Are you looking for the best all inclusive resorts in Tahiti? We’ve got the full scoop!
French Polynesia is a bucket-list destination for many world travelers, and it’s easy to see why, with lush mountains, palm-lined beaches, overwater bungalows, and pristine lagoons on every island.
Together, we have spent months traveling across the country, from Bora Bora to Moorea and Tahiti, and we can tell you firsthand that it’s worth the hype!
The thing is, travel between the islands isn’t very convenient. You have to navigate ferries, boat taxis, and sparse inter-island flights to get around.
Tahiti is the only island in French Polynesia with direct international flights, so if you want some extra convenience for your luxury holiday in the South Pacific, Tahiti is the best island for you!
Here are the 5 best luxury hotels and all inclusive resorts in Tahiti!
Best All Inclusive Resorts Tahiti
Although Tahiti is one of the most beautiful islands in the world, it’s not known for its all inclusive resorts. In fact, there are no truly all inclusive experiences available on the main island.
If you’re looking for a luxurious all inclusive vacation, the only option is to go to Tetiaroa Atoll, a private island that’s a quick 15-minute flight from Fa’a’ā International Airport (Papeete).
This all inclusive resort is called “The Brando.”
Although getting to the island is more challenging, if you want an all inclusive resort experience in Tahiti, you should stay at “The Brando.” It’s the most luxurious resort near Tahiti and offers free private flights to/from Tahiti if you book a room for a week or longer!
Here’s a little more information on what you’ll experience at The Brando.
1. The Brando
The Brando is a luxurious all inclusive resort on the tranquil private island of Tetiaroa near Tahiti.
The resort boasts 35 expansive private villas, all exceeding 1,000 square feet, and offers unparalleled privacy and comfort.
Each villa is designed with sustainability at its core and blends seamlessly into the lush jungle around the resort, creating an atmosphere of peace and tranquility.
The room includes all meals at your choice between two onsite restaurants, one of which is headed by a Michelin two-star chef.
You’ll also have access to round-the-clock room service, meaning you can enjoy gourmet meals whenever and wherever you want, be it in your room, the pool, or the beach.
The resort’s infinity pool, complete with a swim-up bar, exudes extravagance while offering breathtaking views of the ocean.
Furthermore, The Brando goes above and beyond the ordinary by offering each guest one complimentary spa treatment per day, along with an array of water activities such as paddle boarding, outrigger canoeing, snorkeling, and kayaking.
In line with its ecological commitment, the resort organizes educational opportunities like private Archaeological Tours, eco-conscious Green Tours, and a Bird Discovery Tour.
Guests also have the unique opportunity to learn new skills from locals, like playing the ukulele, weaving, or speaking the Tahitian language.
The resort has multiple sports facilities, including tennis and pickleball courts, bike rentals, beach volleyball, yoga classes, and a fully equipped fitness center.
If you are planning a romantic getaway or a honeymoon, The Brando can even set up private dining and private movie screenings on the beach. All you have to do is speak with the concierge, and they will take care of everything to make your stay truly unforgettable.
Recommended Room: One Bedroom Villa
The One-Bedroom Villa at The Brando is truly a slice of paradise, whether you’re visiting with your significant other, your best friend, or a small family.
Inside, guests are treated to a meticulously designed interior boasting a king bed, a media room with two additional sofa beds, a large living space, and a luxurious bathroom equipped with a spa bath and separate sinks.
Each one-bedroom Villa has a private terrace with a dining pavilion to enjoy meals, play cards, or just hang out!
Also, just outside the room, you can enjoy daybeds, sunbeds, a private infinity plunge pool, and a path straight to the shimmering turquoise lagoon, making it feel even more luxurious!
These villas are also completely soundproof, with the windows shut. So at night, the estate becomes a serene sanctuary from the outside world, allowing guests to feel like they’re on their own private island and get an incredible night of sleep.
Top amenities include:
✔️ King bedroom + media room + large living space
✔️ Private infinity plunge pool
✔️Private terrace with dining pavilion
✔️World-class concierge service
✔️ Michelin starred chef
✔️ Room service to anywhere in the resort
✔️Included daily spa treatments
Similar Hotels & Resorts Tahiti
Although The Brando is the only entirely all inclusive resort in Tahiti, there are a few other hotels and resorts in Tahiti that offer a memorable and luxurious experience.
