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Taha’a Island Resort & Spa

Taha’a, French Polynesia

Taha'a Island Resort & Spa is the ultimate and exclusive hideaway, with glistening beaches and sparkling emerald waters. Located in the Society Islands, French Polynesia and sharing the same lagoon as the island of Raiatea, this truly is a magical place.

At a Glance

  • Pristine coral garden to be explored alone or with local guides

  • Luxury private island hotel

  • On site dive center connected to other islands to create dive packages for island hopping

  • Luxurious overwater bungalows with large decks and direct lagoon access

  • Beach bungalows with private plunge pools

  • Fitness Center and Tennis Courts

  • Exclusive island only for guests of the hotel

Beach, Honeymoon, Diving, Spa & health

Insider's View

As we arrived at Le Taha'a, one of our group burst into tears as we were greeted by a stunning gentleman all in white, she said she felt like she had arrived in heaven. She wasn't far wrong, it's a very special place!

Anna Bleasdale

Insider's View

The Le Taha'a signature cocktail is made with a blend of vanilla from the island!

Maudie Tomlinson

Insider's View

You won't get island fever; explore by canoe, kayak, swim, snorkel, play tennis or ask the resorts boat shuttle to take you to the main island to walk or jog around the island!

Maudie Tomlinson

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Description

Fabulously located on its own coral atoll within the Society Islands to the north west of Tahiti, this traditional Polynesian style resort is the embodiment of a luxury retreat in Paradise. The unsurpassed views of Bora Bora are just one of the hotel's attractions and with the use of natural, local materials throughout and high thatched ceilings, the resort feels modern and luxurious and truly Polynesian.

The cool and spacious beach villas, all with private plunge pools, are decorated in traditional Polynesian style with wooden floors and thatched roofs. The 48 over-water suites are truly exceptional, with Jacuzzi style baths, private sundecks and steps leading directly into the dazzling lagoon. They even have a glass table with views straight into the aquatic underwater world of the lagoon. For those needing more space, the opulent Royal Villa has two en-suite bedrooms (each with an outdoor bath in a private walled tropical garden), living room and spacious garden with swimming pool and al fresco dining area.

Three restaurants serve a variety of cuisine in different settings: A poolside restaurant is great for light snacks and for casual long lunches, the Vanille Restaurant among the trees for exquisite a la carte dishes and buffets some evenings with entertainment and the exquisite and romantic Ohiri for exceptional fine dining.

Spend your days at Le Taha'a Private Island snorkeling in the coral gardens, relaxing on the white sandy beach, taking in the sweeping views of the lagoon and Bora Bora, or being pampered in the magnificent spa with its unique indigenous indulgent treatments. Learn about local culture with dance classes, cooking classes or guided excursions to nearby points of interest or explore the ocean by canoe, jet ski, catamaran or head into the deep with the PADI dive school.

With so much to do both within the hotel and in the surrounding stunning archipelago, it is hard not to fall in love with the unspoiled beauty and pristine surroundings of Le Taha'a Private Island.

Accommodation

The rooms all have the same attractive decor fusing local materials such as wood, bamboo and thatch with contemporary style. 12 Beach Villas are voluminous with a private enclosed garden and terrace with small swimming pool and alfresco seating area. Inside there is a separate living room and a spacious bathroom with a separate shower and outdoor bathtub in an enclosed tropical garden. The 45 over-water suites are separated into five categories according to their location and view but are all the same in size and layout. Features include an open plan bedrrom/living room which includes a glass table for viewing directly beneath into the lagoon and a private terrace with sitting area and direct access to the lagoon's azure waters. The vast Royal Villa includes 2 en-suite bedrooms, both with spacious bathrooms with outdoor baths in private tropical bathrooms, a separate living room and plenty of outdoor space for alfresco dining, sunbathing and enjoying the small private swimming pool.

Taha'a Overwater Bungalow

This Overwater Bungalow is suspended over the crystal clear water of the lagoon and offers direct access to the lagoon from the large decking area. Other features include: built from traditional Polynesian materials with thatched roofs, bamboo, local woods and stone, air conditioning, King bed, safe, writing desk, glass table, bathroom with bathtub, separate shower and WC, bathrobes and slippers, satellite TV and tea and coffee facilities.

Bora Overwater Bungalow

This Overwater Bungalow is suspended over the crystal clear water of the lagoon and offers direct access to the lagoon from the large decking area. These particular bungalows enjoy spectacular views of the silhouette of Bora Bora. Other features include: built from traditional Polynesian materials with thatched roofs, bamboo, local woods and stone, air conditioning, King bed, safe, writing desk, glass table, bathroom with bathtub, separate shower and WC, bathrobes and slippers, satellite TV and tea and coffee facilities.

