Le Taha’a Island Resort & Spa – French Polynesia 🇵🇫

 

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.

 French Polynesia 🇵🇫

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

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

http://www.letahaa.com/

Four Seasons Resort – Bora Bora, French Polynesia 🇵🇫

 

In the South Pacific, Bora Bora – the most famous of French Polynesia’s Leeward Islands and recently awarded the title of “the best island in the world” by U.S. News – invites you to immerse yourself in a tropical paradise. Four Seasons Resort makes for the perfect base for your Bora Bora vacation.

This wonderful place is unique among the Polynesian resorts, and since its opening in 2008, it has consistently impressed. Indeed, this is one of the few resorts that manages to get everything so right with such little fuss: a combination of splendid overwater bungalows, fantastic setting, wonderful food and superb staff.

Each bungalow comes with its own sizeable pool on an enclosed deck overlooking the sea, with direct access to the lagoon. The international clientele is made up mainly of celebs, honeymooners and couples who spend the day by the pool and being treated at the sumptuous spa, but it’s also welcoming to families (young children and teenagers have their own entertainment program).

Overlooking the magnificent turquoise waters of a private beach, Four Seasons Resort Bora Bora boasts luxurious over-water bungalows and beachfront villas with views of Mount Otemanu. After an invigorating workout in the open-air fitness centre, you can enjoy an afternoon of pampering at the waterfront day spa.

The resort boasts an infinity pool, a tennis court and free guided snorkelling tours of the lagoon sanctuary, which is home to many exotic marine animals. Guests can also enjoy kayaking, catamaran cruises, windsurfing and shark feeding.

The spacious bungalows and villas each feature traditional wooden furnishings, high ceilings and thatched roofs. All accommodation features fluffy down pillows and iPod docking station.

You can sample a variety of cuisines at the 4 on-site restaurants, offering Polynesian, French and Asian specialities. Watching the sun set over the lagoon at Sunset Bar & Lounge offers the perfect ending to your day.

 

Bora Bora, French Polynesia 🇵🇫

Ah, Bora Bora. The stuff of dreams. As you arrive by plane, the view says it all. How not to be mesmerised by this stunning palette of sapphire, indigo and turquoise, all mixed together in modern-art abstractions? And these sand-edged motu (islets) and soaring rainforest-covered basaltic peaks? With such a dreamlike setting, Bora Bora is, unsurprisingly, a honeymooners’ choice. But there’s much more to do than clink glasses with your loved one in a luxurious hotel. The good thing is that you can mix slow-paced sun-and-sand holidays with action-packed adventures. Diving, snorkelling, lagoon tours, hiking and parasailing are readily available. What you shouldn’t expect, though, is a thriving nightlife. Bora Bora is a quiet island. And this dream destination is much more accessible than you think. As well as five-star resorts, a handful of low-key midrange hotels beckon.

French Polynesia 🇵🇫

Sculpted by sky-piercing, moss-green peaks and lined with vivid turquoise lagoons, sultry French Polynesia is a place to take it slow and experience warm, laid-back island culture.

Lagoon Spectacular

The slim stretches of white-, pink- and black-sand beaches in French Polynesia are really just pretty springboards into the real draw: the lagoons. Most high islands are surrounded by fringing reef that creates a protected swimming pool of the most intense aqua imaginable. Coral atolls have this same calibre of lagoon minus the big island in the middle. Fish, dolphins, rays, sharks, turtles and more inhabit these clear-water coral gardens that are as excellent for snorkelling as they are for diving and swimming. Surfers ride glassy wave faces at reef passes while kitesurfers fly across the water with the trade winds.

The Dream

Tahiti: just the word conjures up centuries’ worth of images: hibiscus flowers; bronzed dancers in grass skirts; a humid breeze over turquoise sea. The islands of French Polynesia became legends the minute the first European explorers reached their home shores with tales of a heaven on earth where the soil was fertile, life was simple and lust was guilt-free. While the lingering hype is outdated, French Polynesia is still about as dreamy as reality gets. The lagoons are just as blue but there are freeways, more conservative values and nine-to-five jobs. It’s not the untainted paradise of explorer lore, but at least there’s an internet connection.

To Luxe or Not to Luxe

Over-the-top indulgence has become French Polynesia’s – or more specifically Bora Bora’s – signature, and often overshadows what the rest of the country has to offer. Resorts on the ‘Pearl of the Pacific’ are a honeymooner’s dream, with private overwater bungalows and spectacular views of the island’s iconic, square-topped peak. But if this isn’t your cup of coconut water, or not in your budget, don’t let that dissuade you from visiting French Polynesia. Small, family-run lodgings offer a closer-to-the-culture experience for considerably less financial output.

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http://www.fourseasons.com/borabora/

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

https://www.lonelyplanet.com/bora-bora/hotels/four-seasons-resort-bora-bora/a/lod/f06db4e1-906d-4ed9-8fb0-f44ba9531c76/362941

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The St. Regis Bora Bora Resort & Spa – Bora Bora, French Polynesia 🇵🇫

 

Ia orana and maeva to Tahiti’s jewel in the crown, The St. Regis Bora Bora Resort. Those two Tahitian words mean “greetings” and “welcome,” and mark the beginning of every captivating visit to French Polynesia, the world’s ultimate paradise. In the shadow of Mount Otemanu, by the shores of the most beautiful lagoon on the planet, The St. Regis Bora Bora Resort beckons to discerning travelers. A private-island resort with 44 acres of extraordinarily magnificent landscaped grounds, it is a Polynesian dreamland matched with the unsurpassed bespoke signature service that only St. Regis hotels can offer.