All of these resorts in Tahiti offer meals at the onsite restaurant, access to spa treatments, luxurious villas, water sports, and other excursions around the island.
The only difference is that you’ll have to pay for meals and additional amenities/excursions.
In our experience, the rooms are so much more affordable at these resorts that, even after paying for everything you could want (massages, 5-star dining experiences, snorkeling tours), the total price ends up LESS than if you had booked a room at an all inclusive resort in Tahiti.
Here are some of the best hotels and resorts to book in Tahiti, French Polynesia!
The Intercontinental Tahiti Resort & Spa holds the reputation of being the largest and most popular luxury resort in Tahiti. Sprawling across a massive complex, it has nearly 250 rooms and a variety of options, from classic hotel rooms to overwater bungalow suites.
But what they all have in common is that they offer stunning views of the island’s lagoons.
The resort was built in 1978, making it one of the OG’s in Tahiti, but the ownership did a total remodel in 2018, so it doesn’t fall short in terms of modern amenities.
This update joins contemporary comforts with the authentic island resort experience we all dream of!
The facilities here are top-notch, too. You can spend the day lounging at their private beach or one of the two freshwater pools, including a sand-bottomed infinity pool with a swim-up bar and breathtaking views of Moorea.
For lunch & dinner, you can choose between Te Tiare Restaurant (all-day dining) and Le Lotus Gourmet (a fine-dining overwater restaurant).
The Intercontinental Tahiti is also just 5 minutes from the airport, making it the most convenient resort in French Polynesia, and many travelers book a room here for just a night or two before heading to one of the other islands.
Although not all inclusive like The Brando, Intercontinental Tahiti Resort & Spa provides a distinctly authentic island experience.
It’s worth the price tag to book an overwater bungalow here, whether for a short stopover or an extended stay in Tahiti!
Room Recommendation: 1 King Bed Overwater Bungalow Ocean View
We highly recommend the King-Bed Overwater Bungalow Ocean View if you stay at the Intercontinental Tahiti Resort & Spa.
It’s great for couples looking for a romantic stay and families with small children (there are two small sofa beds in the room).
💡Pro Tip: There are only 13 of these stunning bungalows at the resort, and they book up quickly (usually six months in advance).
Each overwater bungalow spans about 400 square feet, comprised of a cozy bedroom, a full bathroom equipped with a soaking tub, and a separate lounge area for when you need a break from the sun.
You’ll also have a private terrace with sunbeds and steps leading directly into the lagoon!
If you’re looking for something close to an ‘all inclusive’ experience, opt to have breakfast included each morning during your stay.
✔️Private terrace with direct lagoon access
✔️King bed + lounge
✔️Spa bathroom with soaker tub
✔️Private beach access
✔️Use of two freshwater pools
The Hilton Hotel Tahiti is the epitome of modern luxury in French Polynesia. Being the newest upscale hotel in Tahiti, it offers sophisticated amenities and has everything set up perfectly.
Perhaps the best part about this hotel is its location, straddling Papeete and the Faa’a International Airport, making it a practical choice for both extended holidays or a short stopover en route to other islands.
But the resort’s stunning pool area is also one of its biggest attractions!
The large pool features a swim-up bar, with the inviting blue waters of the beach and lush palm trees as a picturesque backdrop.
It also has ‘floating daybeds,’ a unique feature allowing guests to lounge in the sun while enjoying appetizers or lunch from the poolside restaurant.
In addition to the poolside restaurant/bar, The Hilton Hotel Tahiti has three on-site restaurants: Moevai (a French cruising restaurant), the San Sushi Bar (Asian cuisine), and Taitea Brasserie (BBQ/Grill).
In terms of wellness, the resort houses the Moearri Spa, which has a range of treatments available, including massages, manicures, pedicures, and skin treatments.
The spa services are designed to rejuvenate both body and mind, creating a peaceful and relaxing escape.
