Tikehau Pearl Beach Resort
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... If you weren’t a diver or avid snorkeler there wasn’t really anything to do here. There was an excursion to a black pear farm, but, seriously, how many of those you can you visit? I just went for a walk and took some local color pictures. I stayed for about an hour and then came back to the ship.
Sunday evening’s events included a talk on coral atolls from the onboard naturalist and a nice dinner in the main dining ...
Rangiroa was probably the most remote place we've visited so far. The flight was quite scary with turbulence so we were relieved when we landed.
There were only 15 persons on board of the plane for 60 people so the stewardess asked us to move from our seats to balance the plane. It was really hot and the main ...
... that they are going to be feed so gather around. Very enjoyable if quick trip lasting only one hour. On the key side there were a number of retail opportunities and I started with a fresh coconut. The milk was lovely. I have been wanting to get a bit of carved wood and found one at a reasonable price so bought that. I will add its picture later. It is 30c and feels very hot today so were glad to return to the ship. This place we Re in is an Atoll and is part of a large ring of ...
... bodies of water, Moana-tea (Peaceful Ocean) and Moana-uri (Wild Ocean), the main villages of Avatoru and Tiputa offer the visitor with a unique look at the South Pacific. Eastern Polynesians have occupied the atoll since the 10th century AD.
We sail for Moorea tonight ...
... husband and not much later, we found our perfect spot for our tent. Only 10 meters away from the lagoon in really white sand, under palms…. It is absolutely one of the most beautiful places where we have camped so far! A few moments later, when our tent was set up, we enjoyed the last sunrays at our beach and just a few meters from us, there they were, black-tipped-sharks. First we saw one, but soon the second came and even a third and fourth was spotted. ...
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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