Le Taha'a Island Resort & Spa, located on the private islet of Motu Tautau, with views to Tahiti and Bora Bora, is a stunning tropical paradise and the perfect destination for a luxury beach holiday. As a Relais &Chateaux property, guests enjoy an authentic experience of the region, enhanced by five-star service.
The island, positioned between a reef and a lagoon, epitomises natural beauty and serenity, with a lush interior thick with palm trees. Known as the Vanilla Island with beans growing in abundance, visitors can explore vanilla plantations, as well as rhum distilleries and pearl farms, and can explore tropical valleys by ATV or 4x4.
The natural surroundings are stunning, particularly at sunrise and sunset when the colours are simply magical, and there are many ways to make the most of them. Take a paddleboard off shore to enjoy the island's breathtaking scenery from a different perspective, grab a snorkel and mask to spot colourful shoals of fish in the lagoon, head out on a fishing expedition with a local guide, or journey upstream through the jungle by kayak.
Within the resort there is a tennis court and swimming pool, as well as a fantatic spa, Tavai Spa, which is made up of thatch roof palapas positioned over the lagoon, where guests can choose from an enticing menu of massages, scrups and wraps to choose from.
Guests at the resort can choose to stay in overwater suites and beach villas, designed in traditional Polynesian style; spacious cabanas with thatched roofs. The Pool Beach Villa enjoys a private garden filled with tropical plants, a private plunge pool, outside bathtub for soaking under the stars, and leads straight onto a gorgeous white sand beach. The Overwater Suite enjoys a private furnished deck, fitted with a ladder that gives you direct access to the lagoon for cooling swims.
The resort has three restaurants, Le Vanille, set in lush tropical gardens, La Plage beach restaurant specialising in grilled fish and meats and Tahitian classics such as ‘poisson cru’, and The Ohiri, a gourmet dining experience of French-Polynesian fusion cuisine. Special private dining experiences can also be arrangedd, such as a picnic on a sandbank in the middle of the lagoon, and breakfast can be delivered to your room by canoe.
Every time I explore a new destination, whether it’s on an adventure holiday in Peru or a luxury beach escape in the Indian Ocean, I return home full of excitement to share the amazing sights I have seen. Through my own experiences I have developed a love of helping others experience the great wonders of the world; truly getting under the skin of the extraordinary destinations that are at your fingertips. Getting the details right, from which hotel is perfectly located for exploring away from the crowds, to which local guide is most knowledgeable on history or culture or art, is of paramount importance to me. I am constantly seeking out new and exciting experiences and exploring off the beaten track to ensure my clients are receiving the best and most honest first-hand advice.
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