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We agree with previous reviewers about how nice Le Taha'a is. The overwater bungalow was nicely appointed and comfortable. The Coral Garden was amazing! The only complaint that we have is with the food. The food (mostly referring to dinners) were not up to Relais & Chateaux standard.
"Beautiful stay, awesome boat pick up, great drift snorkel!!!"
We landed at the airport on Raiatea and knew that we had a boat transfer to Le Taha'a BUT did not expect the boat to be parked just steps outside the airport. Boat and ride were such a joyful way to begin the journey! Property is beautiful! We stayed 3 nights and that was a perfect amount of time. The drift snorkel was awesome. Tons of fish and just a short walk from the hotel. Bring water shoes though, the walk is over some sharp rock. And it gets crowded from tour boats midday so go early or later. The views of Bora Bora in the background of the snorkel - unbelievable! Thank you Le Taha'a!!!!!
Le Taha'a must be one of the most beautiful places on earth! My husband and I were enjoying our first vacation without the children in over 20 years and this resort exceeded our expectations! The resort is actually on a small, private islet just off the coast of Taha'a, so guests have the islet to themselves. It is surrounded by a white sand beaches and the water is crystal clear--just as in the photos. More details below, but first I must RAVE about my travel agent, Teresa Nelle of Luxury Hideaways (800-644-6659). Teresa is a specialist in French Polynesia. I usually plan our own trips, but was busy with work and needed help--especially with the inter-island transfers. Teresa was extremely responsive and prepared the perfect itinerary in no time! The entire trip was flawless and the transfers seamless. We stayed in two resorts during our 10 day stay. Teresa arranged for a perfect beach bungalow on the first resort, and then saved the best for last with a stunningly gorgeous over-water bungalow at Le Taha'a Resort & Spa. Our bungalow was spacious and well appointed. There was a TV but we never turned it on as the view was so mesmerizing. The resort is beautifully designed and integrated to blend into the islet. Also, I must congratulate the Resort for having the foresight to support an organization that maintains a wonderful marine preserve with fabulous snorkeling right off the beach and just inside the reef (called the Coral Gardens). Take your GoPro! In short, Le Taha'a is the epitome of understated elegance with a superb and very attentive staff. They arranged for a two-tank dive with the dive shop right on our island. While the dive folks were great and the water so beautiful that we enjoyed the boat ride to the dive spot outside the reef, sadly the local government has not created a marine preserve outside the reef and it has clearly been overfished--not much to see. The staff also helped us rent scooters for the day on Taha'a--which I would highly recommend! The scooters were well-maintained and in great shape (unlike other places we've been to). Scooters give you so much freedom and they are only little 50cc vehicles, but perfect for getting around the island. The locals we spoke with were lovely and happy to chat. Visit the Vanilla Farm and patronize Bruno Francoise French MaiTai restaurant in Haumene--lots of fun. The cuisine at Le Taha'a was excellent! I just can't say enough about this resort and would go back in a heartbeat. The one small knock is that while the spa was beautiful, our massages were rather average. The masseuse was a very nice local person who gave a nice rubdown, but was not truly professionally-trained, so they could up their game in this one instance.
"It really is as beautiful as the pictures!"
We had an overwater bungalow near the end of the dock. It is so beautiful to be able to sit on your bed and enjoy that amazing water colour! The room was very clean and a nice mix of modern amenities with Tahitian aspects and art. It was very quiet and the staff were all very helpful and polite. The brunch included was nice as it is expensive to eat here. We enjoyed the fancier restaurant but would skip the special dinners. They are VERY expensive and we were supposed to have a private dinner but really were set up in front of the main restaurant where we could hear talking and music from it so not very romantic. The ukulele player and singer kept stopping after each song to talk to each other which made it very awkward. The drinks are nice but hit happy hour as they are half price but regularly $26 US for the fancy ones!!! You almost have to forget how much you are spending here as it is very pricey but very beautiful and a chance of a lifetime to see it. The coral beach/float beside it is gorgeous but we were sad to see they don't warn people to not touch or stand on the coral so doubt it will be like this forever. It was romantic and fun and we recommend ordering dinner to your bungalow and eat on the deck enjoying your view, only $10US for delivery charge so at least that was more reasonable. Oh and the boat ride over was fine but they charge you for that too even though it is their boat.
"Extremely great water bungalow "
Once we arrived by hotel boat at the lagoon in which the hotel stays, the view is fabulous. Our water bungalow is amazing also. This is even better than the very great one i did in maldives and better than some water bungalow in bora bora. Every details have been considered by the hotel with amazing setup and fresh flower decoration. The extraordinarily big lagoon view window makes u feel like paradise. U can get into the lagoon anytime as whole piece of emerald water are at waist to chest level. Amazing view and also pretty coral garden. Amazing location . amazingly nice and clean. Y can feed fish at ur bed with special glass window and open the glass door or when u are in foam bath inside the bath tube. Ice machine is close by so someone always goes to take ice for the lovely precious rotui pineapple juice. Haha All gears except jet ski are free to use including beach tower, wet shoes, standup boarding, kayak, va’a, surf board, life jacket if you need, etc all free to use and no need to exchange with coupon like other island hotels Lovely small island was there in the middle of lagoon for romantic pics or bring the cocktail there by walkibg in the shallow water All staff are so nice and welcoming. I am serious all staff u bumped into are nice Restaurant in hotel is also with nice food The hotel is simply amazing paradise . Just one thing, wifi is not yet in water bungalow( they will build soon) but u can use in swimming pool or restaurants, pool bars, bar. But in such paradise, why dont u enjoy the view and water instead of web surfing. So we are happy to be out of radar the whole day except breakfast and dinner time haha I am so impressed i got such nice experience here. I used to think maldives is far better but i think tahaa with this hotel is far nicer. The room setup is gorgeous. Indeed each place gets their good part
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Check-in: 3:00 PM , Check-out: 11:00 AM