BECOME ONE WITH NATURE IN TAHA’A
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.