La Pirogue Api is located on a small private motu off the eastern coast of Taha'a. Just twenty minutes away by boat from Raiatea's airport, this boutique hotel commands beautiful views of Taha'a and Bora Bora in the distance. Nestled amidst a lush coconut grove, this intimate retreat provides blissful seclusion and an authentic French Polynesian atmosphere.
La Pirogue Api has only four Beach Suites, creating an intimate and exclusive experience for guests. The suites are traditionally designed with modern amenities such as air conditioning, Jacuzzis and luxury bedding. The open-air restaurant serves a Continental breakfast each morning and home-cooked meals in the evenings that feature freshly caught fish and local ingredients. Each suite has direct access to the water and complimentary activities such as snorkeling and kayaking give you the opportunity to explore the coral gardens teeming with colorful marine life.
*For some activities additional fees may be charged
On-site Activities Desk
All rates include: free daily Continental breakfast and 3-course dinner.
Stay Four, Pay Three
Pay for 3 nights and receive the 4th night free with free daily breakfast. (Valid only during Low Season.)
Children under the age of 2 sleep for free in their parents' room and eat for free from the kids menu. Children aged 2-12 receive a 50% discount when dining with their parents.
The Beach Suites are nestled amongst the coconut groves with direct access to the lagoon below. Each Suite features a bedroom with a king-size bedand air conditioning and a separate living room with a desk and a sofa bed. The spacious bathroom includes a walk-in shower and a spa bath and the private deck includes lounge chairs to enjoy spectacular sunsets over Bora Bora in the distance.
4 Rooms of this type
La Pirogue Api Restaurant & Bar
Polynesian and French
La Pirogue Api Restaurant is the main restaurant of the hotel and offers a fusion of Polynesian and French cuisine, hand-prepared to your liking. Mornings feature a complimentary Continental breakfast. American breakfasts are available at a supplemental charge. Dinners feature freshly caught seafood and local fruits and vegetables. The adjoining Poe Bar serves up delicious cocktails, beer and wine and has spectacular views of Bora Bora in the distance.
Discover a wide range of dive sites near the islands of Taha`a and Raiatea. You`ll have the opportunity to admire a variety of marine species that thrive in this extraordinary aquatic environment. A wide variety of options are available for divers, inquire at time of booking. Available only to guests of Le Taha'a Resort and Spa.
Explore the lagoon of Taha'a by Jet Ski. You`ll be accompanied by a local guide and stop for a portion of time to snorkel. Price is per person for 2 people sharing a jet ski. Available only to guests of Le Taha'a Resort and Spa.
Begin your 2.5-mile hike on the east coast of Raiatea, below Mt. Temehani. You will snake your way between the giant roots of the Tahitian chestnut tree and along a river that leads you to a succession of waterfalls. Giant ferns mark the path before reaching a 60-ft waterfall. From there, travel up a steep path with the help of a rope to a stunning 100-ft waterfall that empties into a natural swimming pool. Intermediate skill level. Price is per person. Available for children 8 and older. Only available for guests of La Pirogue Api.
Embark on a scenic 11-mile hike to Mount Temehani in the center of Raiatea. Begin in the shade of the Caribbean pine trees and scale rocky inclines. You will stop at the first crest for wonderful panoramic views of the lagoon and the islands of Taha'a, Huahine, Bora Bora and Maupiti in the distance. Continue on a narrow path amongst the local flora and fauna, crossing a few shallow rivers before arriving at the top of Mt. Temehani with breathaking views of the Raiatea coastline, lagoon and bordering islets and the island of Huahine in the distance. Sandwiches will be provided for lunch. Advanced skill level, ages 12 and up. Price is per person.
Learn how to sway your hips to the sounds of the Tahitian drums and the ukulele. Your instructor will first show you the different ways to wear a Polynesian pareo, then teach you the basics of this traditional art. You`ll learn the movements that make up the Oritahiti (rapid, rhythmic dance) and of the Aparima (slow, sensual dance). Price is per person based on two people traveling together. Available only to guests of Le Taha'a Resort and Spa.
Explore Raiatea's lush jungle interior with a guided kayak excursion down the Faaroa River, French Polynesia's only navigable river. It is recommended that you bring a hat, bug spray, and sunscreen. Available only to guests of Le Taha'a Resort and Spa and La Pirogue Api.
