Where to stay in Tahiti

Gateway to French Polynesia and the largest island in French Polynesia, Tahiti offers an excellent selection of accommodation options, including the following luxury resorts…

The Brando
Location: Teti’aroa Private Island, Tahiti
Rating: 5-star
Prices: from AUD3983 per room
Description: The Brando offers a luxurious paradise on the private atoll of Tetiaroa. Guests at this all-inclusive resort can indulge in fine dining, spa treatments, or relax on the soft white sand and be mesmerized by the rare beauty of this Tahitian island. Surrounded by turquoise water, The Brando features a pristine beachside swimming pool, a tennis court and a state of the art fitness centre. Guests can enjoy an array of exhilarating activities including scuba diving, island tours, paddle-boarding, kayaking and cultural activities. Guests will relish in an enticing array of dining options, including Polynesian-inspired and classic French cuisine from Beachcomber Café. Les Mutines offers intimate fine dining, while Bobs Bar offers a relaxed setting for a beachside cocktail. Furnished with hardwood floors, each villa boasts a private swimming pool and a sun terrace. With free WiFi, iPads, and flat-screen TVs, the villas offer guests all the comforts of home. Minibar items are included and are replenished daily. The resort is named after the islands previous owner, renowned Hollywood actor Marlon Brando, who established this Tahitian sanctuary in 1966. The island was also the setting for the historic event and later the acclaimed film ‘Mutiny on the Bounty’.

InterContinental Tahiti Resort & Spa
Location: Pointe Tahiti, Faaa, Tahiti
Rating: 4-star
Prices: from AUD338 per person
Description: Featuring a sandy-bottom infinity pool with swim-up bar, this resort offers luxury accommodation on a private beach. The resort’s overwater bungalows offer sweeping views of the lagoon, reef and ocean. All rooms have a private balcony with lagoon or garden views. Each includes cable TV and a private bathroom with bathtub. The overwater bungalows have a private sun terrace with direct lagoon access. Guests have access to a diving centre, open-air aquarium and tennis courts. Deep Nature Spa by Algotherm features a relaxation area with steam bath, and a fitness room with lagoon views. The hotel's overwater restaurant, Le Lotus is located near the sand-bottomed swimming pool and offers beautiful views of Moorea. The menu boasts gourmet meals and a selection of fine French wines. InterContinental Resort Tahiti is less than 5 minutes’ drive from Faaa International Airport. The museums, shops, galleries, market and nightclubs of Papeete city centre are a 10-minute drive away.

Le Meridien Tahiti
Location: Punaauia, Tahiti
Rating: 4-star
Prices: from AUD314 per room
Description: This beautiful resort, set amongst tropical gardens, offers views across the lagoon to Moorea. Guests can relax in the sandy-bottom lagoon-style swimming pool just metres from the beach front. Free Wi-Fi is available in public areas. Le Meridien Resort Tahiti offers a choice between rooms with garden or lagoon views, or bungalows stretching out into the lagoon and perched directly over the water. Each bungalow has a large outdoor patio. All accommodation is air-conditioned and features a minibar, satellite TV and in-room safe. The bathrooms feature a separate bathtub and walk-in shower. Leisure facilities include a tennis court, beach volleyball, kayaks and table tennis. In-room massage treatments are available. Guests have a choice of 2 restaurants and 2 bars. Tours can be arranged from Le Meridien Tahiti to the Cave of Maraa, the Gauguin Museum and the Seashell Museum. Faa’a International Airport is a 15-minute drive away.

Manava Suite Resort Tahiti
Location: Punaauia, Tahiti
Rating: 4-star
Prices: from AUD248 per room
Description: Located right on the beach, Manava Tahiti offers luxurious accommodation 10 minutes’ drive from Faaa Airport. It features a fitness centre and an infinity swimming pool with lagoon views. The air-conditioned rooms at Manava feature traditional Polynesian décor. Each room is equipped with flat-screen cable TV and a DVD player. Most rooms have a kitchenette and garden or bay views. Manea Spa offers a range of traditional ‘Taurumi’ facial and body treatments. The tour desk can assist with activity bookings. Vaitohi Restaurant has an extensive à la carte menu featuring Polynesian and international cuisine, and is open until midnight every day. Guests can enjoy drinks at the Taapuna Pool Bar, or the contemporary Punavai Lounge Bar. Manava Suite Resort Tahiti is located 10 minutes’ drive from the Papeete city centre. The famous Moorea Island is 30 minutes away by boat. Taapuna Surfing is just a 2-minute drive away.

Latest update: Where to stay in Tahiti: 20 April, 2022