Destinations

Tahiti on any budget

Elise Galati

There’s no need to forego that dream voyage to Tahiti if you’re on a budget.

As the accommodation below suggests, an enriching experience at Polynesia’s largest island is just as attainable at the humblest pension (pronounced pohn-see-on) as it is at the grandest hotel.

Vanira Lodge

Nestled in the village of Teahupoo, 1.5 hours from the airport, this family-owned resort invites all visitors to immerse themselves in an authentic Tahitian experience.

Vanira

The hand-crafted bungalows have a quaint, cottage feel, with breathtaking views of waves that attract the world’s best surfers. The wooden interior is rustic and open, which allows travellers to enjoy the tranquillity of the setting. Each ‘hut’ comes with a kitchenette, and flowers, fruit trees and lawns abound outside.

This remote estate is suited to those wishing to escape the rat-race and switch off.

If seven nights here is just what you’re looking for, check out http://tahitinow.com.au/special-offers/package-details/offre/unique-view-of-tahiti-vanira-lodge/

Relais Fenua

Situated just five minutes from the beach, this cosy pension exudes the peace and quiet that many a weary traveller yearn for.

Relais Fenua

The rooms, arranged around a small swimming pool in tidy gardens, are clean and modern with a casual summery décor. For a little extra, travellers can secure one with a kitchenette.

Those keen to get their dose of the capital needn’t fear – this hotel is just a half-hour bus ride from Papeete.

For a great package that includes a one-night stay at Relais Fenua, check out http://tahitinow.com.au/special-offers/package-details/offre/3-island-holiday-package-tahiti-huahine-bora-bora-12-days/

Pension de la Plage

For those in need of rest and recuperation, this intimate pension is the place to go.

Pension de la Plage

Located in the commune of Puna’auia on the west coast of Tahiti, it offers visitors spectacular views of the ocean and the island of Moorea – the sunsets are not to be missed.

The bungalow-esque rooms, nestled within luxuriant tropical gardens, are clean and spacious, with big windows and a balcony for private enjoyment. The pension pool is lovely for travellers keen for a dip, but the white sand beach across the road (one of the best in Tahiti) is also an appealing option. In the evenings visitors can sample delicious fare from the roulottes (mobile eateries) that pepper the street.

To make the most of your Tahiti experience, check out http://tahitinow.com.au/special-offers/package-details/offre/authentic-tuamotu-discovery/

 

Images: Vanira Lodge; Relais Fenua; Pension de la Plage


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