Sheltered blue lagoons, extravagant resorts and a slowed pace of life – any trip to Tahiti is an unforgettable one.
Tahiti is one of the world’s most exotic spots – from the breathtaking blue hues and romance laden overwater bungalows to the precious black pearl sands of Moorea and the island playgrounds of kings. Famed for its truly exclusive honeymoon resorts in the heart of the South Pacific, its underwater Garden of Eden and its sugar-white shores, there’s a reason Polynesian royalty would flock to these precious isles when the mood took them. Tahitian days are all about sipping sweet hibiscus inspired cocktails, taking a drive around the cotton soft plantations, snorkeling with rays, and soaking up the exquisite amenities from your sterling five-star resort. This is how you live the life of Riley – Tahitian style.
Where to Stay
If you ever wanted to stay on a private island owned by Marlon Brando, then an island close to Tahiti has the answer. Once upon a time, Tetiaroa was a firm favorite of the ancient Polynesian kings and now the Godfather himself splurged on a super luxury resort called The Brando that can only be reached by helicopter. The 12 islets are nestled in the softest blue lagoon and the beachfront bungalows boast plenty of wow factor with their thatched roofs, outdoor bathtubs and beautiful private decks with infinity pools. The Brando truly is one of the finest desert island escapes.
Take a look at our review of The Brando for a complete breakdown of the luxurious eco-resort.
Where to Dine
Couples will adore the floating over lagoon-like tables at the Intercontinental Resorts Le Lotus. The stunning gourmet restaurant sits suspended over the peaceful waters below and is located next to the resort’s sand-bottomed swimming pool – making for a Tahitian dreamy setting. Intimate tables well-placed under intimate lights make you feel as though you are dining alone, and the whole scene is beautifully complemented by views of Moorea, fresh fish and fabulously heady French wines.
What to Do
We suggest taking a trip to the island of Moorea especially to shop for the rare black pearls in the beautiful boutique of Tahia Pearls. Take your time on the wild island and spend the afternoon splashing with dolphins in the special enclosed area of the Intercontinental Hotel or take out one of the thoroughbred horses for a gallop across the pristine white sands. Tahiti is one of the world’s most romantic destinations, so honeymooners can enjoy in any number of ways, – from kayaking and stargazing to wine-infused sunset dinners.
The neighboring Bora Bora is also a must for those touching down or even chartering around Tahiti. Bora Bora is world-famous for its marine rich waters making it one of the best diving spots you could ever wish for. Take a tender out, grab your snorkel mask and make the most of the crystalline waters and the rainbow splashed fish and giant rays.