Days evolve quietly on Tikehau. From the sky, this graceful atoll, a 55-minute flight from the kinetic bustle of Papeete in Tahiti, looks like a crown of white and pink-sand beaches shimmering around a lagoon almost too breathtaking to be true. Only about 500 Tahitians call this tranquil world home, generations of fishermen whose lives revolve around the sea. And, it’s a life of both peace and plenty.
This oval shaped lagoon formed by a series of motu featuring white and pink sand beaches is a genuine natural pool opening to a small pass called Tuheiva. Divers are consistently enthralled by the amazing marine life where eagle rays, schools of barracudas and tuna, grey reef sharks, marine turtles and dolphins like to play. For those in search of relaxation in The Islands of Tahiti, Tikehau’s untouched sandy beaches lying by the pure and warm emerald lagoon will definitely fill their expectations.
Explore Tuherahera village and the superb desert atoll’s beaches, see the impressive coral remnants lying on the beach on the South coast, forming a natural wall. You will travel back in time discovering the legend of Hina’s bell closely linked to this place. On the motu, pink sand beaches, a nature’s wonder, await.
Millions of fish live in this untouched transparent world. The volume of fish is so much that Jacques Cousteau’s research crew dubbed it “the most fish abundant Tuamotu atoll.”