Reviews of Accommodations in Tahiti & French Polynesia
Bora Bora Eden Beach Resort is located on a motu island fringing the eastern lagoon. The island offers hill walks for breathtaking sunset views and there's a large swimming pool and tennis courts. Water enthusiasts will enjoy wind-surfing, sailing, deep sea fishing and water-skiing.
The Bora Bora Nui Resort is set in a secluded motu island at the south western tip of Bora Lagoon. The island faces south into the open ocean and has one of the most picturesque broad fine white sandy beaches in Bora Bora and excellent snorkelling in its fish filled protected lagoon.
Fare Vai Moana is set on a picturesque beach on the west coast of Moorea, close to Hibiscus Hotel, with delightful bungalows in a pleasant garden setting. All bungalows feature a main bedroom and an upstairs mezzanine room with double or two single beds.
The Hilton Moorea offers the most picturesque setting of all the resorts on Moorea with an attractive beach and placid turquoise lagoon in front of its imposing Polynesian style restaurant. The resort is located on the north coast of Moorea with a myriad of overwater bungalows.
Hotel Bora Bora sits on a secluded point on the main island of Bora Bora with stunning views along the dramatic coastline and over the turquoise lagoon. Spanning three beaches, the spacious grounds offer a romantic tropical setting with excellent snorkelling offshore.
Hotel Hibiscus is a small hotel set alongside a sandy beach protected by a cement sea wall on the west coast of Moorea. The sea in front of the property provides a good swimming area for kids - go out 20 metres and its a pleasant lagoon for swimming and snorkelling.
Hotel Kaveka is located on the oceanfront in the heart of Cook's Bay with a stunning outlook, a small beach for sun lovers and a 40 metre pontoon leading to deep water with excellent snorkelling and good swimming in the bay. This is the ideal affordable base to explore the island.
Hotel Matira Beach sits in the heart of popular Matira Beach and a great spot for water activities and people watching. This small and friendly hotel has spacious wooden bungalows and offers excellent value for money and easy access to the islands restaurants and tours and day cruises.
Hotel Tiare is the most picturesque of Papeete's hotels with a stunning location overlooking the picturesque waterfront of downtown Papeete. Hotel Tiare makes an ideal base for business people or those looking to explore Papeete's fine restaurants, shops and nightlife.
Intercontinental Moorea is set on 2 acres of landscaped gardens on the north coast of Moorea. The resort boasts a decent beach and swimming lagoon and the fantastic Dolphin Centre. There's also a large Lagoonarium for snorkelling and a turtle sanctuary ideal for families.
Intercontinental Tahiti is a beautiful oceanfront resort on the west coast of Tahiti close to the airport and Papeete Town and with a pretty artificial beach setting and lagoonarium. There's one huge swimming pool in front of the hotel and another smaller pool fronting the ocean.
Intercontinental Bora has two separate resorts. La Moana is located on a private beachfront adjacent to Matira Beach and has a gorgeous fine white sand with some of the most picturesque overwater bungalows in Tahiti. Thelasso offers greater privacy located on an outer motu island.
Le Maitai Polynesia offers excellent value for money on the main island of Bora Bora and makes a great base for enjoying the many excursions around the island and lagoon. The property is located on the southern end of Bora about ten minutes walk to Matira Beach.
Le Meridien Tahiti is set mid way along the west coast of Tahiti near the islands nicest natural beach. With an imposing main reception and stunning mountain views, this is a classical style resort featuring the largest sand pool in French Polynesia and good surfing nearby.
Les Tipaniers is a good value hotel with self contained bungalows on the popular Hauru Beach. The hotel has a restaurant overlooking the beach and a long pier for easy access to the swimming and snorkelling lagoon. This is a good choice for those looking to enjoy watersports.
Pearl Resort Moorea is located on a small beach on the north coast of Moorea and offering exceptionally presented bungalows and rooms. The Polynesian style reception leads down to an infinity swimming pool. Water sports are plenty and there's a small spa.
Bora Bora Pearl Beach Resort is located on a private island within Bora Lagoon with splendid views across to the main island of Bora and its impressive mountains. The beach is pleasant with white sand and palm trees and the Manea Spa adds a tropical flavour.
Pension Kuiri is a delightful retreat where you can really escape the modern world. Set on the uncommercial lagoon island of Maupiti, this guesthouse has simple hand crafted bungalows, good dining, tranquil beaches, excellent snorkelling and some great sightseeing excursions.
Relais Fenua is a small guesthouse with swimming pool located in the western suburbs about 15-km south of Papeete and the airport. Located in a quiet residential area just off the main road, this is a good base for exploring with comfortable rooms and some kitchen facilities.
Sofitel Bora Resort is located on a lovely beach on the southern side of the main island of Bora with beach bungalows plus there's a private offshore island with accommodation aimed at couples. There's lots of water activities on offer from jet boat rides to catamaran sailing.
Sofitel Moorea Resort is a large resort on the quiet north east coast of Moorea close to the airport. Set on a sweeping beach with a beautiful outlook facing Tahiti Island. There are two restaurants, one overlooking a lilly-filled pond, the other directly over the waters edge.
The Sofitel Hotel offers modern affordable rooms alongside a small beach close to the airport. The eight storey 60's style hotel façade can be off-putting but interior finishing is a mix of contemporary art and bright Polynesia colours making this a pleasant and affordable stopover.
Tahaa Private Island Resort is without doubt the most exquisite resort in French Polynesia, though a price tag to match. Set on a private motu island on the remote north west lagoon of Tahaa facing the island of Bora Bora, this up-market resort offers fine detail in every aspect.
The Tahiti Airport Motel is within walking distance of the airport terminal making it the most convenient stopover hotel. Featuring simple rooms, this modern and clean motel has many facilities including Internet access, drinks and food vending machines, and international telephone access.
Temanuata Beach Bungalows is one of the few budget style accommodations in Bora Bora with a handful of private thatch bungalows. This pleasant beach property is located a few minutes stroll to popular Matira Beach and offers great value for money.