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Vahine Island Private Island Resort, French Polynesia

Vahine Island Resort

This tiny private island resort offers you a real Robinson Crusoe feel while providing all the comforts you need for an idyllic stay. The nine bungalows are dotted around the edge of the sandy motu and in the centre tall coconut palms shade the grassy interior. Although, the accommodation is relatively simple, Vahine Island is truly unspoilt and remote with a delightful and rustic Polynesian charm. Peaceful and secluded, it has a very relaxed atmosphere; guests walk around barefoot and the small size means everyone knows you and the friendly staff can offer a very personalised service and offers a charming and unique island experience.

Our rating: First Class

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There are only nine bungalows on Vahine island, each with a simple, authentically Polynesian style that made with local woods and materials. Despite their rustic and traditional feel, they do also offer modern comforts such as a king-sized bed, air-conditioning, ceiling fan, tea/coffee facilities and a safe. In the beach bungalows, you can relax in your hammock on your outdoor deck that overlooks the lagoon and the turquoise blue waters, or in the overwater bungalows you can hop right into the water from your deck for a snorkel.


Vahine Island has a secluded location, 30 minutes by boat from Raiatea and just off the north eastern coral reef surrounding Taha’a.  Motu Tu Vahine, (Island of Women) is a paradise, private island of 23 acres, in the middle of the turquoise lagoon of Tahaa, surrounded by white sand beaches.

Food and drink

This resort is a foodies paradise, renowned for its exquisite food.  The chef prepares dishes with a mix of French Polynesian and Mediterranean flavours and thanks to the small size of the hotel is happy to cater to guests needs if something special is required (please let your specialist know in advance).


Although this resort is largely aimed at couples looking for a romantic island getaway, the island feels very safe and is surrounded by shallow waters and the feedback we have received from clients with families has applauded the efforts of the staff to accommodate families.

Facilities and activities

For most guests, a visit to Vahine is all about the relaxation, but there's a range of free activities at your disposal, including the use of kayaks, paddle boards, snorkeling equipment and outrigger canoes. There isn't a spa on the island, but you can arrange to have a massage on the terrace of your room.

Our opinion

A wonderfully relaxing and intimate resort that is off the beaten track, this is a real island escape with a personal touch. Whilst the accommodation may be modest it offers high levels of hospitality and service. 

Excellent for

  • Diving
  • Marine Life

Style of property

  • Barefoot
  • Local Character
  • Boutique

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    Experiences while staying here

    The following activities are designed to give you the most authentic experiences of the area where you’re staying. We work with local guides, who use their knowledge and often a resident’s eye to show you the main sights and more out-of-the-way attractions. Our specialists can also suggest outdoor pursuits and activities, such as cooking classes, that will introduce you to the traditions of the area’s inhabitants.