French Polynesia consists of many of the most romantic, stunning, and mesmerizing islands in the world. Consequently, Polynesian Islands such as Bora Bora, Tahiti, Moorea, Raiatea, Taha’a, Maupiti, Manihi and more, are frequently visited by travelers looking to unwind, explore, and rekindle their romance. Each of the beautiful islands is like a mini-paradise, so it’s no wonder that they are home to many of the best resorts and hotels in the world. So, if you are planning a trip to French Polynesia soon and need to know where to book your suite, then these are the best French Polynesia hotels:

Best Hotels in French Polynesia

Intercontinental Resort, Tahiti

Unlike any other, The Intercontinental Resort in Tahiti is a beautiful gateway to the French Polynesian Islands, only two kilometers from the airport and city markets. It is one of the most luxurious resorts in French Polynesia and makes a great home base for a layover. 

Location: PK7, B.P. 6014, Fa’a’ā Pape’ete, 98702, Tahiti, French Polynesia

Rooms: To be expected, The Intercontinental Resort has a variety of rooms based on luxury: Standard, Superior, Panoramic, Junior Suite Overwater Lagoon Standard and Superior, Junior Suite Overwater Motu Bungalows, Antares Suite, and Overwater Motu Village Suite:

➔ Standard room: Fully furnished with a glass sliding door

➔ Superior room: Decorated in authentic Polynesian style

➔ Panoramic room: Wide-angle view of the island; private balcony

➔ Junior Suites all upgrade to lush facilities offering a diverse space.

Additionally, most Panoramic and Junior Suite rooms have private balconies, a bathroom with bathtub, air-conditioning, internet, safe, fully-stocked refrigerator, hairdryer, coffee station, and round-the-clock availability of maid service.

Facilities: Fitness centers, spa & wellness, handicrafts, shopping sites, venues for weddings, receptions, meetings and conferences, pools, and tiki bars.

Activities: Deep nature spa, pareo-dyeing, basket-weaving, shell & flower making, coconut shows, sunset torch lighting, Lagoonarium fish observation, snorkeling, scuba diving, kayaking, swimming, jet, and water skiing. 

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Intercontinental Resort, Bora Bora

Intercontinental Bora Bora is another heavenly property awaiting your visit, and overall, one of the best hotels in French Polynesia. With panoramic suites touching the turquoise water of Bora Bora, the Intercontinental Resort is an excellent option for guests seeking luxury accommodations at more reasonable prices.

Location: Bora Bora, French Polynesia

Rooms: The “Standard” rooms are luxurious junior suites situated over stilts on the water and white pearly sand. In addition, the Suites are thatched bungalows with a private balcony, outdoor shower, or the option for an overwater bungalow for complete isolation. 

Facilities: Business center, On-call doctors, restaurants, transportation, wedding venues, and more.

Activities: Breakfast delivered on a wooden canoe, diving, swimming, beachcombing, paddle boarding, kayaking, hiking, and buying black pearls.

Picture Courtesy of Manava Beach Resort and Spa

Manava Beach Resort and Spa

Beautiful Polynesian decor, overwater bungalows, and lush, green gardens covered with exotic flowers make Manava Beach Resort and Spa in Moorea a top-notch tourist destination.

Location: Moorea-Maiao, French Polynesia

Rooms: There are seven types of rooms and suites available in Manava Resort:

➔ Garden View Room: King-sized bed with an ensuites bathroom, shower, balcony, or garden view along with modern utilities

➔ Family Duplex Garden View: two single beds, one king bed, garden view from the balcony

➔ Garden Bungalow with Private Pool: king-sized bed, single bed, bathroom and shower, private swimming pool, and two sun loungers

➔ Beach Bungalow: situated on the beach with king-sized, single beds, complete bathroom, and terrace with sunbeds.

➔ Overwater Bungalows: direct access to the lagoon with a king-sized bed, bathtub/shower, full bathroom, espresso machine, and a lagunoscope. 

➔ Premium Overwater Bungalows: Equipped with a king-sized bed, complete bathroom, a private solarium terrace, lagunoscope, and espresso machine. 

➔ Duplex Garden View with Kitchenette: double-storeyed, mezzanine layered, full kitchen, complete bathroom, and garden view balcony.

Facilities: Wi-Fi connection, diving center, car rental, swimming pool, boutique, and more.

Activities: Diving, Paddleboarding, Kayaking, outrigger canoeing, swimming, cutting workshops, horse riding, hiking, safari tour, and jet ski.

Hilton Moorea Lagoon Resort & Spa

Impressively, Cerulean blue water surrounded by palm trees greets you at the entrance of the Hilton Resort. The warm and friendly staff awaits your arrival and welcomes you like family.

Location: Moorea-Maiao, French Polynesia

Rooms: There are guestrooms and suites.

Guest Rooms: 

➔ King Garden Guestroom has a private terrace

➔ King Deluxe Garden Bungalow has a seating area with a balcony

➔ King Bungalow with Lagoon View has direct access to water

➔ King Garden Bungalow with a Private Pool has a private terrace, seating area, and a roll-in shower. 

➔ King Deluxe Garden Bungalow (Private Pool) has a private pool seating area and patio. 

