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"5 Stars Well Deserved"
Attention to detail, impeccable service, incredible food! This resort is incredible, and incredible way to spend our 20th anniversary. The pictures on their website are a true depiction of the resort and surroundings. Very remote and a only 30 units so a small guest list. We loved the remoteness and exclusivity as we were looking to getaway from it all. Enjoyed paddleboarding and snorkeling. The coral gardens were gorgoeus but a little stressful to snorkel as many parts were quite shallow and the current swift. The in room nespresso machine was a treat and much better than the other coffee we were served in other areas of FP. The food was exquisite. The morning breakfast buffet was extensive and omlettes and crepes qere made to order. The baked goods were divine. The staff were incredibly trained and respectful of guests. Great etitique and thoughful eye contact and pleasant greeting every time. We enjoyed a milky way dinner on our private balcony. Was an expensive but awesome experience. There were longer than typical gaps between the courses giving us time to enjoy our wine and visit under the stars. I appreciated the cultural details - a flower crown was placed on my head when we arrived, a Tahitian legend story card left on our bed each night with turndown service, and a shell lei and vanilla bean parting gift. We stayed 4 nights and then over to a resort on Bora Bora for 5 more nights. One more night at Le Taha'a would have been ideal. A dream vacation that was worth the wait. Far exceeded my expectations.
"Had a Fabulous Time"
This was our third trip to the South Pacific. Had done Bora Bora and Cook Islands. This was our first time to an island with a single resort. So I was a bit apprehensive about having enough variety of places to eat and excursions to take and place to go. But all of that apprehension was completely unfounded. This trip could not have been better. We stayed in an overwater bungalowffor 5 nights.. It had a Tahaa view, which I would recommend. The sunset view room have a far less interesting view. The bungalow as great. We also had a large patio and slept under the stars multiple nights in the chaise loungers. You could swim off the bungalow, but there was really no snorkeling to do there. This was completely made up for, however, by what I would call the "coral alley" on the other side of the resort (about a 3-5 minute walk). Here, you would walk from the island the resort is on, across an inlet of water to an smaller island, walk 5 minutes in your snorkel shoes and then get in the water and literally float down the "coral alley". It was awesome. The water from the ocean would flow back toward the resort, so you just walk into the "alley, lie flat and float. The current carries you. You use your arms to maneuver around the coral which is easy and see tons of fish on the way. And it's quite shallow, so you can put your feet down, stop and regroup if necessary, and then lie back down in water and continue on your way. You float till your back near the resort where you walked across to the smaller island. This was truly one of the best snorkeling experiences I've had, and it's right at the resort. We did it mulitiple days. We also did excursions. We did the "swim with the rays, and sharks and snorkel". It's a good excursion, particularly if you have never swan with rays or sharks. The snorkel was not as good as at the resort, but then we had a "fruit and beer picnic" at an island which was tons of fun. People from all over the world on the excursion, so we met a lot of nice people. Definitely worth the trip. We also did the excursion to Tahaa. The resort itsel is not on Tahaa. There are no resorts on this island, which is actually quite large. The was to be a group excursion, but this day there was only my gal and I. The guide as great, making instruments and baskets from trees, creating a fruit picnic for us, stopping at a vanilla bean nursery and a pearl farm, and just having a good time. Again, totally worth the few hours. As for the food at the resort, I'd give it an A, with one exception. Breakfast were of the normal variety, but very good, and included. Lunch poolside was exceptional. Far better than most poolside food. Dinner was in the main restaurant where breakfast was served, but again very good. We did room service one night, and a poolside BBQ one night to break things up. The only bad experience we had was at the fancy restaurant. But I will not go into details as the resort, with incredible grace and professionalism addressed our concern about the meal. The class with which this was dealt is one of the reasons I'd highly recommend Le Tahaa. Also, we did a 50 minute massage which was heavenly. The staff was great, particularly the concierges who were amazing, and the resort itself was immaculately kept. In closing, the ocean at Le Tahaa is South Pacific ocean - stunning! Truly, nothing could have been better. While Bora Bora or Moorea may be your first French Polynesia stop because of their reputation, and the Cook Island have beauty beyond description, Le Tahaa Resort, based upon my experience there, will not disappoint, and instead, will likely exceed your expectations.
We stayed 3 nights. It was the best hotel we've ever stayed in. The staff were so genial and accommodating, and the included breakfast was the best I've ever seen--cooked to order eggs or crepes, every imaginable breakfast meat, fruit, bread plus 10 pastries. And take out boxes were offered! We opened the doors and turned off the AC. The deck had covered table and benches, and a privacy fence with lockable gate. As the sun passed, part of it was shady all during the day. The coral garden where one can drift snorkel is nearby. There is a pool, kayaks, mask/snorkels available for guests. There is transportation by boat from and to the Raiatea Airport. It costs about $100, but is a 30 minute ride. Look for specials on relaischateaux.com. (Stay 2 or 3 get one free, stay 5 get 2 nights free). It was our big splurge and it beat Le Meridien Bora Bora by far. I will return.
"Honeymoon in paradisw"
We took a delayed honeymoon to French Polynesia and spent our entire time here. We wanted to truly getaway and escape the daily grind and could not have asked for a better place to do that. This is the true definition of understated luxury. The staff all around were friendly and attentive to our needs. We ran into four other couples/families we had met at the PPT airport on way home who had went on to spend time at some of the top places in Bora Bora and all four of them told us they wish they had just stayed at Le Taha’a- like we did. Food was great. Excursions were awesome. And available activities right from the resort itself. Don’t expect strong fast Wi-Fi or tv to watch as those are limited but you are here to relax and disconnect. We appreciated that. We loved it so much we are headed back again for Christmas trip this year.
"Amazing non-touristy Tahiti"
If you’re looking for non-touristy Tahiti, this is the place. The people are so friendly, every one of the staff is helpful, the rooms are outstanding (overwater bungalow), and the food is fresh, local, and delicious. Relaxing in every way, as well as luxurious. If you’re a diver, Michele is an excellent dive master - very relaxed and low key - and the shop is on site. Mire mire was our favorite with much sea life and corals.
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Check-in: 3:00 PM , Check-out: 11:00 AM