You'll really know you're in the South Seas when you dining at this open-air restaurant. The gentle breezes waft in and the views—across the lagoon and out to the overwater bungalows—are fantastic. The menu has some new twists on old island favorites such as the appetizer of potted mince of mahimahi served with local potato chips and confit tomatoes, and the main course of fillet of lamb on a bed of fafa (taro leaves) with Marquesas Islands honey and ginger sauce. The decadent banana-and-rum cake smothered in coconut milk mousse is a great way to end the meal. It's wise to book ahead if you want to dine here, because a boat transfer, which may be an additional cost, is required.
Tikehau Pearl Resort, Motu Kahaia, Motu Kahaia, Tuamotu Archipelago, 98778, French Polynesia