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“Paradise” 5 of 5 bubbles
Review of Le Taha'a Island Resort & Spa

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Le Taha'a Island Resort & Spa
Ranked #1 of 1 Hotels in Tahaa
Certificate of Excellence
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16 reviews
15 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
“Paradise”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 15, 2013

The nicest view around, perstine waters, wonderful and friendly service.
Nice over the water villa (we stayed at #41), beautiful sunset.
Excellent cuisine and wine list.
Beatiful pool.
Summary: perfect. We will go back any time.

Room Tip: 41, beatiful sunset and privacy
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  • Stayed February 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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3 Thank Osvaldo S
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Tel Aviv, Israel
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7 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 15, 2013

We stayed one entire week with friends in overwater villas face to Bora Bora. Arrival was perfect, nice welcome made by the Receptionnist and well done explanations about the resort.
Villas were amazing, blue lagoon everywhere, high quality concerning amenities : bottle of champagne with some mignardises :D
Resost is wall located between Taha'a Island and Bora Bora and close to the well know Coral Garden to snorkling ! Just a paradise lost in the ocean
Restaurant Vanille and Beach Restaurant purpose high standard of quality concerning the food, the service and the amazing set up especially for the beach ! F&B staff are really focused on our needs and are in to talk about their culture and their life !
I recommand this hotel for friends or for families and for sure for couples !!! What a wonderful place to have fun, to enjoy watersports and to be relax hassle free !

  • Stayed February 2013, traveled with friends
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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6 Thank alan-kost
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Ravenna, OH
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13 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 8, 2013

After much deliberation, my husband and I finally decided that the island of Taha'a would be our "once in a lifetime" trip to French Polynesia. We wanted to avoid the hustle and bustle and commercialism of some of the more well known islands and it proved to be a great choice for us. After that, it was easy to decide on Le Taha'a Island Resort & Spa.

We chose an over the water bungalow (on my husband's bucket list) and were not disappointed. The bungalow was spacious, luxurious, mosquito free, and, as requested, very private (bungalow #41) at the end of the pier. There were two glass "aquariums" in the bungalow where, after lifting the glass lid, one could feed the fish swimming directly below our bungalow. The "aquariums" were located at the foot of our bed, and adjacent to the bathtub...very cool, indeed. Everyday we would bring back a basket of bread from the restaurant and feed the fish. They loved it. We were able to view so many different species without even getting in the water!

The room had every amenity you could want...robes, slippers, espresso machine, ipod/stereo system, plenty of towels and linens, his and her sinks, soaking tub, oversized shower, hair dryer, toiletries and umbrellas (very handy, since we traveled during rainy season). There was the option of keeping the doors shut and using the A/C, or opening the bungalow wide open to enjoy the natural breezes. Very nicely decorated, as well, in the Polynesian style.

Prior to travelling, I was a little apprehensive because I read some reviews on Trip Advisor saying Le Taha'a had lost some of its luster. So, I was pleased to see the maintenance crew working all over the resort making repairs and replacing entire walls, roofs, etc. I thought the place was gorgeous, built around the foliage of the motu and not replacing it. It was so quiet and tranquil, just what we were after.

The food was great...breakfast was buffet style with enough choices to keep it interesting. The chef made great crepes, and scrambled eggs so tender that I couldn't get enough. Our favorite lunch was poolside, where one could eat at a restaurant with your toes in the sand, another nice touch. The Mahi Mahi sandwich was excellent, with lots of crunchy veggies and a dressing that had coconut milk. Dinner was very elegant and the service was outstanding. We were worried about eating at the same place all week, but it was great. No complaints. They even brought us complimentary breakfast room service since the resort was next to empty on the last day of our stay.

Transportation to and from the airport on Raiatea was seamless and consistent. The concierge was on top of all of our plans and made the appropriate suggestions and/or reservations. We took a half day island tour including a visit to a vanilla plantation and pearl farm. Our guide, David, was wonderful, very engaging and informative and had amazing skill with the machete! We drove (fought) our way to the top of the island and enjoyed expansive views. There was only one other couple on the tour and we really enjoyed our time with them (shout out to MamaBear and Cal!). Really recommend this tour. Also enjoyed the fitness room, spa, and pool.We tried snorkeling, but the current beat us up! We did see lots of fish, though, and enjoyed it in spite of the struggle.

