Tikehau Island Travel Guide and Deals

Pink sand beaches take in many bird colonies that seek refuge in the small islands scattered across the lagoon.

Tikehau is located 300 km north east of the island of Tahiti and flights to Tikehau take just 55 minutes from Tahiti.

Tikehau is one of the most beautiful atolls in French Polynesia, it forms an almost unbroken circle, 26 kilometres across, creating a unique ecosystem and the highest concentration of fish of all the atolls. It attracts the majestic Manta Rays who come to the lagoon waters to be cleaned by the little cleaner fish!

Tikehau also had a fabulous snorkelling coral garden site as well as many fabulous dive sites where you will see reef sharks, barracudas, dolphins, sea turtles and many more species.

The pink sand beaches take in many bird colonies that have sought refuge in the small islands scattered in the lagoon, including the aptly named Island of Birds, well known for its red-footed gannets and brown noddies.

Tikehau will offer you the opportunity to enjoy the traditional Polynesian way of life, exploring the lagoon, the Island of Birds or the villages, by kayak, foot, bicycle, or sailboat.

Tikehau Island FAQs

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Where is Tikehau located?

Tikehau is located in the Pallister Islands group as a part of the Tuamotu Archipelago, which neighbours Rangiroa.

How big is Tikehau?

Tikehau is 25 kilometres.

How do you get to Tikehau?

The atoll is accessible through a direct flight. Flight times from Papeete, Tahiti to Tikehau are roughly 55 minutes to an hour.

What can I do during my stay in Tikehau?

Experience Tekihatu’s natural wonders first-hand by visiting its pristine beaches. Diving and snorkelling are some of the best things to do. See the abundance of marine life, especially through their colourful fish like tunas, parrotfish and clownfish. The best diving spot to check out is in Tuheiava Pass along the western shore. You can also enjoy other leisure activities, such as biking and kayaking, all while admiring the beauty of Tikehau’s natural environment.

Where can I stay in Tikehau?

Guests have various options for their accommodations, from lodges and resorts on private islands to iconic overwater bungalows. For a more adventurous and dynamic way of relaxation, renting private yachts is also a great option. This option allows visitors to explore and experience multiple islands and the best each has to offer.

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