In the beautiful lagoon surrounding the islands of Tahaa and Raiatea you will find an intimate and very special 9 acre private island resort- The Vahine Island Resort. A member of the prestigious Small Luxury Hotels of the World and named one of the world's top 25 escapes by Condé Nast Traveler, this lovely piece of Polynesian paradise will give you and authentic South Seas Experience surrounded with simple elegance.
The exclusive Vahine Island Resort is located on its own private motu (islet) on the northern side of the island of Raiatea and Tahaa in one of the still untouched blue lagoons of French Polynesia. Upon your arrival at the quaint airport on the nearby island of Raiatea, you are taken on a 25 minute speedboat ride across the transparent lagoon to this quiet and romantic resort. Here you will be surrounded by white sand beaches, a magnificent coconut grove, lovely gardens, a sheltering coral reef with the open ocean on one side and a tranquil lagoon on the other, and a backdrop of superb sunsets over Bora Bora all of which will take your breath away and remain forever etched in your memory. Vahine Island is one of those exceptional spots that steps outside of time; unique and spellbinding, calm and sensual, charming and serene.
To keep its special atmosphere, there are only nine bungalows making it one of the most intimate places to stay in all of French Polynesia. All nine bungalows have brand new air conditioning units. There are three overwater bungalows on the lagoon and six beach bungalows hidden among coconut trees, multicolored hibiscus and bougainvillea. The architecture of local woods and bamboo achieves a complete integration with the magnificent environment.
Each guest receives personal attention from the multilingual staff that is available to meet all your needs. There is a lovely beachside restaurant, a bar featuring special, locally infused rums and vodkas, and a small boutique. Cocktails are served on the verandah overlooking the lagoon, and during the magical evenings, you will feel that there is nothing else in the world beyond this tropical paradise.
Meals at the Vahine Island Resort are a true delight and take advantage of the local and bountiful ingredients from the island of Tahaa and its lagoon. The chef is outstanding and will be glad to take into consideration any special dietary requests or needs.
Internet access is available through WiFi connections in the bar, restaurant and on the beach. Each bungalow is equipped with an Ethernet cable for internet access.
The resort is an outstanding getaway for couples and guests looking for an authentic Polynesian experience best described as "rustic luxury" with personal and intimate service. To best experience this resort, a minimum 2 night stay is required and breakfast and dinner are included in any stay.
There are only nine bungalows at Vahine Island- 3 beach bungalows, 3 deluxe beach suite bungalows, and 3 overwater bungalows. All bungalows now have brand new air conditioning units. Accommodations are spaced apart and blend in well with the environment. Each bungalow is delightfully Polynesian in style and décor and all feature air conditioning,a ceiling fan, coffee/tea facilities, television, DVD player, telephone, bathroom with double sinks, separate shower, hairdryer, internet access, and mini bar.
Beach Bungalow (3 Bungalows - 538 sq ft)
A beachfront bungalow features a king or two twin beds, a spacious deck with a hammock overlooking the lagoon of Tahaa and the island of Bora Bora and a beach shower for rinsing.
Deluxe Beach Suite (3 Suites - 1,237 sq ft)
A deluxe beach suite bungalow features a king bed (no twins) in a large bedroom, spacious bathroom, oversized deck with hammock overlooking the lagoon of Tahaa and the island of Bora Bora, and a beach shower for rinsing.
Overwater Bungalow (3 Bungalows - 753 sq ft)
An overwater bungalow features a king or two twin beds, an oversized terrace with direct access to the lagoon below, as well as, glass bottom table for viewing the lagoon underneath the bungalow.
A French chef combining the best of European and Tahitian flavors, exotic and refined cocktails, and gastronomic dinners... That's what you'll find at the Vahine Island Resort.
Breakfast can be Continental enhanced with local and "house" specialties such as Mango Marmalade, Vanilla Yogurt with locally produced vanilla, or fresh tropical fruit salad, prepared by the chef. American style breakfasts are also available including fruit juice, fresh croissants and bread, fresh homemade cakes and jams, and vanilla yogurts, omelet or any style eggs, a selection of cereals, tea and coffee.
The optional lunch menu will usually be served on the beach facing the lagoon and offers light, refreshing fare with a large selection of fresh salads, grilled fish and meat, sandwiches, or fresh pasta, marinated fish or fish tartar, and desserts.
In the evening, the restaurant beckons with refined and romantic candlelight dinners. The diversity of offerings and subtle art blending French and Tahitian flavors, in addition to the excellent wine menu, has garnered the restaurant an outstanding reputation. The gastronomic dinner offers three courses- a selection from two starters, two main courses and two deserts.
The Vahine Island Bar is a unique example of Polynesian artistry with an assortment of exotic woods, with a floor mosaic of Ironwood, coconut trunks, bamboo and volcanic stones from Tahaa. Open all day for your pleasure, the staff is happy to introduce you to a fine selection of cocktails and delightful flavors mixed from local fresh fruit juices and Polynesian Spirits including their own infused liquors.
Spa Facilities are not available on site. But check with reception about arranging a relaxing massage.