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.
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
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
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
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
My wife and I really enjoyed our stay at Ninamu. As our experiences in FP go, this one really stood out as very special! Though it is explained as an all inclusive island resort, it is actually far more (and in our opinion better) than that! It is definitely not your run of the mill overwater bungalow private island like in Bora Bora or Maldives. The whole experience is more like a window into a tranquil and natural island world, where you can disconnect from whatever reality you are coming from can connect to this completely different and beautiful reality that you may now access. It's quite hard to put into words, because just describing the services and all that doesn't really do it justice.
The staff is super super friendly and the owners are always around and try to help out and make your stay comfortable. The food is amazing and the best we had in FP. Never repetitive, always delicious!
The activites on offer are also super interesting and the more outdoor stuff you like to do, the better it is
Amenities are very nice, however you should keep in mind that this is an eco resort and thus for example mosquitoes may be present, there are coconut crabs on the island, there are two dogs etc. If you are squeamish about this sort of thing, you might not like it so much. We love nature and animals so for us it was not a nuisance at all but rather another building block to an amazing experience.
Definitely recommend going!
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 around and make the place their home. The bungalows and wooden boardwalks through the little jungle are so well-built and fun, great for little imaginations to run wild. The staff were so kind to the children, taking time to show them how to open coconuts, chatting with them during trips and organising an impromptu fishing session which they loved. As adults we loved the laid-back atmosphere, reminding us of our young traveller days! and the chance to talk to and eat with the other guests. We’ve made friends for life during these four days. The food was simply beautiful and the trips - snorkelling, Eden Island, Bird Island, fishing more than met our expectations. I hope we will have the chance to return one day. As mentioned in other reviews, bring mozzie spray and reef shoes. More
We had a lovely time at the Ninamu resort in Tikehau. The staff were so nice. The food was incredible and we loved our bungalow! Happy hour was a lot of fun. Wish we could of stayed longer, but such good memories. We will be...More
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
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
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
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