Top Resorts in French Polynesia
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Location: Teti’aroa Private Island, Tahiti
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
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
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
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.
Bora Bora resorts
Bora Bora’s famous overwater bungalows are just one reason why Bora Bora is one of the world's most famous honeymoon destinations.
Four Seasons Resort Bora Bora
Location: Motu Tofari, Bora Bora Lagoon
Prices: from AUD5272 per room
Description: Overlooking the magnificent turquoise waters of a private beach, Four Seasons Resort Bora Bora boasts luxurious over-water bungalows and beachfront villas with views of Mount Otemanu. After an invigorating workout in the open-air fitness centre, you can enjoy an afternoon of pampering at the waterfront day spa. The Four Seasons Resort is located on Point Matira in Bora Bora, which was voted ‘the best island in the world’ by U.S. News in 2012. The resort boasts an infinity pool, a tennis court and free guided snorkelling tours of the lagoon sanctuary, which is home to many exotic marine animals. Guests can also enjoy kayaking, catamaran cruises, windsurfing and shark feeding. The spacious bungalows and villas each feature traditional wooden furnishings, high ceilings and thatched roofs. All accommodation features fluffy down pillows and iPod docking station. You can sample a variety of cuisines at the 4 on-site restaurants, offering Polynesian, French and Asian specialities. Watching the sun set over the lagoon at Sunset Bar & Lounge offers the perfect ending to your day. Motu Mute Airport is a 15-minute boat ride away.
St. Regis Resort Bora Bora
Location: Motu Ome, Bora Bora Lagoon
Prices: from AUD3171 per room
Description: Located on the tropical island of Bora Bora, the beachfront St Regis Resort offers 2 swimming pools, 2 bars, 4 restaurants and a luxurious day spa. All accommodation boasts a balcony offering panoramic views of the lagoon or surrounding islands. The air-conditioned villas feature hand-carved Polynesian sculptures, exotic wooden décor and an Italian-marble bathroom with a rain shower and bathtub. Some villas offer a private plunge pool, a hot tub or an outdoor shower. Suspended over the blue waters, Le Lagoon Restaurant offers Polynesian cuisine and views of Mount Otemanu. Te-Pahu serves Mediterranean-style grilled dishes, while Sushi Take Restaurant offers sushi, seafood and sake. Far Niente boasts Italian cuisine. Miri Miri Spa boasts massage services, a sauna, a hamman, a steam room and beauty treatments. Other facilities include a 24/7 fitness centre and a butler service. Guests enjoy free use of snorkelling and windsurfing equipment, beach side cabanas and sun umbrellas. Free WiFi is available in all areas. The St Regis Bora Bora Resort is a 10-minute drive from Mont Otemanu and Mont Pahia. It is a 15-minute boat transfer from Bora Bora Airport. Vaitape Village can be reached via a 20-minute boat and car journey.
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InterContinental Bora Bora Resort and Thalasso Spa
Location: Motu Tape, Bora Bora Lagoon
Prices: from AUD1211 per room
Description: Located on Motu Piti Aau and featuring an exclusive private beach, this 5-star resort and day spa offers private villas situated over the water. Each has a large shaded terrace with stunning views of Bora Bora. Leisure facilities at InterContinental Resort & Thalasso Spa Bora Bora include a fitness room, Turkish bath and outdoor pool. Deep Ocean Spa offers treatments using ocean water to restore the body's minerals. The private villas are air-conditioned and have a living room with glass-bottom coffee table. The spacious terrace includes sun loungers and direct access to the pristine waters of the lagoon. Guests at Le Reef Restaurant can dine on the terrace overlooking the lagoon or inside the air-conditioned dining room. Le Sands Bar and Restaurant is located on the resort’s private beach. InterContinental Bora Bora Resort & Thalasso Spa is only 8.7 km from Bora Bora Motu Mute Airport.
Le Meridien Bora Bora
Location: Motu Pitiaau, Bora Bora Lagoon
Prices: from AUD939 per room
Description: Located on an unspoilt tropical beach with no road access, Le Méridien offers views across Bora Bora Lagoon to Mount Otemanu. Facilities include a sea-turtle protection centre, infinity-edge pool and 2 restaurants. Guests have a choice of beachfront and overwater bungalows, or suites and villas with private pool on the beach front. Each includes an in-room safe, satellite TV, iPod docking station and a minibar. Snorkelling equipment, kayaks, outrigger canoes and pedal boats are available for use free of charge. The day spa offers a range of body treatments and massages. Le Tipanie restaurant overlooks the lagoon and serves Polynesian, Asian and Western cuisine. Le Te Ava restaurant allows guests to dine with their feet in the sand. Miki Miki Bar overlooks the beach. Motu Mute Airport is 9 km away.
