Wish you were Here: Vahine Island Private Resort in French Polynesia

An authentically Polynesian island: Tropical seas, carefree sun-filled days, and mouth-watering French cuisine with a Polynesian twist.

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For those dreaming of a blue lagoon, total serenity, relaxing massages on your personal roof terrace, and snorkelling around paradise coral gardens, French Polynesia’s Vahine island is the ultimate island fantasy. Vahine Island Private Resort, part of Small Luxury Hotels of the World is a remote Polynesian hideaway on its own private island with just nine beachfront and overwater bungalows.

This Tahiti hotel in TAHAA is located in a paradise-like setting on the Motu Tu Vahine (Island of the Woman), a private little island of 23 acres, in the middle of the lagoon of Tahaa.

Contrary to most over touted tourist destinations, the area has managed to stay refreshingly real, unadulterated and preserved: pearl farms, traditional vanilla plantations, copra farming, and fishing constitute it’s principal activities and resources. Tahaa is an island full of legends and secrets to reveal to the visitor who seeks to know more about the magic of Polynesia. Because of the pervasive aroma of vanilla and its green scenery, Tahaa is known as the “Vanilla Island”.

To enjoy the lagoon’s abundant wildlife, there is an aquarium table in the water bungalows to watch and feed the tropical fish. Take a nature tour of the 23-acre Vahine Island or go down to the beach for snorkelling, kayaking, windsurfing or rowing on a Polynesian pirogue. You can also take a private helicopter between Bora Bora and Vahine Island with Polynesia Helicopters. Learn to weave coconut leaves, visit a vanilla plantation, and the pearl oyster farm, than go on a motorized pirogue to a remote island, on the coral reef for a picnic lunch, close to a natural coral garden. Vahine Island’s team will point out some of the most magnificent spots for snorkeling, where you can see: stingrays, leopard rays or eagle rays or maybe you will get lucky and cross paths with a sea turtle.

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Vahine Island offers the most relaxing dining experience watching the flow of the turquoise blue lagoon, with the feets in the sand.

Condé Nast Traveler ranked Vahine Island number one among “The World’s Top 25 Escapes.”

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