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5 absolutely heavenly hotels to stay in Polynesia and the Pacific Islands

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The South Pacific is a dream, not only for its mythical character (destinations such as Fiji , Tahiti  and Bora Bora are definitely on the bucket list of many travelers), but above all for its luxuriant nature, its many islands that we would like to discover one, its almost deserted beaches that remind us of the movie Cast Away (which was filmed in Fiji) and, of course, because it’s so far away that we really feel privileged to be there.

Here are 5 absolutely heavenly hotels in the Pacific Islands and Polynesia for, we hope, a next trip.

Nanuku Resort, Fiji

The Nanuku Hotel, in the north of the main island of Fiji, is absolutely spectacular. Offering one to six bedroom “residences” with private swimming pools and direct access to the almost deserted beach, a luxury vacation away from crying eyes awaits you at this exceptional hotel, where the little touches make all the difference. difference.

Expect a fully personalized villa with your first names written all over it, your favorite drinks filling the fridge, a huge bathroom with two outdoor showers and fresh flowers everywhere. At Nanuku, we go to breakfast by bicycle, we enjoy the magnificent views of the infinity pool and we treat ourselves to a private dinner at sunset on the side of the cliff, nothing less.

Hilton Hotel Tahiti, French Polynesia

The Hilton Hotel Tahiti  is the most recent hotel establishment to open its doors in Tahiti. Offering 200 luxurious and modern rooms with decor inspired by French Polynesia , everything is very polished, very bright and above all, very Instagrammable!

We love its huge infinity pool in the shape of a half-moon with private cabanas, its prime location near the marina and its splendid views of the island of Moorea, located just opposite. Simply magical!

Intercontinental Fiji Resort & Spa, Fiji

This is one of the most popular hotels in Fiji and with good reason! The Intercontinental Fiji Resort & Spa is located on one of the most beautiful beaches in the Pacific, Natadola Beach, a long white sand beach where you can walk for miles without ever meeting anyone.

The accommodation also offers one of the largest spas in the South Pacific which includes a Wai Zone, a water room for a relaxation circuit, five gourmet restaurants with a view of the water, three swimming pools, free snorkeling excursions and some of the largest rooms in the area (nearly all of which have water views) with outdoor tubs. Don’t forget to treat yourself to the Cleopatra treatment, which consists of transforming your outdoor bathtub into a veritable evening ritual with candles, bubble bath, rose petals and fresh flowers for a late-night bath worthy of Cleopatra. A unique experience!

Te Moana Tahiti Resort, Tahiti

This luxury resort in Tahiti is a true architectural masterpiece. Seeming to float on the water, it offers many interconnected pools surrounded by large white umbrellas, all bordering the Pacific Ocean. The Te Moana Tahiti offers a quintessentially Polynesian vacation experience that combines luxury, relaxation and spectacular views.

Offering 120 luxury rooms and two restaurants to discover all the subtlety of Polynesian cuisine, this establishment is the perfect balance between land and sea.

Sofitel Fiji Resort & Spa, Fiji

The  Sofitel Fiji Resort & Spa  is located in the popular Denarau Bay area of ​​Fiji, home to the marina, town center and several other hotels and attractions of interest. We like its friendliness, its easy access to the marina from where you can make several day trips to other islands where you can admire the Fijian fauna and flora more closely, but above all, we like the swimming pool of the place (the largest in the South Pacific!).

Also a favorite for its beach bar with swings where you eat divinely well with spectacular views of the Pacific Ocean.

Kon Tiki Tahiti, Tahiti

Tahiti’s very first boutique hotel, the  Kon Tiki Tahiti, is also an eco-resort that respects the environment and offers a stay in harmony with the nature that surrounds it.

Offering eco-lodges on a site in the middle of the tropical forest, this hotel combines authenticity, modernity and transports you to the heart of Polynesian culture and its relaxed lifestyle. We particularly like its very boho cool atmosphere, its panoramic restaurant and its rooftop offering breathtaking views of the port of Tahiti.

5 Stunning All-Inclusive Resorts on Paradise Island Barbados

On the small, almost deserted island of Yasawa, 25 minutes by plane (the only way to access the island) from the capital of Fiji, Nadi, there is… only one resort: the Yasawa Island Resort, which offers a vacation experience at the White Lotus season 1, minus the drama.

We arrive at Yasawa airport by plane (the plane belongs to the hotel, since only hotel guests or almost have the right to go to the island), we are greeted with flower necklaces before being transported to the site of the hotel which offers the all-inclusive formula , a rarity in Fiji, but a necessity in this case, since there is nothing other than the resort on the Isle. At the Yasawa Island Resort & Spa, you can completely relax, take advantage of your “bure” (log house built on the beach) with hammock, the magnificent view and the direct access to the beach, for a stay where you feel alone in the world.