Tahiti

 

Tahiti is the largest of the 118 islands and atolls that comprise French Polynesia, an overseas protectorate of France, and its economic, cultural and political center.

The island consists of two roughly round portions centered on volcanic mountains and connected by a short isthmus named after the small town of Taravao, situated there.

The bigger, northwestern part the island, known as Tahiti Nui, is the location of Tahiti’s main city, Pape’ete, which has the only international airport in the region.

The island is surrounded by coral reefs, while its lush and largely uninhabited interior features rainforests and rivers. Access is via a road that loops around the entire island for about 70 miles (113 km).

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Overall Atmosphere: Natural
A Natural Atmosphere includes a diverse range of destinations with outdoor-oriented features, including both water-based (beaches, rivers, lakes, etc) and land-based (mountains, forests, deserts, etc). It also includes specific outdoor activities, ranging from water adventuring (eg, kayaking, sailing) to land adventuring (eg, hiking, biking).

Natural Interests tend to be:
(a) outdoors-oriented, and therefore more dependent on weather conditions
(b) less easily accessible and more physically demanding than other destination categories.

In some cases (eg, rafting and climbing), this includes a significantly increased degree of adventure (or danger, depending on one's viewpoint).
Featuring mainly outdoors-oriented natural attractions.
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   Rough Guide
   1000 Places to See Before You Die

 

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Pacific Studio by Tahiti Homes

Situated alongside the Matavai Bay black sand beach, Pacific Studio by Tahiti Homes is set within the Tahiti Pearl Beach Resort. It boasts a studio with a private hot tub. Guests enjoy access to the resort swimming pool, fitness centre and sauna. Average score from 14 guest reviews: 7.9/10.

$152

 
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Résidence Tehiva

Just a 3-minute drive from the heart of Papeete, guests enjoy free WiFi at Résidence Tehiva. The 2-bedroom apartment features a balcony and a fully equipped kitchen. Average score from 23 guest reviews: 7.7/10.

$134

 
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Faré Tevanaki by Tahiti Homes

Located in a quiet neighborhood, the 2-bedroom Faré Tevanaki by Tahiti Homes boasts a swimming pool offering views over the surrounding mountains, Moorea Island and the blue lagoon. The property is 8 minutes' drive from Punaauia Beach (PK18 Beach). Average score from 226 guest reviews: 9.8/10.

$268

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Tiki Hôtel

Set on a hill and located inside the Hospitality School of Tahiti, Tiki Hôtel offers a 24/7 front desk, a breakfast restaurant and accommodation with a patio or balcony. Average score from 110 guest reviews: 8.2/10.

$80

 
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Chez Vous à Papeete

Chez Vous à Papeete is an apartment situated in Papeete, 400 metres from Paofai Gardens. The apartment is 1.4 km from Papeete Ferry Terminal. Free WiFi is featured throughout the property. Average score from 74 guest reviews: 7.5/10.

$107

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Hotel NameRooms FromGuest Rating
Wendy Location

Wendy Location

Located 13 minutes' drive from Stade Pater, 1.9 km from Papeete Ferry Terminal and 2.1 km from Paofai Gardens, Wendy Location offers accommodation in Papeete. It provides free private parking. Free WiFi is available . Average score from 10 guest reviews: 9.8/10.

$116

 
$1169.8
Tahiti Surf Beach Paradise

Tahiti Surf Beach Paradise

Offering an outdoor pool and views of the sea, Tahiti Surf Beach Paradise is set in Atimaono in Tahiti, 45 km from Moorea. Papeete is 28 km from the property. Free WiFi is offered throughout the property and free private parking is available on site. Average score from 15 guest reviews: 9.6/10.

$126

 
$1269.6
Apartment Heitiare

Apartment Heitiare

Situated in Papeete, this air-conditioned apartment features a terrace with city views. The property is 500 metres from Paofai Gardens and free private parking is provided. Free WiFi is available throughout the property. Average score from 18 guest reviews: 9.5/10.

$98

 
$989.5
Residence Tahiri by Tahiti Residences

Residence Tahiri by Tahiti Residences

Take in the stunning ocean views from your private balcony when you stay at Residence Tahiri. Guests can enjoy a swim in the outdoor pool or soak in the sunshine on the terrace. All apartments include free WiFi. Average score from 60 guest reviews: 9.5/10.

$116

 
$1169.5
Appartement Côté Lagon

Appartement Côté Lagon

Located 900 metres from Museum of Tahiti in Punaauia, this air-conditioned apartment features a sun terrace. Guests benefit from free WiFi and private parking available on site. The kitchen comes with a dishwasher and an oven, as well as a kettle. Average score from 35 guest reviews: 9.5/10.

