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Tikehau Pearl Beach Resort

4.0 out of 5.0

Recent guest reviews

Stayed here for little under a week with my wife in an overwater bungalow. The bungalow is great and has all facilities (though ours did not have airco, which others did. We didn't miss it as there was a nice breeze). Bungalows are pretty close but you do still have sufficient privacy. There is no other place to go for food then the restaurant, and you can see that in the prices they charge. Food was pretty good though and I understand that it is expensive to have everything brought in by air. Snorkeling is great near the overwater bungalows. Lots to see including sharks. Amazing place! We went to the supermarket in the village to buy some stuff; the hotel has a free boat service

This resort has an exceptional setting and as our first stop of four we were very impressed upon arrival. Our overwater bungalow was romantic and perfect for our 20 year trip. We were disappointed that we couldn't get a snack upon arrival (yes, they had olives and coconut) and in general the bar life was non existent. Vacation=cocktail. We struggled to get beer after diving...a tradition. Food was good not great. While we had the meal plan, it only covered an appetizer and entree or entree and dessert. Not all three w/o an uncharge. Really? (Our experience at Kia Ora on Rangiroa was exceptional) The pool is very small with just a few chairs. Diving was the highlight but the dive shop has VERY small boats and they pack them in. Dive master Clare was the best of the group. The resort DOES NOT CATER TO DIVERS. We arrived back at 1:30 and went to shower in our room, and at 1:55 we were warned that in the future we must come for lunch directly from the boat because they close promptly at 2. I want a fresh water rinse before i eat and the boat didn't have this. Either boats should leave earlier to accommodations for divers should be made.

This is the stuff that island dreams are made of! Fabulous location with pink sand beaches and turquoise waters. We stayed in one of the beach bungalows which had A/C - you want a room option with A/C since it gets hot in the day. The room was very nice and right on the beach. We had our 18 month old with us and this was ideal since the ocean was just steps away from the room. There are a ton of fish to see snorkeling right off the beach as well. The staff is very nice and accommodating and the restaurant is pretty good. The food is not the best as others mention due to being literally in the middle of the ocean so if you take this into consideration, it's fine. We actually caught some fish on a day trip and they cooked it up for us at night which was awesome. The food is expensive, particularly the breakfast at $40 pp. We went to town and got some food to eat for breakfast and this worked but the breakfast is buffet and very good if you don't mind the hefty price. You just have to accept that paradise can be expensive and go with it!

The resort is expensive, but excellent, especially service, location, surrounding. The resort is well maintained, great landscape, spacious room, lovely designed bathroom. The pink sand beach are so pretty. A lot of fish along the beach, within 2 feet deep water, you already can see different size and color fish, even shark swimming in front of you. Every night, there are different sunset outside the room.I really enjoy the place. Once a while the money spent with great time, seems worth it. When we decided to go to Tikehau, we knew we needed to break the bank. For convenience, my travel agency arranged the week long trip after the cruise in Tuamotu Archipelago in French Polynesia. It was very expensive, however, with few luggage, we decided to have all transfer paid. As other reviews said, the breakfast is not that great. I ordered cappuccino. It was cold and tasteless. I gave up and had not that good coffee since now on. However, you can do some saving, buying water, crackers and wines from the village market that you can bring to dinner without any corking fee etc. The dinner menu is not cheap, but you can order lagoon fish for $23 per person, with a whole fresh fish, salad, rice and french fries. We ordered salad and one main to share for some evening and brought our own wines. Coming the price of dinner including tips and tax is very reasonable comparing US restaurants. The resort is expensive for everything, but we have excellent stay.

Had a nice time at the pearl beach, very nice resort, very comfortable, BUT we felt our check book was under constant attack (see below). Otherwise the staff are REALLY friendly and helpful. The room was comfortable and clean. Resort was clean and quiet. They have great amenities including the spa, kayaks, snorkeling equipment, beach chairs, pool, and hammocks. The snorkeling around the reef is great! Saw lots of fish and sharks. If you want to do an excursion (scuba, snorkeling, etc), they will help you get it scheduled real easily. So many photo moments around the resort. Had a great time. Now, some things that kinda sucked / could improve.... First, the 7500 CFP +13% taxes per person for round trip transfer to and from airport.... totally unnecessary. The resort has free shuttles leaving the Marina at 08h30, 12h15, 14h45, and 17h30.. Plus corresponding times leaving the resort and back to the marina. Catch one of the free shuttles instead. Second, breakfast is a rip off. Approx 3800 CFP per person for breakfast that includes some pretty bad coffee, limp croissants, dried up meats and cheeses, and other not so fresh items. Just order a coffee from the bar and save your appetite for lunch. OR if you do drop the big bucks for breakfast, make your self a couple sandwiches and take some yogurt to-go, these will be great for lunch. Third, the mini-bar.... water and soda should not be 4500-5500 CFP! With the exorbitant amount you are spending on the room rates, you should be able to get water and juices / soda for a better price, and / or included. Bring your own booze, soda, water, etc with you.

