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Pension Relais Royal Tikehau

Located on a private islet, not far from the main village, the Relais Royal Tikehau boasts of three characteristics of the Tuamotu Archipelago: a beautiful pink sand beach on lagoon side, the coral reef ocean side, and finally? the narrow channel at the entrance of the guest house, where lagoon sharks and colorful fishes come to enjoy the current. 

It is also a peaceful place where Polynesian life is in the spotlight: the local style bungalows, the warmth and festive atmosphere, delicious cuisine… good memories guaranteed!


Located on the neighboring islet from the airport, at about 10 minutes by boat. 

You will be welcomed at the airport fora short drive (about 5 minutes) to get you to the boat. There is no other home than the guest house on the islet. Flower lei given at the arrival. 

Shell lei given at the departure.

Dining - Entertainment Features

The restaurant of the guest house is at the edge of the lagoon, partially over the water. You will overlook the beautiful turquoise lagoon & can observe small lagoon sharks & many other fish, feeding them with bread or your left-over. 

Continental Breakfast: 07h00 to 10h00 bread, jam, fruit juice, fruits or yogurts, coffee/tea If available, Nutella, cereals

Dinner: 19h00 to 21h00 3 courses : 1 apetizer + 1 main course + 1 dessert (set menu) Local string band available during dinner on request

Lunch A La Carte to be organized & paid on spot: 12h00 to 14h00

Mainly International & Local food. All dishes include fresh fish and/or seafood. For all stays over 6 nights, the pension will order & serve meat if requested by the clients. Polynesian dances & music are performed every night.

The bar is located next to the restaurant & living room (beers from 5€, cocktails from 10€…) 


Internet Free wifi connection available from the reception only

Facilities and Activities

A beautiful pink sand beach is located in front of the Beach & Superior Beach bungalows. The lagoon facing these bungalows is perfect for snorkeling. Clients could walk to the reef from the guest house.

The living room, located in the main building next to the bar, is the perfect place for reading, and features a hi-fi. A room is dedicated for the games, with tennis table and billiard… 

The tiny “Mahana shop” behind the reception will provide you with pareos, mosquito repellent, postcards, local handy craft … Lagoon fishing, Deep Sea Fishing, Speargun fishing & Boat Tours available. 

We strongly recommend that you pre-book some activities in advance, only way to guarantee availability. 

Free Activities:  Billiard, Kayaks, Canoe, Parlour Games, Petanque, Tennis Table, 

Other Facilities:  WIFI in public areas, N/A,


Children can play on the large sandy beach of the guest house & explore the lagoon in front of the Beach Bungalows.

Important Remarks

Information on this fact sheet is subject to change without prior notice. 

This establishment belongs to the official category of “guesthouses & family hotels”. The classification of these lodges has been set in order to clearly differentiate them from the ”international hotels and residences” category, based on the following key elements

 – A limited number of furnished units, generally located close to the family home 

– Facilities tailored to domestic standards, different from the international tourist hotels criteria

 – Restricted catering, reception, and housekeeping service

 – Limited staff, both in terms of numbers and professional training 

– Reduced taxes Thus, any restrictive diets, special physical conditions, arrival/departure outside of regular Check In and Check Out hours must be communicated to us before the reservation is made, and are subject to the approval of the establishment. While it is true that the level of comfort can not be compared to that of an international hotel, the commitment to hospitality remains nevertheless professional. 

Accepted Credit Cards : Visa , Mastercard (42 euro minimum accepted) Warning! There is no bank nor ATM on the island. We highly recommend to bring some local currency (XPF) for your extra expenses.

Room Facilities

Housekeeping every 3 days, Mosquito Net, Private Bathroom & WC, Furnished Terrace,

Room Categories

Superior Bungalow & Half Board

Rooms are located on the ground or 1st floor of a small building. Rooms are comfortable and very nicely decorated. They feature bedside tables and a wardrobe.

 Maximum Occupancy: 2A

 Bed Configuration: 1 Double bed or 2 Twin beds 

More Info: Only 1 unit among the 9 rooms is equipped with Twin beds.

Additional Facilities:  Mini fridge,

Room & Half Board

The rooms are located on the floor of a central building in the middle of the islet of the pension. Each room has its private bathroom. 2 units are communicating. All have views onto the large common terrace. These categories are ideal for small budgets or small groups. Not suitable for honeymooners.

Maximum Occupancy: 3A 

Bed Configuration:  1 double bed or 2 single beds 

Additional Facilities:  Mobile Fan,

HOA Bungalow & Half Board

The Bungalows “Hoa” n°2 & 3 are facing the channel separating the pension from the main islet on which lies the village. The terrace of bungalows fringe the channel & offers an unobstructed view over the fish coming here. Despite the lack of beach in front of these units, the clients have access to the beach located in front of the Beach & Superior Beach Bungalows.

Maximum Occupancy:  2A + 1C

Bed Configuration:  1 double bed + 1 sofa bed for child

Additional Facilities:  Mobile Fan,

Beach Bungalow & Half Board

n°4, 5 & 6 Beach Bungalows are of the same size & decoration than the Hoa bungalows, they are all facing the lagoon & the large pink sand beach of the guest house, partially shaded by a few coconut trees.

Maximum Occupancy:  2A + 1C 

Bed Configuration:   1 double bed + 1 sofa bed for child

Additional Facilities:  Mobile Fan,

Beach Superior Bungalow & Half Board

Bungalow of the same size and the same situation as the Beach Bungalows. This unit is particularly suitable for honeymooners, with a canopy bed and its white decoration. This bungalow also features a desk.

Maximum Occupancy:  2A 

Bed Configuration:   1 double bed

Additional Facilities:  N/A 

HOA Family Bungalow & Half Board

This bungalow is located channel side, next to the n°2 and 3 HOA bungalows. It is ideal for families as it offers a maximum capacity of 6 persons with 1 bedroom with a double bed and 4 single beds in the living room. The large private terrace offers a breathtaking view on the channel and the various tropical fish.

Maximum Occupancy:   6A

Bed Configuration:    1 double bed + 4 single beds

Additional Facilities:  Mobile Fan,

Superior 2-Bedroom Bungalow & Half Board

The SUPERIOR DUPLEX is larger than the other bungalows and is located on the HOA side (between 2 islets). It is composed of two separate units, interconnected by a wooden walk path.

1 bungalow n°8A with 1 double canopy bed and a very large bathroom. This unit can accommodate an extra bed for one person. The maximum capacity is 3 adults. 1 bungalow n°8B with 3 single beds and a private bath room

Common to these two units a comfortable lounge with terrace and mini bar. The SUPERIOR DUPLEX is naturally ventilated (no air conditioning necessary) and offers a traditional style of decoration. This unit is ideal fora small family ora group of friends traveling together. 

Maximum Occupancy:  5A 

Bed Configuration:    1 King Size bed + 3 single beds

Additional Facilities:  Mini fridge,

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