I would recommend this resort without reservation, we loved it. We were there for our anniversary and it was romantic and a great place to reconnect. We feel so fortunate to have been able to make this trip. Maururu!

Room Tip: For the most privacy, choose Bungalow #41. Also, over the water suites have no mosquitoes due to th...
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  • Stayed January 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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8 Thank MariocheRavenna_OH
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Sao Paulo, SP
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7 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 85 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 31, 2013

I appreciate the fact that most reviews for this hotel carry a very high score, and it honestly pleases me to see that so many people were actually very happy to stay here. Lack of worldliness, in this case, is bliss.

However, if you happen to be a fully-fledged traveler searching for advice, you might want to consider what I have to say…

This hotel has a truly privileged location, adjacent to the beautiful Coral Garden. Its staff, mostly, were also some of the nicest hotel employees we have ever met. I must say that they are a very hardworking team who clearly tries their best to please the guests.

You should be aware, however, that Le Taha’a IS NOT a “private island” as advertised on their promotional material and around the property itself (their website now started using the correct phrase “Island Resort & Spa” instead of “Private Island & Spa”). As a matter of fact we had the pleasure of meeting a few of the hotel´s wonderful neighbors as we walked down the beach toward the sunset… they forced us to step away from the sand – and into the hip-deep water! – making sure we understood that hotel guests are unwelcome to walk on “THEIR” beach! The closest local neighbors to our beach villa (who apparently lived just a few steps away from our front door) spent most of the time drunk in a crude shed by the sand… needless to say that it can get a little bit scary at night when you stay in the bungalows closer to the end of the beach.

The overall feeling I had from this property is of awful thriftiness. This aura of frugality can be noticed everywhere; you see it in the quality of the ingredients in the kitchen, the dreadful condition of the snorkel equipment, the room´s shameful maintenance (please check out the pictures I took from the toilet seat), and even in the little things like unreplenished toiletries. The worst of all, however, is the absolute fact that they are scandalously understaffed!

Being understaffed really takes quite a toll on the experience as a whole. The employees were visibly overworked and tired. Besides this, with the exception of the reception and activities coordination personnel, most of them lacked proper training. We left the property feeling that the proprietors must be going through financial problems while still trying to hang on to the Relais & Châteaux status.

I sincerely doubt that Le Taha’a will survive its next regular quality audit for Relais & Châteaux membership maintenance.

  • Stayed January 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 2 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 2 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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31 Thank TRUTHFUL_DH
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Nipomo, California
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22 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 27, 2013

This resort is outstanding! We have been to 6 resorts on various islands of French Polynesia in the past 5 years, and this was our favorite. We loved our beach bungalow, (number 51). it had a nice fenced yard with plunge pool and outdoor tub and shower; quite spacious. The food at the restaurants, the friendliness of the staff and the views were amazing. Staying farther away from the main area means a longer walk to get to the restaurants, but the views are much better, and you can work off some of the calories from those awesome desserts! We also enjoyed the workout facilities almost every day. We took a tour of Taha'a island one day. went in a four wheel drive truck to the top of a mountain for a gorgeous view! also toured a pearl farm and vanilla plantation. A great tour by David! the only "ding" I can think of is the snorkeling isn't great. It is in very shallow water, with a rapidly rushing current, and very little to look at. If you want snorkeling in Tahiti, the Bora Bora Black Pearl Resort is better.

