Photos taken by Cindy Grant
Tahiti Destination Specialist, Expert Family Travel

Hotels in Papeete
(on the island of Tahiti)

Here are our top choices for accomodations in Papeete, Tahiti. Papeete is the location of the International airport in Tahiti and home to the majority of the local population. While in Papeete, be sure to shop in the Market located downtown for the best souvenir selection in French Polynesia. Getting around is easy utilizing Le Bus.

Romantic Vacations to Tahiti


Tahiti Pearl Beach Resort

Formerly the Radisson, this resort offers gorgeous rooms in simple wood and natural colors. All rooms feature a view of the ocean and the volcanic black sand beach of Matavai Bay. Rooms and suites are generously sized and offer all the modern amenities you desire. The spa here is fantastic. Allow for extra commute time to the airport or ferry terminal due to Papeete's traffic jams. 3 1/2 stars, 91 guest rooms.

Even the public restrooms are lovely!

View of the black sand beach from an oceanview suite


Intercontinental Resort Tahiti

This wonderful resort features a great location near the airport and downtown Papeete, yet offers a true tropical resort feel. There is an extensive lagoon area and several pools, and one of the few resorts in Papeete with overwater bungalows. Plus, the view of Moorea is exceptional. This is the largest resort complex in Papeete, with 249 total rooms & bungalows. 4 1/2 star.


Le Meridien Tahiti

Beachfront, convenient to downtown and the airport, this is a great choice for a night or two in Papeete. Plus, the chef here is fantastic! Rooms are fresh and airy, and the grounds are gorgeous. A total of 149 guest rooms, 4 star.


Manava Suite Resort Tahiti

This property is four star and has a great pool area to boot. Rooms range from the standard size to larger suites, and works well for travelers needing a night or two in Papeete. Very modern-European style. 121 total guest rooms/suites.



Sofitel Maeva Beach - Closed indefinitely.

Hilton Tahiti Resort - Closed indefinitely.

Ask for travel consultant Cindy Grant, our Tahiti Tiare Destination Specialist for your honeymoon or family trip to Tahiti.

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