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Le Taha'a Island Resort & Spa in Taha'a, French Polynesia
One of the most exclusive resorts in French Polynesia, Le Taha'a Island Resort & Spa is superbly located on the coral reef of Motu Tautau, overlooking Bora Bora. This member of the prestigious Relais & Chateaux collection was designed in traditional Polynesian style and features divine over-water and beach suites, whose amenities range from private patios and tropical gardens to individual pools. Although you are just 5 minutes by boat from the main island of Taha'a, the cares of the world are far away.
Savor the South Pacific lifestyle as you explore a local vanilla plantation, visit a black pearl farm or dive among wrecks, caves, vibrant coral and reef sharks. You might enjoy a romantic private motu picnic, or indulge in a treatment at Manea Spa, nestled in the shade of a coconut grove between a small lake and the lagoon. For connoisseurs, dining experiences include beach barbecues, Polynesian buffets and fine dining at Ohiri and the signature Vanille.
Location of Le Taha'a Island Resort & Spa
Nearest Airport: BOB
Amenities for Le Taha'a Island Resort & Spa
- General Information
- 60 Guest Rooms
- Room Service
- On-Site Amenities
- Spa on Property
- Complimentary Newspaper
- Laundry Service
- Game Room
- Currency Exchange Service
- Outdoor Pool
- In-Room Amenities
- Air Conditioning
- Ceiling Fans
- Hair Dryers
- In-Room Safes
- Mini Bar
- Scuba Diving
- Beach Volleyball
- Table Tennis
- Summer Getaways
Reviews for Le Taha'a Island Resort & Spa
We spent 5 nights here before moving on to Bora Bora....we wish we had stayed here the entire time. We had booked a Sunset category OWB but upon arrival were upgraded to a Bora Bora view which was STUNNING! Contrary to what others stated, we could see BB on both cloudy and sunny days. I actually preferred this view to the close up view directly on BB, go figure! The service and attention to detail and attentiveness of staff here is truly top notch. We got an incredible deal on Expedia and had been concerned it could somehow affect service. NOT the case, the service cannot be faulted at all, it was incredible. Hats off to staff and management, truly world class. Everything from airport pick up, checking in, restaurant, bar, everyone was professional, extremely attentive and friendly. Our upgrade to the BB view bungalow was a lovely surprise, magical! The villas are truly special, large, very well laid out and special touches. Boutique hotel luxury....we felt like a king and queen! We drink a lot of water and when we requested extra, they provided, no extra charge. They go that little extra, and, in the end these small things add up. A wobbly table at dinner, they are quick to fix it...Someone always checks in on you to see if everything is ok. The food is wonderful, a big menu with great choices. Breakfast is delicious with so much to choose from. We chose just the dinner meal plan( not lunch ). In future we might just get one dinner plan and then 1 a la carte entre. I tended to be a little full( not that that is a "problem" per say....lol ). Meaning, we would have enough food having two main courses and sharing an appetizer and dessert. We went to the grocery on Taha'a one day and stocked up on some wine and a few snacks, the fridge kept it nice and cold and it was nice to have a few things on hand. In all, we loved it here and were planning our return while still there. Thank you, thank you, thank you to the ever so lovely Taha'a Resort and entire staff. We hope to see you again soon. Faith & Francois <3
faithie - Montreal, Canada
We stayed at Le Taha'a for 5 nights including New Year's Eve, there's nothing I can fault it on. From the moment we arrived we were delighted with out choice. We were in OWB number 23 and I can't tell you how much we loved it, the bungalow was such a good size, the amenities were fab, our own Nespresso machine and coffee pods, lovely local toiletries provided, flowers and petals on our bed and bath, it was just gorgeous. We had breakfast delivered by canoe, what a treat. The food in Le Vanille was lovely, the creme brulee - it can't be topped, so pretty and so delicious. I could go on and on but I think you get the picture, we loved it
Sandra M - Romford, United Kingdom
Most amazing vacation ever! This resort goes beyond in meeting ones expectations.. We stayed in the water bungalows.. room wonderful size with amazing closet space... Service exceptional not to mention the food with a French flair .. The pool are was beautiful with infinity pool.. canâ€™t find anything negative about this fedora.. total relaxation..
