The Islands of Tahiti is the ultimate luxury holiday destination hosting an abundance of stunning, world-class resorts which are ready and waiting to be explored. Visitors can choose from renting a whole island to themselves to overlooking the crystal clear turquoise water from a luxury overwater bungalow. Here, we look at five luxury hotspots in The Islands of Tahiti.
Five Luxury Hotspots in The Islands of Tahiti
Private Islands Nukutepipi, Tuamotu
Nukutepipi is considered one of the most beautiful private islands in the world. It is an idyllic paradise located 6,000 km from the closest continent in the middle of the Pacific. Guy Laliberté, the man behind Cirque du Soleil, owns this private island which welcomes guests to make “Nuku” their exclusive escape from reality. The island is only available for exclusive rental allowing groups to enjoy it all to themselves.
The resort features 16 beachfront bungalows and villas offering elegant accommodations with high-tech amenities and artworks. Some of the many activities guests can do include kitesurfing, outrigger canoeing, stand-up paddleboarding, sailing, deep-sea fishing, whale-watching, stargazing at the island’s observatory and spa visits. The price for renting the island is £815,000 per week per group allowing for up to 52 guests at a time.
Motu Teta, Rangiroa
Available exclusively for private rentals, Motu Teta is a small, pristine island covered in coconut trees bordered by the warm waters of the turquoise lagoon. Located about an hour and a half away by boat from the airport in Rangiroa, this distant retreat exists only for those in search of unparalleled privacy and seclusion.
The main villa and guesthouse can accommodate up to six adults or a maximum of ten people, including children. The guestrooms are constructed in a classic Tahitian style with rich hardwood floors and wide-open windows that allow the South Pacific breeze to pervade the villa. In addition to having full access to all water sports equipment, guests also have their very own private chef and an excursion guide to arrange daily activities, including anything from snorkelling and boating to kayaking and windsurfing. Prices from: £1,215 per person per night.
Intercontinental Bora Bora Resort & Thalasso Spa
Bora Bora’s bright blue lagoon and surrounding sapphire sea have long captured the imagination of travellers around the world. One of the best places to experience the beauty of Bora Bora is by staying at the 5-star luxury resort InterContinental Bora Bora Resort & Thalasso Spa. This is the ideal tropical resort to experience a unique honeymoon, celebrate a special occasion, or indulge in a blissful and relaxing holiday.
The resort features the only spa in the islands that drives fresh seawater from 3,000 feet below the surface to use as healing waters for treatments. Guests can indulge in hydro-massage baths, have pearl rain massages and enjoy ‘water journey’ treatments, including a deep-relaxing jacuzzi and cold seawater pools with massaging jets. Prices from: £899 per room per night.
Motu Nao Nao, Raiatea
Motu Nao Nao is available on an exclusive basis for a party of up to six guests. The island is located in the lagoon of Raiatea, just 230 km from the island of Tahiti. The island features three remarkable bungalows handcrafted by local designer Alain Fleurot. Each villa, accommodating two guests, has been built to reflect the majestic beauty and nature of the paradise around you. Surrounded by crystal-clear, azure blue water and an endless open sky, Motu Nao Nao’s activities are naturally inspired by the ocean and flora surrounding it.
Staff on site can organise private dives, fishing, snorkelling, jet-skiing and other water sports for guests, as well as visits to the nearby Marae Taputapuatea and local pearl farms. Motu Nao Nao hosts its very own private chef who creates a seasonal menu from mostly locally sourced foods, including fish, organic vegetables and wild ingredients found on the island. Guests must book for a minimum stay of four nights. Prices from: £4,930 per night for four guests.
Nuku Hiva Keikahanui Pearl Lodge
The Marquesas Islands are known as the most remote archipelago on the planet. More than 900 miles north-east of Tahiti, Nuku Hiva island is a mystical place showcasing many natural wonders, such as the Hakaui waterfall, tiki statues and encounters with wild horses, goats and boars. Located on a hillside overlooking Taiohae Bay, Nuku Hiva Pearl Lodge is the only formal hotel on Nuku Hiva hosting 20 spacious bungalows.
Set on the hillside, in a lush tropical garden visitors can hike through the pineapple fields, explore archaeological sites, tackle the surf, or relax on the black sand beaches. Each luxury bungalow combines modern comfort and local materials, sculpted or embellished by Marquesan artists. The experience of staying at the Pearl Lodges aims to be authentic and laid-back, in harmony with the Marquesan life philosophy. Prices from: £1,015 per person per night.