Le Taha’a Island Resort & Spa – French Polynesia ๐Ÿ‡ต๐Ÿ‡ซ

 

Le Taha’a Island Resort & Spa is a 5-star property, located on a “motu” islet, a 35-minute navigation from the Raiatea Airport and a 5-minute boat ride from the village of Tapuamu on the main island of Taha’a.

The refined beach villas and over-water bungalows feature thatched roofs and wood furnishings, along with flat-screen TVs, sitting areas, and tea and coffeemakers. Beach villas offer private plunge pools, cabanas, outdoor showers and bathtubs. Upgraded villas have 2 bedrooms and bathrooms, plus private gardens. Room service and Wi-Fi are available (fee).

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.

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.

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.

ย French Polynesia ๐Ÿ‡ต๐Ÿ‡ซ

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 identitiesโ€ฆ 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.

Raโ€™iatea and Tahaโ€™a are encircled by a common lagoon, but the two islands couldn’t be more different. Raโ€™iatea is high, imposing and fiercely independent, has the second biggest town inย French Polynesiaย after Papeโ€™ete and is considered by many to be the spiritual seat of the Polynesian Triangle. Tahaโ€™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 withย motu,ย 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 Raโ€™iatea, make you want to hike off in search of breezy vistas, waterfalls and one of the worldโ€™s rarest flowers, theย 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 Tahitiโ€ฆ 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

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Credits:

http://www.lonelyplanet.com/tahiti-and-french-polynesia/raiatea-and-tahaa/introduction

http://www.letahaa.com/

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