plwnyc - New York City, New York
The resort is beautiful and relatively small. The bungalow is very large with lots of privacy and is absolutely stunning. Would love to go back. It was a quiet time of year and they were only at 25% occupancy which is good and bad. Communication could have been better electronically (by email) such as confirming that they will in fact pick you at the airport. By the way the airport is on the water. The resort docks their boat and has a booth at the airport with a representative waiting. They picked up our bags and brought us over to the boat where it was a 40 min ride to the resort. We were greeted at the dock with a flower tiara for my wife and necklace for me while our bags were brought to our room. We sat on the couch by the check in desk where they brought us a cool towel and welcome drink (vanilla and ginger). The check in process was smooth and easy. The room, a regular overwater bungalow was large with beautifully carved wooden furniture, vanity, etc. Being on eastern time and having trouble adjusting to the new time zone I watched the sun come up a few days. There is lots of sun on the deck from early morning to mid afternoon. Very private at this time of year given the low occupancy. They however seemed to cluster all the guests within the same group of bungalows. When we arrived at the bungalow it was beautifully decorated with flowers everywhere, It was clean and even the bathroom area was very spacious with two sinks, separate room for the toilet, large tub with its own glass shelf looking into the water. We were also welcomed with a half botte (375ml) of Tattinger Champagne on ice and a plate with some small cookies and chocolates. What a pleasant surprise and treat. The room had a bar fridge, free wifi capable of streaming youtube and Netflix, a TV with only a few channels - 2 of them English - CNN and a movie channel, as well as 2 bottles of water provided daily. We found the air conditioning didn't do a great job of keeping up in the morning when the sun was shining right into the windows. We also didn't like it blowing right on the bed. It felt like the temperature would fluctuate from cold to warm and back and forth all night as a result. The sunset view bungalows face back to the resort so less privacy if you're on your deck since you face the beach bungalows and also where people swim. I would definitely want the bungalow facing outward back to Tahaa like we had again as it offered the most privacy. The sunset bungalows get direct sun on the deck when the sun is near its peak in the sky and then you get direct sun as it sets so mid afternoon to evening. The Bora Bora view bungalows would be a waste of money in my opinion since you couldn't really only see it on a super clear day. Breakfast for us was Included and it was excellent with high quality food and service. Warm items are ordered off the menu and cold available buffet style. The quality of the food and service was excellent. There was a lot of variety including smoked salmon, Polynesian raw fish, pastries, cheese, breads, eggs/omelette, bacon, pancakes, French toast, crepes, etc. The French toast is excellent. Dinner was a la Carte except. One of us doesn't eat fish so that left a limited selection available. Prices were high but not crazy expensive. I guess I expected worse. Appetizers were approx $20-25us. Mains were $40-70us. Desserts were around $20us. Bottled water, soda, and beer was $5-10us. Wine was available for $20 by the glass or bottles were $50 or 60 and up. We didn't indulge in dessert often except for some ice cream (options weren't great anyways), We didn't drink alcohol every night, and would share an appetizer or just have mains. That brought our average dinner bill to $150-$200us. Being here for a week we tried nearly everything. The lagoon fish is great. Mahi and Tuna I found were dry even though just seared and served not cooked through. Octopus is good. Mushroom risotto is excellent. Steak was not great. Tougher than we are used to. The lamb was ok but more fatty than desired. They also made a chicken Caesar one night for us. It's on the room service menu but not on the restaurant one. It was just a way to have a different kind of meat since the steak and lamb weren't great and otherwise my wife would be eating vegetarian. The carrot soup is good as well. The exception was Tuesday night when they have Polynesian night with a buffet or choice of very limited a la carte. We had intended on going a la carte but for the non seafood eater the options on the a la carte were only steak or chicken Caesar. The buffet was expensive. Around $100us per person and besides having access to a a nice dessert table the rest of the food was similar to the a la carte except you could try everything. The best food was the chicken, scalloped potatoes, shrimp skewers, and noodle salads. The worst part was the dry tasteless sashimi, steak and lamb from the grill were the same as the a la carte, and the mahi from the grill was again dry. The Polynesian band that was playing was excellent. The fire show was short and just alright. Having seen other such shows I'd classify this one as disappointing or sub par even compared to ones at other islands or of similar cultures (I.e. In New Zealand and Hawaii). The main host though was funny and entertaining. He was only wearing a garment that hides his crotch and he was tattooed head to toe. He could impressively communicate with nearly every guest in the own language. He was conversing with guests and staff in the local Polynesian language of course, French, Japanese, Spanish, and his English was a little broken but enough to understand what he meant. To enjoy the music or the light show you don't have to be eating dinner. You could be at the upstairs bar having a drink and the fire show is outdoors and open to everyone. If I were to do it again I'd either go a la carte or have a late lunch and skip out on the buffet just to save some costs. With drinks our dinner ended up over $300. We didn't eat lunch every day as sometimes we were still full from breakfast. We did eat by the pool a few times. I wish there was more comfort food like pizzas, burgers, pastas, etc. but the menu was instead very similar to the dinner restaurant. We found mixed drinks quite expensive ($25-$35US) so we refrained and stuck with beer, water, and wine. The resort has a boat shuttle that goes back and forth to the main island (Taha'a) every 45 minutes during the day. The last boat comes back to the resort at 16:45. After that you can still go back and forth but they charge 1000cpf per person (around $11US). We took the boat to go to the small local market/grocery store and visit the rum factory. There is a pizza restaurant close by to the dock but you'd have to go in the evening to enjoy it. We looked at arranging for them to delivery via the hotel shuttle boat but it was too much trouble. The local super market is across the street from the dock. You'll only need 5 min there. It's mainly canned and jarred food. There is little that is fresh besides some really good baguettes and a few pastries that we didn't try. They do have booze including some vodka coolers in 4 or 6 pack bottles, bottles of wine, beer, etc. Beer was around 300cpf each which is about half the price of the hotel. The store also had brand name pop/soda (coke, sprite, Schweppes) which sold for 140cpf per can, 440cpf per 1.5L. The only diet soda was Diet Coke. They also had lots of options for juice, some ice cream tubs and cones, chips and other snacks. They had almost no fruit, and no fresh meat in case you were looking for that. There is also a rum factory about 10 minutes down the street that we visited for a tour and tasting. I wrote a separate review about that. Overall I would definitely return to stay at Le Taha'a. Wonderful location, staff, food, activities, snorkeling, bungalows, etc.
14Roger - Ontario, Canada
When we arrived the manager greeted us and was surprised we had reserved 10 nights. Most people come in for a few days as this is literally the only thing on the motu. We live in a super busy place with busy lives and we wanted to disconnect from the world and just hang out and be together. Perfect place, food and people for all of that. The rooms, an Overwater Bungalow with a view of Taha'a was magnificent. We had our own deck, complete with a covered dining area, a deck below to sun with a private ladder to water below. The water is magnificent, warm and shallow. The place has its own coral garden complete with fish, several private motus if you want to kayak and do your own picnic and the stars are amazing at night. The food is pricey but fantastic. Take their gratis boat to Taha'a and walk a few feet to fantastic pizza. The staff is beyond friendly, they are charming to say the least., If you want an amazing honeymoon or couples trip do this! It is worth very penny!
Kgalliani - Menlo Park, California