I don't even know where to begin...maybe with WOW! We had the most WONDERFUL holiday experience at Tikehau Fafarua Lodge! The weather was perfect, the food was out of this world, the accommodations were lovely, and probably the best part was meeting Patrick and Evaline (the owners), their daughters, and the staff. What incredibly warm, welcoming, fantastic people--all of them! We felt like we were part of their family. We were treated with the utmost kindness and warmth. We did many amazing activities together--things you could never do on your own unless you were a native with lots of knowledge about the area--and yet we still had plenty of time to be alone, or to take a nap, or to stroll the beach at sunset with no other people around for miles. The perfect balance of togetherness and solitude! And again, I want to mention the food. Evaline is the most amazing cook! We never expected to eat the way we did on the motu. Every day, we had fresh fish, freshly baked bread, fresh vegetables, fresh fruits, and interesting local dishes, like breadfruit, baked directly in a coconut shell fire. We felt like we were experiencing French Polynesia the way it should be experienced--from the perspective of the native people who are fortunate enough to live there. I am just so grateful that they were so willing to share their perfect world with us! We thank Patrick and Evaline and the staff for allowing us to be a part of it all.