Tikehau Village
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Tikehau Village

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HOTEL STYLE
Mid-range
Great View
Languages Spoken
French
Property amenities
Free parking
Free internet
Internet
Free breakfast
Bar / lounge
Beach
Airport transportation
Shuttle bus service
Restaurant
Room features
Private balcony
Room types
Ocean view
Non-smoking rooms

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Tuherahera BP 9, 98778 French Polynesia
Getting there
Tikehau Atoll Airport
Mataiva Airport
58.6 km
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Rita Claudia S wrote a review Jan 2020
New York City, New York
+1
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Carolina and husband have now added a brand new wooden deck with bar to their structure.
Since I was traveling alone, they really treated me like family and invited me to their private party.
Food was simple and good. Only problem: I wish they would dispose the leftovers of food a bit further away from the shore, as it now attracts too many black fin sharks. They are harmless, yet ....
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Date of stay: January 2020Trip type: Travelled solo
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JoroPenchev wrote a review Dec 2020
Sofia, Bulgaria
4.0 of 5 bubbles
My wife and I booked here back in May 2019 for our wedding anniversary. I am with some mixed feelings about our stay. On the one hand, the complex is indeed very pretty, the beach ringed by the forest is absolutely scenic, the restaurant is very very good! And the bungalows are stylish, if somewhat basic. It's a friendly place and the atmosphere is really nice! However, communication was difficult (and I was even writing in French). There wasn't a way to book reliably so I did so by email (I knew the place from Lonely Planet). All seemed good but just one day before our stay, it turned out they didnt have vacancy as they couldnt finish furnishing their newest bungalow. So the owner negotiated us to stay at a nearby place which was MUUUCH more basic and borderline derelict. Well, it happens, so we didn't let it ruin our stay, we just moved the other day. However, at the end, it ALSO turned out that the price I was quoted was per person, so double what I was expecting. This was not cool at all since I had rationed my finances pretty strictly and I ended up not being able to pay the full amount which was very embarassing for me and I'm sure not good for Caroline also. Now, in hindsight I must say that judging by the nearby places' prices, this wasn't in bad faith, it was very likely an honest mistake in communication. It would have helped to just be more clear about the prices. Also, it has to be said that the second night we ended up in a better bungalow than we had booked. And also that Caroline helped us arrange a VERY nice trip to the pink sands, bird island and the rest of the lagoon. She was really kind despite the problems. So really Tikehau Village is definitely a good place and you should absolutely consider it, we just had some less than stellar experience and left with some mixed feelings about it. So make sure you communicate well your expectations.
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Date of stay: May 2020
4.0 of 5 bubblesRooms
4.0 of 5 bubblesCleanliness
4.0 of 5 bubblesService
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jannie t wrote a review Jun 2020
4.0 of 5 bubbles
We stayed 3 nights here. Host and staff very friendly and helpfull. The bungalows are right infront of the lagoon. Beautiful view, but lots of mosqutoes. Bungalows,lots of termites on our bed too,not very healthy and hygiene. In all we enjoyed our stayed
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Date of stay: June 2020Trip type: Travelled with friends
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x2_travel_bug wrote a review Jun 2014
Edinburgh
4.0 of 5 bubbles
To get an impression of French Polynesian life on a little atoll, we stayed at Tikehau Village back in mid April. While we were there other guests were largely French Polynesian and French which created an authentic holiday mood. The bungalows are simply made, simply furnished and right on a beach with a turquoise lagoon beyond. It is a very calm and serene place, and it is wonderful just to get on a bicycle and cycle around this beautiful little atoll, or take a canoe out onto the lagoon.
Breakfast and dinner are provided. However, you cannot be spontaneous about lunch so it is best to buy in a few things (remembering there is no fridge and remembering that almost all the food has to be imported) or plan to be out in one of the little cafes in the island.
There is free wifi and, if you manage to book one of the bungalows near the restaurant, you may even manage to connect on your little terrace.
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Date of stay: April 2014Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Jane B wrote a review Aug 2012
Geneva, Switzerland
+1
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Not very original title, but so true. Tikehau is a small island just 15 mins by plane from Rangiroa and 1hour 30 from Papeete or Bora Bora. A small island in the arcipel of the Tuamoutu. Tikahau Village is a family run pension offering small traditional bungalows directly on the beach. (Pension offers possibility to eat breakfast and evening meal - see later remarks) Minimum comfort, but one of the better ones we had seen at this price in Polynesia. It has to be recognised that due to the geographical situation EVERYTHING is expensive here. They have several bungalows all on the beach, facing the lagoon. Trees for shade, beach loungers for each bungalow. Shower had hot water with reasonable pression. The rooms were spacious enough, with one of the firmer beds we came across in Polynesia, but there was little place to put things away, which I appreciable when you have been travelling for a little while.
In the restaurant there is the possibity to make tea and coffee all day, but to be honest, for me it was too hot and a communal fridge would have been appreciated. I can understand that they do not want to put fridges in the bungalows (&unfortunately not every one considers the environment and put a fridge on max temp for just one bottle of water or their nail polish!)
The restaurant is traditional style, opening to the beach and you have the right of one of the 3 tables, over looking the beach, by order of your arrival !!!
4 Kayaks were available free of charge.
There are small black tipped sharks and rays that can be seen from the beach or even better from the kayaks.
There are some very decrepid bikes free of charge - which considering the island had only one real road, no junctions and is about 2kms long, is ok. However there were times when there were no bikes available and we either wanted to go to a specific place to see the sunset or buy something from the shop - If I went again, I would prefer to hire a bike, but this is expensive and I am not sure if it is possible on the island (typical price on Rangi for ex was 10 eurs a day). Another 'negative' was that you could only eat a midday if you order the day before.
BE CAREFUL . Planes often arrive around early afternoon, when there are no shops open (especially over w'ends). There are no restaurants on the island and only a couple of 'snacks' with very sporadic opening. Impossible to buy anything anywhere until later in the day. Caroline, welcoming, smiling, and gentle, could not even make us a sandwich :-(
The suppers are very good and for me there is far too much.
They do some excellent food - However, we would prefer to see more traditional polynesian food. It was generally french. 3 courses, well served, but the same as we can get at home.
There was not the possibility to buy things during the day at the pension. This is a shame.
If you are lucky the daughter will dance le Heiva for you.

