Tikehau is a one hour flight from Papeete on the domestic airline Air Tahiti. A shuttle ferry or your hosts will take you to your accommodation. The best way to see the island is by bike or on foot.

Boat trip on Tikehau lagoon © Tahiti Tourisme

Getting to Tikehau

The flight from Tahiti arrives on a motu in the south of the atoll, close to the main village. Usually, your hosts will come to greet you at the airport and take you to your accommodation by boat or shuttle ferry.

Getting around in Tikehau

The island is quite small and you can easily visit it by bike or on foot. Most accommodation has bikes available for clients. It is also possible to rent a motor scooter. Your hosts will organize boat transport to anywhere on the lagoon.

A pleasant bike ride © Tahiti Tourisme

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Boat excursions are available if you want to discover the neighboring islands. You can also take excursions on the lagoon to visit the various motu, coral gardens, dive sites and the best beaches. Some excursions include a picnic lunch at the water’s edge on a deserted motu.

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Practical information

Here is some useful information for your vacation in Tikehau.

How to get around in Tikehau?

There are only a few miles of road on the atoll, so the best way to see it is on foot or by bike. However, you can rent a scooter if you prefer

What’s the best period to visit?

The weather in Tikehau is superb at any time of year

How to get from Rangiroa to Tikehau?

There are regular 20 minute flights between the two islands with Air Tahiti. You can also make the crossing by boat, which you can arrange through your accommodation or the tourist office.

How to travel from island to island in French Polynesia?

Domestic airlines fly to all the principal islands. Ferries, cargo ships and catamaran cruises can take you to all the other islands.

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