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"30th Wedding Anniversary Trip of my Dreams!"
This is a gem of a place! My husband and I went here for our 30th wedding anniversary. We stayed in overwater bungalow #44 that has a gorgeous sunset view. I loved having the overwater bungalow as opposed to a beach bungalow because we could swim right off our deck and watch the rays and puffer fish swimming right below us every morning. The water is a gorgeous clear blue green and wonderfully warm. The only downside with the water was that we would occasionally see trash floating or submerged. It seems to me that the resort should make an effort to make sure there is not trash in the lagoon. That said, our stay was lovely. We had the Milky Way dinner for our anniversary, which is a dinner that is served out on the deck of your bungalow. Also, one morning we had what they call a Canoe Breakfast where they bring you your breakfast in a canoe and while one of the staff is setting the table the other staff member takes you for a short ride in the canoe. Such a treat! We snorkeled in Coral Garden which is a little dicey because it is so shallow and the coral grows very near the surface of the water. However, if you are careful you can avoid getting cut up. The room was beautiful. The only con was that the shower smelled like mildew which I would not expect in a 5 star resort. Other than that, the food was good, but, very expensive and I would echo what other people have said about bringing snacks and wine from a grocery store to offset the cost of food at the resort. The staff was friendly and several of them called us by name, which was a nice touch. All in all, the trip of lifetime!
"Surperb customer service, stunning location... I want to go back!"
Le Taha'a redefines excellent customer service. Their attention to detail is remarkable and really helped make the trip spectacular. The location is breathtaking and the view in every direction is gorgeous. We stayed in an overwater bungalow and it was very quiet and extremely comfortable. The room amenities were great (the vanilla oil smells so good!) The craftsmanship of the bungalows was impressive - the pride and attention to detail in constructing the bungalows was impressive from the carving in the bathroom doors & above the windows to the thatched room. The food was spectacular and super fresh. By lunch time, we'd be eating fresh fish that was caught that morning. OMG - so good! The presentation of every meal was lovely as well. Beware, the cost of the food is really expensive. For example, $29 for a fish burger (really tasty!) and $20 for bottled water (recommend getting water at store on Tahaa or getting vanilla ice tea instead!). The price of the food and water in particular is probably my only complaint. It felt like price gouging because there were no other food options on the island. Actually, one more complaint and also related to food: the BBQ on the beach was way overpriced and food was mediocre ate best. I was expecting Polynesian BBQ but it was a poor imitation of American BBQ (ie corn on the cob, Cajun spices, dry meat). This was our last dinner on the island and it was huge disappointment. I wished we had gone to the main restaurant instead. The Polynesian Dinner on Tuesday night is a must! The food was excellent and the dancing was great! Since it takes some effort to get to the island, it's very quiet and a perfect escape from reality. They have free WiFi in the main lobby but I didn't get the best reception. I took that as a sign to unplug from the rest of the world and enjoy the moment. Every morning, we went snorkeling in the lagoon while watching the sunrise. Then, we went to a fantastic buffet breakfast before going swimming again in the pool or the lagoon. Then it was time for a delicious lunch and then more relaxing time. Eventually, it was time for a gourmet dinner before star gazing on the balcony. We had a spa day and that was an awesome experience. I had the massage/coconut bath/facial combo and I thought I died and went to heaven. Highly recommend! I wish the gift shop sold dresses that the local ladies wore. Their dresses were gorgeous. One of the staff members said that they were all handmade and I think they would sell really well. I would've bought one. Each bungalow has a window in the floor that you can look thru to see the fish. You can buy fish food for $12. From our bungalow, we saw a baby octopus and reef sharks, fish, and manta rays! We wished that there were fish guides in the room to help us identify the fish. (This is totally nitpicking because they addressed every other need/want before you needed/wanted it.) A few people brought kids to this resort, which I didn't appreciate or think was appropriate. It's not a kid friendly place. If you're looking for a family vacation, you should go somewhere else. If you're looking for a unique surprise/gift for this trip, plan ahead and try to get a biosphere reef made with someone name in it. It helps rebuild the reef and is a very unique gift. We spoke to the guy who makes them and he said he needs 1-2 months in advance to get them made and ready for your visit. (he gave us tour of the Coral Garden - super cool and recommend you take a guided tour instead of going on your own. BTW - if you get scrapped on the coral, the resort offers free band-aids and antiseptic... again, attention to detail.) A final note - I wasn't prepared for the heat and humidity. I knew it would be hot and humid but I thought I'd die of heat stroke. In mid April, it was 86 degrees, 80% humidity. Thank God for AC in the bungalows! It was hard to find anything really cold and with ice in location.
"Another Amazing Stay"
We stayed at Le Taha'a nearly 10 years ago on our honeymoon. We returned this last February with our two young children, ages 4 and 2. Let me just say that this is the most magical place I have been to and I've traveled all over the world. It is not the Four Seasons on Bora Bora, which we stayed at on this same trip and will never go back there. Taha'a is visually spectacular and so wonderfully remote. I like not having wifi in the rooms. We stayed in the same beach villa, 49, as we did ten years prior. It is the most remote, but has the best beach and you can see Bora Bora off in the distance when out in the water. They take care of you like family. Andree at the restaurant was absolutely outstanding. After the first night, she knew everything we needed for each additional dinner we had there. I will never forget her level out service. Theodore was charming at check-in with a box of trinkets for the kids to choose a little toy. Everyone is so kind who works there. My French is pretty good, so I was able to get a sense of who the people they hire and most don't leave once hired. Emma in house keeping was so lovely and had been there almost since the hotel was built. Tupu at the swim up bar was so fun and was there 10 years prior on our honeymoon. The coral has been damaged since we were last there but they are working to improve it with Espace Bleu in the creation of Biorocks. We were able to be the first guests to donate and be part of restoring the local reefs. My children loved the beach, the pool, the hermit crabs, the reef, the breakfast, but not the walk from the room. Haha. My son loved to be able to walk out far from the beach and still be able to stand. The water was like a big bath tub. It was also nice having a big tree outside our villa on the waterside, so the kids could play in the sand and not get sunburned. I am dreaming of the next time we get to go. Thank you Le Taha'a for another incredible experience.
"I wished I was still there!"
Everything is just perfect. The island. The weather. The resort. The overwater bungalow. The restaurants. The service. And the view to Bora Bora. This is a very special place, far from average and non-creative. We felt extremely welcome, enjoyed also the spa, and the jet ski excursion around the island was an unforgettable experience. The best vacation ever!
"Such a gem!"
I almost don't want to tell you how wonderful this little piece of paradise is for fear of it becoming too popular! Beautiful property and the best snorkeling I have EVER witnessed just down the beach. Husband and I had a beach bungalow with our own private plunge pool. It was perfect! Spent our days lounging in our own private backyard and our own little beach. Service at the restaurants was pretty mediocre but the manager and front desk staff were very good. We had a terrible excursion that was recommended by concierge ( don't waste your time with any of them! The island is small and you can rent a car or scooter and see the same sights on your own time.) Anyhoo, management was very apologetic about our excursion experience and credited us for the entire cost. Do take the free boat shuttle over to the grocery store on the main island. You can stock up on snacks beer and wine for yourself as well as some basic sundries for a fraction of the cost at the hotel. Only con was the mosquitoes. They ate me alive despite covering myself in repellant every single day. Surely they could mitigate this issue right' If I had know how much I would love this little place I would have booked more time there. Hope we can return someday!
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Check-in: 3:00 PM , Check-out: 11:00 AM