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"10th anniversary bliss"
Not sure of weather being the first 8 days of Dec but were pleasantly surprised. From the boat ride from Raeatea to Tahaa the trip was over the top. Our over water bungalow was tremendous. Fabulously appointed and everything you could ever want. Espresso in the am watching the sun come up to sipping wine watching the sun go down. If you need a place to unwind this is certainly it. The resort was full but the way it is laid out we never really saw many people. Strolling along the beach and through the foliage on shore was like we would imagine a deserted island. The "drift" is a tidal flow that you can snorkel through which if i did not know better i would think i was in someones tropical aquarium. Just don't go before 10am or after 2;30 pm or it becomes difficult to navigate due to lower tide. Staff was very genuine and always ready to help. We found the grounds to be very well maintained. There was a good selection of foods in the different restaurants and breakfast was a great selection. We found no bugs at all in the over water villa but you will find mosquitos and no see-ums on shore. All in all we felt it was much more than we expected and definitely plan to return.
"Silver Anniversary "
We visited 3 different islands in French Polynesia for our 25th anniversary trip but saved Taha'a for last; the most remote and romantic. Luxurious over water bungalows. Dining was good, service just average. Snorkeling the coral garden was spectacular.
"Nice, but wished it was better"
This is probably the 30th Relais and Chateaux property that we have stayed in and this is the first time that the property did not measure up to their standards. There are some very good points to this property; it is beautiful, and remote. The spa is wonderful. Most of the staff are very nice. It is the attention to detail that this property was missing. The food was just OK, nothing worth mentioning. Our first night we stayed in a royal beach villa and we did not like it because the view was blocked by a stone wall, which not only blocked the view, but the breeze as well, so the bugs were terrible. So the following nights we stayed in one of the overwater villa's which were better. The room was nice and had a great view. The linens and mattress were pretty rough, and definitely not what we had experienced before in the Relais and Chateaux line up. The house keeping was fair, but not very consistent. Sometimes they picked up towels and what not on the patio and sometimes not. One day they left the glasses and set up from the night before until late afternoon and the breeze came up and blew everything all around, shattering everything. The general upkeep of the property is a bit dated. The pool umbrellas are tattered and the sidewalks are cracked. Otherwise there was someone who swept and cleaned up every morning. They had a snorkeling coral garden. You could walk up to the barrier reef and ride the current back down. The only problem is that is was extremely shallow, so you were trying to not bounce off the coral because of the quick current. We all left with wounds due to being slammed into the coral. We were also two days delayed because of bad weather when we were going to land in Tahiti and we were diverted to the Cook Islands. The hotel was not willing to work with us at all. Upon returning home, I emailed Relais and Chateaux about our experience and they would only return the couple that we were traveling with deposit, but not ours. It really didn't make any sense. So if I was looking for the perfect vacation, I don't know that Le Tahaa would be in my itinerary.
"Amazing - most relaxing place on earth"
This was by far the most relaxing, gorgeous and incredible place on earth. The staff were very attentive to detail and very accommodating being that it was our honeymoon. The restaurants and food are delicious, the accommodations are perfect, and the pools, grounds, gardens and Beach are pristine. We opted for a Beach villa at the very far end (room 49!) where you can overlook Bora-Bora from the beach. Absolutely stunning and breathtaking. The coral garden is an excellent addition and free! Some of the best snorkeling you're going to find in the society islands. Absolutely a must do and we will definitely return. Thank you!!
We planned our trip with Lisa Corso from Tahiti legends. Everything was perfect and I highly recommend it. The cost was the same as booking on your own, but it was perfectly organized. We arrived at the Tahaa after spending 10 nights on a dream yacht catamaran sailing around the islands. (see post here). We were very relaxed and after visiting so many spots, we were also looking forward to staying in one spot and enjoy a slower pace. Tahaa is perfect for that. We were welcomed by the general manager, very courteous and professional. The same is true for the font desk staff. They were great. First tip and probably most important, bungalows 3, 4, 5 and maybe 6, have the most fantastic view (Bora Bora bungalow). You have a view of the lagoon between the two motus with Bora Bora in the background. It is splendid and totally worth the extra! According to the person escorting us and the manager, these are actually the best. Not sure if it is because we booked far in advance or because our TA knows what she is doing… I am hoping it was the latter. Thank you Lisa! We entered this OWB which must be 800+ sq ft after spending a week in a small boat cabin… The luxurious atmosphere was overwhelming! I could not believe we were to spend 5 nights there. The small pontoon allows you to swim directly to the coral garden just in front. This coral garden is the best we have done. Not only in FP but also Seychelles. Hands down. You have to learn the trick about walking all the way up to the reef on the right motu (when looking at Bora) and letting yourself go down the pass with the current… do it at 7am when no one is there.. It is just magic! This hotel is actually a “relais chateau”. It is a French hotel network in which hotels must achieve a certain standing, especially for the food and wine. Their menu and cave is extraordinary. It is not cheap, but it is really good. Like all the hotels in FP… plan for a solid couple hundred bucks of food, wine and cocktails… per day on top of your nightly rate. (cocktails were 22eur, half price for one hour every night 4-5 HH, bottles of wine starting around 50-60 eur, all the way to 7000.. Food a la carte.. 20-25 and up). They have a beautiful black pearl jewelry shop. If you spend a couple nights there, it is very unlikely you will resist to your partner’s desire to get one… Plan for that as well. We did not do any excursions from the hotel but it is available. They also have a shuttle that can take you to Tahaa and back. Hotel is kid friendly so it was about half of the crowd. It was not overwhelming. Sometimes by the pool but not bad. One downside is the water. Of course it is hot, and you should be drinking a lot… (of water that is ) .They only give you these small water bottles. We were going to take the shuttle just to buy a pack of large bottles when we found the trick. The gym has a water fountain! So we went there for refills (Tahaa general manager if you read this, please do something about providing more water around the hotel! Given the price/night it should be a given, or more water fountains). They have pool that is small but nice when you want to have an afternoon cocktail. The restaurants are great, one by the beach for lunch, one main one for BF and dinner and one fancy one with only 6 tables (you need to make a reservation). Our BF was included and it was my main meal of the day. The buffet has just everything you could wish for. Staff at the hotel was pleasant. A few bad apples. In FP, France, people do not tip so it goes both ways… Sometimes you do not always get a smile or could wait for a long while. But most people were great. The spa unfortunately does not match the rest of the hotel. It is sub-par for the cost. I cannot recommend it. They have wifi at the restaurant and Bar by the beach. We did 15 days without phones or internet and it is very relaxing. Others people are just stuck to FB. Or sadly checking emails at BF… not talking to each other. You should just have no internet, it would force people to relax. Someone told me, but I have an important job etc… Look, if you can afford to be there, you must have a decent job, does not mean your phone is always in your hand. We have also been told celebrities go to this hotel as it is more quiet and just as luxurious as the other (more crowded) ones in Bora Bora (gossips from the boat). As a matter of fact, a famous US couple was just there a few days before us…. If you are into that type of things. Finally they have some activities and a Tahitian show on Tuesday night. It is the best show we have seen (when compared to the other ones on the other islands or Hawaii). The person that helped us with our luggage is also the lead on this show. He was awesome! We left the hotel very relaxed after a beautiful trip. FP is fantastic and did not disappoint.
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Check-in: 3:00 PM , Check-out: 11:00 AM