Vahine Island is located on a small private islet along the northeastern coral reef surrounding Taha'a. Only thirty minutes away by boat from Raiatea, this prime placement delivers scenic views of Taha'a, Raiatea, Huahine and Bora Bora. Tucked inside a pristine coconut grove, this intimate boutique hotel provides the ultimate privacy and blends seamlessly with the island's natural environment.
Vahine Island features only three overwater bungalows and six beachfront suites, welcoming just a handful of guests at a time. Each bungalow is traditionally designed with exotic wood furnishings and quilted Tahitian bedding. The hotel's beachside restaurant serves romantic dinners by candlelight, dishing up refined cuisine paired with an excellent wine list. The resort provides easy access to the beautiful lagoon and complimentary activities such as snorkeling, kayaking and outrigger canoeing; meaning you will hardly notice the absence of a swimming pool.
*For some activities additional fees may be charged
Deep Sea Fishing
Naturalist tour of the isle
Palm leaves weaving demonstration
On-site Activities Desk
Long Stay Special
Low Season - Receive a rate reduction of 25% when you stay a minimum of 4 nights
High Season - Receive a rate reduction of 20% when you stay a minimum of 5 nights
The Beach Bungalow overlooks the lagoon and the island of Bora Bora from a spacious deck complete with a hammock and outdoor shower. It can comfortably accommodate a king bed or two twin beds upon request.
3 Rooms of this type
Deluxe Beach Suite
The Deluxe Beach Suite is truly unique with two separate decks overlooking both the garden and the lagoon. The bathroom features double sinks and a shower, while the living room provides a sofa and two armchairs with a DVD player and LCD screen.
3 Rooms of this type
Three Adults, Two Adults and Child
The spacious Overwater Bungalow offers direct access to the lagoon. The bedroom can easily accommodate a king bed or two twin beds upon request and the bathroom comes equipped with double sinks. The sitting area features an aquarium table with a view into the lagoon.
Escape to a private islet in Taha'a and experience the ultimate in romantic seclusion. Includes round-trip international air from Los Angeles, all transfers and inter-island air, five nights in a beach bungalow with savings of up to 25%, daily breakfast and dinner for two, daily activities, complimentary use of water sports equipment, plus added romantic amenities for our honeymoon clients.
Experience traditional French Polynesia with this seven-night vacation to the islands of Tahiti and Taha'a. Spend three nights at Vanira Lodge on Tahiti Iti in Teahupoo and three nights at Vahine Private Island Resort on Taha'a. Package includes daily breakfast and dinner for two, a car rental on Tahiti, round-trip international airfare, and business class lounge access upon departure.
Featuring Vahine Island Private Resort and Sofitel Bora Bora Private Island
Experience ultimate island privacy when you spend eight romantic nights on Taha`a and Bora Bora. Enjoy four nights in a beach bungalow at the Vahine Island Private Resort and four nights in an overwater bungalow at the Sofitel Bora Bora Private Island. Package includes round-trip international airfare, daily breakfast and dinner for two, a 4X4 cultural island tour, snorkeling tour, and more!
FROM $5,450 PP
Vahine Island Bar
A unique reflection of Polynesian artistry, the hotel bar is designed with an assortment of exotic woods and volcanic stones. The menu features an original selection of cocktails including Polynesian delights using local fresh fruit and classic spirits and liquors.
The Restaurant at Vahine Island is sure to please even the most refined palettes. The cuisine is a subtle mix of Polynesian and Mediterranean flavors. It provides the ideal setting to enjoy an island-inspired breakfast, grab a casual lunch on the beach, and finish the day with a romantic, candlelit dinner.
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.
This boutique resort is truly Polynesian in its design. We love the spacious and airy layout of the Deluxe Beach Bungalows, which feature doors that open completely to reveal the water on one side and the coconut grove on the other. You can fall asleep to the sound of the waves and wake up early to watch the local fisherman reeling in their daily catch. The nearby coral garden is amazing for snorkeling. The food at this resort is fantastic, and the overall ambiance makes it a real hidden gem on the island of Taha'a.
Vahine Island Resort & Spa
Purchase of Meal Plan is mandatory for all guests.
Extra person charges may apply and vary, enquire at time of booking.
Cribs may be available and should be requested at the time of booking: fees may apply.
Children must be minimum age of 4 years. 50% off children meals ages 4 - 12 years.
Passport identification and valid credit card are required upon check-in for incidental charges.
Check-in time: 1 PM Check-out time: 11 AM
Boat Transfers provided by the hotel to and from the airport operate only during daylight hours. Earliest and latest flight arrivals and departures as below:
Flight arrival at Raiatea Airport: from 7:30am and last arrival by 5:00pm
Flight departure from Raiatea Airport: Earliest flight departure 9:00am and last by 6:30pm.