Sofitel Bora Bora Private Island
Location: Motu Tape, Bora Bora Lagoon
Prices: from AUD753 per room
Description: This exclusive island offers accommodation set over lovely blue lagoon waters or alongside the white sandy beaches. Guests enjoy free Wi-Fi and a free minibar, refilled daily. You also have access to free snorkelling equipment and kayaks. Providing an authentic Polynesian atmosphere, Sofitel Bora Bora Private Island is a 2-minute shuttle boat ride from Bora Bora’s main island where further entertainment and relaxation options are provided. All shuttle trips are provided free of charge. Enjoy an open-air meal at Manu Tuki with panoramic lagoon views. Private dinners, lunch and breakfast can also be arranged. All accommodation features a patio deck offering sun loungers and stunning views of the lagoon, beach and tropical gardens. There is a beautiful coral garden home to thousands of tropical fish. Yoga and massage services are also available. Airport transfers can be arranged for an additional charge.
InterContinental Le Moana Resort
Location: East side of Matira Point
Prices: from AUD816 per room
Description: Featuring a private white sand beach which is exclusive to guests, this luxury resort offers beachfront accommodation on Matira Point. Guests can stay in unique bungalows positioned over the water. Guests at InterContinental Le Moana Resort Bora Bora can enjoy a wide selection of water sports activities including snorkelling and kayaking. Noa Noa Terrace Restaurant features indoor and outdoor seating, and offers buffet and à la carte selections. Vini Vini Bar & Restaurant, located by the pool, has views of the beach and lagoon. Each bungalow is air-conditioned and features a sofa bed, DVD player, cable TV and tea/coffee making facilities. The spacious bathrooms include hairdryers and bathrobes. Bora Bora Motu Mute Airport is 11 km from InterContinental Bora Bora Le Moana Resort.
Bora Bora Pearl Beach Resort & Spa
Location: Motu Tevairoa, Bora Bora Lagoon
Prices: from AUD516 per room
Description: Guests at this luxury resort can choose between garden suites with private pool, beachfront suites with a private hot tub, or overwater bungalows with direct access to the turquoise waters below. Bora Bora Pearl Beach Resort & Spa offers luxury accommodation with stunning views of Mount Otemanu. Each includes a 20-inch LCD satellite TV, air conditioning and free Wi-Fi. There are 3 restaurants and 2 bars, including Tevairoa Restaurant which overlooks the turquoise waters of the Bora Bora Lagoon and offers al fresco dining on the terrace. Located on the beach at Motu Tevairoa, Pearl Beach Resort & Spa Bora Bora features 2 boutiques, a very large outdoor swimming pool, diving centre and flood-lit tennis court. Indulgent beauty treatments are on offer at Manea Spa. The resort is 10 minutes’ by private boat from Motu Mute Airport.
Laid-back Moorea offers a wide choice of resort accommodation with all the creature comforts you need for a magical honeymoon.
InterContinental Resort and Spa Moorea
Location: Papetoai, northwest coast
Prices: from AUD411 per room
Description: Facing a private white-sand beach, this luxurious resort nestles between the island’s lush mountains and the turquoise lagoon. Choose from garden, beachfront and overwater bungalows decorated with thatch roofs and rattan interiors. The resort is famously home to the Moorea Dolphin Centre and a turtle sanctuary. Facilities incl.: Restaurant, bar, outdoor pool, tennis courts, spa, bike rentals, limited room service, laundry service and the widest range of water sports on Moorea.
Hilton Moorea Lagoon Resort & Spa
Location: Pihaena, north coast
Prices: from AUD437 per room
Description: This intimate resort is set in a lush tropical garden setting bordering a private white-sand beach and turquoise lagoon. Choose from luxurious garden and overwater bungalows. Facilities incl.: Restaurant, bar, outdoor infinity pool, tennis courts, fitness centre, full-service health spa and a variety of water sports.
Sofitel Moorea Ia Ora Beach Resort
Location: Temae, northeast coast
Prices: from AUD400 per room
Description: This sprawling Polynesian-style resort overlooks Moorea's best lagoon and beach (known as Temae Public Beach, just north of the resort), with stunning views of Tahiti Island. Choose from garden, beach and overwater bungalows. Facilities incl.: 2 restaurants, bar, outdoor pool, 2 tennis courts, bike rentals; activities desk, full-service spa, massage, laundry service and various water sports.
