Hotels in Tahiti

Hotels in Tahiti range from ultra-cushy five-star resorts to modest, open-air family pensions, or guesthouses. Those looking for a luxurious island experience should check out the Tahiti Intercontinental. Considered one of the best hotels in Tahiti, the Intercontinental is located adjacent to a lagoon with a view of Moorea, Tahiti’s sister island. Guests are housed in bungalows that overlook the water, and are free to wander through the hotels grounds, which cover 12 lush acres.

Travelers looking for hotels in Tahiti that offer a more urban experience need look no farther than the Ahitea Lodge, which is located at the heart of bustling Papeete, Tahiti’s largest city. Considerably more affordable than super-lux Tahiti hotels -- a category that includes the Intercontinental but also the Sofitel, Novotel, Orient Express and Le Meridien – a room at the Ahitea Lodge can be booked for as little as $80.

Finally, for visitors who are searching for hotels in Tahiti that offer a taste of the local experience, the island offers a range of bed and breakfasts, typically furnished standalone bungalows with a private or shared bathroom. If you are going the bed and breakfast route, be sure to check out Fare Suisse -- each room in this family hotel comes equipped with an outdoor barbecue station.

Opened in 2008, Legends Moorea’s 46 villas sometimes feel like a tropical housing development, but they’re actually some of the roomiest private accommodations in French Polynesia. With 1,290 sprawling square feet, the smallest villa is a two-bedroom structure.