Frequently Asked Questions

Where is Ninamu Resort?

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Ninamu Resort is located on a private motu (islet) in the southwest corner of Tikehau Atoll, in French Polynesia. It’s an approximately one hour flight to the north east of the Main island of Tahiti. Zoom out on the map above for an idea of just how remote Ninamu Resort really is!

How do I get there?

International Air Travel
Air Tahiti Nui is the primary international air carrier of Tahiti, servicing The capital city of Papeete from Paris, Los Angeles, Auckland, Sydney, and Tokyo.

Air France also flies to Papeete: http://www.airfrance.com/indexCOM.html

Domestic Air Travel
Inter-island domestic air travel is provided by Air Tahiti. Flights operate daily between Papeete and Tikehau Atoll, with the occasional exception of Thursday. It is possible to travel from Papeete to Tikehau on Thursday via Bora Bora.

Flights typically depart Los Angeles for Papeete in the late afternoon and arrive in Tahiti at 10:30pm or 11:00pm local time. Flight time from LA is eight hours. Ninamu resort can book rooms for the night at the Sofitel Resort, a short cab ride from The international Airport. Flights from Tahiti to Tikehau depart the next morning. Occasionally flights do not depart for Tikehau until the afternoon. This time can be spent relaxing at the Intercontinental Faa’a, or touring downtown Papeete.

Return Flights to Los Angeles depart Tahiti late in the evening, allowing ample connection time from inter-island flights, and arrive mid morning the next day.

What is the inter-island Flight Schedule?

this Air Tahiti schedule is provided at http://airtahiti.aero/home.php

Are inter-island charter flights available?

Yes, if the Air Tahiti schedule does not meet your requirements, or you’re traveling with a large group, private charter flights can be arranged. Please contact a Ninamu Resort representative for more details.

Do I have to sign a waiver of liability before I arrive at Ninamu Resort?

Yes, we require all guests age 18 and over, and parents or guardians of guests under 18 to sign a waiver of liability before arriving on the island. Please download the waiver here.

How many people can Ninamu Resort accommodate?

We typically accommodate a maximum of 16 guests at any one time. It is possible to accommodate more guests for group bookings provided the guests are close friends or family members and don’t mind sharing rooms or beds. Contact a Ninamu representative for more details.

What type of electrical outlets are at Ninamu?

220v outlets. The same type of outlets as Continental Europe.

Where does that electricity come from anyways?

Ninamu Resort is proud to be totally off the grid. All of our electricity is generated from solar power, and we have a backup diesel generator.

What can we expect to eat while we’re there?

Breakfasts typically consist of cereals, homemade bread, locally produced organic honey, jams, bacon, sausages and eggs cooked to order. For lunches and dinners we source our produce, poultry and pork products from Eden Isle. Eden is a totally organic, family run farm located on the other side of the atoll. The fish, which we catch and prepare daily (mahi mahi, yellow fin, wahoo, bonito, etc), redefines the word fresh.

I have special dietary requirements, can you accommodate me?

Certainly! However, we will need ample time to order goods should you require items which we can not source locally on Tikehau. Deliveries are made via cargo ship once a week. Special orders must be placed well in advance to guarantee delivery. Please contact a Ninamu representative with your requests, we’re happy to help!

I would like to go scuba diving, how to I make that happen?

Ninamu and The TOP DIVE Club Tikehau are here to make your scuba diving dreams come true! You can schedule your Scuba Diving experience online.

Is there internet on the island?

Wireless internet is available for free in the restaurant and lounge area. It moves at island speed.

Are there TV’s in the rooms?

No, however satellite TV is available in the lounge.

What should I bring, what equipment is available for use?

Please download this PDF for an overview of what to bring and our board room inventory.

What if I require medical treatment while I’m on the island?

Basic medical services are available on Tikehau. The city of Papeete, on the Island of Tahiti has full medical facilities. For this reason we recommend purchasing travelers insurance with medical and evacuation coverage. Affordable plans are available from: