The pink sand island.
If you were to Google beaches, you’d probably see some of Tikehau’s famous landscape and almost Hollywood-esque snapshots. It truly is a tropical paradise and is the perfect escape from the city where you can spend the day how you please doing one of the many activities available. Explore the waters rich with marine life, soar across the waves on a kite board, or hop on a bike and cruise through the breathtaking plant life and stunning villages around the island. Savor the beauty of Tikehau how you please. Stick to the comfort of your resort or head out and meet the friendly locals, the choice is yours.
TOP THINGS TO DO IN TIKEHAU
These are popular activities to do in Tikehau. We can help you choose.
Fish Farm: Check out the local family owned Fish Farms where a variety of fascinating local marine species are caught to be sold to local markets. The mazes of fish nets are seemingly endless, and you can get up close and personal to some of these fish in the sea opposed to tanks at an aquarium. Get a guide and learn of the local ecology including the marine life on display and become a fully fledged fish expert by the end of the tour.
Markets: Visit the bustling markets of Tikehau bursting with vibrant seafood and arts and crafts waiting to be tasted. Everything is locally sourced so grabbing a bite to eat there is an authentic bite into local culture. For a fascinating afternoon at a culture hotspot on the island, check out one of the many markets scattered across the region.
Tuherahera Bike Ride: Rent a bike and cruise your way about the small dirt road enveloping the Tuherahera village, arguably the prettiest village in the Tuamotu Atolls. Get a bit of exercise whilst enjoying the postcard-like scenery of the area with plenty of photo opportunities. The area is filled with breathtaking flora and fauna included hibiscus and bougainvillea, making for a vibrant tunnel of plants to cycle through.
Snorkeling and Diving: Go to a local info center or resort to find the best snorkeling spots and head out for an underwater adventure- and have a crack at spotting as many species as you can in one day. Checkout the breathtaking coral landscapes if you choose to dive, however the pink sands are just as pretty from the surface.
Tikehau Pearl Beach Resort & Spa: Stay at the Tikehau Pearl Beach Resort and Spa and enjoy over-water bungalows and beach houses, as well as beach equipment to ensure you have the best holiday possible in Tikehau, including kayaks, snorkels, and bikes.
Kayaking: Get a guided kayak tour and make your way around Tikehau at your own pace, or with a guide to ensure you get to see best photo opportunities and pretty waterways in the region. Check out the colorful fish from the kayak and even bring snorkeling gear with you on your excursion for some snorkeling in the marine life hotspot you paddled yourself out to.
Ninamu Resort: If you’re looking for watersports then Ninamu Resort is for you. Get some lessons for surfing, diving, kite boarding, standup paddling, or head straight out to the water for an exhilarating day out in one of the most beautiful locations in the South Pacific. The Resort also serves quality gourmet food using locally sourced ingredients, perfect for a recharge after a day out on the water.
Tuheiava Pass: Tuheiava Pass is the best diving location on the island and has the largest abundance of marine life. Take a boat out to the area and head underneath to check out the many species inhabiting the waters, including tuna, snapper, lionfish, clownfish, parrotfish, and more.