Le Taha’a Island Resort & Spa – French Polynesia
Designed in authentic Polynesian architectural style, Le Taha’a Island Resort & Spa is situated on a beautiful islet of the archipelago of the Society Islands. This coral sand island is a five-minute-boat ride away from Taha’a island, famous for its lush vanilla plantations and its black pearl farms. Idyllic, intimate and wonderfully preserved, the thatched huts on stilts of this retreat are in the heart of a natural setting of fascinating beauty, where an enchanting vanilla fragrance and the scents of lush tropical vegetation fill the air. The lagoon has crystal-clear waters and splendid colours and there is an exceptional coral garden.
The Owners’ wish was to keep the resort as natural and as green as possible. The whole resort was built around the existing vegetation. You will discover beautiful old trees, colorful flowers and plants, something quite unusual on a “motu”, thanks to the use of seaweed as fertilizers.
You will see no club cars travelling around the property. The setting is all harmony with nature.
Amenities include 1 fine dining and 2 casual restaurants. There’s also a spa and an outdoor pool with a swim-up bar. A tennis court, a gym and a free island shuttle are on-site.
All suites and villas at Le Taha’a are built in the pure Polynesian tradition, exquisitely blending thatched pandanus roofs, bamboo, exotic woods, stones, corals, Marquesan “tapa” cloths, and woven coconut “nape” ropes. Whether on the beach or above the shimmering lagoon, you will enjoy the idyllic surroundings and the tropical outdoor lifestyle Le Taha’a offers. Refined elegance and bare luxury.
The Overwater Suites all have the same layout, the difference being the location, the views, and the amenities. One main point for all though is the unsurpassed views of the sparkling lagoon, kaleidoscope of blues.
The Beach Villas (and the Royal Beach Villas) could be considered our Signature accommodations! Totally blended in the islet’s environment, the Beach Villas open onto the white sand beach and the turquoise lagoon. They offer one bedroom and a separate living area with their own plunge pool, thatched roof cabana and tropical garden. There is also an outside bathtub and shower to fully enjoy the starlit skies of the Tahitian islands.
The Royal Beach Villas are amazing units boasting 2 bedrooms and en-suite bathrooms, as well as 2 outside bathtubs and showers. They also feature a plunge pool and thatched roof gazebo set in a private tropical garden to enjoy the islands’ way of life at its best: the outdoors! Those villas are ideal for families or friends wishing to stay close.
A voyage to Le Taha’a is much more than palm trees, beaches and lagoons.
It is also a true culinary experience, strong symbol of the Relais et Châteaux identity and philosophy.
With 3 restaurants on-site, initiate your palate to subtle delicacies from the world: You will be pleasantly surprised to find such variety on such a small island.
Le Vanille, the resort’s main restaurant, is open for breakfast and dinner. Set high up among the trees, one shall enjoy restful views of the Taha’a lagoon and the property’s lush gardens. Le Vanille is the perfect place for a great start to the day with our selection of fresh squeezed juices, delicious danish, muffins, French “pain perdu”, tropical fruits, hot and cold buffet.
La Plage is open for lunch: Enjoy this ‘al fresco’ restaurant, right on the beach and feet in the sand ! The Chef’s specialties include some delicious fresh, colorful salads, tasty grilled fish or meat, sashimis and of course Tahitian’s well renowned ‘poisson cru’, a salad of raw tuna marinated with vegetables, lime juice and freshly squeezed coconut milk.
The Ohiri Restaurant is the resort’s gourmet and gourmands dining option. The Chef will delight you with some creative French- Polynesian fusion cuisine. And the Sommelier with the selection of varied and reputed wines from our cellar. Atmosphere is nice and cozy, warm and romantic.
wellness & spa
The Spa is nestled in a beautiful exotic garden, overlooking the calm resort’s interior laguna and surrounded by bamboo trees.
This little haven of peace is a true escape to a world of color, energy and deep well-being. A wide range of massages as well as body exfoliations and wraps are available. Massages may as well be enjoyed right on the lagoon as sun sets over Bora Bora.
Balneotherapy will be your best ally against jetlag and after a long flight.
“Monoi”, the sacred traditional Polynesian oil infused from coconuts and flowers is used for most treatments. This gift from earth will feed your imagination, and transport you to be in perfect harmony with nature. A reward for all senses.
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French Polynesia, more commonly known as Tahiti and her Islands, has, of all times, been considered the most perfect and unique getaway for travelers in search for hedonism, beauty, romance, authenticity, life experiences, emotions, adventures. These incredibly stunning islands seduced and captivated many navigators, artists, and writers.
French Polynesia is comprised of 118 islands spread over a surface as wide as Europe, and divided in 5 archipelagoes: the Society Islands, the Tuamotu archipelago, the Marquesas, the Austral islands and the Gambier. 5 archipelagoes, 5 identities… Making Tahiti and her Islands a fantastic multi-destination.
The island of Taha’a, formerly called Uporu, is located in the Society Islands and shares the same lagoon as the island of Raiatea. Raiatea played a major role in Polynesian migrations throughout the Pacific Ocean and is still an important historical and cultural center, witness of well-alive civilization and traditions.
Taha’a is symbolically called the Vanilla Island. It is on these fertile lands that the Tahitian vanilla is cultivated to become one of the best and most fragrant one, sought after by the best Chefs around the world. Tahitian pearls are also produced in Taha’a. A few pearl farms have found their shelter in the island’s pure waters.
Ra’iatea and Taha’a are encircled by a common lagoon, but the two islands couldn’t be more different. Ra’iatea is high, imposing and fiercely independent, has the second biggest town in French Polynesia after Pape’ete and is considered by many to be the spiritual seat of the Polynesian Triangle. Taha’a, on the other hand, has graceful low hills, is famous for its sweet-scented vanilla and is arguably the quietest of the Society Islands. Both islands are ideal places to explore a mysterious and wild-feeling Polynesia.
The islands have few beaches but the reef is dotted with motu, secluded white-sand, palm-fringed, blue-lagoon islets. Within the vast lagoon itself is a never-ending aquarium perfect for diving, snorkelling, kayaking or just splashing around. On land, the mountains, particularly on Ra’iatea, make you want to hike off in search of breezy vistas, waterfalls and one of the world’s rarest flowers, the tiare apetahi.
A sojourn in Taha’a is an experience out of the ordinary. The island is blessed with lush mountains and valleys, turquoise lagoons, virgin “motu” islets. Taha’a has it all! The Vanilla Island has kept this Polynesian flair, and its inhabitants share a way of life that has remained truly authentic, away from busy Tahiti… Fishing, vanilla, pearl farms, agriculture and tourism are part of their daily lives. There is something magical and poetic about Taha’a, and it just seems like time has stopped, allowing each and everyone to enjoy this land of beauty at their own pace