Explore the beautiful interior of Taha`a by 4x4 and discover its luxurious tropical vegetation with a friendly guide. You`ll taste the local fruit and admire breathtaking views of the magnificent turquoise bay of Haamene. This excursion also includes a visit to the pearl farm and a traditional vanilla plantation. Available for guests staying at Le Taha`a Island Resort and Spa.
Your local guide will lead you on a discovery of his culture, passed down from generation to generation. Learn of the abundant richness of the environment as he shares his passion for the island's flora and fauna. Available only to guests of Le Taha'a Resort and Spa.
Watch stingrays and sharks being fed in their natural environment from the hands of your local guide. You`ll have the unique opportunity to swim with these surprisingly gentle creatures. This half-day excursion requires a minimum of four people to operate. Available only to guests of Le Taha'a Resort and Spa.
Journey through Taha`a and discover the island`s expansive coral garden. You`ll first visit the island`s vanilla plantations, pearl farms, and turtle protection sites. Then, you`ll end your adventure at a beautiful coral garden where you`ll have the chance to swim with colorful fish. This full-day excursion includes a complimentary lunch on an idyllic motu. This excursion is available in a 6 or 8 hour tour. Available only to guests of Le Taha'a Resort and Spa.
Discover the Faaroa River, Tahiti's only navigable river, by kayak with your expert guide leading the way through Raiatea's verdant interior. Then by car you will visit the ancient marae temple at Taputapuatea, which was recently designated a UNESCO World Heritage Site. You will learn about it's Polynesian origins, enjoy a local picnic lunch, and finally enjoy time for shopping in downtown Uturoa. Available only to guests of Le Taha'a Resort and Spa and La Pirogue Api.
Enjoy the beauty of Raiatea and Taha'a's lagoon while at the helm of your very own Hobie Cat catamaran. With the assistance of your experienced guide, you will learn the art of using the wind to direct your boat and will visit some of the most beautiful parts of the lagoon, including getting close to the reef. A full-day tour with a picnic lunch is also available, inquire for pricing information. Ages 6 and up, must be in strong physical condition. Price is per person.
Discover the beautiful island of Taha`a by both land and sea. You`ll begin your adventure by jeep and explore the island`s inner rainforest where your local guide will take you on the ultimate botanical tour. You`ll even have the chance to enjoy a complimentary fruit tasting. On the second half of the excursion, you`ll explore the magnificent lagoon by Jet Ski. Available only to guests of Le Taha'a Resort and Spa.
Enjoy a romantic sunset cruise with Polynesian melodies played by a local guide and his ukelele. Appreciate the moment when the sun disappears behind the ocean line bordering the majestic Bora Bora Island. Price listed is per person based on 2 persons cruising together.
Capture magical memories of your time in Taha'a with a personal photo shoot by a professional photographer. Choose either morning for hues of blue and amazing contrasts, or afternoon for warm sunlight and deep green landscapes. Photo shoot includes 50 photos on a USB key, delivered within 24-48 hours. Price is per person, based on one couple traveling together.
Live like a Polynesian for the day. Spend the morning discovering the lagoon on a fishing journey. Cruise the lagoon while trolling, then enjoy a local lunch on your guide's motu. If you're lucky, your meal could feature your catch from earlier in the day! After lunch, enjoy an afternoon snorkeling, swimming or relaxing on the beach. Price is per person based on one couple traveling together.
Enjoy a one-hour cruise to the lagoon of Bora Bora (depending on weather and sea conditions) aboard the fully air-conditioned 45-ft O' Hanalei II. You will have the opportunity to swim with the rays and sharks and snorkel in the Lagoonarium. For lunch you will have an unforgettable picnic set on an idyllic island motu. Return to Taha'a in time for a sunset cruise in the lagoon, with Bora Bora standing majestically in the background. Price is per boat, with a maximum of 10 passengers. Available only to guests of Le Taha'a Island Resort and Spa.
Extra person charges may apply and vary, enquire at time of booking.
Cribs and rollaway beds may be available and should be requested at the time of booking: fees may apply.
Passport identification and valid credit card are required upon check-in for incidental charges.
Check-in time: 12 PM Check-out time: 10 AM