Overall, I would return for the situation, size of the bungalow and the diving that is offered on the island.
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Date of stay: July 2012
3.0 of 5 bubblesValue
3.0 of 5 bubblesRooms
5.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
4.0 of 5 bubblesCleanliness
3.0 of 5 bubblesService
4.0 of 5 bubblesSleep Quality
Trip type: Travelled with family
Room Tip: All on the beach, but some are larger than others and have a small upstairs room (ideal for...
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celine971 wrote a review Dec 2009
guadeloupe FWI
1.0 of 5 bubbles
stayed there for honeymoon 1 night ( we shoud 3) and it was really crazy...
the beach bungalows lay on a very nice beach, but they are quite dirty (cockroach, spiders and holes on the mosquito net).

The most terrific was.... the welcome as they forgot our reservation ( we met people in tahiti who had the same problem earlier and had to move because there were no bungalows available despite of the confirmation...)... the dinner ( as they forgot our reservation there was nothing to eat ) : we had a 1 square inch ( I really don't joke) of fish with a dirty sauce and one sq inch of appel pie ( the cook was drunk laying on the floor and guests had to go in the kitchen to help to get him up) but the best was at night when one member of the staff got in our bungalow, plastered, and angry because he thought it was his bungalow... wanting us to move from there.... in the middle of the night.
We had to manage alone to get him out ...
The next day was really strange , we were not really angry ( it was to soon and we were to tired) just afraid and wanting to move...
As we were told we can't use the phone we had to go to the village alone to book another pension ...
the most strange was that nobody did apologize or try anything to help us ...
but we have to thank tikehau village because then we moved in a wonderful pension, at quite the SAME price ( 40 euros more) with oversized bunglalows ( there you have enough place to open your luggages in the room) , very friendly staff, amazing dinners (lobster ...) and very kind owners and staff!!!

to conclude ... really don't go there, it's the worse value we had in french polynesia, there are really great and nice pensions...
better go to Relai Royal Tikehau, where nobody comes into your bungalow , pissed, at night!!!
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Date of stay: November 2009
1.0 of 5 bubblesValue
1.0 of 5 bubblesRooms
4.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
2.0 of 5 bubblesCleanliness
1.0 of 5 bubblesService
Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Simon B wrote a review Sept 2015
Toronto, Canada
4.0 of 5 bubbles
This is a good pension for anyone who wants to spend a few days on the atoll. Bungalows are right on the beach and offer decent comfort including hot water for shower (but no shampoo or shower gel provided) which is not something you'd find easily there. Bikes and kayaks are free to use. However, don't expect much in terms of service. The owner dropped us off at our bungalow, told us diner was at 7 and that was about it. They did not tell us lunch was not offered there but it was very easy to find a snack nearby (went a few times to snack Ohana, located at the end of the street where you'd find the post and the police, great and cheap snack, 1000XPF a meal). Light breakfast and diner are included at the pension and very good...Tahitian, French and English are spoken on property.

A boat tour will mostly depends on the captain's mood as he seems to offer some kind of tour only when he appears to be willing to work. Book your tour in advance with another company to be sure to enjoy the lagoon!

