TUOMOTU ISLANDS & HUAHINE
Far less traveled than Bora Bora, Moorea, and Tahiti, the Tuamotu Islands are the ultimate remote islands offering the Tahitian vacationer the true experience of a secluded South Pacific Atoll. A haven for divers and snorkelers, the islands of Rangiroa and Tikehau attract visitors worldwide for their expansive and pristine lagoon, and the luxury resorts featuring overwater bungalows. Rangiroa, with its 42 mile long by 16 mile wide turquoise lagoon, is the largest atoll in the Tuamotu Archipelago and the second largest in the world. Only an hour's flight from Tahiti, Rangiroa offers sunshine, white coral beaches and an immense playground for water sports and activities.
Tikehau, one of the most beautiful atolls in Polynesia, forms an almost unbroken circle 16 miles across, creating a unique ecosystem with the highest preponderance of fish of all the atolls, and luscious pink sand beaches.
Huahine is the undiscovered jewel of the Society Islands in French Polynesia. About thirty minutes by plane from the island of Tahiti, Huahine, with its lush forests, untamed landscape, and quaint villages, is one of Polynesia's best-kept secrets. A deep, crystal-clear lagoon surrounds the two islands while magnificent bays and white-sand beaches add drama and solitude to their virtues. Relatively unchanged by the modern world, Huahine offer a slower taste of old Polynesia.
The Hotel Kia Ora Resort & Spa is located on the northwest part of the atoll of Rangiroa, between the passes of Tiputa and Avatoru. Nestled in the heart of a magnificent coconut plantation, bordered by a white sand beach and a turquoise lagoon, the hotel boasts an elegant and refined architecture in perfect harmony with its environment.
Since its complete renovation in 2011, the Hotel Kia Ora Resort & Spa includes 60 villas and bungalows with exceptional style, scattered throughout the coconut grove, on the beach and overlooking the lagoon. A spa with a rain shower and a fitness room complete the hotel facilities. On the waterfront, two restaurants including a gourmet one and a bar on stilts surround a swimming pool with Jacuzzi. Suspended between the sky and the sea in a setting where all the blues are combined, the Overwater Bungalows invite you to an unforgettable experience. Outside the bungalow, a solarium decorated with two padded lounge chairs and a shaded dining table allow you to appreciate the beauty of the endless lagoon of Rangiroa. The terrace is also equipped with a staircase leading down to a platform at water level, ideal for swimming and exploring the wonders of the underwater world of the atoll. The Rangiroa Hotel Kia Ora offers beach and overwater bungalows and villas newly refurbished in a modern decor and design. All bungalows ring the lagoon along a beautiful white sand beach on the north shore of the atoll. Each air-conditioned bungalow features a king size bed or 2 twin beds, sitting area with sofa bed, desk, bathroom with shower, hair dryer, coffee/tea facilities, mini bar, telephone, Wi-Fi, flat screen TV, iPod docking station, internet access, ceiling fan, in room safe, and sundeck with lounge chairs.
HOTEL KIA ORA RESORT & SPA, RANGIROA
TIKEHAU PEARL BEACH RESORT
Here is one of the Pacific's best-kept secrets, the Tikehau Pearl Beach Resort awaits you for a stay in paradise. The hotel offers 24 suites and overwater bungalows, and 13 beach bungalows on a carefully kept 10-acre property. The bar and restaurant, housed in the impressive fare potee (communal house), welcome you by the edge of the infinity pool. Many excursions and activities are available : snorkeling, canoeing, sunset cruise, picnic, bicycle tour of the village, and scuba diving with Tikehau Top Dive Center. The fare Manea Spa will provide the extraordinary experience of a traditional Polynesian massage. At the Tikehau Pearl Beach Resort, choose what suits you best : Beach Bungalows with air conditioning, and Overwater Bungalows and Suites. All bungalows are designed in true Polynesian style : niau thatched roofs (made from coconut palms), bamboo, teak and local wood. Very spacious (from 45m² to 93m2 for the suites), each with a private deck and fan, minibar, coffee / tea making sets, direct dial phone, safe, and television, they provide the perfect décor for a restful and romantic stay at the heart of an untouched nature. Through the glass floor in your overwater bungalow, admire your downstairs neighbors : the thousands of fish that live happily in one of the world's most beautiful lagoons.
Built on the "hoa", a shallow gash in the coral crown of the atoll, through which the ocean feeds the lagoon, the overwater bungalows are located on the first pontoon and feature a glass table to enjoy the incredible underwater life. At the far end of the pontoon for maximum intimacy, our premium overwater bungalows feature glass tables, and a direct access to the crystal-clear lagoon. Located a little further away, on the second pontoon, the overwater suites overlook the calm and clear water of the sandy-bottomed lagoon. First row at the ever-grandiose spectacle of the Polynesian sunset or sunrise, these large suites offer refined luxury and many amenities, such as air conditioning and large bathtubs, for your complete pleasure on your Tikehau vacation.
If you are looking for a destination that is off the beaten track and away from maddening crowds, a place where you can slip into a different world, a different culture, where you are sure to meet new and interesting people, a place to be surrounded by a calmness that you might only dream about, then let us welcome you to Le Royal Huahine Beach Resort. Relax and unwind in one of the exquisitely furnished bungalows. The Royal Huahine offers five categories of bungalows to meet a variety of demands. Regardless of your choice, you will be staying in one of the most spacious bungalows in Tahiti and Her Islands. Accommodations include 6 Lagoon Overwater Bungalows with overwater views of the lagoon: 11 Deep Overwater Bungalows. Listen to the waves break along the coral reef from your overwater bungalow. Dive into the warm & crystal clear waters off the deck of your overwater bungalow. Bungalows feature glass block shower and Jacuzzi tub. Beach Bungalows, Garden and Premium Garden Bungalows are also available. Spectacular views of Huahine's turquoise waters provide the perfect setting to relax and unwind in this tranquil part of French Polynesia. Guests sunbathe on the white sand beach or lounge beside the free form swimming pool. For visitors who are more actively inclined, they can choose from a variety of activities & excursions such as island tours, picnic trips, sunset cruises, jet skis and snorkeling in some of the loveliest lagoons this side of paradise. Surf transfers, deep sea fishing are also available as well as car, scooter and bicycle rentals. Huahine is rich in living traditions. More has been done on this island to restore the archaeological sites than anywhere else in French Polynesia. The culturally and historically minded will want to take an excursion to the northeast coast village of Maeva, the ancient capital of Huahine. Maeva is a rich and exciting archeological site where the remains of prehistoric villages and ancient stone temples, "Marae", lend clues to a civilization that existed in Polynesia at least 1000 years ago.