Tahiti has a rich and diversified hotel offer. There is no shortage of accommodation options. The Queen Island has many establishments of all types and price ranges. Whether in a hotel or a guesthouse, availability is greater than in the rest of the Society Archipelago. Hotels in Tahiti are generally of good quality, without reaching the legendary excellence of Bora Bora resorts.
While it is the most populous of French Polynesia, Tahiti is also the largest. Therefore, it is important to choose the perfect location according to the length of your stay, what you would like to see and the imperatives of international flights. Let’s discover the best accommodations and hotels in Tahiti, both on the main island and on the peninsula.
Hotels in Tahiti Near the International Airport
Ease and Comfort Upon Arrival or Before Your Return
Flights to Tahiti arrive at destination either early in the morning or late in the afternoon. In either case, you’ll enjoy dropping off your bags or going straight to your hotel to rest from the trip. If you are planning a short stopover in Tahiti before leaving for Bora Bora, Moorea or the islands of the Tuamotu archipelago, we recommend that you stay close to the airport. This will allow you to arrive in time for boarding.
This recommendation is also valid for the return flight, especially if it takes place very early in the morning. Due to the numerous traffic jams around the capital city of Papeete and the city of Faa’a where the airport is located, it is preferable to spend the night before boarding in an accommodation located just a few minutes from the terminal.
This practical solution avoids stressful situations and also allows for a good night’s sleep. However, it is still possible to combine business with pleasure, as some of the best accommodations near the airport are among the best hotels in Tahiti.
Best of Luxury Hotels in Tahiti: The Intercontinental Resort Tahiti
The Intercontinental Resort Tahiti is the perfect place to rest before heading off to other climes. Although it is less than 5 minutes from the airport, this 4-star hotel is located in a beautiful natural setting overlooking the lagoon. You will have your first postcard effect and your first swim here: you are in the land of dreams and enchanting landscapes!
Several categories of accommodation are available. Travelers in transit will enjoy the standard and superior rooms, which are both spacious and modern. Others will choose the beautiful overwater bungalows and villas to enjoy the sunset on the neighboring island of Moorea in complete privacy.
As is often the case in French Polynesia, the staff is diligent and very kind. And if it is possible to eat on site, you can also spend the evening in Papeete which is only 10 minutes away by car. The Intercontinental Resort Tahiti is definitely more than a transit hotel: it is practical and pleasant. Count on a budget per night and for two people from $340 to $1,140 depending on the tourist season and the type of accommodation chosen.
Manaeva Lodge: Perfect for One Night and More!
Also close to the airport, the Manaeva Lodge offers guest rooms and private bungalows of exceptional quality. This time, you’ll have a view of a beautiful exotic garden. The place takes on the appearance of a small garden of Eden. This small hotel is particularly suitable for couples, but also for small families with a child.
You will stay in spacious rooms of impeccable cleanliness. The excellent bedding makes for a restful night. You also have your own bathroom and a small kitchen, ideal for longer stays. Your hosts are discreet, but they go out of their way to make your stay as pleasant as possible.
Manaeva Lodge combines privacy, comfort and conviviality. It is simply one of the best addresses on Tahiti, both for travelers passing through and for those who would like to discover the island in more depth. Prices are also very attractive: expect between $160 and $200 per night for two people.
Lodging in Papeete
Perhaps you would like to discover the daily life in Papeete? You can visit its famous market and eat at the food trucks in the evening. And why not attend the Heiva show and admire the Tahitian Vahines? For you, an accommodation close to the city is essential.
Fare Tutehau : House and Guest Rooms
A beautiful address awaits you in the east of the capital and only 15 minutes walk from the quayside promenade. You will enjoy a privileged location to visit Papeete without having to take a rental car. Going out in the evening becomes a habit and taking the ferry to Moorea is no problem. Your hosts even provide bicycles for your travels.
In addition to its convenient location, Fare Tutehau offers quality, beautifully decorated accommodations. The rooms are spacious and have a real personality, and the bedding is very satisfactory. Depending on the model chosen, you will share the bathroom with other travelers in common areas where nothing is missing. Another type of accommodation, a beautiful guest house offers the ideal setting for a family vacation, in complete privacy and in the best of comforts.
Affable and available, your hosts are distinguished by their sense of welcome and their simplicity. Fare Tutehau is a pleasant alternative to hotels in Tahiti: quiet and yet close to everything. It is perhaps above all a beautiful human encounter. For a room for two people with air conditioning, count approximately $140, breakfast included.
A Dream Airbnb: The Blue Manava
Do you feel like getting away from it all in the city center? All you have to do is to take a little height. This is the experience that the Blue Manava offers you. Located in a residence, a functional and well-equipped apartment allows couples to stay in the very heart of Papeete. Everything is within walking distance in a few minutes.
