Must-see hotels in Tahiti

  • Punatea Village

    Four stand-alone bungalows and five tiny rooms in their own building sit in a lovely, verdant property opening onto the lagoon and black-sand beach. The…

  • Tahiti Airport Motel

    Right across from Faa’a International Airport, this would appear to be the most convenient place to stay for a quick stop-over, but there’s no shuttle so…

  • Ahitea Lodge

    The only budget option in town with a pool, this place is a real bargain. Rooms are big, bright and tiled and the best ones have sliding doors and small…

  • Maison d'Hotes Tutehau

    In Pape'ete, an 800m walk from the Gare Maritime, this friendly, clean and colourful little nest is a secure spot in an otherwise unprepossessing part of…

  • Pearl Beach Resort Tahiti

    East of Pape’ete is this hotel on a stunning black-sand beach lined with almond trees and fronted with Mo’orea views. It was being refurbished when we…

  • Tiare Tahiti

    This clean hotel has an excellent location overlooking the water in the hub of Pape’ete, but sadly is afflicted by traffic noise. A somewhat kitschy…

  • Fare Arearea

    It's only a 6km drive from Taravao to reach this remote and wild-feeling spot. The three bungalows with faux coconut thatch sit back on a large green lawn…

  • Fare Hau

    Close to the airport and to Pape'ete, this simple, welcoming place also has great views of Mo'orea from the terrace. The Moana room is the only room with…

  • Sheraton Hotel Tahiti

    Despite its complete lack of beach, the Sheraton is a lovely place for a short stay. The lagoonside pool is fantastic, the hot tub (creatively placed on…

  • Pension Chayan

    Four sparkling concrete bungalows – all with mini-kitchens – nestle in a magnificent tropical garden complete with spectacular waterfall and natural…

  • Hotel Tahiti Nui

    Attractive primarily to business travellers, the Tahiti Nui is a modernish hotel right in the heart of Pape’ete and close to the waterfront. There’s a…

  • Teamo Pension

    This place is a little depressing and the boxy rooms are in need of a serious freshen-up, but the location is the saving grace – it’s in a quiet area not…

  • The Brando

    The Brando has made a valiant attempt in sustainability via usage of renewable energy, a cooling system that uses sea water and use of only solar or human…

  • Chez Maïté

    Accommodation here consists of two rooms on the ground floor of the owner’s house. One room has air-conditioning, the other is a bit dank. Great for…

  • Hotel le Mandarin

    Clean and with pretty hardwood floors and colourful Polynesian bedspreads, this is one of the city’s better midrange bets. Central to the quay and market,…

  • Chez Myrna

    Sparkling clean, tiny and friendly, Chez Myrna has simple rooms with breakfast included and there’s an on-site snack bar and laundry services. No credit…

  • Pueu Village

    Very Tahitian Ma and Pa–style place with good bungalows.