There is a small convenience store less than 5 minutes from the pension where you'd find anything you need. Beer is between 260-280 xpf a 330ml can
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Date of stay: August 2015Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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joaozinho wrote a review Mar 2010
Scotland
3.0 of 5 bubbles
In a country where 99% of everything is overpriced Tikehau Village is no exception, in fact it was probably the most overpriced of all our hotels in FP although to be fair it was on the most remote island we visited. The room lacked space to unpack, no fridge (a big negative on an island where its easy to find nowhere open for lunch), no bathroom door (just a curtain) and no hot water. I think it's pot luck if you get a bungalow with or without hot water as some rooms have tanks but not others. On the upside the bungalows are slap bang on the beach with gorgeous little balconies looking out to sea. Disappointingly you can't really swim in the lagoon on this part of Tikehau as it is too shallow (the passing black tip sharks may also put some off!) but I'm sure this would apply to all the other hotels on the main motu beach - maybe the Pearl Beach is different as it is on a separate motu. The chef mentioned in the other reviews is certainly a bit of a character - try speaking French to him and he won't be quite so grumpy - he hated the non-French speaking Americans who were there at the same time as us. The hotel restaurant's dinner and breakfast were generally OK but they refuse to make lunch for you unless you give them a year's notice. The only restaurant in town never opened any of the days we were there so the only option was to try and get the last sandwich from the Chinese general store which we managed on all days except one. Hotel has free, if very ropey, bikes to ride into town or ride all around the motu which we'd highly recommend. Or you can walk in about 15 minutes to the store / town pier either along the road or the beach (go and see the manta rays by the pier at night after dinner). Tikehau is without doubt the quietest island we have ever been on and we loved the sleepy atmosphere. Hotel looks great in pictures - would look even better if they dropped the price by 50 - 60% to a more realistic level.
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Date of stay: May 2009
2.0 of 5 bubblesValue
3.0 of 5 bubblesRooms
5.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
3.0 of 5 bubblesCleanliness
3.0 of 5 bubblesService
4.0 of 5 bubblesSleep Quality
Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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ImReadyAgain wrote a review Oct 2008
Texas
5.0 of 5 bubbles
We are mid-60's fairly active, stayed 3 nights at this wonderful little pension very near the Tikehau airport, and only 15 min walk to "town." The proprietor, Caroline was most friendly and helpful in setting up excursions for us. The food was outstanding, given the remoteness of the island and the difficulty of provisioning. Dinners are enjoyed by those not staying at the Tikehau Village, as we later heard it is the best restaurant in Tuherahera. Breakfast is continental with baguettes and jams and fruit.
Dinners were included and are usually fish, we had a tuna "ka-bob" style, lobster, and tuna grilled, all accompanied by tasty fresh vegetables. Deserts were incredible.
For lunch, walk about 15 minutes to Cindy's, a very popular grill type cafe. Grocery store is across the street, but is closed noon to 2. There is basically nothing to do after dinner on the entire island. If you like diving, snorkeling etc, this is good island.
Rooms were basic, with mosquito netting (didn't need), sliding glass windows and doors, and ceiling fan. The porch is excellent for vegging out if beach lounging is to sunny. The bed was quite comfortable.
Bathrooms are tiled, and recently installed hot water heaters for the showers.
Overall a great experience, but don't expect 5 star luxury appointments and service. This is a pension, not a hotel, and on a very remote island. Some wanting more services and luxury pampering may not be happy here.
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Date of stay: October 2008
5.0 of 5 bubblesValue
4.0 of 5 bubblesRooms
5.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
5.0 of 5 bubblesCleanliness
5.0 of 5 bubblesCheck-in / front desk
5.0 of 5 bubblesService
Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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heiranig wrote a review Aug 2008
Tahiti, French Polynesia
4.0 of 5 bubbles
If luxury resorts are not your thing, try a "pension de famille". We stayed 3 nights at the Tikehau Village, a typical Tahitian "pension de famille" and our party of 10 occupied 4 bungalows (about half of the pension's capacity). Two of them were renovated, 2 were 'old'. We definitively recommend the renovated rooms as they are much nicer looking, more comfortable and cleaner. The older bungalows are tired but the friendly owner told us they're in the process of remodelling all bungalows. This said, the Tikehau Village is sitting on a gorgeous stretch of white sand beach, with a good diving center, the Raie Manta Club onsite. The dining room is quite pleasant by the beach, the food is delicious! The owner is the chef and makes an incredibly good "poisson cru" (raw marinated tuna in lime juice). His wife serves, takes care of airport transfers, arranges excursions, entertains guests, etc....a wonderful, friendly lady! His son and daughter-in-law are in the back or help around and his daughter graciously danced for us one evening. A friendly, family run "pension" worth trying.
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Date of stay: July 2008
4.0 of 5 bubblesValue
3.0 of 5 bubblesRooms
5.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
3.0 of 5 bubblesCleanliness
5.0 of 5 bubblesCheck-in / front desk
4.0 of 5 bubblesService
Trip type: Travelled with family
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Kingla39 wrote a tip Jun 2017
Lake Arrowhead, California73 contributions46 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
"All of the beach bungalows have a great view."
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Brad S wrote a tip Dec 2015
Union Pier, Michigan305 contributions146 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
"Wifi yes, but only in the dining area. Any beach bungalows is the same."
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Sherri W wrote a tip Jan 2014
Tarquinia, Italy20 contributions3 helpful votes
4.0 of 5 bubbles
"I stayed in "Pitate" just next to the restaurant. It was very quiet but their were only few guests the day I stayed. You might want to request a bungalow farther from the restaurant in the event of a full house."
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Jane B wrote a tip Aug 2012
Geneva, Switzerland120 contributions18 helpful votes
4.0 of 5 bubbles
"All on the beach, but some are larger than others and have a small upstairs room (ideal for families that do not want to pay for 2 bungalows. However can not comment on safety of stairs/ etc for small children"
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