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Le Taha’a Island Resort & Spa in French Polynesia

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Le Tahaa Island Resort and Spa in a Nutshell
Le Taha’a Island Resort & Spa in French Polynesia

Le Taha’a is a tranquil tropical retreat.

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Le Taha’a Island Resort & Spa is a spectacular and serene tropical resort set in the far reaches of French Polynesia in the South Pacific, just below the equator, thousands of knots between Ecuador and New Zealand.

Couples bound for La Taha’a typically spend a night in Tahiti, then catch a short flight to Raiatea island near Taha’a island, where Le Taha’a occupies a “motu” islet off the main island.

A motorboat owned by the resort transports guests from Raiatea to Le Taha’a. A few guests arrive via helicopter from the nearby island of Bora Bora, itself a popular honeymoon destination.

If Le Taha’a sounds remote, it is. This resort is so secluded and high-end, it feels like a private retreat. It is French Polynesia’s sole member of Relais & Chateaux, a normally prestigious French-administered hotel alliance.

Le Taha’a’s 60 villas and bungalows are spread over a tree-shaded beach property. Most of these accommodations are overwater bungalows, the South Seas’ raise-the-bar contribution to upscale travel.

Overwater bungalows are built directly atop the water in shallow lagoons and bays, and are connected by boardwalk-like paths. Le Taha’a’s overwater bungalows are luscious vacation digs.

Couples lucky (and flush) enough to spend their honeymoon at Le Taha’a will quickly get with the program here: cuddle and sleep in a plush king bed and awaken when you feel like it. And then laze the day away savoring delicious French-tropical food, relishing a couples’ massage, splashing in the pool, flirting at the outdoor bar, luxuriating in azure lagoon waters, and snorkeling in a legendary coral reef.

After dinner, couples toast their brilliant futures on their overwater bungalow decks, blanketed by countless scintillating stars.

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