Le Taha’a is the ultimate and exclusive hideaway of glistening beaches and sparkling waters in the South Pacific. Open since July 2002, this resort is designed to be the most exclusive resort in French Polynesia. Superbly located on Motu Tautau on the coral reef, the resort faces the island of Taha’a on the lagoon side and offers an unsurpassed view on Bora Bora on the ocean side. Taha’a is often called the "Vanilla Island". It is effectively responsible for 70% of Polynesia's vanilla production, estimated at 25 tons a year.
Rates From USD 1,000 per night + tax for an Over Water Suite.
Location: This traditional Polynesian style hotel is 5 minutes by boat from main island of Taha’a and 35 minutes by boat from Raiatea Island. "Uporu" Island, known as Taha’a, is a wild little paradise located 230 km west of Tahiti, in the Society Islands Archipelago.
Accommodation: The resort offers 45 Over Water Suites and 12 Beach Villas with more than a hundred square meters in size. The facilities surpass all existing hotel accommodation in the whole Pacific region. Private patio and tropical gardens, private swimming pool (beach villas), spacious lounge and terrace, private deck with direct access to the lagoon (over water bungalows), ceiling fan, air conditioning, coffee/tea facilities, mini bar, hair dryer, make-up mirror, safe deposit box, television, CD player and IDD telephone.
Dining: There are three restaurants and two bars on Le Taha’a Island Resort. La Plage is located by the pool and beachside. Vanille, the main restaurant, and Ohiri, for fine dining, are located in the heart of the resort among the trees. Enjoy beach barbecues and Polynesian and seafood buffets accompanied with live entertainment.
Activities: Le Taha’a features a fresh water swimming pool next to the beach, surrounded by decked and tiled areas with lounge chairs. It is serviced throughout the day by the pool bar and restaurant, La Plage.
Le Taha’a offers jet skis, water ski, one tennis court with night light, a petanque area, a volleyball court and a beach jacuzzi. A full range of excursions to discover the wonders of the island of Taha’a by sea and 4 x 4 awaits you. Explore the vanilla plantation and black pearl farms, or enjoy a lovely motu picnic. The resort proposes two different boutiques: one which offers every day conveniences as well as a large sample of local handicrafts, and the other which features the natural jewels of our Pacific lagoons, the world famous black pearls. Unforgettable helicopter tours start on Taha’a and Bora Bora, including daily shutttle service and island discovery excursions. The best way is to combine Bora Bora and Taha’a together in an excursion.
Le Spa by Le Taha'a: Le Spa by Le Taha'a is blessed with an exceptional site: it nestles in the shade of a coconut grove between the meandering waters of a small lake and the lagoon. It has been built from natural materials in pure Polynesian style to ensure that it merges perfectly with its motu environment. In effect, it forms the strong point, one could almost say of the nerve endings, of hotel, Le Taha’a.
Best time to travel: Located 17 degrees south of the equator, Bora Bora enjoys a year-round tropical climate. Temperatures range from about 25 to 28 °C (77 to 82 °F). The months from November to April are hotter and more humid, with occasional rain. From May to October, the weather is dry and the nights are cooled down by the trade winds, which are strongest at this time of the year.
Getting there: Fly to Papeete (Tahiti) and from there to Bora Bora. From there you continue on to Le Taha’a.