People Actually Live On That Little Sliver Of Paradise

Ahhh…paradise on earth. Tikehau (meaning Peaceful Landing in Tuamotuan) is a coral atoll that sits in the South Pacific Ocean located 211 miles northeast of Tahiti. It’s part of the Tuamotu Archipelago in French Polynesia which are just a chain of islands and atolls in the middle of the giant ocean. The peaceful island is home to approximately 300 permanent residents and plenty of fish.

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Tikehau is considered to be one of the most beautiful atolls in Polynesia 
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The fragrance in the air is matched only by the abundance of life in the bright-blue water 

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The island is surrounded by friendly people and gardens 

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There won’t be any food shortages here either. Fish seem to outnumber the residents of Tikehau one-billion-to one 

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The oval shaped island stretches 16 miles long and is surrounded by a coral reef

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About those fish…In 1987 Jacques Cousteau’s team of researchers declared Tikhau to contain the highest concentration and diversity of fish among all the atolls in the area 

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Understandably, Tikehau is a touristic destination popular for its pink sand beaches and its exceptional underwater animal life

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This island if definitely bucket list worthy 

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The first recorded European to arrive to Tikehau was by the Russian mariner Otto von Kotzebue

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The island has two resorts and a few village lodging options as well 

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I could definitely get used to this
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