Tikehau is a coral atoll in the Tuamotu Archipelago. It is located in the Palliser group, the westernmost of the Tuamotus. The nearest atoll, Rangiroa lies only 12 km to the east. Mataiva, another atoll of the same group, is located 35 km (21 mi.) to the west. The main village is Tuherahera, located on the southern end of the island.
The atoll's oval-shaped lagoon is 27 km long and 19 km wide and is surrounded by an almost continuous coral reef. There is a great density of fish and other marine life in the lagoon which was studied by Jacques-Yves Cousteau.
Tikehau is popular for fishing, snorkeling and diving. It is also known for its abundant bird and marinelife.
Things to See and Do
* Guided island tour
* Water sports
* Sunset Cruise
* Snorkeling & Diving
Cruise Season – Jan - Dec
Currency – CFP franc (XPF)
Language – French, Tahitian
Land Area – 513 km²
Population – 410 approx
Electricity – 2 angled flat pins and 1 round pin centred below Australian style
Time – GMT minus ten hours
International Country Telephone Code – + 689
Port Location – Anchorage is available at the main town of Tuherahera.
Transport Links – Tahiti is served by Faa'a International Airport, which is close to the main city of Papeete. All international flights will land in Tahiti. The national airline carrier then operates flights to all of the other islands.
Tahiti is regularly served by three schedule air carriers: Air Tahiti Nui, Air France, and Air New Zealand. Expect to be greeted by a small band, ladies handing out flowers any time of the day or the night.