$121

 
$1219.5
Balcons du Lotus

Balcons du Lotus

Enjoy lovely sea views and free WiFi from your room at Balcons du Lotus. Guests can relax beside the outdoor swimming pool and soak up the sunshine. A free airport shuttle service is available. Average score from 34 guest reviews: 9.4/10.

$107

 
$1079.4
Bungalows Havae Teahupoo

Bungalows Havae Teahupoo

Facing the world-renowned surf break of Teahupoo Tahiti, this property boasts sea views and a 24/7 front desk. It is ideally located for swimming, surfing, kayaking and snorkeling. Average score from 53 guest reviews: 8.7/10.

$116

$1168.7
Vanira Lodge

Vanira Lodge

Located in the renowned surfing haven of Teahupoo, with amazing views over the lagoon, Vanira Lodge offers a range of unique bungalows made of natural materials and built by local craftsmen. The property also boasts an on-site restaurant. Average score from 133 guest reviews: 8.7/10.

$124 - $204

 
$1248.7
Relais Fenua

Relais Fenua

Set in a tropical garden with large outdoor swimming pool, Le Relais Fenua is located just 250 metres from the beach. Each room features a TV, private bathroom and private terrace. Average score from 29 guest reviews: 8.6/10.

$97 - $92

 
$978.6
Farehau

Farehau

A convenient 2-minute drive from Tahiti Papeete International Airport, Farehau Hotel boasts free WiFi. All rooms include a free breakfast. Faaa Farehau B&B is 15 minutes’ drive from restaurants and shops in Papeete. Average score from 200 guest reviews: 8.6/10.

$103

 
$1038.6
Villa ManaOra

Villa ManaOra

Offering a year-round outdoor pool and barbecue, Villa ManaOra is set in Taravao. Papeete is 35 km from the property. Free WiFi is featured throughout the property and free private parking is available on site. All units include a seating area. Average score from 7 guest reviews: 8.6/10.

$113

$1138.6
A Pueu Village

A Pueu Village

This small and exclusive hotel, located in a secluded bay, offers private bungalows just 10 metres from the tropical waters of the Pacific Ocean. Guests can use kayak and snorkeling equipment for free. Average score from 25 guest reviews: 8.3/10.

$96 - $107

 
$968.3
Appartement Pointe des Pêcheurs

Appartement Pointe des Pêcheurs

Located in Punaauia, this air-conditioned apartment features a year-round outdoor pool. The apartment is 400 metres from Museum of Tahiti. Free WiFi is featured throughout the property. Average score from 12 guest reviews: 8.3/10.

$121

$1218.3
Fare Arearea Sweet Studio

Fare Arearea Sweet Studio

Located in Papeete, Fare Arearea Sweet Studio offers a rooftop swimming pool and accommodation with a balcony. Guests receive a free breakfast pack upon arrival. Free airport transfers, free WiFi, and free bicycle rental are all included. Average score from 135 guest reviews: 8.0/10.

$115

 
$1158.0
Hotel Tiare Tahiti

Hotel Tiare Tahiti

Located in centre of Papeete, Hotel Tiare Tahiti features a spacious and sun-filled breakfast room, a guest lounge and a tour desk. It is 2 minutes’ walk from Parc Bougainville and several restaurants and nightlife options. Average score from 524 guest reviews: 7.5/10.

$103

 
$1037.5
Chez Vous à Papeete

Chez Vous à Papeete

Chez Vous à Papeete is an apartment situated in Papeete, 400 metres from Paofai Gardens. The apartment is 1.4 km from Papeete Ferry Terminal. Free WiFi is featured throughout the property. Average score from 74 guest reviews: 7.5/10.

$107

$1077.5
Hotel Sarah Nui

Hotel Sarah Nui

Hotel Sarah Nui offers free WiFi and a free shuttle service from the airport to the hotel. The property is just 5 minutes’ walk from Papeete Ferry Terminal. All accommodation includes a flat-screen TV. Average score from 30 guest reviews: 7.5/10.

$124

 
$1247.5

Highlighted Interests:

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Natural
Beaches
Tahiti is famous for its beaches. These range from the calm and sedate to beaches for surfing and kite surfing.
Diving
The best diving sites are located well beyond the marina, so make sure this is part of your itinerary.
Snorkeling
There is good snorkeling in a number of places around Tahiti. Most resorts will provide you with the equipment for free, but otherwise there are places to rent or buy.
Other Interests:
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Scenic Local Market
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Windsports
Ocean Wildlife
Waterfalls
Geologic Formations
Hiking and Trekking

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