Room Tip: I prefer beach bungalow to over water. I love to get up early and walk on the beach to see the sunri...
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  • Stayed January 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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2 Thank MamaBear250
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Wellington
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29 reviews
19 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 25, 2013

Special place. Private, peaceful and beautiful. Could only hear the sound of water and boats. The overwater bungalow was modern, beautifully designed, spacious and well equipped. Very private. The food (espec. dinner) was excellent. Very friendly staff. Professional quality service in all areas. The masseuse at the spa was excellent. The head and foot massage long and wonderful! Had some minor hesitation before booking due to some negative reviews on Trip Advisor but am so very glad I ignored them. Magical place. I'd love to come back

Room Tip: Overwater bungalows a must
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  • Stayed January 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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1 Thank Saffy3
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Greensboro, North Carolina
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48 reviews
8 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 20, 2013 via mobile

My husband and I came to Bora Bora and Taha'a for our honeymoon in June of 2012. We were nervous about our Bora Bora hotel (Sofitel) but just knew that Taha'a was going to be unforgettable. Sadly it didn't turn out that was. We had originally heard about Le Taha'a through The Bachelorette when they stayed here. It was so beautiful and we said that no matter the cost we would go there one day.

We spend the first half of our honeymoon in Bora Bora at a hotel that was like 4-5 times cheaper then Le Taha'a, and the second half in Taha'a. We wish we would have just stayed in Bora Bora :(. We had a WONDERFUL time at Sofitel where we did tons of activities, made friends with other couples and had amazing service. That wonderful feeling we had was lost in Taha'a. Don't get me wrong, it's a BEAUTIFUL hotel and the grounds are really nice, but not what we were expecting for the price. There was A LOT of stuff in the water (trash, plant parts, etc). Every morning the hotel staff tried to rake it up, but there was just to much. You couldn't walk on the beaches or anything because there was just too much trash. There were a ton of bugs. The restaurants had odd hours and if you wanted a late lunch you were out of luck. The pool and bar closed EARLY. Basically that whole place closed early honestly. The food was good but that's about it.

We arrived and were greeted at the airport by the water taxi service but the guy wasn't friendly and didn't make you feel welcomed. We got to the hotel and had a drink waiting for us. We were showed around and taken to our room. The room was WONDERFUL, but hot. We had major issues with our air actually cooling the overwater hut down. We called and they came out and looked at it a few times but it never got better. We enjoyed the pool, bar and restaurants but it was nothing special. We had a massage which I hated. The spa room was overlooking a dirty, green lake that smelled bad and was full of bugs. The massage itself wasn't good either. We also did the open air jeep tour which we LOVED! The guy that did it was AMAZING. We learned so much about the culture, people and lifestyle on Taha'a. He took us back to his house where we learned about pearls and vanilla. He offered us snacks and introduced us to his family. That whole experience was so great :). We tried to swim through the coral garden but it was nearly impossible. The current wouldn't let us get anywhere and was crashing us into rocks, etc. We watched MANY people come back bleeding.

If we were to do the trip over we wouldn't come to Le Taha'a. It was pretty enough, the staff was fine, the food was ok, but we felt trapped. There wasn't a lot to do, everything shut down EARLY and honestly the atmosphere wasn't friendly. It's a nice place but definitely not for the price.

Stayed June 2012, traveled as a couple
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Additional Information about Le Taha'a Island Resort & Spa

Property: Le Taha'a Island Resort & Spa
Address: Motu Tautau | BP 67 Patio, 98733, French Polynesia
Location: French Polynesia > Society Islands > Tahaa
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Beach Business Center with Internet Access Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free Parking Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly) Restaurant Room Service Shuttle Bus service Spa Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #1 of 1 Hotels in Tahaa
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$$$
Hotel Class:5 star — Le Taha'a Island Resort & Spa 5*
Number of rooms: 60
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Welcome ! Ia Orana e Maeva !Part of the prestigious Relais & Châteaux collection,” Le Taha’a Island Resort and Spa “ welcomes you to a world of immaculate beauty, a timeless universe of refined authenticity. Located on the secluded Motu Tautau, facing the island of Taha’a on one side and the most perfect view of Bora Bora on the other side, the resort, inspired by traditional Polynesian architecture and style, hosts 60 remarkable suites and villas.Defined by the Relais & Chateaux philosophy, Le Taha’a is the promise of a total change of scenery, a way of life of its own, in harmony with its preserved environment, people and local culture.Welcome to Le Taha’a world… The ultimate Tahitian hideaway… ... more   less 
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