Accommodation in Tahiti
The island of Tahiti – part of the Leeward Islands of the Society Islands – is one of the most famous islands in the South Pacific.
It is the place where the French missionaries failed to restrain the islanders of tattoos. Where the current sport of surfing has its origins and where people sacrificed together to good the gods.
Tahiti, the largest island of French Polynesia, is also called the island of love. With a pristine jungle, waterfalls, ferns and orchids, canyons, rivers, pristine beaches, lagoons, temples, tiki statues, but also charming and friendly locals.
The fusion of french and polynesian culture makes this destination extra exciting.
There is a wide variety of accommodation options, for all price ranges on this beautiful island.
Directors Choice – Top Hotels for all Budgets
Director of Pacific Island Travel, Rob Kusters shares his top picks of Hotels, Resorts and accomodation on Tahiti for all budgets!
Hiti Moana Villa – Tahiti
“A small guesthouse located approximately 35 minutes drive south of Papeete on the road to Taravao is situated on the waterfront overlooking the sea and has a beautiful garden. Fantastic for those on a budget – the complex has 8 simple bungalows with private entrance, overlooking the sea, lagoon or garden. ”
Le Meridien Tahiti ****
“This is a very handy hotel located just outside the city about 10km from the airport. There is a small sandy beach at the hotel and beautiful views overs the sea to Moorea.”
More information about Tahiti
1. Markets at Papeete
A visit to Papeete is not complete without a trip (or two or three) to the Papeete market. These markets run daily and boast a range of local arts, crafts and of course tahitian pearls! This is also a popular spot to pick up local produce and cuisine.
2. Try surfing
The island of Tahiti, has a great reputation for surfing. So why not take a surf lesson or two. The north and the south coast have great spots for surfing.
There are an abundance of great snorkelling spots on Tahiti. You can even snorkel a plane wreck!
4. Paddling an Outrigger Canoe
The Polynesian style canoe is uniquely designed with a single-hull and attached outrigger. This type of canoe has been in existence for more than 1,000 years and is capable of traveling across the open ocean, then maneuvering to the shore over the shallow reef.
5. Experience the local nightlife
Tahiti has a bustling night life. So make sure you spend an evening in Papeete at one of the local bars or night clubs.