The Ninamu Resort is hidden away on a private island in the southwest corner of Tikehau, just five minutes by boat from the airport. Surrounded by pink sand beaches, abundant marine life, impeccable waves and prevailing trade winds, this secluded retreat is the ultimate paradise for every type of water sports enthusiast. It caters to divers, surfers, fishermen, stand up paddlers and kite boarders. In fact, the name Ninamu, which means 'blue' in Tahitian, was likely inspired by the surrounding sapphire lagoon.
There are only eight unique bungalows at the Ninamu Resort, all handcrafted from natural, locally sourced materials. Each one is discreetly tucked away and hardly visible from the shore, creating the perfect setting for seclusion and privacy. This little boutique lodge is ideal for relaxation. The restaurant serves homemade, organic cuisine and offers sweeping views of the lagoon, reef and sea, providing a wonderful place to lounge during the afternoon or evening.
The Garden Standard Bungalows are traditional in design and feature natural, local materials. Each bungalow includes a private deck, a queen size bed with a mosquito net, an open-air private bathroom and serene garden views.
The Waterfront Superior Bungalows are handcrafted from natural, locally sourced materials and are unique in design and character. They can accommodate anyone from large families and groups of friends, to singles and couples. Each bungalow offers premium bedding and a private deck.
The Garden Superior Bungalow is a spacious three-level bungalow made of all natural materials. This family-friendly bungalow includes a queen bed downstairs, a mid-level lounge area and 4 single beds on the highest level, all surrounded by lush tropical garden views.
The Garden Deluxe Bungalows with AC are traditional in design and feature natural, local materials. Each bungalow includes air conditioning, a private deck, a king size bed, an open-air private bathroom and serene garden views.
The Waterfront Grand Deluxe Bungalow with Jacuzzi is set along the shore and is made of natural and locally sourced materials. This bungalow offers air conditioning, an open air bathroom, a spa jacuzzi, a king bed with premium bedding and a private deck.
The bar at the Ninamu Resort is available at all hours. Chris, the owner and manager of the resort, is a fantastic bartender who loves to entertain his guests. He makes incredible cocktails, including the highly recommended Eclipse. Rum is a staple on the island but the bar also offers a selection of French wines.
The restaurant at the Ninamu Resort specializes in French and Tahitian inspired cuisine with a focus on fresh fish and organic produce. Meals are served at specific times throughout the day, but the kitchen is always available. The chef can easily accommodate any special requests including vegan, gluten free and vegetarian.
Venture across the lagoon with your guide to the tiny islet known as Bird Island. This bird watcher`s paradise provides the opportunity to view many unique avian species in their natural island habitat. Tour requires at least four people to operate.
Journey by motorboat across the lagoon to unspoiled motu islets. Visit "Bird Island" where you can discover a wild island that is home to many species of birds: several varieties of boobies, the brown noddy, frigates, and the elegant fairy tern to name a few. You can also enjoy snorkeling to see the amazing undersea flora and fauna that live in these clear, colorful waters. Includes a freshly prepared Polynesian lunch. A minimum of four persons is required to operate the tour.
The owner of this resort, Chris O'Callaghan, is a very sociable and accommodating Australian native. He organizes the annual Billabong Pro surfing competition in Tahiti and originally built the hotel as his own personal hideaway. He lives on the grounds with his wife, Greta, and their three friendly dogs. Chris constructed everything by hand using mostly natural materials found on the island, meaning no two bungalows are exactly alike. These luxury accommodations contrast nicely with the casual, welcoming and adventurous spirit of the resort and staff. Their pizza nights are something you won't soon forget. Or join them for an evening crab hunt, where they go in search of coconut crabs, mark them with a drop of paint, and try to find them again the next night.
Minimum 2 night stay is required.
Extra person charges may apply and vary, inquire at time of booking.
Cribs and rollaway beds may be available and should be requested at the time of booking: fees may apply.
Rates available per night or as weekly 7-night rate.
Passport identification and valid credit card are required upon check-in for incidental charges.