Paradise, Found

Answer the call of paradise at these iconic Tahitian resorts with Classic Vacations.
By Avery Bredesen

The Islands of Tahiti are the escape dreams are made of with turquoise waters and white sand beaches. Embark on a tropical vacation replete with relaxation at these South Pacific gems known for luxe accommodations over the water and unparalleled service.


Why Now: This five-star resort is located on a pristine private beach facing iconic Mt. Otemanu—and exclusively accessible by boat.
Sip & Savor: Order the Canoe Breakfast, delivered by a traditional outrigger. Enjoy a ride around the lagoon while it’s prepared on your terrace.
The Suite Life: The Teremoana Pool Villa is for those seeking ultimate luxury, and features a private pool, 3,400 square feet of living space, and a large terrace for sunbathing.
Did You Know: Sustainability is a staple here. The resort utilizes cold, deep sea salt water to cool its indoor spaces.


Why Now: Conrad Bora Bora Nui is nestled in a private cove with endless views and blue hues to melt your cares away.
Sip & Savor: Experience an innovative take on classic French cuisine at the open-air Iriatai. Dine on Chef’s surprise menu while admiring breathtaking views of the lagoon.
The Suite Life: The Presidential Overwater Villa spans 3,200 square feet over multiple levels, complete with a private infinity pool and a personal butler service.
Did You Know: Motu Tapu, the most photographed islet in the South Pacific, was once Tahitian Queen Pomare IV’s private beach—now, it plays host to resort guests only. Enjoy a private champagne picnic, snorkel in clear water, or host your special event on this true slice of paradise.


Why Now: Revel in the romance of St. Regis, where the signature Butler service is available 24/7 to satisfy your every need.
Sip & Savor: While there are four restaurants and a beachside cocktail bar (with swim-up service) to choose from, the concierge can arrange a private candlelight dinner in a secluded setting.
The Suite Life: Overwater Royal Otemanu Villa is a two-bedroom oasis outfitted with a private swimming pool. Peep tropical fish swimming by through the glass paneled floor.
Did You Know: St. Regis boasts the largest overwater villas in the South Pacific—the smallest is 1,500 square feet. Reserve a private beach for a truly tranquil escape.


Why Now: This secluded luxury resort is set on the private island of Tetiaroa, 30 miles east of Tahiti.
Sip & Savor: Take a journey to Japan at Nami Teppanyaki, and intimate setting where the chef prepares your dishes right in front of you.
The Suite Life: The Brando offers true privacy with only 35 villas tucked into serene, oceanside surroundings.
Did You Know: Once the favored retreat of Tahitian royalty, the Tetiaroa atoll still plays host to ancient marae (temple) ruins.

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