Majestic mountain profiles, sublime lagoons, reef islets called motus with immaculate sand, or silent bays... the fascinating beauty of the islands of French Polynesia owes as much to the wild nature of this earthly paradise as to the ancestral traditions that have remained intact for thousands of years. Encircled by lagoons with infinite shades of blue, each island celebrates Polynesian culture and invites you to discover the charm of these mystical lands lost in the heart of the Pacific Ocean.
Meet the people, explore the coral reefs, and let yourself be carried away by the bewitching magic of the Society and Marquesas Islands.
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Hotel and restaurant on the seafront. In the heart of the Marquesas Islands, one of the most remote archipelagos in the world, the twenty wooden bungalows of Nuku Hiva by Pearl Resorts offer a breathtaking view of Taioha’e Bay and the dramatic peaks of the mountains that encircle it. The property, built from natural materials and decorated by artists from the island, has made “respect for Marquesan traditions” its watchword. The sophisticated and extremely fresh cuisine, which honours the work of local fishermen and hunters, is a testament to this. Offering customised expeditions and stays, the lodge takes you from sea to mountain, where you can explore the island’s four majestic valleys, meet locals at the artisan craft markets and discover sacred sites guarded by ancient sculpted statues known as tikis. Afterwards, you may even find yourself inspired to try your hand at wood carving during one of the workshops held on the island. ... Learn moreless
The cathedral was erected in 1977 on the Tohua Mauia. An original architectural work, all the stones used for its construction come from the islands of the archipelago: the red tuff of Hiva Oa, the white sandstone of Nuku Hiva, pumice stones from Tahuata, and other stones from Ua Huka and Fatu Hiva....Read More less
The Hikokua Me'ae is an ancient ceremonial site where human sacrifice rituals were practiced until the dawn of the 20th century. The site, nestled in the heart of the lush forest, offers an awe-inspiring view of the basalt peaks of Hatiheu. In a bewitching silence, you’ll explore with fascination old...Read More less
The capital of Tahiti is an essential stopover for savoring the charm of this faraway destination. At dawn, immerse yourself in the atmosphere on your way to the market. The scents of vanilla, exotic fruits and flowers emanating from the stalls invite you to into a daydream. Then, put yourself in expert hands to discover the art of massage. At the end of the day, head to the waterfront to admire the sunset and dine at one of the "roulottes", a local institution. ... Learn moreless
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Hotel and restaurant on the seafront. Designed in authentic Polynesian architectural style, Le Taha’a by Pearl Resorts is situated on a beautiful islet of the archipelago of the Society Islands. This coral sand island is a five-minute-boat ride away from Taha’a island, famous for its lush vanilla plantations and its black pearl farms. Idyllic, intimate and wonderfully preserved, the thatched huts on stilts of this retreat are in the heart of a natural setting of fascinating beauty, where an enchanting vanilla fragrance and the scents of lush tropical vegetation fill the air. The lagoon has crystal-clear waters and splendid colours and there is an exceptional coral garden. ... Learn moreless
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Hotel and restaurant on the seafront. Delicately set on a coral islet, Bora Bora by Pearl Resorts is surrounded by the crystalline waters of one of Polynesia’s most beautiful lagoons, opposite the iconic Mount Otemanu. Not a neighbour in sight, the horizon boasts only lush nature and the immense, soothing expanse of the deep blue ocean. Here, three types of fare (traditional houses) covered with plaited pandan leaves welcome guests: villas nestled in the coconut grove, suites opening onto the beach or bungalows mounted on stilts in the lagoon. Creating an archipelago of tranquillity, their elegance is matched only by their comfort: you need simply venture out onto the terraces or to the private swimming pools to discover the Tāvai Spa’s magical treatments, explore coral gardens with a mask and snorkel, or take a trip aboard the Okeanos Pearl, the property’s solar-powered catamaran. At this extraordinary site, every detail has been designed to satisfy the senses. ... Learn moreless
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Total price communicated as an indication, based on a stay of the number of nights recommended on this webpage, taking place in the next 3 months, and based on double occupancy (excluding recommended activities, excluding properties not bookable online).
To give you inspiration, Relais & Châteaux presents the Routes du Bonheur: Suggestions for travel itineraries that you can fully personalise according to your wishes and the experiences you would like to discover. Our consultants are available to help customise your route and assist you in making reservations at our properties. It is up to you to reserve any recommended activities on-site or nearby that might interest you.