Moorea Pearl Resort & Spa
Location: Maharepa, Cook's Bay
Prices: from AUD375 per room
Description: Sunbathe on the private white-sand beach and choose from garden, beachfront or overwater bungalows in this luxurious resort that perches on the edge of a reef. Some bungalows boast plunge pools in private courtyards. Snorkelling is excellent here. Facilities incl.: 2 restaurants, bar, outdoor infinity pool, massage, full-service spa, Jacuzzi, bike rentals, activities desk, laundry service and various water sports.
Location: Papetoai, northwest coast
Prices: from AUD494 per room
Description: This luxury resort (opened in 2008) offers a choice of hillside villas with Balinese-style tropical décor including thatched-roofs and Jacuzzi-equipped sun decks with either sea or mountain views. A complimentary shuttle takes guests to a nearby beach. Facilities incl.: 2 restaurants, 2 bars, outdoor infinity pool, tennis court, exercise room, day spa, complimentary water sports equipment, massage and wireless internet.
Hotel Les Tipaniers
Location: Haapiti, northwest coast
Prices: from AUD145 per room
Description: This charming resort sits between a coconut grove and a gorgeous white-sand beach with widely-spaced bungalows set beneath palm trees overlooking a tropical lagoon. This is one of the least-expensive and good-value resorts on Moorea. Facilities incl.: 2 restaurants, 2 bars, laundry service, bicycles and a variety of water sports.
For a honeymoon or romantic getaway in luxurious surroundings with a range of creature comforts, there is probably only one resort on Huahine Island to consider:
Te Tiare Beach Resort
Location: Fiiti District, southwest coast
Prices: from AUD571 per person
Description: Choose from spacious garden, beach and overwater bungalows with privacy screens in this luxurious resort that faces a private white-sand beach and stunning turquoise lagoon, with excellent swimming and snorkelling. Facilities incl.: Restaurant, 2 bars, outdoor pool, limited room service, laundry service and a range of free water sport activities.
For a honeymoon or romantic getaway in luxurious surroundings with a range of creature comforts, there is probably only one resort on Rangiroa Island to consider:
Hotel Kia Ora
Location: East coast
Prices: from AUD496 per person
Description: Relax in comfort at this Polynesian-style resort that sits in a lush coconut plantation facing a white-sand beach. Choose from a wide range of bungalows including overwater bungalows that sit on the reef, as well as garden and beach bungalows with plunge pools and Jacuzzis. Facilities incl.: Restaurant, bar, outdoor pool, tennis court, Jacuzzis, bike rentals, internet, laundry service and various water sports.
Raiatea and Tahaa resorts
Raiatea and Tahaa offer a good choice of hotel and resort accommodation to suit all budgets. To get you started, here is a selection of some of the best honeymoon hotels and resorts in Raiatea and Tahaa islands.
Le Taha'a Private Island & Spa
Location: On Motu Tautau, Tahaa Island
Prices: from AUD1367 per room
Description: Relax in comfort at one of French Polynesia's most luxurious and architecturally creative resorts, which sits overlooking a palm-fringed white-sand beach lapped by a turquoise lagoon. Choose from a range of tastefully decorated bungalows, with large decks, privacy screens and thatched roofs. Beachside villa suites are large and private with living rooms, bedrooms and courtyards with plunge pools hidden behind high rock walls. Facilities incl.: 2 restaurants, 2 bars, outdoor pool, tennis court, spa, Jacuzzi, fitness centre, limited room service, massage, laundry service and various water sports.
Vahine Island Private Resort
Location: On Motu Tuuvahine, Tahaa Island
Prices: from AUD549 per room
Description: This intimate little resort offers a choice of shingle-roof beach and thatched-roof overwater bungalows overlooking a sugar-white beach and tranquil turquoise lagoon. Ceiling fans and mosquito nets make up for the lack of air-conditioning and window screens. Facilities incl.: Restaurant; bar; laundry service, free use of kayaks and snorkelling gear.
Raiatea Hawaiki Nui Hotel
Location: Raiatea Island
Prices: from AUD148 per room
Description: This selection of overwater bungalows at Raiatea's best hotel stand on the edge of the reef, with easy access from a deck into the lagoon for great snorkelling. Or choose from thatched-roofed garden and seawall bungalows. There is no beach here. Facilities incl.: Restaurant, bar, outdoor pool, tennis court, bike rentals, car-rental desk and laundry service.