Le Taha'a Island Resort & Spa
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... in the sky which made us all hope for an improvement in the weather conditions for the rest of the day. We were on the first tender over. It was cloudy and we actually took the umbrella from our cabin just in case we needed it. We had to wade onto the island from the tender and we snagged 2 lounge chairs in a shady location with a view of the beach. There were vendors on the motu selling handmade jewelry and vanilla products. I bought some vanilla powder. We needed ...
... then and now. If you can scrape together a bundle of money, come here and leave a bunch of it in trade for memories worth every Pacific Polynesian Franc.
(Gloria here…I loved Bora Bora! It is truly paradise. The clouds and on and off again rain didn’t diminish the fabulousness of this beautiful island. So much of it is just as you might picture it, perfection. We probably had the best tour, bar ...
We knew the reputation of Bora Bora as a beautiful place but once we arrived it became very clear that this is one island we will come back to. The island is lush with high volcanic mountains. There is very little development and the blue of the water surrounding the island shades between deep blue to clear water like a swimming pool.
We scheduled an ...
... not really responsible and good to do!) We all had our fun, and fortunately we were first there and so headed off soon to leave the lagoon and go to the coral reefs outside. Here we would swim with sharks. And yes! It actually was the first time we swam and were sully surrounded by them, lots lots of black tips sharks and under us: a huge lemon shark! All that in crystal clear blue water and beautiful sunlight. Amazing! After all those swimming and ...
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Historical Traveler Reviews Le Taha'a Island Resort & Spa Tahaa
We have stayed in some of the finest resorts all over the world...tiny places & grand hotels....& this is definitely one of our favorites. Rooms are a treasure, like being in a fine yacht cabin over the water. Perfect service & the views are just too fabulous to describe. We felt very lucky!
This is the place to stay if you want the best! The OW bungalows are GORGEOUS! Bigger room, bigger deck. The staff will bend over backwards for you. The place is immaculate. The snorkeling was very, very good. You have to go to the breakwater for the best snorkeling. The food was better than all the other hotels but in general I don't think FP is a great place for the culinary arts! We had gorgeous views at all angles and one especially beautiful view of Bora Bora in the distance. The infinity pool is also very picturesque and has a swim up bar. It is a small resort and was not busy at all which made it ideal. The Polynesian dancers and drummers were also very good. There's nothing to do here but relax at the pool, snorkel, kayak, make friends, go to the spa or swing in a hammock on a private island in the middle of the lagoon that you can wade to. But the staff will organize any excursion for you if you want it. e-mail me for pics or advice if you want.
After spending a night in Tahiti and a week in Moorea, we had adjusted to the more relaxed FP pace. After spending a week at Le Taha'a I was so relaxed I didn't want to go back to NY. First I have to reccommed that you stay in the Overwater Bungalow. Well worth it. The bed faces a wall length picture window that looks out on the most spectacular water view. At the base of your bed is an open bottom glass "trunk" which you can open and feed the fish below your bungalow. You have your own very private deck with dining table, lounges and yes, you can snorkel right off of the steps on your deck. As far as night life, we were on our honeymoon, so we had no desire to go to a resort with a single's bar. For breakfast, we would order room-service of a basket of pastries/breads and eat outside on the covered part of the deck. It was enough for 2 people. In fact we ended up having room service for breakfast and lunch most of the week. The service was great! And we could lounge around and eat at our own pace. I thought the food was very good at the restaurants. There is a "fine dining" restaurant that is inside and was delicious. We ate there 2 nights, but actually preferred the outdoor tree hut restaurant. The food was great and the atmosphere beautiful. Great place to go if you love Sashimi! The fire show was also fun and the buffet there was very good as well. Again, lots of tuna sashimi. If you want to go off the island for food Chez Louise is a fun experience. VERY Casual, but island authentic. Take a bunch of wooden tables and plastic chairs, dress them up a bit and put them in an open air room and you have yourself a restaurant...but....the food was good, the hostess charming and everone was feeding their leftovers to the fish off the dock by the end of the night....because they encourge it!
