Island of love: Why the Islands of Tahiti are the perfect romantic getaway for couples

Love will blossom in the idyllic Islands of Tahiti.

There’s nothing like a little romance to keep the love alive.

Whether you’re planning your honeymoon, have an important anniversary coming up, or are simply looking for the perfect place to go to enjoy a romantic getaway with your partner, a few days in the Islands of Tahiti is going to tick all of your boxes.

The Islands of Tahiti, or French Polynesia, are made up of a collection of 118 islands and atolls scattered across an impressive nautical surface area the size of Western Europe – and with their French chic vibe, beautiful beaches, (extinct) volcanoes and stunning lagoons and waterfalls, have become a go-to holiday destination for couples who are wanting a little romance with a luxurious tropical island feel.

Many visitors favour the Tahitian islands of Moorea, Tahiti, Bora Bora and Tikehau – because how can you not fall in love all over again in such idyllic settings?

The island resorts provide the perfect backdrop for you and your partner to relax and unwind in together – as well as being the perfect hub to venture out from to explore. These are our top picks for Tahitian resorts:

InterContinental Tahiti Resort & Spa, Tahiti

The InterContinental Tahiti Resort & Spa is one of Tahiti’s most iconic 5-star luxury resorts.

Choose between the comfort of one of their hotel rooms or make your home for the week (or however long your’re staying) an over-water bungalow. The newer Motu Overwater Bungalows with their spacious decks come recommended.

Spectacular panoramic views of Moorea await, which only add to that feeling of holidaying ‘in paradise’.

Staying here gives you easy access to explore the city of Papeete. You can visit the markets and boutique Tahitian pearl shops that line the bustling streets, or visit the Paul Gaugin Museum.

Couples enjoy stopping for a lazy afternoon drink at the popular bar for both locals and visitors, Pink Coconut.

You can also take a trip to view the famous surf break, Teahupo’o.

If you’re looking to stay put in Tahiti itself rather than venturing out to the islands, this resort would be our number one pick.

Hilton Moorea Lagoon Resort & Spa, Moorea

The Hilton Moorea Lagoon Resort & Spa can be round on the idyllic heart-shaped island of Moorea. We know – how apt!

The Hilton Moorea is a resort that you won’t want to leave. It offers a wide range of accommodation options, dining experiences and activities for its guests – and even a stunning lagoon that is great for snorkelling or watersports. Every night at 8pm the stingrays and sharks come into the lagoon under the over-water Toatea Creperie Restaurant. The area is lit up, making exciting viewing for dinner guests.

Hire a car and explore the laidback island life of Moorea. At the end of the day enjoy one of the resort’s relaxing spa treatments for couples.

The St Regis Bora Bora Resort, Bora Bora

The St Regis Bora Bora Resort is one of Tahiti’s largest and most stunning, with 42 acres or gorgeous grounds, its own lagoon and beach and breath-taking views.

Look out to one side of the resort and see dramatic landscapes of Otemanu. On the other is the open ocean looking all the way out to the islands of Raiatea and Taha’a.

Bikes are provided by the resort for couples to explore.

St Regis is one of those resorts where you feel serene as soon as you arrive, and the St Regis Butler service is on hand to cater to your every whim.

There are two resort pools, but you can also choose accommodation – beachside or overwater villa – some with your own private swimming pool.

Miri Miri Spa is an experience itself, with the most picturesque lagoon views and views of Mt Otemanu.

The dining experiences are next to none and the resort can also arrange a private dinner anywhere on its grounds, especially for you and your partner.

Without putting any pressure on you, there’s even a wedding boutique and onsite wedding planner!

Tikehau Pearl Beach Resort, Tikehau

The Tikehau Pearl Beach Resort is where you’ll enjoy a more traditional and authentic experience of Tahiti.

This pristine island destination takes you back over 50 years to an untouched, unspoilt and more remote version of Tahiti.

An hour’s flight from Tahiti, and located in the beautiful atolls of Tuamotu archipelago, here you can swim with Manta Rays, go fishing, explore nearby Bird Island or visit the local village by bicycle and meet the locals.

Picnic on a motu or enjoy dinner under the stars. These are the experiences you will enjoy here with your other half.

Honeymooners receive room discounts, room upgrades and bonus gifts so be sure to let your Travel Consultant know if you are newly wed.

For more information and latest deals visit the House of Travel website

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