Tikehau, Tuamotu Islands, French Polynesia

Tikehau is a coral atoll in the Palliser Islands group of French Polynesia. It features a large, oval-shaped lagoon and hosts a rich collection of marine life such as snapper, clownfish, crabs and reef sharks. The atoll is made up of two major islands and many smaller islets that are mostly uninhabited. Today, the pink sand beaches, clear water, and exceptional underwater inhabitants make Tikehau a popular touristic destination. Visitors will find themselves spending hours exploring the village of Tuherahera, snorkeling and diving in the lagoon, and boating around the islands.

Language: French, Tuamotuan
Currency: Change Franc Pacifique (XPF)

Tikehau, Tuamotu Islands, French Polynesia Weather
Temperature (Fahrenheit)
  Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
Average 78 78 80 78 78 77 75 75 75 77 78 78
Temperature (Celsius)
  Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
Average 26 26 27 26 26 25 24 24 24 25 26 26
Precipitation
  Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
Inches 12 9.3 6.7 4.9 4.2 2.7 2.6 1.9 2.4 3.6 5.8 11
Centimeters 30 24 17 12 11 7 7 5 6 9 15 28

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