Accessible only by sea from the neighboring island of Raiatea, Tahaa appears like a hidden treasure. Its charm and romanticism have nothing to envy to Bora Bora and the one nicknamed the Vanilla Island has everything to make your stay in Polynesia an unforgettable memory. Its lagoon is marvelous, the interior lands are still wild and the vanilla scents are delicious. All that’s left is to find out how getting to Tahaa.
Larger but also half as populated as Bora Bora, Tahaa is an intimate and authentic destination. The island also has quality accommodations. To better enjoy your trip, here is a selection of the most beautiful pensions and the best hotels in Tahaa.
The Best Hotels in Tahaa: Perfection and Romance
Some of the hotels in Tahaa are among the most prestigious in French Polynesia. With an extraordinary natural setting worthy of the most beautiful postcards, these luxury establishments are the ideal destinations for romantic stays and honeymoons.
Taha’a by Pearl Resort: The Closest to Heaven.
Off the main island, on the motu Tautau, is the hotel of all superlatives: Taha’a by Pearl Resorts. The only Relais & Châteaux type establishment in Polynesia, this luxury hotel is dedicated to beauty and goodness. Beauty first, because here, everything is voluptuous and comfortable. The picturesque overwater bungalows offer a remarkable view of the lagoon or the mountains. Thanks to its exceptional location, you will enjoy fantastic sunsets. You will also have privileged access to many water excursions. A visit to the coral garden next to the resort is one of the best activities in Tahaa.
Special attention is also given to good, modern and sophisticated cuisine. A gourmet restaurant offers succulent dishes, a refined blend of Pacific flavors. A real treat for the taste buds of gourmets. By combining harmony and style on the one hand, gustatory pleasures and modern cuisine on the other, Taha’a by Pearl Resorts reaches a degree of excellence quite unique in Polynesia.
The accommodation in bungalows or villas is also of great quality with services of a very high level. In addition to the activities and themed evenings, you can enjoy the services of a spa lounge for massages and body treatments. As for the reception staff, they pay tribute to Polynesian hospitality. With a price range from 700 to $1400 per night for the most luxurious suites, Taha’a by Pearl Resorts is the best hotel in Tahaa.
La Pirogue Api: intimacy and excellence
Secluded on a tiny motu east of the main island, La Pirogue Api cultivates a feeling of being at the end of the world. It is a charming destination where tourism and nature are in harmony. The project is part of a responsible eco-development that respects the local fauna and flora. Moreover, an installation of photovoltaic solar panels ensures the needs of the island in electricity.
La Pirogue Api has the particularity of offering a quiet and intimate retreat with the comfort and quality of a high-end hotel. Only five beach bungalows are available, which gives you the impression of having an island to yourself, but also the possibility of enjoying a personalized and warm service. A friendly welcome and fine cuisine await the lucky travelers, whether they are a couple or a family with children.
The bungalows are very spacious and comfortable, and give direct access to the beach and the lagoon. From the terrace of your accommodation, you will enjoy the magnificent view of the mountains of Tahaa and its neighbor Bora Bora. Thanks to its western orientation, sunsets on the horizon become a daily spectacle. A dream that is finally quite affordable: count on about $770 per night in half-board for two people.
Fare Pea Iti: Worthy of The Great Hotels in Tahaa
Located on the main island, in the village of Patio, Fare Pea Iti is a tropical oasis, where it is good to be isolated. The Polynesian welcome is warm, the garden is very well maintained and landscaped with a pool and pergola. On the other side of the palm trees, a pontoon takes you far out onto the lagoon to enjoy a magnificent view. Everything is done to make you feel at home. You will also enjoy tasty dishes prepared by a chef. The art of dining is a sure thing in Tahaa.
Fare Pea Iti is halfway between a charming hotel and a guesthouse. Without pretending to match the services of the big luxury hotels, the establishment chooses professionalism and authenticity. Various accommodations in bungalows are available with half-board prices ranging from 330 to $450 for two people. Honeymooners will not want to miss the prestigious beach bungalow: a gigantic accommodation with Jacuzzi and private beach. Everything for an unforgettable romantic experience.