Choose a spectacular overwater villa, a pool beach villa, oceanfront retreat villa or the Royal Estate (a 13,000-square-foot distinctive private home); regardless of which gorgeously appointed accommodation imbued with Tahitian tradition becomes home, the gracious service and refinement of The St. Regis Bora Bora Resort is always at the ready. Be sure to explore the private “motu” (island) in the lagoonarium where the seductive Miri Miri Spa by Clarins awaits; take time to snorkel in the warm waters of that protected area; or simply relax at the pristine beach, looking out across the aquamarine sea to the spectacular view of Mount Otemanu nearby.

Plan a flawlessly stunning engagement or wedding here, celebrate a honeymoon, renew vows on an anniversary or simply bring the family for an unforgettable and extraordinary holiday – The St. Regis Bora Bora Resort Tahitian experience is always Beyond Expectation.

The St. Regis Bora Bora Resort is the epitome of luxury and exclusivity. This haven of tropical beauty features an ultra private selection of villas that range from 1,550 square feet, to 13,000 square feet. Guests can enjoy a range of facilities including private terraces, gazebos, whirlpools, private gardens, plungepools, private beach access, and much more.

The Spa

Time suspends in lush contemplation at Miri Miri Spa by CLARINS located on its own ethereal island in the middle of the Resort’s private Lagoonarium, this unique 13,000 square-foot spa is a haven of sun-dappled serenity, where peace and rejuvenation go hand in hand. Its secluded beach, facing the majestic Mount Otemanu as it reflects into the lagoon, engenders a profound sense of our world’s elemental beauty.

“Miri Miri” has two meanings in Tahitian: it is the name of a plant, but also the word for caress.

Dining

Exemplary meals are an everyday occurrence at The St. Regis Bora Bora Resort, with taste delights ranging from the spectacular offerings at world-class Lagoon restaurant helmed by internationally renowned chef Jean-Georges Vongerichten. The top-notch seafood at Sushi Take Japanese eatery, the mouth-watering Italian specialties served up at Far Niente Ristorante and the refreshing cocktails made by our talented barman at the Aparima Bar.

All the restaurants use as much locally sourced, island-grown premium ingredients as possible, guaranteeing unforgettable dining experiences that are unique to Bora Bora, including Poisson Cru, Tahiti’s national dish.

Bora Bora, French Polynesia 🇵🇫

Ah, Bora Bora. The stuff of dreams. As you arrive by plane, the view says it all. How not to be mesmerised by this stunning palette of sapphire, indigo and turquoise, all mixed together in modern-art abstractions? And these sand-edged motu (islets) and soaring rainforest-covered basaltic peaks? With such a dreamlike setting, Bora Bora is, unsurprisingly, a honeymooners’ choice. But there’s much more to do than clink glasses with your loved one in a luxurious hotel. The good thing is that you can mix slow-paced sun-and-sand holidays with action-packed adventures. Diving, snorkelling, lagoon tours, hiking and parasailing are readily available. What you shouldn’t expect, though, is a thriving nightlife. Bora Bora is a quiet island. And this dream destination is much more accessible than you think. As well as five-star resorts, a handful of low-key midrange hotels beckon.

Sculpted by sky-piercing, moss-green peaks and lined with vivid turquoise lagoons, sultry French Polynesia is a place to take it slow and experience warm, laid-back island culture.

Lagoon Spectacular

The slim stretches of white-, pink- and black-sand beaches in French Polynesia are really just pretty springboards into the real draw: the lagoons. Most high islands are surrounded by fringing reef that creates a protected swimming pool of the most intense aqua imaginable. Coral atolls have this same calibre of lagoon minus the big island in the middle. Fish, dolphins, rays, sharks, turtles and more inhabit these clear-water coral gardens that are as excellent for snorkelling as they are for diving and swimming. Surfers ride glassy wave faces at reef passes while kitesurfers fly across the water with the trade winds.

The Dream

Tahiti: just the word conjures up centuries’ worth of images: hibiscus flowers; bronzed dancers in grass skirts; a humid breeze over turquoise sea. The islands of French Polynesia became legends the minute the first European explorers reached their home shores with tales of a heaven on earth where the soil was fertile, life was simple and lust was guilt-free. While the lingering hype is outdated, French Polynesia is still about as dreamy as reality gets. The lagoons are just as blue but there are freeways, more conservative values and nine-to-five jobs. It’s not the untainted paradise of explorer lore, but at least there’s an internet connection.

To Luxe or Not to Luxe

Over-the-top indulgence has become French Polynesia’s – or more specifically Bora Bora’s – signature, and often overshadows what the rest of the country has to offer. Resorts on the ‘Pearl of the Pacific’ are a honeymooner’s dream, with private overwater bungalows and spectacular views of the island’s iconic, square-topped peak. But if this isn’t your cup of coconut water, or not in your budget, don’t let that dissuade you from visiting French Polynesia. Small, family-run lodgings offer a closer-to-the-culture experience for considerably less financial output.

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Credits:

http://www.stregisborabora.com

http://www.lonelyplanet.com/tahiti-and-french-polynesia/bora-bora/

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