Accommodation in Tahaa

Sleepy Taha’a is known as the vanilla capital of the country, but it also hosts a few elegant resorts on fringing islets that rival the glamour of Bora Bora. The most luxurious are Le Taha’a Private Island & Spa and Vahine Island Private Island Resort.

The island of Taha’a – part of the Windward Islands of the Society Islands – together with Raiatea consist of an extinct volcano (the 590-meter high Mont Ohiri) surrounded by a reef and lagoon. The island has about 5000 inhabitants. The main areas are: Patio, Haamene, Vaitoare and Tiv.

Once you Taha’a get off the boat, you will be stunned by a sweet smell. Immediately you recognize the scent of vanilla. Everywhere on the island are the vanilla orchids, which grow the islanders to sell the precious spice. The fragrance fits the environment and the traditional lifestyle of the Polynesian inhabitants. Life moves slowly here and worries are unnecessary.

Directors Choice – Top Hotels for all Budgets

Director of Pacific Island Travel, Rob Kusters shares his top picks of Hotels, Resorts and accomodation on Tahaa for all budgets!

Le Tahaa Island Resort & Spa

Hawaiki Nui Hotel

“The Taha’a Island Resort & Spa is located on the small island of Taha’a Motu Tautau opposite the stunning lagoon that surrounds Raiatea and Taha’a. By speedboat you will be at your resort in 30 minutes from the airport.”

More information about Tahaa

Marae Raiatea 1. Explore the Taputapuatea Marae on Raiatea

Explore the sacred neighboring island of Raiatea A must on Raiatea is exploring the ancient Marae of Taputapuatea.

Diving Raiatea 2. Scuba Diving

Tahaa is the perfect place for wreck divers. The “Nordby” ship is located about 30 meters below the surface.

Hiking Raiatea3. Hiking

Explore the beautiful interior of Tahaa by hiking around the island’s many mountains.

There is limited transportation islands around Tahaa. Public transport is pretty much non existent. For exploring the island there are a few car rental establishments to choose from.