The panoramic views offered by the Hilton Hotel Tahiti are honestly breathtaking. The vista encompasses the serene lagoon, majestic Moorea, and vibrant sunsets, painting a picture of a paradise that’s sure to leave you with a memorable holiday!
Room Recommendation: 1 King Bed Premier Ocean View
The 1 King Bed Premier Ocean View room at the Hilton Hotel Tahiti is the best room to book, assuming it’s available on your travel dates.
The best part of this room is the enormous bathroom, boasting a double sink and a large shower area with a handheld nozzle.
But the entire interior is very spacious, complete with tasteful, contemporary décor, creating a seamless blend of modern sophistication and tropical charm.
The large glass doors open onto a private balcony, where you can enjoy a private view of the ocean and sunset each evening and natural light in the room throughout the day.
The room also has a large flat-screen TV and a comfortable sofa bed strategically placed next to the balcony doors.
✔️King bed + spa bathroom
✔️Ocean and sunset views
✔️Use of outdoor pool and floating daybeds
✔️On-site Tahitian spa
Te Moana Tahiti Resort is an excellent option for couples seeking an affordable yet luxurious stay in Tahiti. Despite being budget-friendly, the rooms are well equipped with many amenities, including air conditioning, a kitchenette, and balconies offering breathtaking lagoon views.
As a newer resort, it exemplifies modern elegance complemented by top-tier amenities.
One of the most distinctive features of this resort is its private enclosed lagoon, surrounded by a huge terrace and elevated man-made beaches. This lagoon gives guests a unique way to enjoy Tahiti’s ocean and marine life.
Furthermore, the resort offers magnificent views of Moorea across the lagoon, a large infinity pool with a poolside swim-up bar, a fitness center, and a spa which adds to the enchanting experience.
In addition to the beautiful rooms, pools, and lagoons, Te Moana Tahiti Resort has two diverse restaurants (serving Polynesian and Western cuisine) and two bars for guests to unwind throughout the day and night.
On the weekends (Thursday-Saturday), The Punavia Lounge Bar offers live Polynesian entertainment, adding a touch of local culture to the experience.
Room Recommendation: Ocean Suite
Every room at Te Moana Oceanfront Resort offers a beautiful Polynesian design paralleled with contemporary amenities and furniture. While there are no overwater bungalows at Te Moana, rooms here still provide a luxurious stay.
In our opinion, the best value for your money at Te Moana Resort is the Ocean Suite.
It’s a gorgeous space with a fully equipped kitchen and a separate living area to give you the feeling of a luxury apartment on the beach.
You’ll also have a bathroom with a soaking tub and a separate toilet.
Te Moana Oceanfront Resort is one of the most affordable luxury hotel rooms you can book in Tahiti!
✔️King bed + kitchen + living room
✔️Lagoon and Moorea views
✔️Access to the private lagoon
✔️Use of private beach and pool
The final luxury hotel in Tahiti that made our list is Le Tahiti by Pearl Resorts.
It’s another relatively affordable place to stay for a few days in Tahiti that still offers upscale amenities.
It also feels pretty secluded, despite being a quick 20-minute drive from the Fa’a International Airport and 10 minutes from Papeete City.
Le Tahiti is a great place to stay for a variety of travelers, whether you are going on your honeymoon in Tahiti, taking a business holiday, or enjoying a family vacation.
There are many options at the 91-room resort and tons of cool things to do at and around the resort.
As many people expect at a luxury resort in Tahiti, there is a beautiful infinity pool overlooking the ocean with lounge chairs, as well as a dining table with umbrellas so you can enjoy meals with a view of the sunset.
There are also tons of things to do outside of the pool!
Right over the edge of the infinity pool is the famous Lafayette Black-sand Beach, which is one of the top things to see on the island. Many guests also appreciate the massive day spa, daily shuttles to Papeete City, and the on-site Polynesian cultural activities.
Room Recommendation: Premium Ocean View Room
Almost all of the rooms are ocean-facing, but the best room to book is the Premium Ocean View Room at Le Tahiti.
The room’s modern interior design is complemented by an extra-long, queen-sized bed and a large desk for people coming to French Polynesia on work-cations.
