Pink Sand Island
Tikehau, a graceful oval crown of white and pink-sand
beaches, can only be described as a picture postcard.
Considered to be one of the most beautiful atolls
in Polynesia, the fragrance of the air is matched
only by the abundance of life in the bright-blue water.
The friendly people, their homes awash with gardens,
invite you to share and explore their world beyond
In Tikehau, fish seem to outnumber people one-billion-to
one. In fact the density of the fish in the lagoon
is so high that Jacques Cousteau's research group
declared it to contained the highest concentration
of fish among any other Tuamotu atolls.
Fishing is among the primary industries here for
the 400 residents. Families share fish parks - underwater
fenced areas - where they trap parrotfish and other
lagoon species as a primary source of food and income.
Families also ship fish by air to Papeete for sale
in the local markets. Visitors enjoy endless hours
of exploring the perfection of the lagoon through
snorkeling, diving, and boating and exploring the
village of Tuherahera.