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Ninamu Resort

Private Island Getaway in French Polynesia

Ninamu Resort is an intimate island resort, hidden away on a remote motu in the southwest corner of Tikehau atoll. This little slice of paradise serves as the perfect launchpad for luxury surfers seeking perfect Polynesian waves!

Ninamu Resort offers a client-focused experience with only 10 handcrafted bungalows in the resort. This ensures that all of our guests receive personal service not found in large chain resorts.

The Resort

Ninamu Resort sits on its own small private island, fringed by perfect white sands and azure blue waters, this is a true tropical paradise. In keeping with the tropical island theme, the resort only has a total of 8 uniquely designed villas with a total of 10 rooms. This creates an intimate and exclusive feeling for travelers at the resort.

Each villa has been uniquely designed and offers the highest levels of luxury for all guests!

Waves at Ninamu Resort

This oval-shaped atoll in the Tuamotu island group strung across the South Pacific Ocean some 300 kilometres from Tahiti rewards those surfers lucky enough to make it there, with an intense tropical experience in the Pacific wilderness. North swells provide the best quality surf from Nov – April, getting to the archipelago 3-5 days later than Hawaii. Despite the large distances travelled and because they come out of deep water with nearly no shadowing en-route, they arrive with surprising ferocity and consistency, lasting about 2-3 days. The South swell season runs the majority of the year, with the peak months being May-September, but it is not uncommon to have classic SE to SW swells during the North season.

Why We Love Ninamu Resort

Year-round swells and juicy reef passes in an intense tropical experience in the Pacific wilderness!

Enjoy your own private island with only a handful of other travelers!

The unique villas. Each one offers a different style and all are built with beautiful local materials!

Ready to surf in French Polynesia?

The Villas

Each Villa at Ninamu Resort has been carefully designed and built using sustainably sourced local materials where possible. Each villa has its own charm and provides luxurious and comfortable accommodation for couples, families, and groups!

Each villa comes with large kingsize beds, air conditioning in the indoor areas for comfort, and well fitted ensuite bathrooms. All villas have been tastefully furnished with good use of space.

The Cuisine

Ninamu Resort, even though remote and off-grid, serves a wide range of tasty and healthy meals. The resort follows the principles of permaculture, and all of their meals start with fresh, local, organic ingredients.

All of your meals at Ninamu are included in the price of your reservation. Breakfasts typically consist of cereals, homemade bread, organic honey, yogurts, jams, bacon, sausages, and eggs cooked to order. For lunches and dinners, we source organic produce, poultry, beef, and pork products. Fish is caught (oftentimes by you!) and prepared daily. You’ll dine on mahi-mahi, yellowfin, wahoo, bonito, and more. The resort can also cater to any dietary needs

Snorkel & Scuba

The onsite scuba and snorkel team are on hand for you to explore the incredible underwater world on the surrounding reefs. The area is world-renowned for water clarity, natural flora and fauna.

Fishing

The resort offers fishing from both the shore and boat with an amazing array of fish on offer! You’ll catch trevally, tuna, wahoo, snapper, mahi-mahi, bone fish, and marlin just to name a few!

Wind Sports

Wind is a consistent feature of the Tuamotu Atolls. The tradewinds blow year-round, averaging 15 knots or better, making Ninamu Resort an ideal destination for kiteboarders and windsurfers. Launch and land from their sandy beach, exploring the lagoon and adjacent sandbars.

Interested in Luxury Surfing?

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Ninamu Resort

Private Island Getaway in French Polynesia

Ninamu Resort is an intimate island resort, hidden away on a remote motu in the southwest corner of Tikehau atoll. This little slice of paradise serves as the perfect launchpad for luxury surfers seeking perfect Polynesian waves!

Ninamu Resort offers a client-focused experience with only 10 handcrafted bungalows in the resort. This ensures that all of our guests receive personal service not found in large chain resorts.

The Resort

Ninamu Resort sits on its own small private island, fringed by perfect white sands and azure blue waters, this is a true tropical paradise. In keeping with the tropical island theme, the resort only has a total of 8 uniquely designed villas with a total of 10 rooms. This creates an intimate and exclusive feeling for travelers at the resort.

Each villa has been uniquely designed and offers the highest levels of luxury for all guests!

Waves at Ninamu Resort

This oval-shaped atoll in the Tuamotu island group strung across the South Pacific Ocean some 300 kilometres from Tahiti rewards those surfers lucky enough to make it there, with an intense tropical experience in the Pacific wilderness. North swells provide the best quality surf from Nov – April, getting to the archipelago 3-5 days later than Hawaii. Despite the large distances travelled and because they come out of deep water with nearly no shadowing en-route, they arrive with surprising ferocity and consistency, lasting about 2-3 days. The South swell season runs the majority of the year, with the peak months being May-September, but it is not uncommon to have classic SE to SW swells during the North season.

Why We Love Ninamu Resort

Year-round swells and juicy reef passes in an intense tropical experience in the Pacific wilderness!

Enjoy your own private island with only a handful of other travelers!

The unique villas. Each one offers a different style and all are built with beautiful local materials!

Ready to surf in French Polynesia?

The Villas

Each Villa at Ninamu Resort has been carefully designed and built using sustainably sourced local materials where possible. Each villa has its own charm and provides luxurious and comfortable accommodation for couples, families, and groups!

Each villa comes with large kingsize beds, air conditioning in the indoor areas for comfort, and well fitted ensuite bathrooms. All villas have been tastefully furnished with good use of space.

The Cuisine

Ninamu Resort, even though remote and off-grid, serves a wide range of tasty and healthy meals. The resort follows the principles of permaculture, and all of their meals start with fresh, local, organic ingredients.