Sunset Overwater Bungalow

This Overwater Bungalow is suspended over the crystal clear water of the lagoon and offers direct access to the lagoon from the large decking area. These particular bungalows face the resort giving them the most privacy and the best sunrise views. Other features include: built from traditional Polynesian materials with thatched roofs, bamboo, local woods and stone, air conditioning, King bed, safe, writing desk, glass table, bathroom with bathtub, separate shower and WC, bathrobes and slippers, satellite TV and tea and coffee facilities.

End of Pontoon Overwater Bungalow

This Overwater Bungalow is suspended over the crystal clear water of the lagoon and offers direct access to the lagoon from the large decking area. These particular bungalows are the furthest out meaning they boast increased privacy and the best sunset views. Other features include: built from traditional Polynesian materials with thatched roofs, bamboo, local woods and stone, air conditioning, King bed, safe, writing desk, glass table, bathroom with bathtub, separate shower and WC, bathrobes and slippers, satellite TV and tea and coffee facilities.

Beach Villa

The Beach Villa is set on the beach front and boasts one bedroom with en suite bathroom, separate living room, plunge pool and private garden with outdoor bathtub and shower. Other features include: built from traditional Polynesian materials with thatched roofs, bamboo, local woods and stone, air conditioning, King bed, safe, writing desk, glass table, bathroom with bathtub, separate shower and WC, bathrobes and slippers, satellite TV and tea and coffee facilities.

Royal Beach Villa

The Royal Beach Villa is set on the beach front and boasts two bedrooms with en suite bathrooms, separate living room, plunge pool and private garden with gazebo and dining table, and outdoor bathtub and shower. Other features include: built from traditional Polynesian materials with thatched roofs, bamboo, local woods and stone, air conditioning, King bed, safe, writing desk, glass table, bathroom with bathtub, separate shower and WC, bathrobes and slippers, satellite TV and tea and coffee facilities.

Childcare

Children are well catered for at Taha'a Island Resort & Spa and are welcomed with special amenities in their room and child size bathrobes and slippers. Beach toys, children's snorkeling gear and games are available on request and children's menus are available in the restaurants. Ukulele lessons and Tahitian dance classes can be organized for children and babysitting is available on request. Beach Villas have the capacity for up to two adults, one child and one baby (and a pool fence can be requested) and over water suites can accommodate two adults and two children. The Royal Beach Villa has two separate bedrooms, a private pool (which can be fenced on request) and can accommodate up to five people.

Facilities

Le Taha'a's three restaurants serve exceptional cuisine with the freshest local ingredients. The poolisde/beachside restaurant is perfect for casual lunches, the Vanille, the hotel's main restaurant serves breakfasts and a la carte dinners as well as buffets on certain nights where entertainment for guests is organized. The fine dining restaurant, Ohiri is ideal for romantic dinners in an elegant setting. There are two fantastic bars, one by the poolside and one in the main building. The hotel also has a beautiful freeform swimming pool, heli pad, Taha’a Blue Nui dive center, fitness center, petanque, floodlit tennis court and fabulous spa specializing in indulgent, pampering Polynesian treatments using wonderful local products and balneotherapy.

The resort organizes a complimentary shuttle boat to the main island of Taha'a.

Activities

Activities available to all guests on a complimentary basis include the use of kayaks, snorkeling gear, canoes, windsurfing, volley ball, badminton, tennis court and table tennis. The resort can also organize scuba diving, guided snorkeling, jet skiing, water skiing, picnic excursions, catamaran cruises, cooking classes, dance lessons, private tours, jeep safaris, hiking and spa treatments.

Location & Directions

Taha’a, French Polynesia

Located on the secluded Motu Tautau islet, facing the lush island of Taha'a on one side and the majestic silhouette of Bora Bora on the other side, the resort, inspired by traditional Polynesian architecture and style, hosts 57 remarkable suites and villas. Defined by the Relais & Chateaux philosophy, Le Taha'a is the promise of a total change of scenery, a way of life of its own, in harmony with its preserved environment, people and local culture.

When to go

Although there is a wet and a dry season in Tahaa (and the rest of the Tahitian Islands) the weather on Tahaa is tropical and generally sunny and warm, with just enough rain to keep the lush landscapes alive and green. If you're looking for emptier beaches, try traveling to Tahaa during the wet or "off" season, which generally runs from November to April. During this time, you can expect very high humidity with brief and frequent storms. January is the rainiest of the months. During this time, tropical storms may occur, but the Tahitian Islands have not experienced a cyclone since the early 90s. If you're traveling to the islands of Tahitit to scuba, you'll probably want to go in the dry or "high" season, when visibility is the best. The dry season runs from May to October and you can expect less rain, although occasional nighttime downpours are not uncommon. Due to tradewinds, July and August are the coolest times of the year and also tend to be the most crowded.

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