Your apartment is large, comfortable and clean. Having breakfast on your terrace will make you feel at home. But happiness is found a little higher up. It is indeed on the roof that awaits you a magnificent swimming pool with an incredible panoramic view of Papeete. The ideal place to relax and admire the city from a different perspective.
For those looking for tranquility and proximity to the city, Blue Manava is a great place to stay. The experience is made even more pleasant by the fact that your hosts are both responsive and friendly. A very good address and an excellent value for money: on a minimum basis of two nights, count approximately $100 per night.
Some Addresses on the West Coast
Going down the West Coast, you leave the density of urban areas behind. The natural landscapes become more grandiose and the days pass more peacefully.
A High-End Rental: The Tahiti Luxury Apartment
Located not far from the Faa’a airport, a magnificent apartment welcomes you on the top floor of a modern residence. The quality of the bedding and the equipment is of the highest level. During your stay, you will have access to the residence’s huge swimming pool as well as to the fitness room.
Although relatively isolated, the Tahiti Luxury Apartment is close to several shops and in direct proximity to the beach. Moreover, with its west-facing position, your apartment offers a breathtaking view of the ocean and the island of Moorea. A rental car will be necessary to ensure your travels.
Equipped with a concierge service, the Tahiti Luxury Apartment has little to envy the big hotels in Tahiti. It is an ideal destination for peaceful retreats with friends and family. Expect to pay around $230 per night, based on a two-night minimum rental.
Even Further South: Manomano Lodge
Far from Papeete but still on Tahiti Nui, the Manomano Lodge offers simple and authentic accommodation. Above all, it has an idyllic location with direct access to a beautiful black sand beach. Water activities will be at the heart of your stay. The magnificent lagoon allows for superb snorkeling or paddle boarding. Whether you are a beginner or an experienced surfer, you will find good spots to practice your art. You will also be close to the Golf of Tahiti.
Beach bungalows can accommodate up to 6 people and all have a fully equipped kitchen and a private bathroom. Without a doubt, this is the ideal accommodation for families. Manomano Lodge also offers three comfortable, functional and very clean studios. For meals, you’ll find everything you need nearby: supermarkets, artisans and shops selling local products.
Your hosts are all-rounders who distinguish themselves by their availability and their unfailing kindness. The sense of welcome is also a characteristic to note. You will feel like privileged guests. Manomano Lodge is a superb address for those who wish to enjoy a remarkable natural setting, far from the urban agitation. Prices are also very attractive: count between $100 and $170 per night for two people.
Hotels in Tahiti Iti
When you leave Tahiti Nui for the peninsula, you enter a wilder, more authentic environment and of course, farther away from everything. It is therefore necessary to have enough time and often a means of transportation.
The Omati Lodge: Intimacy and Immersion
On the east coast of Tahiti Iti, the Omati Lodge offers several high quality villas, two of which have a private pool. In the heart of a splendid landscaped garden, you will appreciate the calmness and the magnificent view of the Pacific Ocean.
Your accommodation is nicely decorated, functional and very well equipped. The villas are especially spacious and comfortable. You can spend a pleasant weekend with your family or as a couple. A reception service is available on the spot, and you will never be left alone in case of need.
Omati Lodge is the starting point to discover the peninsula. There are many possibilities for hiking and you can also be tempted by sea trips and, why not, go and meet the humpback whales. Because of its remoteness, renting a car is mandatory to visit the rest of Tahiti. Count about $270 for a night for four people in a villa with a pool.
Best of the Hotels in Tahiti Iti: The Pension Reva Teahupoo
At the end of the west coast, there is a nice guesthouse. You can only get there by boat, from the end of the paved road where you will leave your car on a parking lot. The boat ride takes 15 minutes to finally arrive at the Pension Reva Teahupoo. In the middle of a wild landscape, the experience becomes almost initiatory.
The accommodation is in bungalows with a capacity of 2 to 4 persons. All are well equipped for sleeping and have a private bathroom. Larger families will have a more spacious bungalow at their disposal. Because of the total isolation, it is strongly recommended to choose a half board or even full board formula.
You will be in charge of everything, from transportation and food to organized activities. You will also have a front row seat to the Tahiti Pro international surfing competition. The Pension Reva Teahupoo is a quality address, at once idyllic, atypical and demanding. It costs about $270 per night for two people with full board.
Choose Among the Best Hotels in Tahiti!
Finding a hotel in Tahiti is relatively easy. But you have to know what you are looking for! For express passages, it is best to stay in Faa’a. Heiva i Tahiti spectators will choose to stay in Papeete. Visitors wishing to discover Tahiti in more depth will move away from the capital.
The Queen Island of French Polynesia offers so many possibilities. During your stay, you can visit the famous lavatubes or spend a day on a black sand beach. Hiking in Tahiti is also worth your attention. Find your hotel and start discovering the South Pacific Islands. Don’t hesitate to contact us to organize your stay.