Latest News & Updates – The Islands of Tahiti

25/05/2021: French Polynesia obtains the international certification “Safe Travels by WTTC” 

On April 7, 2021, The Islands of Tahiti obtained the international “Safe Travels” certification issued by the World Travel and Tourism Council (WTTC), a mark of recognition for the high quality of its strategic and operational protocols for the management of human health and safety issues in the Polynesian tourism industry.

The “Safe Travels” certification, launched in May 2020 in response to the pandemic, was designed to help restore traveller confidence and revive the global travel and tourism industry. Recognised globally, it allows travellers to distinguish destinations that have adopted globally standardised health and hygiene protocols and are therefore eligible for “Safe Travels”.

The “Safe Travels” certification is supported by the World Tourism Organization (UNWTO) and is designed in accordance with the guidelines of the World Health Organization (WHO) and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

06/02/20: Hotel Le Méridien Bora Bora – 5* – Closure for Renovation

Facing the unforeseeable market conditions in the coming months resulting from the COVID-19 pandemic, the hotel Le Méridien Bora Bora has decided to start its major renovation project in advance.
Therefore, it will remain closed for an indefinite period.
Please note that the turtle center will also be closed to the public during the work.

Le Meridien Bora Bora

31/05/2020:  Permanent Closure of the InterContinental Moorea Resort & Spa – 4*

It is with great sadness that we inform you of the permanent closure of the Intercontinental Moorea Resort & Spa.
Should you have any booking confirmed at this property, our team will revert to you shortly with a relocation option.
Please note that the Moorea Dolphin Center, located inside the hotel, remains fully operational.

13/11/2019: New! Excursions in Moorea & Huahine

Moorea Food Adventure:

Slip into the flip-flops of a Polynesian, warm up your taste buds and join us for a half day of discovery and nibbling around Moorea! “Tama’a” means to eat in Tahitian and that is exactly what you will do with Heimata. Tahitian cuisine draws on three cultures that intertwine and inspire each other: Tahitian, French and Chinese. During this culinary tour you will savor the unique flavors of local specialties in places where the locals love to eat. On the menu you will find a variety of dishes, snackss and beverages such as local seasonal fruits, “casse-croutes”, fish, “pai”, “mape”, liqueurs and other curiosities of the Fenua. A minimum of 6 to 8 tastings, depending on the season and availability.

Vai, the Polynesian Lifestyle – Island & Motu in Huahine

Discover the Polynesian lifestyle with Vai, your native guide from the island of Huahine. Take a 4WD tour to visit the main historical sites of the island such as the marae of Maeva, the stream with giant eels, the village of Fare; and then take a short boat ride to a private family motu (islet) where you will discover how vanilla, tiare flower and coconut are grown. That is Toriki’s daily life, a farmer and owner of the property. During a full day, enjoy a typical family meal in the shade of coconut trees before trying your hands at weaving and other local crafts. A genuine immersion in the Polynesian culture and way of life!

Vai, the Polynesian Lifestyle – Island & Motu in Huahine


Aquatiki III, Diving Cruise in the Tuamotu

New private catamaran

In addition to the Aquatiki II, available for reservations by the cabin or for private charter, the brand new Aquatiki III has rejoined the jetty of Fakarava atoll, ready to sail the waters of the Tuamotu! Reserved for private charter with crew, this new catamaran can host groups of up to 10 divers in comfort worthy of a hotel. It measures over 20 meters in length with a beam of almost 10 meters and features 5 spacious and air-conditioned guest cabins with bathroom. The common areas consist of a large square with a video corner, a library saloon and an open-plan kitchen that opens entirely onto the covered cockpit where meals are served. An outdoor cocktail bar, icemaker, large sun deck, recreation equipment, as well as two comfortable trampolines are available to guests. A skipper and cordon-bleu hostess will take care of you. As for diving, the boat is equipped for air and nitrox diving. Depending on the number of divers aboard, one or two licensed instructors will help you discover incredible sites remained untouched  by any human activity.

Aquatiki III Diving Cruise in the Tuamotu

Top Shots of the Moment

The Brando – the splendid Teremoana Suite

Discover the latest luxury villa of The Brando on Tetiaroa, the Teremoana Suite, with 3 bedrooms for a capacity of 6 persons. Located slightly apart from the rest of the resort, it has been designed for totally independent living, with a staff room at the back. Just gorgeous.

Now available for sale.

teremoana suite brando


Hotel Kia Ora Resort & Spa – Rangiroa: Temporary Closure – 10 February to 08 March 2020

We would like to inform you that the Hotel Kia Ora Resort & Spa will close between Monday February 10th 2020 and Sunday March 8th 2020.

During these four weeks, the hotel will renovate the main swimming pool deck as well as redo the roofing of the Restaurant Te Rairoa, the Miki Miki Bar and the Top Dive Center.

Hotel Kia Ora Resort & Spa - Rangiroa


Tahiti Ia Ora Beach Resort by Sofitel 4*: Luxury Overwater Bungalows, Refinement & Understated Style.

The 12 Luxury Overwater Bungalows of the Tahiti Ia Ora Beach Resort by Sofitel 4* have opened as scheduled on May 1st, 2019. A perfect blend of Polynesian warmth and French refinement, they offer first-class comfort and an elegant atmosphere. Enjoy the Overwater experience in an idyllic setting with a bottle of Champagne offered on your arrival, a minibar stocked daily (soft drinks and beer), a daily fruit platter and complimentary Hermès toiletries.

Tahiti Ia Ora - Overwater Bungalow

Tahaa Village & Perle de Tahaa – Tahaa

Both properties now apply the “Night Transfer” rate on Sundays and public holidays.

Tevahine Dream – Rangiroa

The guest house closes permanently on December 24, 2019.

Lodge - French Polynesia

Bora Bora, Helicopter Scenic Flights: Stop on Top !

Available on private and non-private scenic flights, with an extra charge, you can now request a 30-minute stop on top of Mount Popoti. During the day or at sunset, appreciate the panoramic view over the magnificent lagoon of Bora Bora, with a glass of Champagne in hand!

“Stop on Top” also available on Tahiti & Moorea on private services only, conditions on request.

Stop on top - tahiti nui helicopter flight
Air Tahiti Nui stop on top

Tahiti, Le Coco’s becomes La Plage: “Bistronomic” Cuisine

A change of concept for the restaurant Le Coco’s on Tahiti! After 11 years of “classic” gastronomic cuisine, Le Coco’s is now La Plage, with a menu that skilfully combines bistro and gastronomic cooking, enhanced by a Polynesian touch. As for the atmosphere, the restaurant has opened itself onto the ocean: the garden has given way to a white sand beach, while a large deck advances along the waterfront. The terraces and interiors have also been renovated and redecorated in a bright and chic style.

Lunch (2 course) and dinner (3 course) available for pre-sale now include a cocktail and wine, and the new menu is currently being created.

The concept has changed, but the staff remain the same!


Hotel Sofitel Bora Bora Marara Beach Resort: Renovation Program – Latest Update

We would like to inform you of a change of schedule on the Sofitel Bora Bora Marara Beach Resort’s renovation programme.

We are anticipating construction delays in the restaurant and pool area, and to maintain our guests experience, we have decided it was in everybody’s best interest to push back the reopening of the resort to December 1st, 2019.

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