Bucket list (def.) – a popular way to indicate the places to see and things to do before you die.
Some people’s bucket lists are more extensive than others. If your bucket list includes the obscure, out of the way, rarely-visited destination gems, consider adding Tikehau.
Tikehau is a small Tuamotu atoll in French Polynesia, located just west of the much larger atoll Rangiroa. An atoll, by the way, is a ring island where the original volcanic peak in the center of the lagoon has been eroded back into the sea. Nothing on the island stands taller than a coconut palm.
Other than obscurity, Tikehau’s appeal is water the clarity of a swimming pool, with an abundance of sea life, sea birds, and starlight evenings. This is a great spot for seasoned travellers who truly want an off the beaten path sort of experience. It’s also excellent for divers and snorkelers.
Tikehau Pearl Resort is THE resort on the island (though there are a couple of modest pension-type accommodations in Tikehau, too). There are four room categories: beach bungalows (with a/c), overwater bungalows (without a/c and direct water access), premium overwater bungalows (without a/c but with direct water access), and suite overwater bungalows (with a/c and direct water access). Continue reading Review: Tikehau Pearl Resort, Tahiti (French Polynesia)