Tahiti, the largest of the islands, crowned by a circle of majestic peaks, towers over the ocean like a proud and royal Queen.

The mountainous interior adorned with mystical valleys, clear streams, and high waterfalls. As most of the Island’s population resides near the shore, this leaves the interior feeling almost untouched and ancient, despite proximity to the bustling capital of Papeete.


Papeete, meaning “water basket,” was once a known gathering place where Tahitians came to fill their calabashes with fresh water. Now, Papeete, the touchstone of this island nation, boasts world-class resorts, spas, fine dining and unique restaurants, nightclubs, vibrant markets, museums, pearl shops, and boutiques.

Hotels In Tahiti

InterContinental Tahiti Resort
A lavish garden setting, a gorgeous turquoise lagoon, volcanic peaks rising in the distance – the InterContinental Tahiti Resort & Spa is the perfect launch-point for your French Polynesian vacation. Located on the main island, only two kilometres from the airport and city shopping, this is your first stop in French Polynesia, welcoming you into a lush 25-hectare tropical garden, surrounded by bright, cerulean seas.
Tahiti Ia Ora Beach Resort
The Tahiti Ia Ora Beach Resort - Managed by Sofitel is located on the west coast, in the heart of tropical gardens, on the edge of the only white sand beach of the island, with a view over the sea, Moorea island and in the evenings, beautiful sunsets. You can relax in the sand-bottom pool. Free WiFi is available in public areas. It offers rooms with garden or lagoon view, overwater bungalows with a stunning view of Moorea island, two restaurants and 2 bars, and meeting rooms.
Tahiti Pearl Beach Resort
The Tahiti Pearl Beach Resort has a unique location only ten minutes from downtown Papeete, facing a beautiful black volcanic sand beach of Lafayette and a fantastic view of Matavai Bay. This hotel allows you to take advantage of everything that French Polynesia has to offer. Indulge yourself, relax and make the most of your stay at the Tahiti Pearl Beach Resort.

Journeys featuring Tahiti

Cairns to Papeete
Embark on a wonderful journey through the South Pacific Islands. Experience these volcanic lands, surrounded by crystal-clear seawaters, on the other side of the world.

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