With stunning views toward the ethereal island of Moorea, the vibrant InterContinental Resort is our top pick for a stay on the island of Tahiti. Warm Polynesian décor and a variety of accommodation choices provide the perfect backdrop for the start of your adventure in French Polynesia.
The resort is conveniently located 5 minutes from Faa’a International Airport and 10 minutes from downtown Papeete. This means easy access to local dining, museums, shopping, and much more.
The hotel recently finished an extensive renovation project and is proud to offer brand new garden, lagoon and panoramic view rooms. They also feature a selection of overwater bungalows ranging from authentic and charming with woven panadus walls, all the way to contemporary and chic with sleek modern lines.
Bask in the incredible views of majestic Moorea in the distance while you sip cocktails in their swim-up bar at one of two resort infinity pools. Or soak up the history of Tahiti while enjoying the best Polynesian dance and fire shows.
If you’re stopping over for a few hours on your way home, be sure to enjoy a spectacular treatment from their Deep Ocean spa – there is nothing quite like a massage just before a flight to help you relax.
Enjoy a selection of in-resort dining options, or travel to a nearby local restaurant to experience the true flavor of Tahiti. Don’t miss “le roulottes” (food trucks) in the downtown waterfront area of Papeete on Friday and Saturday nights.
At the resort, the Tiare Restaurant features international fares and the best Polynesian dance shows on Wednesday and Friday evenings. For something gastronomic, delight in the romantic ambiance at the overwater Le Lotus Restaurant floating on the lagoon. Conference and banquet space available for up to 150 people, outdoor receptions also available in the resort gardens or private motu.
Room Service available 24 hours a day.
The resort offers a variety of different activities for guests to enjoy including:
To explore the island easily, grab a taxi from the hotel or hop on “le truck” which provides public transportation in Tahiti. “Le Marche” is a terrific open-air market downtown that is perfect for souvenir shopping and soaking in the local culture.
There are some terrific local excursions to check-out too, including:
Some of our favorite complimentary activities include:
Enjoy being pampered at this relaxing, full-service spa which offers a wide selection of massages and aesthetic treatments. The spa features the same line of locally-sourced products as The Brando and the InterContinental Bora Bora Resort and Thalasso Spa.
Standard room amenities include:
Travel + Lesiure has published their view of the Top 5 Resort Hotels in the South Pacific. We are not surprised that four of them are found in French Polynesia. Our list would be a bit different, but we do like each of the resorts in Tahiti they have chosen.