I recently stayed at Le Tahaa for 3 nights on my honeymoon. It is definitely like no other place I've ever been. We stayed in an over water bungalow and it was amazing, I really don't know what could have made the room better. I'd reccomend a Sunset Bungalow so you can enjoy the nightly nature show . You have to see it to believe it. The reception area and is nothing special but the dining area in the trees really was unforgetable. We had free breakfast and it was very good. high quality with a lot of great juices, pastries, and local fruit to go with your hot breakfast choice. Food is expesive and good but not amazing. The service here is good for French Poly. Everything is expensive in FP and you have to be prepared to pay a lot for things that are much cheaper everywhere else in the world. Also you need to realize that Tahtians don't move very quickly and you need to accept that they won't change their lifestyle just because you came so far and are spending so much money. There is not a lot to do while your there, other than relax and and enjoy the amazing surroundings. (there is geat snorkeling, kayaking and swimming if you're so inclined)My wife and I spent our first day just sitting on our deck amazed by the beauty and seclusion of the place. If your looking for nightlife and entertainment this is not the place for you. If you want a place to escape and relax without the need for entertainment I've never seen anything that compares to Le Tahaa. Also, If you go, I'd reccomend eating a Chez Louise on the main island one night. Lousie is a trip and the food is really good also. The hotel can arrange it. I also had a great Dive arranged through the dive shop at the hotel.
After spending four nights in Bora Bora, we ventured to Taha'a for a couple of nights and found the resort to have gorgeous rooms, but awful, sparse, dried-out landscaping and overpriced meals.
This is, by far, the most wonderful, relaxing place I have visited. The surroundings are superb, staff extraordinary (esp. Eric in activities). Pay a little extra for an overwater unit (make sure you get one that has pm sun and privacy); it changes the whole tenor of your stay. The food is adequate (the gastronomique restaurant is far better than the other---prices are about the same, just avoid the Monday "prix fixe"), but about par for polynesia. Note: there is no corkage fee, so if you want to bring your own wine from home, you may, and drink a lot better and cheaper than the restaurant list. Do explore the entire motou and spend at least a week. I'd return in a minute.
It's as beautiful as the photos on the website, and the beach villa is 10x more amazing than the overwater bungallows. It was a 5 star resort villa, but it had too many bugs and lizards and creepy crawly things inside the hut with you. There is a small wading pool that's useless beside dipping your feet in. Everything is overpriced - breakfast buffet is $30/person and an average dinner for 2 can be up to $80 (no drinks, just water which they charge $4) Make sure you sign every bill and get a receipt otherwise they will charge for anything and you can't dispute the charges at the end of your trip without receipts. Other than that it is very relaxing, quiet, and completely secluded. From the beach near the pool you can walk several feet through the water to a tiny private island that has a cot to lay in. Not much to do esp at night - no recreational activities or shows/bars so you can only watch French TV. Must eat in resort-no mainland restaurants-Bora Bora would be a much better island to visit. I really didn't think it was the most luxurious resort in Fr. Polynesia
The hotel is fabulous. Stayed last september in our honeymoon. We later went to the Meridien in Bora Bora (by helicopter, itīs a MUST) and were disapointed after staying at Taha'a. Not that the meridien is bad, but the Taha'a Pearl is so much better... Service was also very nice!
absolutely a gorgeous resort! only 2 years old.....lovely grounds.....elevated dining room over looking beautiful lagoon nestled among the palm trees....inside or outside dining....open air w/ceiling fans. great staff throughout resort. good food....excellent french pastries w/jellies & jams each morning (breakfasts included in daily rate for 2). lunches served poolside....open deck or covered or at pool chaise.....fantastic burgers & huge....we were splitting one along with mile high fries! beautiful lagoon shaped infinity pool w/umbrellas...chaises and good supply of towels. excellent watersport equipment.....kayaks are of professional quality! peddle boats are great fun! can wade from poolside beach to little island (motu) with palm trees & new cotton hammock or take a lunch across.....water's not higher than top of your leg....no current....takes 2-3 minutes to wade across....great fun & romantic! you feel ship wrecked just 100 ft maybe from the pool's beach! accommodations....another story in itself....no bad choice! from the states we decided to split accommodations between overwater units and beach bungalow with private plunge pool....both are gorgeous! did the beach unit first and glad we did....we never did move to the overwater units! the size of the beach units is 1,600 sq ft!!!
I just returned from the most beautiful trip to Tahaa and Bora Bora. We emailed and they know exactly where the right places were along with excurions. I can't rave enough about the service, you just can't find that anymore!! I hope you are as lucky to experience this.....INCREDIBLE!!