The room’s large floor-to-ceiling sliding doors lead out to a private balcony with a table and chairs, where you can enjoy breathtaking ocean views.
It’s also one of the few rooms at the resort that offer a full-sized bathtub!
✔️Extra long queen bed
✔️Breathtaking ocean views and balcony
✔️Use of the ocean view infinity pool and beach
✔️Shuttles to Papeete City
✔️On-site cultural activities
Best Things To Do In Tahiti
Tahiti is full of activities and adventurous tours to make the most of your time on the island.
Whether you’re looking to explore the island’s natural beauty, relax at an oceanfront spa, or take advantage of the world-class lagoons and surf breaks, Tahiti has something for every type of traveler!
Here are a few of our favorite activities and experiences to book in Tahiti (and Moorea, just across the lagoon)!
✅ Book a Private Tahitian Island Day Tour – Tahiti’s stunning scenery is best explored through an island day tour. The island is home to waterfalls, caves, gardens, archaeological sites, and black sand beaches, and this private tour takes you to six of the top attractions on the island in a single day!
✅ Snorkeling in Moorea’s Lagoon – Tahiti is famous for its snorkeling opportunities, notably around Moorea, a small island just a short ferry ride from Tahiti. While snorkeling in Moorea’s lagoon, you’ll see stingrays, blacktip reef sharks, exotic fish, and vibrant coral reefs.
If you prefer to snorkel on your own, there are also some beautiful crystal clear lagoons for snorkeling in mainland Tahiti as well, such as Mahana Park and Pointe Des Pêcheurs Tahiti.
✅ Surfing in Tahiti – If you’re a fan of surfing, Tahiti’s Teahupo’o wave is a global sensation, but it’s typically reserved for experts. If you are still learning how to surf, head to Papenoo. Its left and right-handed waves that rarely exceed 4 feet, provide the perfect platform to learn how to ride the waves.
✅ Jet-Skiing/Quad Biking in Tahiti – For thrill-seekers, a few companies offer Jet-Skiing and Quad Biking opportunities. However, you can occasionally find a tour that offers both experiences in the same full-day guided tour.
Visiting Tahiti: FAQs
In case you have any lingering questions, we’ll take a moment to answer some of the most common questions we hear about visiting Tahiti.
Does French Polynesia Have All Inclusive?
Although it’s not uncommon, French Polynesia offers a couple of all inclusive packages at certain resorts, like The Brando. Other resorts in French Polynesia offer an almost all inclusive experience, with half-board and some free excursion opportunities.
Which Is Nicer Tahiti or Bora Bora?
Tahiti and Bora Bora are each paradise destinations, with their own unique character and beauty. Tahiti is the largest island in French Polynesia and is best for budget-conscious travelers and families with small children, but Bora Bora offers more intimate resorts, luxurious restaurants, and honeymoon vibes.
Is It Worth It to Go to Tahiti?
It is definitely worth it to go to Tahiti. The island is full of pristine beaches, clear blue waters, rich cultural heritage, and a multitude of activities for both adventure seekers and laid-back honeymooners.
How Many Days Do You Need to Visit Tahiti?
You need about a week to visit Tahiti. Seven days in Tahiti is enough time to go snorkeling a few times, take a land tour of the island, visit the beautiful island of Moorea next door, experience the local culture, and relax at a luxury Tahiti resort without feeling rushed.
The Wrap-Up: All Inclusive Resorts Tahiti
Tahiti is a beautiful island to visit for both budget-conscious travelers and luxury honeymooners alike, and there are plenty of fantastic resorts to choose from.
If you’re looking for something genuinely all inclusive, you should book a room at ultra luxurious The Brando. Despite requiring an extra flight to their private island and having higher rates, it is by far the most luxurious experience in Tahiti!
However, if you are on a tighter budget or really want easier access to the experiences on Tahiti and Moorea, we highly recommend staying at the Hilton Hotel Tahiti or The Intercontinental Tahiti Resort & Spa.
These luxury resorts and hotels in Tahiti are absolutely stunning and include everything you could ask for in terms of food, amenities, and excursion opportunities (they just aren’t included in the price of the room!)