Tikehau Atoll

About 200 miles north by northeast of the main French Polynesia island of Tahiti lies the Tikehau Atoll, a spectacular crown of coral and sand 16 miles long and 14 miles wide. The atoll is a thin white line of coral, sand and palm tree, no more than half a mile wide, but it encircles a lagoon of pristine, otherworldly beauty – a place Jacques Cousteau visited in 1987 and found a greater variety of fish species than any other location in French Polynesia.


Ninamu Resort

Hidden away on a private island in the southwest corner of the atoll, Ninamu (Nee-Nah-Moo) Resort is a luxury minded outdoor enthusiasts’ retreat. We cater to surfers, divers, fishermen, kite surfers, paddle boarders or anyone who loves cruising in tropical waters that are bursting with life and energy. Everyone should experience a pristine atoll in the middle of the South Pacific once in their life.

A five star rating on TripAdvisor

  •   We just returned from a five night visit to Ninamu and had a wonderful experience. We did a buy-out of the property for a birthday celebration and it was truly the perfect choice. Chris and Greta are the consummate hosts...and the service from the staff...More

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  •   We have just returned from a two-week trip to French Polynesia (Tahiti, Moorea, Bora Bora, Tikehau) and the four nights in Ninamu were undoubtedly the highlight. With three kids age 10, 8 and 5 the motu was perfect as they had the freedom to run...More

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  •   I had the most wonderful experience at Ninamu. There was a large group of us (14 people) booked there to celebrate a birthday. The owner and his wife could not have been better hosts. We were taken on excursions to explore the surrounding islands and...More

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  •   This place is heaven on earth! We loved the solitude we found on this private island. Whether hanging out in a cabana or swimming in the stunning blue water, we felt like we had the island all to ourselves.
    It was such a treat to wake up to the gorgeous beach view out our back door. The bungalow was unique and homey. It would have been nice to have a chest of drawers to put clothes in but that’s a small thing. An ice machine would have been cool too. The service was outstanding. Lunch and dinner times were a little inconsistent, but the food was always phenomenal. Overall this was an unforgettable and absolutely wonderful retreat from the busy world we live in. More

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  •   Ninamu is on a lovely little island and we stayed in a cool treehouse style room. It is great if you are trying to get away from the modern world. However, if you need modern conveniences like air con, then Ninamu is not for you....More

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  •   I wanted an authentic Tahitian Experience and choice this resort as our second place to stay. It was so amazing - even though when we were there we had torrential downpour! I loved our bungalow - it was the last one - had AC and...More

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  •   My expectations of Ninamu were very high, and yet they were still exceeded. My husband and I stayed there in early November for 4 nights and the whole experience was seamless, exhilarating, and relaxing. We loved the feel of the resort and enjoyed getting to...More

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  •   What a gem! Just back from Ninamu with a group of 13 friends and it was quite a magical experience. Chris and Greta are lovely hosts, eager to help make the most of your time at their home, arranging activities as frequent or infrequently as...More

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  •   Ninamu was the highlight of our honeymoon to French Polynesia. We found it originally in the Lonely Planet, then after looking on Tripadvisor knew it was for us. No Pool, no aircon, limited internet, bungalows that are created out of drift wood and coral and...More

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  •   Seriously this place could be renamed Eden!!! Unbelievably beautiful from all perspectives: the sea, the coral, the pink beach, the small houses made with so much taste, but that's not it. It is not a typical western hotel in Polynesia, it is a truly Polynesian experience, extremely authentic. You are in the middle of nowhere with only 20 people around you, you eat all together, become friends with the staff and with the other tourists. The kitchen is divine based on the catch of the day and the creations of an amazing French Chef who could be a star on his own. All of this without mentioning the amazing excursions you can do every day. The warmest hello to the whole Motu by Dalia & Alex, thanks again. More

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