Tikehau, meaning “Peaceful Landing”, is a ring-shaped island in French Polynesia. This Pacific Ocean island is home to nearly 300 people. In its unique shape, the island is made up of two larger islands and many small isles.
The northeastern quarter of the island is a large single island and nearly uninhabited. The atoll, in its oval shape, boasts an environment of pink sandy beaches and coconut palm trees. Another perk of the island is the expansive coral reef surrounding nearly the entire ring.
Tikehau cashes in on tourism with hotels near great surfing spots. The island also has one pass where boats can sail in to check out the paradise. Tikehau’s lagoon is 27km long and 19 km wide, providing plenty of room for exploration and fishing.
The lagoon has a larger variety of fish than any other location in French Polynesia. The fish on the Peaceful Landing outnumber its residents by one billion to one, making it a tropical fishing and snorkel destination.
The offering of seclusion, beautiful beaches, and tropical setting makes Tikehau the perfect escape. Daily flights from Tahiti, 340km to the southwest, renders the pink sand island easily accessible to the paradise seeking traveler.