Le Taha'a: Paradise in Polynesia

By P. Joseph

Located within a stunning lagoon in French Polynesia, Le Taha'a Island Resort and Spa is one of the south pacific’s most exclusive and idyllic hideaways.

Positioned on a coral reef facing the island of Taha’a, the property boasts outstanding architecture with the use of beautiful woods, bamboos, pandanus leaves, basaltic stones and corals.

With just 60 rooms, the resort is one of the smallest and most intimate in the region. Amongst the accommodations are 48 Overwater Suites, which include glass tables to view the aquatic life of the lagoon, as well as a large sundeck and sitting area with direct access to the water.

The resort’s 10 beach villas offer a spacious lounge area facing the beach and a private tropical garden with a plunge pool.

Many guests visit the resort to experience arguably its jewel in the crown – a magnificent spa. Once named one of the top three spas in the world, it features a selection of treatments, including massages, exfoliations, and body wraps, all using traditional Polynesian products and techniques.

Also featuring in the resort are 3 restaurants, including one pool side eatery and a gourmet venue for fine dining.

Additionally, next door to Le Taha’a is an amazing coral garden, accessible directly from the resort's beach, boasting incredible marine life and offering colourful, drift snorkelling.

Prices for suites at Le Taha’a begin at around £700 ($1,140) per night.

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By P. Joseph