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Great tips for organic gardeners!

We saw this place as part of our tour, and I found the companion planting aspect of most interest... read more

Reviewed 8 May 2017
Cleveland, Ohio
Self - Sufficient Paradise Island

Took a tour with Pension Hotu guides. This is a private island owned by a religious organization... read more

Reviewed 9 January 2017
Madonna O
Chula Vista, California
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15 May 2018
“How to live on a remote island”
7 May 2017
“Great tips for organic gardeners!”
Eden Island, French Polynesia
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Reviewed 16 May 2018

Amazing to see how a colony started by a religious prophet with nothing started this self-sufficient community. They grow vegetables, chickens, pigs, vanilla, extract salt, fish. the goal was to re-create the garden of eden. they may have done it.

Date of experience: May 2018
Thank pvalen
Reviewed 8 May 2017

We saw this place as part of our tour, and I found the companion planting aspect of most interest along with the organic aspect. Of key interest is that in passing the pigs, they didn't smell AT ALL. I've never experienced this in my life,...More

Date of experience: May 2017
Thank Lrembold
Reviewed 9 January 2017

Took a tour with Pension Hotu guides. This is a private island owned by a religious organization. One needs a permission to tour the island and learn how they raise their animals and grow their fruits and vegetables to feed their family and their religious...More

Date of experience: July 2016
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Reviewed 9 January 2017

This was a cool place to visit where the people are living off the grid and growing/raising all of their own food. It's a beautiful, sustainable location and an informative tour.

Date of experience: November 2016
Thank TruckeeMomma
Reviewed 27 December 2016

You will book a tour for the day to discover among other things this Chinese "motu", where they grow vegetables and fruits, apparently without any chemicals. It looks like a perfect community but I believe it is more a sect than other thing, and the...More

Date of experience: November 2016
Thank Jean R
Reviewed 26 August 2016

Definitely cool to see. It's part of the one day tour (which I wouldn't skip), and they bring you here to check out their spot and possibly buy some of their goods. But, it is very weird. Fascinating, but obviously religious fanaticism. They are friendly...More

Date of experience: August 2016
1  Thank Laura A
Reviewed 25 July 2016

I felt ad during the whole visite. Between religion, autarky, consanguinity, sect... I m still not even sure of the legality of this population and the reason of this visit

Date of experience: July 2016
Thank sim0nfanny
Reviewed 18 April 2016

I was a little shocked at all the criticism towards this lovely group of Christian believers who are providing wonderful organic vegetables that we lucky travelers are fortunate enough to eat. Seriously? Anyone get in your face and try to convert you? The unpleasantness is...More

Date of experience: March 2016
1  Thank 425pat2014
Reviewed 17 April 2016

I am interested in the religious beliefs of homo sapiens. Here I saw a few families living in accordance with the highly ecological beliefs of a Taiwan-based leader of this Christian sect. It was part of a day organized by Chris O'Callaghan founder of the...More

Date of experience: March 2016
Thank Youngryman
Reviewed 21 November 2015

I think most of the other reviewers sum up this attraction well; it's a short-ish tour, moderately interesting at times, of a group of people who do subsistence farming. Save your time and visit a farm back home, Tikehau is way too beautiful to waste...More

Date of experience: October 2015
Thank Rob D
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