French Polynesia is an archipelago of over 100 small islands and atolls. Tahiti is its largest, and also the most populous island. This Island also holds the capital city of this overseas territory - Papeete. You will see many ring-shaped coral reefs, turquoise lagoons, and dense tropical forests here. The region has 13 volcanoes in total, most are dead and safe to visit. Since Tahiti is an unofficial business center, a visitor can easily find the required touring option to visit this massive archipelago. From the airports to the private boat rentals, and also the accommodations, Tahiti will not let you down. Check out, below, a list of the best luxury resorts in Tahiti.
1. Tahiti Pearl Beach Resort (from USD 492)
Tahiti Pearl has a private beach and an infinity pool. This resort has a spa, a health club and it gives guests a daily dose of entertainment. From yoga and aqua aerobics in the daytime and true Tahitian dance programmes in the evening, you wouldn’t feel boredom here. This beach resort offers two to four guest accommodation options. Regardless of the sleeping options, all the rooms provide similar facilities. Some noteworthy amenities are satellite television, telephone, air-conditioning, safety deposit boxes, a mini bar, and electric kettle. The rooms on the higher decks overlook the ocean and have outdoor furniture and a dining area. WiFi is accessible throughout the resort. There is a restaurant on-site by the name ‘Hiti Mahana’ and it serves Polynesian, South-East Asian and Mediterranian cuisines with drinks.
Le Tahiti by Pearl Resorts
Address: Lafayette Beach - Pk7, Arue
Parking Restaurant Room service Meeting/banquet facilities Bar 24-hour front desk Sauna Fitness centre
2. InterContinental Tahiti Resort & Spa (from USD 485)
This resort boasts a huge sand-bottom pool and two restaurants. The bungalows have air conditioning, a television, a refrigerator, and a safe deposit. The balconies are furnished and overlook Faa’a’s Reef. The bathrooms have a bathtub. The best thing about this place is, guests never have to leave the resort boundaries to enjoy the signature attractions of Tahiti. They can fish while still sitting on the balcony, and with a leap from the same, they can experience snorkeling and diving tours. When done with the ocean activities, they can explore Papeete city, which is a 10-minute drive from this location. The airport is even closer, about five minutes away, and the resort provides an airport shuttle. This resort also features tonnes of wellness, health and beauty amenities. The bungalows have two and four sleeper options but you can lodge one child under15 years of age, for free. Additionally, baby lodging is also free and the reception provides a crib, however, the babysitting service is paid.
InterContinental Tahiti Resort & Spa, an IHG Hotel
Address: Pointe Tahiti, Faaa
Parking Restaurant Room service Meeting/banquet facilities Bar 24-hour front desk Tennis court Sauna
3. Manava Suite Resort Tahiti (from USD 363)
This is a sea-facing resort near Papeete, that overlooks Moorea Island. Manava resort gives many accommodation options, from the two-person standard bedroom to a two-bedroom duplex that can accommodate up to six guests. This resort has a restaurant-bar by the name Vaitohi, which serves Polynesian, European and International cuisine in breakfast lunch and dinner. Manava Suite Resort features an infinity pool, which touches the lagoon. There is a massage parlor, a spa, and a fitness club on-site. The accommodation zone is inside this multi-story resort building. Every room is soundproof and has an electric kettle, cable television, DVD player, and a telephone. Amenities such as kitchenettes, mini fridge, safe deposits, and patios, are available only in the more premium suites. WiFi is accessible in every part of this resort. The hotel provides a baby crib on request, and would also arrange for an extra bed for free for one more kid. This resort is a 10-minute drive from the Faa’a International Airport and they provide a paid shuttle service.
Manava Suite Resort Tahiti
Address: Pk10.5, Punaauia, Tahiti, French Polynesia, 98703
4. Hotel Tahiti Nui (from USD 265)
Hotel Tahiti Nui can also be a good choice. It is affordable and centrally located in Papeete. Faa’a International Airport is a five-minute drive from here, and the resort provides an airport shuttle, which is a paid service. Coming to the hotel amenities, they feature a large swimming pool, a spa, health and beauty services, and a fitness center. It has a French restaurant and a bar. This hotel gives the option to choose standard rooms, junior rooms, and executive suites. The latter two are duplexes and they carry a somewhat premium tariff. Every accommodation option is soundproofed, and along with the television, telephone and the air conditioning, you get a mini kitchenette. WiFi is not available in the rooms and it is only available in the public areas of this resort. There are elevators in this building, but the overall property cannot be said to be wheelchair accessible. However, the hotel provides some facilities for disabled guests.
Hotel Tahiti Nui
Address: Avenue du Prince Hinoi
Parking Restaurant Meeting/banquet facilities Bar 24-hour front desk Fitness centre Non-smoking rooms Airport shuttle
5. Tahiti Ia Ora Beach Resort (from USD 196)
Tahiti la Ora Beach Resort sits in Nu’uroa, a residential and commercial stretch on the Tahiti Island. The resort overlooks Moorea Island, and directly in the front-left is a lagoon. Guests can choose from a single sleeper option to a king-size double bed suite. The accommodation has basic features like televisions, a telephone, and air-conditioning. The balconies have patio space to enjoy outdoor dining. You also see a mini bar and a safe in this resort. This resort features an exceptional restaurant which serves gluten-free American, Continental, vegan, Kosher cuisines plus drinks. The Museums of Tahiti and the Islands are near the resort, and Papeete city center is also very close. As mentioned, the resort overlooks Moorea Island and guests can always visit that pristine location. Faa’a International Airport is slightly over eight kilometers (five miles) from this location, and they provide a paid, airport shuttle service.
Tahiti Ia Ora Beach Resort - Managed by Sofitel
In the headings above, we have given you a list of five luxury resorts in Tahiti. Every option was better in a way, it is up to you now that what option would you like to pick. You can select the over-waters bungalows and also the urban hotels. Please take a note that all of these resorts would disallow a pet stay, hence never bring your loving pets here. Lastly, plan a trip now and explore at least some islands of French Polynesia.
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