About 200 miles north by northeast of the main French Polynesia island of Tahiti, Tikehau is a spectacular crown of coral and sand 16 miles long and 14 miles wide. That thin white line of coral, sand, and palm trees is no more than half a mile wide, but it encircles a lagoon of pristine, otherworldly beauty.
Considered to be one of the most beautiful atolls in Polynesia, the fragrance of the air is matched only by the abundance of life in the bright-blue water. The friendly people, their homes awash with gardens, invite you to share and explore their world beyond imagination.
In Tikehau, fish seem to outnumber people one-billion-to one. In fact, the density of the fish in the lagoon is so high that Jacques Cousteau’s research group declared it to contain the highest concentration of fish among any other Tuamotu atolls. Visitors enjoy endless hours of exploring the perfection of the lagoon through snorkeling, diving, and boating and exploring the village of Tuherahera.