master was very accomidating to my lack of experience. We dove with manta rays, which was one of the many high lights of our trip.
First thing to say is wow, wow and wow again. To set the scene we went to Tikehau for the final 6 nights of our honeymoon. When you arrive at Tikehau airport (really more of an informal hut that happens to have a runway) you are greeted by the concierge of the hotel with a fresh flower garland. The concierge then quickly collects your bags, tags them with your name and puts them onto the truck which you then ride on to the village pier. At the pier you jump onto the hotels comfortable and fast boat back to the resort, about a five minute ride where the experience truly starts!
We stayed here for 4 nights at the start of our honeymoon. After being delayed with Air France for 17 hours and then, them losing our luggage (for 5 days) we were so relieved to get to the resort and stunned at how beautiful it was. The resort is on its own atoll which is v small and can be walked around in 10 minutes. We were initially upgraded to a premium beach bungalow which was directly on the beach and had its own terrace and hammock. We were greeted with champagne too which was a nice touch!
I was staying on the atol and called for a pickup. The French heritage of these islands shines through in the people's abruptness. The person in charge of arranging the boat rides gave me the wrong time to be picked up. I showed up at the time requested by them, as they are not flexible at all, and they had already come for the one pick up time that eve, so I missed the boat. I called the person in charge of the pickups and he was so rude, I could hardly believe I was speaking with a representative of a Pearl Beach Resort. I speak fluent French. His comment: "Tant pis pour vous." Too bad for you. We will not come back to pick you up so you can visit our resort. some other time" Or never I think to myself.
Located in the middle of nowhere, the Pearl resort Tikehau would be the place to forget about the 405 freeway! Friendliest service found in this mini-resort.
The Brand new overwater suites are to be tried at least for a couple of nights. Next best thing to the OW of Le Taha'a. Enquire about the free meal plan offer with a minimum stay there.
Best excursions are the tour of " birds island" and great scuba.
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This resort was absolutely fantastic. We can't think of one complaint. If you are going to stay in an overwater bungalow, ask for room 7...it was the most secluded and you won't regret it. You can see black-tipped shark every morning and evening...truly amazing