Includes: airfares (ex Auckland), airport to resort transfers, 7 nights twin share accommodation.
Tahiti has a selection of pension and luxury accommodation available around the south coast. Surf is accessible at a number of breaks around this coast. We offer Vanira Lodge and Pension Plage close to the surf but we also have access to the luxury hotels like the Radisson, Intercontinental and Moorea Pearl close to Papeete. Combine 2 islands and surf and stay at both Tahiti and Moorea.
Most known for the famous left-hander Teahupoo, there are also surf break options that are less intense for all abilities.
There are 2 seasons with winter south swells and north summer swells. Tahiti south coast is best in the May-October winter season. Popular spots are lefthanders at Maraa, Taappuna, Vairo and Teahupoo. And the rights include Papara an Papenoo rivermouth. A local guides offer hotel pick ups with 4wd and boat transfers give easy access to most of the surf breaks around Tahiti. Surf lessons are also available well.
Located on the southern tip of Tahiti Iti and a lazy 1½ hr drive from Papeete is the peaceful and serene Vanira Lodge. The lodge is located in the hills above Teahupoo, an exceptional two hectare site between the mountain and the ocean, with a 180° view over the lagoon, harbours nine bungalows directly inspired by Polynesian building traditions.
Vanira has a wide variety of bungalows and provide accommodation for all, ranging from small bungalows to larger group or family bungalows. These bungalows have a traditional style and look set amongst the beautiful jungle. The roofs in the shape of a turtle shell or a wave, to the curved walls that create a space that is both cosy and unique. The limit between the inside and the outside is deliberately blurred: bathrooms have a foot in each world; living rooms have an open balcony or, more traditionally, a bay window that opens onto a wooden deck. Built by local artisans in order to blend with the landscape and let you enjoy the surrounding nature, these “fare” all have a clear view of the ocean.
Choice of three types of bungalows: the standard “Nature” bungalows with an open feel and look to them, the ”Spa” bungalows are air-conditioned and have a luxurious Jacuzzi with an ocean view and the “sundeck” bungalows offer a private garden.
The swimming pool, has an amazing view over the lagoon, and surf breaks beyond. The lodge also offers bikes, kayaks and snorkelling equipment to explore the shoreline and underwater lagoons out front.
Pension de la Plage
Located in the small town of Punaauia (20mins drive south of the International airport) lays Pension Plage. This quaint small colonial style pension is only a 100m walk to the beach and lagoon out front.
The pension is set amongst some beautiful tropical gardens and the rooms surround the very sunny pool area and have their own private terrace.
Rooms vary between the simple standard rooms with a studio set up with king and single beds, bathroom, lounge area with TV and fridge – to the larger rooms with complete kitchenette. These larger rooms are a great option for families or for those wanting to self-provision and there is a supermarket nearby.
Sapinus beach (a short walk) is a lovely black sand beach or cove which has great beach breaks on the inside and also a fun long left hand point break on the outside left of the bay.
There is a big rane of activities for the non surfing time which include snorkelling/fishing trips, golf, massages, kayaking, horse riding and rain forest trips and other tours. Visit Papeete and the main markets and food trucks. Sightseeing around the island and visit the Paul Gauguin museum.
All prices are a guide only, departures ex Auckland and are per person, based on twin share and subject to change, availability and currency fluctuations. Surcharges may apply. Contact us for the latest specials and a quote for the dates you wish to travel.