Le Taha’a Island Resort & Spa
On Motu Tautau, Le Taha’a by Pearl Resorts is a luxury resort…
The vanilla-scented breezes are the secret ingredient that sets Taha’a apart, even amid the tropical beauty of French Polynesia. The island with its blue lagoon is so remote that you can only reach it by boat, airplane or helicopter. When you spend your Taha’a honeymoon at one of the few resorts on the island, you’ll feel like you’ve stepped outside of time into a place created just for the two of you. You couldn’t ask for better for the first romantic trip of your married life.
Taha’a is also known as Vanilla Island because of the many vanilla farms which produce some of the most fragrant vanilla in the world. It’s a short flight from Tahiti to the nearby island of Raiatea, where you can get a shuttle boat, seaplane or helicopter to take you to Taha’a.
Taha’a and its sister island Raiatea surround a blue lagoon, which is one of the largest in French Polynesia. The two islands are so close together that they’re thought to be the peaks of a submerged volcano, now covered in lush green vegetation. The white sand beaches, the palm trees growing sideways and the crystal clear waters of the lagoon all combine to make this a magical place.
Taha’a is famous for its coral gardens, with colorful, healthy coral plants and many species of tropical fish and other maritime creatures living there. A unique feature of snorkeling in the lagoon is that you are carried through it on an underwater current. As you drift along, you’ll see anemones, clownfish, butterfly fish, lion fish, giant blue clams, octopus, stingrays, eels, and more.
Take a cruise on a Polynesian outrigger canoe, built according to the traditional designs that carried the Polynesian people around the Pacific islands. For adventures on land, go hiking along the mountain trails, or take a Jeep Safari inland. Kayak the only navigable river in French Polynesia on the nearby island of Raiatea.
Learn about the culture of the island, with classes in traditional dance, Polynesian feasts and visits to the vanilla and pearl farms. Thee are only a few resorts on Taha’a, so you’ll have plenty of privacy and quiet to enjoy your tropical paradise.