Fafarua Lodge


Private Islands / 3 bedrooms

Tikehau Fafarua Lodge is located on a private island in the south-east of the Tikehau atoll (Tuamotu Archipelago), and is only accessible by boat, approximately a 30-minute lagoon-ride from the main village. You will soon reach a succession of islets called “Fafarua” (which means manta ray) that all boast beautiful beaches of white and pink coral sands, sheltered from the prevailing winds by coconut groves. One of these islets is home to the Fafarua Lodge and spreads across 15 acres of coconut trees and native unspoiled vegetation.
The islet is bordered by a long stretch of white-sand beach on the lagoon side, and an extensive coral reef on the ocean side.
Although the Private Island is extremely remote from any facilities, it has all the modern comfort one would expect: electricity, hot and cold water, nice furnishings, a fully-equipped kitchen, ample spaces, cell phone network and an Internet connection.
Tikehau Fafarua Lodge was built in the most traditional style with a spacious design, open spaces, a wooden structure and corrugated iron sheets for roofing, typical of the Tuamotu Archipelago. The owners of this charming Villa estate were very cautious about using as much materials from the islet as they possibly could, or materials produced locally, and to be respectful of the environment all along the process, from building the Villa to operating it today.
Tikehau Fafarua Lodge features 3 airy, well-ventilated double bedrooms, two of which have an extra single bed. Tikehau Fafarua Lodge can accommodate 8 people.
Tikehau Fafarua Lodge delivers the most comfortable vacation experience, ideal for a family or a friends’ reunion.
The Private Island is rented “all inclusive”. Are included in the price:
  • Transfers from / to the domestic airport (by car and then by boat)
  • Your accommodation and the exclusive use of the entire islet just for yourselves
  • Meals (breakfast, lunch and dinner), coffee / tea / fresh water and home-made lemonade throughout the day
  • Kayaks and stand-up paddles’use
  • A private boat and a captain to take you on tours at will, and the on-side staff
Meals are all taken care of by the Villa’s catering staff, and meal times and to the fullest extent possible the menus, are organized according to your wishes.
Tikehau Fafarua Lodge combines the total independence of a private stay in a well-appointed individual Villa with all services and amenities of a luxury resort, allowing for a unique and tailor-made vacation experience.

International airport: 55 min from / to Tahiti International airport by Regular flight – private flight
Domestic airport: 30 min from / to Tikehau Domestic airport Car and Private Boat
Village: 30 min Private Boat
Check in - Check out: 3.00 PM - 12.00 NOON  
Tikehau Fafarua Lodge offers 3 double bedrooms, two of which have an extra single bed, all with ceiling fans (no A/C), mosquito nets and storage space.
The ultra-spacious living room contains a U-shape couch.
There is one Fare papee (understand bathroom) outside of the main Villa, a semi-covered outdoor room that has its own private garden, as it is customary to the Tuamotu homes.
Size: 2,368 sq feet / Lot Size: 645,835 sq feet
Maximum occupancy: 8 persons 
Special Amenities: 3 double beds, 2 single beds
Spacious living room
Spacious dining room and open-plan kitchen (refrigerator, coffee machine, kettle, toaster) – China glass, silverware and kitchen utensils
Washing machine – Clothes dryer
Spacious Fare pote’e / family seating area outside of the Villa
Barbecue – Patio furniture – Sun loungers
View: Lagoon and ocean
Kitchen comes fully-equipped but at Tikehau Fafarua Lodge, you will enjoy both French and local cuisine prepared by the on-site staff with local fresh / organic products, freshly-caught fish or vegetables grown in the neighbouring islet.
Lunch will often consist of Tahitian raw fish with coconut milk, salads and fresh fruits, while dinners will feature grilled fish and vegetables, caught fresh on the day.
A wooden table and chairs are available in the dining room area inside the villa, as well as in the Fare pote’e (gazebo) outside of the Villa, a spacious area that will transform each meal into a most enjoyable and happy moment.
Open for: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner
Specialty: French & polynesian cuisine
Free activities
  • Snorkeling
  • Kayaks
  • Stand-up paddles
  • Fishing equipment (hand angling, pole and line, spear gun fishing)
  • Walks on the reef
  • Boat excursions: the bird island, meet the manta rays, visit the channel fish pens, discover the pink-sand beaches etc…
  • Library
  • Visit of the aquarium
  • Visit of the former village
  • Discover the Polynesian cuisine
  • Create your own flower or shell lei
Other activities & Services
  • WIFI access (prepaid cards)
  • Scuba-diving or sub-contracted tours are at extra charge
Our Opinion

Tikehau Fafarua Lodge is the perfect place to enjoy observing the Polynesian way of life: the copra harvest, palm weaving, use of coconut, food preparation, making of Monoï oil and many other activities. Travellers who wish to get to know the locals and discover a lifestyle that is modest yet simple and welcoming will be delighted. Totally alone on a private island, you will enjoy personalized services. All tours are private and a dedicated staff will arrange your perfect escape to an exclusive retreat.