Tahiti Resorts Guide

Tahiti resorts are famous for their over water settings and as the idyllic honeymoon destination. There are several large international chains, many with multi-island locations and all offering beautiful bungalows perched over turquoise lagoons with steps leading down to the water and a glass bottom floor in the bedroom to watch the fish at night. This is the stuff of dreams - and unfortunately the extortionate prices are beyond the reach of many. Such bungalows start at US$400 per night, and dining out in the resort restaurant can be another sting to the wallet. However, for those happy to pay these inflated prices, every bit of luxury can be expected.There are of course slightly cheaper accommodation options at these resorts, either in garden rooms or beach bungalows, but compared to other South pacific destinations the prices are still very high. For independent travellers wishing to explore the beautiful islands, a good option is to stay at one of the many small pension guesthouses. These offer clean simple wooden bungalows with private bathrooms, sometimes with self catering facilities.

The most popular destination to visit is Bora Bora Island, with its splendid lagoon and snorkelling. Moorea Island is a close second, with stunning scenery and a little more affordable accommodation. The main island of Tahiti is good for sightseeing and with some outstanding surfing beaches, whilst scuba diving enthusiasts heads to the remote low-lying atolls of the Tuamotu Islands.