Stayed here for 6 nights in August. We were in overwater suite #44, second from the end on the west facing side of the pontoon. These suites are well equipped with lots of storage space, A/C, and ceiling fans. Great rock and coral formations around this suite so there are hundreds of fish of many kinds right there making for great snorkeling right off the deck. While it has always been windy when we've been to Tikehau, the wind was not too strong to interfere with snorkeling or kayaking. The staff are very welcoming, friendly and attentive. After a couple of days you begin to feel like family. Food in the resort restaurant was very good and there were some truly excellent dishes on the menu. The gazpacho, the chicken with risotto, and the scallops tempura come to mind. Free activities available are kayaks, snorkel gear, volleyball/badminton court, ping pong, bocci ball and billiards. Scuba dives and other tours can be arranged. We will definitely return when we get the chance and hopefully for a longer stay.

A perfect quiet resort with amazing overwater bungalow and not only. Fishes and sharks swim around you just outside of the bungalow. Friendly staff, in particular Nuccia that works in the Restaurant, Rapuini at the reception and Bachou .

True paradise is all that needs to be said.... such a beautiful location. We stayed in the air con overwater bungalow. My daughter loved feeding the fishes and swimming with sharks right outside of our bungalow. Friendly staff. I would love to go back someday!

Just a perfect calm and luxorious resort. Amazing bungalows - if you get an upgrade:) The food was ok, service maybe a bit off and housekeeping not that diligent. But all in all our favourite in French Polynesia!

This is our fourth visit to this paradise. Things have changed, for sure, but the experience was exactly what we expected. For those of you who need to be connected, there is now Internet in the restaurant and reception areas but it is quite slow. It is adequate enough for email, I would hold off on the social media. That aspect was rather nice, being away from that for a while. (The kids have to put down their devices!) I'm not going to go into detail about how beautiful Tikehau is; I don't think anyone could possibly be disappointed by the beauty. Since our last visit, I've had to be gluten free, with more limited dairy. I'm not celiac and not highly sensitive but I did give them a heads-up before I came. Their excellent staff, Nuccia, especially, and Diane, too, made sure I got gluten-free bread every day, and our last night's dinner and dessert were wonderful, thanks to Nuccia-- fresh fish, local vegetables...I felt absolutely fine the entire time I was there. We stayed six nights and ate at the restaurant every day. There are no other choices but enough variety and we did just fine with the menu. We stayed in a beach bungalow this time, as the premium overwater bungalows were full. I recommend air conditioning so beach or premium overwater would be the way to go. The beach bungalow bathrooms are open to the outside so we closed the doors to keep things a little cooler. The overwater bungalows (not premium) are actually quite cool because of the wind but there can be more bugs. Cost savings are evident but not just at this resort; we've seen it in many other places where you need to put the towel on the floor to get a new one. Sometimes, they did forget to replace, but I never had a problem getting another towel. Any request I had (e.g., more instant coffee, extra soap) was promptly filled. They still do a turndown service in the evening, usually done while we were at dinner. The beach is awesome, pink sand, plenty of space, sun and shade options. It is also wonderful for kids because of all the hermit crabs, and the water is crystal clear and full of fish. The pool is quite small but adequate. We're used to coming in low season but even during high season, we never felt crowded. There is no shortage of smokers but, again, that is common throughout French Polynesia. Snorkeling is amazing, though you need to pick your times as there can be current. The area by the regular overwater bungalows is wonderful! I don't dive but the divers in my family were more than satisfied with their experience. It seems that people generally only stay a few days in Tikehau and I can see why if you want to constantly be seeing new things. There is a shuttle to town but not that much to see or do there. I think the tours (fishing, snorkeling) can keep you busy. Onsite, besides the water activities (snorkeling, kayaking), there is a ping pong, badminton and bocce. For astronomy enthusiasts, on a clear night, the stars are fantastic. This is a small resort, cozy and intimate. By the time we left, we felt like family. That's pretty much what I need for a vacation.

Motu Tiano Tikehau

Hotel highlights

  • Free WiFi in public areas
  • Onsite dining
  • Private beach
  • Outdoor pool

Located within a mile (2 km) of Tikehau Dock, Tikehau Pearl Beach Resort is within 2 miles (3 km) of Tikehau Church. This 37-room, 4-star resort welcomes guests with a restaurant, a private beach, and an outdoor pool. Tikehau Port is also 1.4 mi (2.3 km) from the resort, which is on the waterfront.


This resort is home to a restaurant and a bar/lounge. Satisfy your hunger from the comfort of your room with room service. Buffet breakfast is offered for a fee each morning from 7 AM to 9:30 AM.


The 37 accommodations feature furnished balconies or patios and afford space to spread out with sitting areas. Guests can expect to find 20-inch LCD TVs with satellite channels. Bathrooms offer hair dryers and free toiletries, and beds sport premium bedding. Minibars, coffee makers, and ceiling fans are also standard.

Property features

Guests staying at Tikehau Pearl Beach Resort enjoy access to a private beach, an outdoor pool, and free WiFi in public areas. Airport transportation is made easy with an airport shuttle (available on request) for XPF 8475 per person roundtrip. The front desk has multilingual staff that can help with tours or tickets, luggage storage, and securing valuables. Other amenities at this beach resort include a seasonal outdoor pool, a library, and free newspapers.

Room options

Bungalow, Beachside

King 1 | Twin 1 | Sleeps 4

Suite, Overwater

King 1 | Twin 2 | Sleeps 4

Premium Bungalow, Overwater

King 1 | Twin 2 | Sleeps 4

Deluxe Beach Villa with Private Pool

King 1 | Twin 2 | Sleeps 4

Reviews from Trip Advisor

Trip Advisor aggregated rating

83% of guests recommend this hotel

Total of 967 reviews