Guesthouses: Small Prices and Big Hearts
The accommodation offer extends beyond hotels and resorts. Other more modest but still very good quality establishments are waiting for you, namely guesthouses. Depending on the package you choose, your hosts will take care of everything, from meals to transportation on the island.
Pension Titaina: Welcome Home
Pension Titaina is located on the southern side of the main island. On the edge of the lagoon, this family-run establishment offers everything you could wish for in a home stay. The contact is warm and authentic. You will share privileged moments with your hosts at the table or in the evening. A delicious cuisine highlights local products and the portions are copious. For adults, a rum tasting will be offered; a nice way to underline the importance of local crafts on Tahaa.
Accommodation in garden bungalows is of high quality. Three accommodations are at your disposal. Clean and functional, they are also nicely decorated so that everyone can quickly get comfortable. The particularity is that they are adapted to all types of travel. In this regard, families with children and long-stay travelers will appreciate the beautiful Hibiscus Bungalow, which offers large accommodation with a fully equipped kitchen and washing machine.
Titaina Guesthouse is a destination of choice for all travelers looking to immerse themselves in the authentic daily life of the islanders. In view of the quality of the cuisine, we recommend a stay with half board. The quality/price ratio is excellent: count between 175 and $220 per night in half-board for two people.
Pension Au Phil du Temps: Superb Location
Still on the main island but this time on the western side, a small family pension welcomes travelers with simplicity and friendliness. The setting facing the lagoon is delightful. Moreover, a nice pontoon on the other side of the main road allows to appreciate the beauty of the place and the sunset on Bora Bora. In addition to its magnificent location, you will keep in mind the contact with your hosts. They will make your stay on the island an authentic experience, punctuated by passionate discussions and delicious cuisine.
The accommodation is functional and very correct for this price range. The accommodation is mainly in garden bungalows, well maintained and pleasant. Couples and families with children will find their happiness for a stay without fuss and in contact with the inhabitants. With a basic price of $150 per night for two people on half board, the Pension Au Phil du Temps is a choice destination that combines low budget and quality.
An Alternative to Pensions and Hotels in Tahaa? Choose to Rent!
The island of Tahaa has many rental accommodations, especially via the online booking platform Airbnb. This option will allow you to take advantage of an accommodation that is often larger, more equipped and qualitatively more profitable. However, we strongly advise tou to have a means of transportation to fully enjoy the surroundings but also to do your shopping in the shops on the island.
Among all the rental accommodations on Tahaa, one of them holds our attention because of the quality of the accommodation and the unique setting: the Villa Lou Faret. Accommodating up to five people, this residence is spectacular in every way. The comfort is optimal, everything is very well equipped and impeccably clean. Outside, a large terrace allows you to have lunch facing the lagoon while a magnificent swimming pool makes swimming a daily pleasure. Even better: at the edge of the beautiful garden, a small private beach gives access to a coral garden where you can observe the aquatic life up close.
This charming villa also benefits from a full western orientation and the sunsets on Bora Bora are simply wonderful. Of course, there are other quality residences in Tahaa. But Villa Lou Faret is truly exceptional. It is the perfect rental for couples or families. The rates are also very attractive: count on $220 per night for three days, $190 per week and $150 per month. This is the perfect opportunity to go into exile and live the Polynesian way.
The Vanilla Island is waiting for you
All these establishments combine quality and comfort in price ranges and services that will meet everyone’s expectations. More than just accommodations, they offer you the best possible experience on Tahaa. Have you made your decision? Then come and discover the treasures of the Vanilla Island. Get an unforgettable dive and a visit to a pearl farm. Explore the sweet vanilla plantations and succumb to the charms of Tahaa.
Are you planning to honeymoon on Tahaa? Or are you looking for an island off the beaten path? Tahaa is a dream destination. We are at your disposal to help you organize your trip! Contact us for personalized advice.