Le Taha’a, exclusive private island resort in the South Pacific

It doesn’t get much more exclusive than Le Taha’a Resort and Spa located on the fine sand beaches of French Polynesia.  Popular with honeymooners, this quiet resort faces the lush island of Taha’a on one side and the majestic silhouette of Bora Bora on the other side.


Taha’a, with the rich aroma of vanilla lingering heavily in the air, offers a glimpse of the traditional, tranquil life of the Tahitians. The flower-shaped island’s simple beauty is charmed by soft mountain shapes and surrounded by tiny motu with bright sand beaches. Fifty-eight air-conditioned thatched cottage suites built out over the lagoon open onto panoramic decks with lounge chairs, a thatched dining area and steps leading down to the crystalline waters.

Interiors feature pitched woven ceilings, blond wood floors and tapa cloth adornments.  Baths provide deep tubs and walk-in showers.

Dining options range from the gourmet Ohiri, serving French-Polynesian fusion, to the more casual Le Vanille, which hosts a weekly Tahitian buffet with traditional fire dancing.  A luncheon cafe sits adjacent to a palm-fringed infinity pool.

What can you do here? Hmm, …coral reef diving adventures, jet skiing, snorkeling, scuba diving, and an excursion to a local vanilla plantation.  Even a shark-feeding expedition and helicopter tours of the island are options.  Day sails and sunset yacht cruises are available, along with intensive rejuvenating treatments and relaxation within the Manea Spa under coconut groves and above the waters of the lagoon.

…and brides, did I tell you that you can take a tour of a working black pearl farm on the island?  …don’t leave Tahiti without  one.

A honeymoon in Taha’a is an experience out of the ordinary. The island is blessed with lush mountains and valleys, turquoise lagoons, virgin “motu” islets. Taha’a has it all! The Vanilla Island has kept this Polynesian flair, away from busy Tahiti… There is something magical and poetic about Taha’a.

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