If you asked us the ideal destination for planning that bucket list vacation you've always dreamed of, we'd tell you to take a closer look at Tahiti. Tahiti has more than one hundred separate islands to pick from, with each providing a slightly different take on laid-back island culture, amazing cuisine, and vacation living just a few steps from pristine beaches and a clear blue sea.
Tahiti's Top 10 Resorts, Hotels, and Bungalows
The Hotel Maitai, with guest rooms situated over Bora Bora's pristine waters and close to Matira Beach, is one of the best choices for families looking for a truly unforgettable experience. Two restaurants and two bars located on-site let you stay close to home when looking to grab something eat, and there's nothing quite like waking up surrounded by ocean views from nearly every angle.
Prices are reasonable and the location alone makes the Hotel Maitai one of our top options.
Part of the internationally renowned Starwood grouping of hotels and resorts, La Meridien on Tahiti offers world-class luxury nestled amidst waterfalls, dramatic mountain scenery, and of course — sparkling Tahitian ocean views.
La Meridien is our top pick for couples searching for a luxurious romantic getaway. It's the perfect place to land after days spent hiking, enjoying the scenery, or just lounging poolside to soak up the sun.
The Manava Beach Resort and Spa (formerly called the Moorea Pearl) is ideal for those looking for a private vacation in an overwater bungalow. The bungalows are located within fifteen minutes of the airport, but maintain a feeling of total privacy. Enjoy snorkeling in the lagoon just outside your front door, visit the private plunge pool outside your personal bungalow, or visit the island's largest infinity pool.
Stay at the Manava Beach Resort and Spa, and you'll find yourself trying to find an excuse to move to Moorea for good.
Tikehau is itself one of the largest lagoons in Tahiti, and the Tikehau Pearl takes full advantage of the lagoon's showstopping natural beauty. The resort is near a coconut grove and you'll see its famous pink-sand beaches just outside your door. Relax in a suite or choose an overwater bungalow for the full Tahiti experience.
Choose from activities like a bicycle exploration of the nearby village, massages at the resort spa, relaxation at the infinity pool, and more.
Tahiti knows luxury — and Tikehau is where you find it.
The Hotel Tiare Tahiti is the perfect budget-friendly option for those who want to make the most of their Tahitian trip without breaking the bank. Located just five minutes from the pier and a short drive from the airport, Hotel Tiare Tahiti is a great choice for vacationers looking to explore downtown's dinner options and put their focus on outdoor excursions at a great price.
Located on a secluded islet, Le Taha'a Island Resort and Spa has garnered raves from Conde Nast Traveler for its remarkably beautiful set of suites and villas, laguna-side spa, and absolutely gorgeous natural scenery right outside your overwater bungalow's window.
One of our favorites when you're looking for a vacation full of authentic Polynesian living, a quiet spot away from the hustle and bustle of busier Tahiti, and fine dining you'll never forget.
7. The Brando
Are you the type to search for a truly exclusive spot to spend your Tahitian vacation? The Brando might just be the perfect boutique hotel for you. The Brando is eco-friendly and located on a secluded island once owned by the late actor Marlon Brando (hence the name). It boasts two restaurants, including one with a menu developed by a two-star Michelin chef, a holistic spa, and plenty of outdoor activities.
Have you ever wanted to vacation on your own private island? Staying at the Brando is the next-best thing.
When you need a central location from which to head out to enjoy nearby shopping areas, tropical gardens, and all that the island of Tahiti has to offer, the InterContinental Tahiti Resort and Spa is the perfect choice. Great for families and for romantic getaways alike, the InterContinental aims to have something for everyone.
This is one of our top recommendations for those who like to stay right where all the activity is while still being able to find a quiet spot to relax at the end of the day.
9. Four Seasons Resort Bora Bora
The Four Seasons Resort in Bora Bora is nestled in the shadow of Mount Otemanu and offers accommodations that range in size from the three-bedroom Beachfront Villa Estate to one-bedroom overwater bungalows with a view of the mountain itself. Individuals villas are designed for different types of vacationers, so you'll find the perfect villa to suit your style.
Visit the spa and be treated to a combination of ancient island traditions and native ingredients. Stay out over the water or near a secluded lagoon. Enjoy underwater encounters led by a Marine biologist. Fish from a private boat. You'll be truly at home in the Four Seasons Bora Bora.
10. Maison D'Hotes Tutehau
Finally, we wanted to find an option for those who are more apt to hit up an Air BnB than a four-star resort, but who still want to make the most of Tahiti. We think we found just the place! The Maison D'Hotes Tutehau is a Bed & Breakfast owned and operated by charming hostess Martine. With four rooms available, it's perfect for a small group of friends or family. Located close to the airport, shopping district, and with a private fenced garden, Tutehau offers low-key accommodations at an excellent price.
Plan your Tahitian Vacation With Journeys of a Lifetime
Tahiti is is a land unlike any other, and you'll never want to leave once you've experienced what this diverse array of more than a hundred islands has to offer. We'd love to help you plan out your getaway to Tahiti, and at Journeys of a Lifetime, you can trust that we just don't do cookie-cutter vacations. We'll get to know you and put together a total vacation package that truly gives you your ideal once-in-a-lifetime experience.
Call (864) 979-0160 or contact us online to get started with your getaway today.