All of your meals at Ninamu are included in the price of your reservation. Breakfasts typically consist of cereals, homemade bread, organic honey, yogurts, jams, bacon, sausages, and eggs cooked to order. For lunches and dinners, we source organic produce, poultry, beef, and pork products. Fish is caught (often times by you!) and prepared daily. You’ll dine on mahi-mahi, yellowfin, wahoo, bonito, and more. The resort can also cater to any dietary needs

Snorkel & Scuba

The onsite scuba and snorkel team are on hand for you to explore the incredible underwater world on the surrounding reefs. The area is world-renowned for water clarity, natural flora and fauna.

Fishing

The resort offers fishing from both the shore and boat with an amazing array of fish on offer! You’ll catch trevally, tuna, wahoo, snapper, mahi-mahi, bone fish, and marlin just to name a few!

Wind Sports

Wind is a consistent feature of the Tuamotu Atolls. The tradewinds blow year-round, averaging 15 knots or better, making Ninamu Resort an ideal destination for kiteboarders and windsurfers. Launch and land from their sandy beach, exploring the lagoon and adjacent sandbars.

Interested in Luxury Surfing?

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Customer Reviews

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Customer Reviews

Justin West 19/04/2022

TrustPilot
I run surf coaching trips to perfect, uncrowded waves and I relied on the AWAVE team to deliver for my clients a month long boat trip to the Maldives. We had great waves on an absolutley 5* boat called North Seven which I REALLY recommend you enquire about.

I was dubious at first as a few boats were changed, in for repair but James assured me correctly this was a usual thing and they would endevour to find us the very best replacement (which they did). North Seven was so new we were the third guests but the crew were super experienced and could not have given us a better service. Captain Usmaan, the Chef great food, Hasan and Azim our surf boat operators could not have worked any harder and always had a smile even after the 50th request to speed us to the line up or spend four hours cruising looking or waves.

AWAVE team were always on hand to answer any fears and smooth out any worries. The payment system using Revolut was super easy.

We did have a few hiccups with the local airlines which was resolved and partly our fault (as for a month trip we took alot of surfboards and in some cases were over weight).

Take the fear out of booking and especially group bookings by using the AWAVE team. Justin West Coaching recommended.

Alex J. Zalewski II 12/11/20

Trustpilot
These guys are the BEST! Massively knowledgeable, fun and absolute shredders. I approached them asking for a UK winter getaway somewhere in the Indian Ocean and they suggested the perfect place, awesome setup with the beach a short stroll from my accommodation with 3 sick waves breaking over reefs to chose from. Real life doesn’t get much better than this. I also popped my barrel cherry in a big way on this trip so it was a truely memorable one. James also somehow wangled a boat charter to some super remote islands where we scored epic surf and landed some massive fish. James’ broken Indonesian language skills will get you places. Thanks again guys you rock.

Christine Losser 04/27/21

Trustpilot
James was very helpful and always there to answer all the questions. I will definitely book again with him!

Mark Carless 05/11/21

Trustpilot
James is a super knowledgeable surfer with a great ability to match any trip requirements to the right locations. He has arranged several trips for me and my friends in France, Morocco and more recently Indonesia. Awave have a great knowledge of all the surf spots and will go the extra mile to make sure your trip is all set up. With limited time to do this myself their service was invaluable.

Andrea Gomez 05/19/21

Trustpilot
Giuliana has been amazing to work with!! She was always available and answered all my questions. Thank you for all your help! We can't wait for our trip!

Adam 05/23/21

Trustpilot
Fantastic service from start to finish from James and his team. After having several ‘self organised’ trips to Asia end with only a handful of good surf days I decided this time to use Awave in hope of maximising my valuable holiday time. James custom built a trip for me and my friends tailored for our abilities and requirements. There were no days wasted waiting for transfers as he organised it all from the airport to the beach. We scored pretty much every day whilst also having a surf trip that had that ‘off the beaten track’ feel we wanted. To round it off there was also a secret boat trip in the end where we surfed an awesome spot just us...Unforgettable. Will be using again.

Micio Pardo 07/13/21

Trustpilot
Fantastic service and support from Giulia during our trip. During a self organised trip to Maldives, we ended up in a sketchy situation: the hotel was far from the described plus the owner 'forgot' to mention that the whole island was in lockdown for a covid emergency. I quickly realized that I would need support and the best in class. That's when I decided to use Awave! Giulia answered reactively and custom built several solutions for me and my girlfriend, based on what feasible, our budget and surfing preferences!! No other words needed. Thanks Giulia, we'll be in touch again!

Caroline 07/18/21

Trustpilot
A wave travel were great! They helped me organize my trip to Sumatra. I would definitely book with them again!

Harry Vargas 07/19/21

Trustpilot
My friends and I recently went on a trip to the Maldives. We booked a week on the Hudhuranfushi resort which was amazing! The staff was very welcoming, flawless facilities and tasty food. One day our surf guide Ryan caught a fish and made some sashimi on the spot! I think that was pretty thoughtful! Awave agency really made sure all our needs where met as we where a big group of friends. A very personal approach and clear communication. Epic surf, great service, memories of a lifetime! I highly recommend traveling with Awave!

A. Laprell 09/03/21

Trustpilot
I had just arrived in Bali when the whole of Indonesia went into lockdown again. Despite travel restrictions such as mandatory vaccination and PCR tests, flight cancellations and even the fast ferries to the Mentawis being cancelled, Giulia tried everything to get me there. It was a hell of a trip to get there but totally worth it.

I scored pristine and empty Mentawis. The resort was affordable yet very luxurious given the remoteness. And with their great surf guide and their boat, I scored amazing empty waves!
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