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The village, once sprawling with natives, is now a vacant and serene area of the island to explore. The village displays images of wealth, see a church and cemetery built in the early 1900's. Other buildings hold artifacts such as a copper bathtub.
This charming village has broad streets lined with pretty houses surrounded by beautiful flowers and gardens. Also visit its neighboring towns of Tuheiava, with many "fish parks" that supply the markets of Tahiti, and Maiaia on the other large a copra producer.
Discover the breathtaking charm of Tikehau's underwater fauna. Jacques Cousteau and his team found Tikehau's lagoon to be the richest in fish species of the lower atolls. Here you will find the manta ray, barracudas, tunas, multicolored coral fish, and the ever-present reef sharks.
Pack a picnic lunch and venture to Tikehau's "Isle of Birds". This lush area is home to numerous species of birds which sought refuge on the island. Tikehau is known for the red-footed gannets and brown noddies.
Snorkel the shores of Tikehau and discover the many species of sea life which flourish beneath the waters. Take a canoe, kayak or sunset cruise and encounter breathtaking views of the shoreline.