Where to stay in Tahiti (without re-mortgaging your house)

Where to stay in Tahiti? Bora Bora, Tuamotu Islands, Gambier Islands? Or….

You’ve probably heard of most of these islands. But they are just three of the 118 islands and atolls that make up The Islands of Tahiti.

Accommodation in Tahiti has a reputation for being pricey, with many hotels costing anywhere between $600-$2000 per night. But it doesn’t have to be this way.

We round up some of Tahiti’s best guesthouses. These properties are not only value-for-money but also run by locals, so offer a more authentic way of holidaying.

Where to stay in Tahiti for under $100 a night:

VILLAGE TEMANOHA, MOOREA

Village Temanoha

Away from the beaches and famous for its biodiversity, the valley of Moorea is the place to enjoy the lesser known side to Tahiti; Village Temanoha bungalows are snuggled in botanical gardens where fruit trees and giant bamboos flourish. Cottages are inspired by traditional Polynesian architecture.

Prices from £78 p/n.

Where to stay in Tahiti for $100-200 a night:

LES RELAIS DE JOSEPHINE, RANGIROA

Les Relais de Josephine

Les Relais de Josephine.Photo Credit: Hélène Havard

Watch out for dolphins while staying at Les Relais de Josephine. This is a great spot to see them, and other sealife. Enjoy your own private garden brimming with tropical flora and home cooked meals on the beach.

Prices from £151 p/n for a one-person bungalow.

PENSION AITO MOTEL COLETTE, TIKEHAU

Set on a fish-rich atoll, the Pension Aito Motel Colette coconut wood bungalows are the perfect place to hideaway. Manta rays, hammerhead sharks, barracuda and tuna are often seen in the surrounding ocean. This this a great spot for divers. Homemade Polynesian food (made with local produce) is served.

Prices from £139 p/n.

RANGIROA BLISS, RANGIROA

Rangiroa Bliss.
Rangiroa Bliss. Photo Credit: Hélène Havard

Rangiroa Bliss offers spacious bungalows with views of the Pacific Ocean. This is Polynesian hospitality at it’s best. Guests are treated to delicious authentic food and life stories from the friendly hosts. 

Prices from £143 p/n.

Where to stay in Tahiti for $200-300 a night:

HAVAIKI FAKARAVA, FAKARAVA

Where to stay in Tahiti
Havaiki Fakarava. Photo Credit: Jim Winter

Located on the edge of a UNESCO protected biosphere in Polynesia, Havaiki Fakarava consists of just 15 bungalows. From here the world is, well, your oyster – this location is known for its oyster fishing and rare pure black Tahitian pearls. Go in search of them or try other water sports, kayaking and cycle rides.

Prices from £244 p/n for a beach bungalow.

ROYAL HUAHINE, HUAHINE

Where to stay in Tahiti
Royal Huahine. Photo Credit: Kimberly Lawson

On a small bay within Garden Island, Royal Huahine bungalows all face west allowing spectacular sunsets. Days here are spent kayaking, canoeing, playing beach volleyball, jet skiing, diving, or power boating. We recommend you spend the evenings in their panoramic beach bar.

Prices from £299 for overwater bungalow p/n for two people.

Getting to Tahiti:

Access from the UK is usually via Paris or Los Angeles with connections from Air Tahiti Nui.  For more information on The Islands of Tahiti, visit Tahiti Toursim

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