Le Taha'a Island Resort & Spa, Tahiti
Known as the ‘Vanilla Island’, the lush, fertile and alluring island of Taha’a produces Tahitian vanilla so fragrant it is sought after by the best chefs around the world. Breathe in this flower’s sweet scent as your boat transfer from nearby Raiatea arrives at Le Taha’a Island Resort & Spa, tucked away on an islet named Motu Tautau in the lagoon’s outer reef. Facing the island of Taha’a with the distant silhouette of Bora Bora behind, this immaculate hideaway – a member of the prestigious Relais & Châteaux collection – is celebrated as one of the region’s most exclusive retreats.
Le Taha'a Island Resort & Spa
The pristine lagoon is home to incredibly beautiful coral gardens and the island is fringed with coconut palms, colourful flowers and a long white sandy beach. All suites and villas are exquisitely Polynesian – and irresistibly romantic! Overwater Suites are spacious hideaways dotted in the lagoon – our favourite has to be the aptly named Sunset Overwater Suites with dazzling views of the sun melting into the lagoon from the large sundeck. Beach Villas hide in the lush greenery with a separate living area, private garden, outdoor bathtub, plunge pool and large terrace – just steps from the powder soft beach and turquoise lagoon. The Royal Beach Villas are larger still with two bedrooms and two outdoor bathrooms, as well as a spacious thatched cabana and large plunge pool in the private garden.
Dining is a culinary blast at each of the three restaurants. La Plage offers relaxed beachside lunches, Le Vanille serves breakfast and dinner high up in the trees (the vanilla rum glazed shrimps are simply divine!) and with its wonderful gourmet creations, but no menu, The Ohiri delights and surprises!
Taha’a shares the warm waters of the turquoise lagoon with its sacred sister island, Raiatea, and it is in these nutrient rich waters that pearl farms produce the unique black pearl that Tahiti is famous for. Despite their name, the pearls range from the darkest black to shimmering shades of green, blue, bronze and pink. Learn more about their cultivation, see pearl farmers in action and feel the end result on a tour of a working pearl farm… we love the friendly teams at ‘Champon’ and ‘Love Here‘ pearl farms. Feel energised with a treatment at Le Spa… the sensual ‘Nehe Nehe’ massage under a warm Tahitian rain shower is utter bliss. This is Polynesian island chic at its very best!
Complimentary amenities at Le Taha'a
All Turquoise guests receive a bottle of water upon arrival at Raiatea airport; a flower lei greeting; chef's treats upon arrival; daily supply of Nespresso capsules; internet access in the reception, Tehutu bar and by the swimming pool; a bottle of water at turndown each evening; regular boat shuttle service to the main island of Taha'a and a vanilla bamboo farewell gift.
Honeymoons at Le Taha'a Island Resort & Spa
This exquisite hideaway on the edge of Taha'a's turquoise lagoon is one of the most romantic retreats in French Polynesia! The villas and suites are simply beautiful, with a perfect blend of traditional Polynesian style interwoven with contemporary touches. The moment you walk into one of the 45 overwater suites or 10 beach villas, you'll feel instantly relaxed. Picture this: the lagoon is sparkling, the sun in shining, the warm breeze carries with it the sweet scent of vanilla and frangipani - all you have to think about at that moment is whether to have a swim, visit the spa, or simply sit on your deck and finish your glass of Champagne. Life at Le Taha'a is heaven-sent.
Best Rooms for Honeymooners
If you'd like to enjoy an overwater experience on your honeymoon, Le Taha'a is an ideal place to do this! The 45 overwater suites stretch out across the astonishingly blue lagoon with views to Taha'a Island, Bora Bora in the distance or picture-perfect sunsets. Take your pick! For extra privacy and exclusivity, opt for one of the End of Pontoon Suites. If you'd rather stay on terra firma, the gloriously romantic and spacious beach villas open onto the beach and come with a separate living area and your own private plunge pool.
Turquoise honeymooners at Le Taha'a receive a 50cl bottle of Champagne to celebrate their marriage along with a beautiful floral bed decoration.
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