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Tahiti | Authentic Polynesian Culture in Taha'a

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Tahiti, Taha'a

Trip Duration

5 nights / 6 days

With stunning views of Taha'a and Bora Bora, discover lush exotic surroundings, rich vanilla breezes and unparalleled serenity on the secluded Motu Tautau islet. Privileged guests will savor tranquil replenishment, incredible snorkeling and traditional Polynesian culture for an all-encompassing South Pacific experience.

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Day 1: USA / Tahiti / Taha'a

Board your flight bound for your beautiful island oasis. With a flight time of just eight and a half hours from Los Angeles, your island destination awaits. Upon arrival in Papeete, Tahiti, you be greeted with a warm smile and fragrant flower lei, refreshing chilled water and perfumed towel before your inter-island flight to Raiatea. Board the resort's shuttle boat for a 35 minute ride to Le Taha'a Island Resort & Spa on Motu Tautau, for a stay of five enchanting nights in a Taha'a overwater suite. Known as the Vanilla Island because of its lush fertile lands, unwind in secluded Polynesian luxury, savoring an in-suite glass coffee table showcasing the vibrant sealife below, large wrap-around deck, thatched-roof gazebo and direct lagoon access. Indulge in unique dining experiences with daily breakfast, pampering at Le Spa and cultural and recreational activities.

Day 2:  Motu Tautau |

Greet the morning with a bounty of fresh squeezed juices and tropical fruits, delectable French pan perdu and an inspirational buffet spread at Le Vanille Restaurant. Then, discover the magnificent coral garden, just steps from the resort, with a snorkeling adventure on your own. Get up close and personal to incredible sea life as you drift effortlessly in pristine waters through the reef for a memorable day in the lagoon.

This evening, don your favorite island chic for a delightful dinner at The Ohiri. Featuring traditional yet creative French-Polynesian fare prepared to please true gourmands and paired with a selection of notable wines recommended by the sommelier, conclude your thrilling day with a sumptuous meal and a toast to this stunning destination.

Day 3: Motu Tautau |

Savor a delightful morning breakfast before a day of captivating exploration on the 4x4 Jeep Safari and Motu Picnic. Delve into a cross-island discovery excursion, including a visit to a traditional vanilla plantation and black pearl farm. Relish a delicious barbeque lunch, then swim and snorkel through spectacular coral gardens and refreshing clear waters.

Discover culinary bliss as you watch the sunset on the horizon tonight at Le Vanille. Suspended high among the banyan trees on a spacious veranda with views of the luminous lagoon waters and lush tropical gardens, as you dine on a full lineup of gourmet Tahitian cuisine and desserts for a sweet ending to another day in paradise.

Day 4: Motu Tautau |

Awaken to the soothing sounds of a ukulele, announcing the arrival of your sumptuous canoe breakfast across the lagoon. Then, spend the day immersing in island activities or relaxation. Discover the Polynesian lifestyle through story and song. Learn Tahitian dance, take a ukulele lesson or savor a Polynesian cooking class for an unforgettable day of culture and adventure.

Day 5: Motu Tautau |

Spend your last day on Motu Tautau at your leisure. Using a fragrant selection of Tahitian Monoi oils from the coconut and island flowers, be pampered with a relaxing Polynesian massage, reflexology, skin treatment or signature vanilla therapy at Le Spa. Divers and snorkelers will enjoy one last day exploring the lively underwater world. Or simply relax by the beautiful lagoon, reminiscing about your days in this breathtaking oasis.

For your grand finale, celebrate Tahitian tradition with authentic Polynesian fire dance, music and buffet dinner. Be entertained as you indulge in an array of delicacies and decadent desserts under the stars as a local trio serenades you through the night.

Day 6: Taha'a | Tahiti | USA

Depart the resort on the shuttle boat to Raiatea for your inter-island flight to Papeete, where you will board your homebound flight. Say goodbye to paradise as you make plans for your next South Pacific getaway.

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