Tahiti is a dream of many people. When you think about a romantic trip… it is paradise! And wants to know the truth? It is a super investment in the name of love. Is not close nor cheap, but worth every minute of flight and every penny. It is difficult to choose where to stay. After all, the French Polynesia is formed by several islands and atolls divided into five archipelagos in the South Pacific.
One of these islands is a secret that I want to share with you, Tahaa. Have you heard? It’s not a one of the super know places of Tahiti, but it’s a super special place, with vanilla plantations, farms of black pearls, an incredible blue sea full of fish, rays, sharks and with the most beautiful coral garden I have ever seen in my life.
Tahaa is also called Uporu and is located in the archipelago of society. It is a mountainous island that divides a pond with the island of Raiatea (an important place in terms of history for the people of the French) and opposite to Bora Bora (where you can arrive by boat in the days of calm sea). On the outskirts of Tahaa there are more than forty virgin islets called “MOTUS” that make an enchanting scenery. It is in one of these motus which the charming Le Tahaa Island Resort is located, a small five star hotel. It is the only one with the seal Relais & Chateaux seal in the French Polynesia.
The hotel has those overwater bungalows, but also has huge, super cozy cottages. I chose to stay in a cottage with private beach and magical sunsets on my balcony. I was super happy with my choice! Moreover, it was one of the places where I saw the best sunsets of Tahiti having the Bora Bora silhouette as a backdrop. I totally recommend it.
The high point of the island are definitely the corals. Divine! Some are very close to the hotel and can be accessed on foot. The quantity of colorful fishes that live there is unbelievable. I even saw a very ugly yellow moray, but calm, familiar with the visitors. She was startled more with me than I was with her. To go farther, the hotel offers boat rides with the right to stop for a swim with sharks and stingrays, in addition to diving to see multicolored corals in other motus. Our boatman took his little daughter along, and she swam without fear with all the fish, which made me more confident. The hotel also has good restaurants with excellent cuisine and a spa, delicious and rustic, lovely. It is worth staying about 3 or 4 days on the island!
The easiest way to arrive in Tahaa is by the Raiatea airport. There, a boat ride from Hotel Le Tahaa awaits guests with necklaces and garlands of flowers for a 30-minute crossing of the lagoon.
It’s definitely one of those places where you will remember forever, unforgettable!
PS: By the time you read this, I will be in Punta Cana in the Dominican Republic and the following week inMorocco, follow the trips by my Instagram @blogviajarpelomundo
XoXo and see you need Tuesday!