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"Incredible in every way"
We stayed at Le Taha'a for five nights in late December 2016 through New Years Eve, and had the most fantastic experience. Shout-out to LA-based Tahiti Legends for recommending this outstanding resort that otherwise we would have never known about. It is a Relais & Chateaux property (I believe the only one outside of Europe), and the quality of the rooms, food, amenities, and service is top-notch. We loved every minute, from the luxurious and spacious overwater bungalows with private balconies to the impeccable french toast (so delicious) and food presentation, to the fact that WiFi is only available in the lobby (when we're on island vacations, we love to be intentionally disconnected and have a break from technology). We enjoyed that the resort provided free snorkeling equipment as well as access to paddle boards, kayaks, and other beach gear, and we had a blast on our excursion to Taha'a, especially the snorkeling with reef sharks. The customer service is excellent and we appreciated how helpful and flexible everyone was. The entertainment is also fun with the Polynesian dancers and fire jugglers - quite impressive. Le Taha'a is paradise on earth and I can't say enough good things about our stay. We will definitely be back!
"Nice hotel but loosing it lustre a little"
We were lucky enough to visit French Poly & stay at Le Taha'a as part of our belated honeymoon in May 16 and overall had a good stay. I have to say up front that we were very unlucky with the weather, arriving in torrential rain & wind, which lasted more or less our entire 3 night stay, with the sun finally making an appearance the evening of our final stay & morning of check out, so at least we had a chance to experience the motu in all it's glory for a little while. It's was a real shame since this is not the resorts fault, which was fantastic to unwind at, but when the weather is that bad (we're blaming the El Nino year in 2016, with even the locals & staff said it was not usual weather for May!), there really is not a lot you can do I'm afraid. The sea was even too rough to really do the coral garden or generally snorkel and seaweed was washed up everywhere... Anyway none of this is the hotels fault, but it did of course mar our experience slightly! In terms of the hotel itself it is very well manicured & laid out and the rooms really are huge. Our only criticism was that they are started to show their age slightly with wood somewhat tarnished & patio doors not closing snuggly without force etc. We liked the fact the décor was in keeping with the Tahitian theme & rustic, but this was beyond rustic & generally just a bit worn in places. In addition the water pressure in the shower was pretty bad, but again I appreciate it's remote location... We wouldn't usually even see any of the above as a problem, but when you are paying the high prices to stay I guess we just expected a bit more. Also having come from the 4 star Le Moana IC on Bora Bora, whose rooms are older, but better maintained we felt that the management should invest in refurbishing some of the suites. The food was good, but not out of this world for the prices paid & some of the breakfast items were often a little cold (again only comparing this to what we experienced at the cheaper Le Moana, who we felt out shone this hotel in many ways). What was fantastic however was the service & the attentiveness of the staff and this is where we felt Le Taha'a did deserve it's 5 star status. Whether it was on reception, in the restaurant or around the grounds, the staff were very courteous & helpful. In fact as soon as the weather cleared up, the grounds men were out there raking all the seaweed up to get the lagoon back to it's former glory! The pool guy (I forget his name unfortunately) was also lovely & really helpful at explaining how to snorkel the coral garden, which fortunately I did get the time to try the morning of check out. The coral garden itself is as others have said, is fantastic & is a reason to come to the hotel in itself so I'd definitely recommend a visit! All in all, a good hotel apart from the slight nags above and so long as you are blessed with the weather you'll have a pampered & relaxing stay in a beautiful part of the world!
"A quiet, beautiful piece of paradise"
My husband and I stayed at Le Taha'a from 12/30-1/6 and it was nothing short of incredible. We stayed in a Bora Bora Overwater Bungalow, which I recommend purely for the privacy. We were staying there with friends and they had a regular Overwater Bungalow--the deck is not nearly as private since it looks out to a bunch of other decks. Overall, the bungalows are really big and having such a large deck is a huge bonus. We spent most of our time out there, so if it were small that would have been a huge letdown. The staff at this resort are incredibly friendly and really appreciate the idea of customer service. The resort in and of itself is really small, which makes for a very intimate, friendly atmosphere. Since you're off of the main island of Taha'a and nothing else is around, you really are completely secluded in the middle of the ocean. While I have never been to Bora Bora, a few people at Le Taha'a had and they much preferred the quiet, tranquility of Le Taha'a. There is only one restaurant for breakfast, one for lunch, and one for dinner. I am a picky eater, so I would have preferred more variety. However, the food is good and reasonably priced for the location. The drinks are very expensive (cocktails, not beer/wine) so just be prepared for that. Overall, we are all in agreement that we would definitely return. Shout outs to Stefanie & Milton, who were both a major help for many reasons!
Exceptional place! Very friendly and helpful staff. Outstanding breakfast buffet - I had a omelet every day along with fresh fruit and fresh fish and fresh made baked goods! Our group took a snorkeling trip (with Manu), a SCUBA trip and a day trip where we visited a pearl farm, a vanilla bean plantation and a snorkeling location. The day trip provided us with our second best meal of the trip as our guide brought us to his aunt's island where they had prepared us a buffet which featured locally prepared fish, chicken and desserts to go along with fresh fruit. There is a beautiful coral lagoon a short walk up the beach from the hotel which is fantastic for snorkeling. They have a couple of restaurants on location which are fabulous. The Ohiri Restaurant is the fancy restaurant, but worth the prix fixe. It was by far our best meal and the service was unsurpassed. For a more casual dinner, we ordered room service a few times and enjoyed a more leisurely meal. There is an infinity pool with a swim up bar - we made great use of that feature! Just a great experience - just don't expect the same instant "east coast" service when you visit the Vanile Restaurant. They are very laid back.
Small 5 stars resort that provides personalized services. Our over water sunset Villa was clean and the lagoon was calm making it a perfect place to sunbath on a float. Friendly services and amazing food. Highly recommended!!!
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Check-in: 3:00 PM , Check-out: 11:00 AM