BE­COME ONE WITH NA­TURE IN TAHA’A

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Raiatea’s neigh­bour­ing is­land, Taha’a, shares a com­mon la­goon but the vibe is en­tirely dif­fer­ent. In fact, Taha’a is about as laid-back as it gets, mak­ing it the per­fect place to shack up dur­ing your time ex­plor­ing these two So­ci­ety Is­lands. As far as ac­com­mo­da­tions go, you’re spoiled for choice. Splash out on an over­wa­ter suite at

Le Taha’a Is­land Re­sort and Spa, the only Re­lais and Chateaux prop­erty in French Poly­ne­sia, where five-star ser­vice meets tra­di­tional de­sign. Or book one of the nine vil­las at Vahine Is­land

Re­sort & Spa, a fam­ily-owned lux­ury prop­erty on a pri­vate is­land. Each re­sort has its own coral gar­den with world-class snorkelling and both are a short boat ride away from the main is­land of Taha’a.

In ad­di­tion to its fab­u­lous ac­com­mo­da­tions, Taha’a is also the big­gest pro­ducer of vanilla in all of French Poly­ne­sia. Pay a visit to one of the is­land’s farms and you’ll learn about the magic that sprouts from the soil on “the vanilla is­land.” In fact, the process of cul­ti­vat­ing French Poly­ne­sia’s unique strain of vanilla in­volves hand-pol­li­na­tion or “mar­ry­ing” the plants to pro­duce the trea­sured crops.

WA­TER HAS AL­WAYS BEEN AN IN­TE­GRAL PART OF LIFE IN THE IS­LANDS OF TAHITI.”

Few travel ex­pe­ri­ences can com­pare to watch­ing the sun set over a South Pa­cific la­goon.

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