➔ Twin Deluxe Garden Bungalow (Private Pool) has a private pool, sun-deck, and balcony. 

➔ The Twin Garden Bungalow has a private terrace with a plunge pool. 

*Additionally, all guest rooms sleep three people.


➔ The King Overwater Bungalow has a private sun-deck, island and lagoon views, laguna scope, and balcony. 

➔ The King Overwater Bungalow (Panoramic) has a private sun-deck with direct access to the lagoon, complete marble bathroom, foot bathtub T.V., and lagunoscope. 

➔ King Premium Panoramic Overwater Bungalow has a private sun-deck, direct access to lagoon, marbled bathroom, and glass-viewing panel. 

➔ The King Garden Suite (Private Pool) has a large private balcony, pool, wine cellar, Nespresso machine, and lagunoscope.

*All suites sleep, three people.

Facilities: Parking, concierge, fitness center, swimming pools, tennis courts, spa, resort, restaurants, room service, business center, school rooms, theatres, reception, and conference rooms.

Activities: Including, but not limited to, Scuba diving, swimming, paddleboarding, kayaking, and Polynesian dance shows.

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Sofitel Kia Ora

A romantic beach resort, the Sofitel Kia Ora in Moorea is a scenic place where, undoubtedly, happiness doesn’t need an invitation.

Location: Moorea-Maiao 98728, French Polynesia

Rooms: Seven Bungalows and One Villa are available at Sofitel Kia Ora:


➔ Luxury Bungalow: King bed, garden view, and terrace.

➔ Superior Bungalow: King bed, ocean view, patio, and complimentary mini-bar.

➔ Luxury Bungalow: King bed, balcony, lagoon, and beach view.

➔ Superior Overwater Bungalow: King bed and lagoon view.

➔ Superior Horizon Overwater Bungalow: King bed and panoramic lagoon and island view.

➔ Luxury Overwater Bungalow: King bed, Ocean View, and Lagoon View.

➔ Luxury Horizon Overwater Bungalow: King bed, scenic views, and terrace.

*To be noted, all bungalows sleep 3.


2 King beds, lagoon view; sleeps 8.

Facilities: Parking, transportation, boutique, porter, reception, and babysitting.

Activities: Swimming, paddle-boarding, kayaking, and diving.

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Picture Courtesy of Four Seasons, Bora Bora

Four Seasons, Bora Bora

Make your vacation dreams come true at Four Seasons, where picturesque views greet you at every turn. To be expected, this property is not only one of the best hotels in Bora Bora, but one of the best hotels in all of French Polynesia.

Location: Bora-Bora, French Polynesia

Rooms: Four Seasons has Beachfront Villas, Overwater Plunge Bungalows, and Overwater Bungalow Suites:

Beachfront Villas

➔ Three-Bedroom Premier: 2 King and Queen beds, private pool, and kitchen 

➔ Two-Bedroom Premier: One King, 2 Queen beds, outdoor kitchen, and private infinity pool.

➔ Two Bedroom Deluxe: 1 King, 2 Queen beds, sofa bed, private pool, and terrace

➔ One Bedroom: 1 King bed, 1 Sofa bed, and an enclosed garden with a private pool.

Specialty Overwater Bungalows (Plunge)

These include Poerava 2 bedroom, Herenui 2 bedroom, Otemanu 1-bedroom, Mountain view 1-bedroom, and Lagoon view 1-bedroom. Furthermore, all bungalows have a king-sized bed with crib/sofa bed, plunge pools, and direct access to the lagoon.

Overwater Bungalow Suites

Uniquely, the suites are Beachview, Mountain view, and Lagoon View Overwater Bungalows. All contain king beds, sofa beds/cribs, and a private deck. Furthermore, these rooms capture picturesque views making this hotel special on our list of the best hotels in French Polynesia. 

Facilities: Private beach set up, consultation, guide, spa, personalized dinner, private jet, and more.

Activities: Swimming, picnics, kayaking, and diving.

St Regis, Bora Bora

Delve into luxury and sophistication at the Saint Regis Resort, where overwater bungalows are nothing short of incredible. St. Regis, another beautiful property, making our list of the best hotels in French Polynesia, is specifically located in Bora Bora. 

Location: Bora Bora, French Polynesia

Rooms: The rooms are all villas:

➔ Overwater Deluxe: 1 King bed with island and lagoon view.

➔ Overwater Royal Otemanu: 2 king bedrooms with complete bathroom

➔ Reefside Garden: 1 King bed, private pool, and ocean/lagoon view

➔ Overwater Deluxe Otemanu: 1 King, 1 sofa bed; Mountain view.

➔ Reefside Royal Garden: 2 king bedrooms; 2 bathrooms

➔ Beachside: 1 King, sofa bed, lagoon view, and beach/lagoon access

➔ Overwater Premier Otemanu: 1 King, 1 sofa bed, mountain view, and whirlpool

➔ Royal Estate: 3 bedrooms, Private beach/lagoon view, and lagoon access

➔ Overwater Superior: 1 king bedroom with lagoon access

➔ Overwater Royal Otemanu: 1 king bedroom with mountain view

Facilities: Lagoonarium, Beachfront, oasis pool, spa, fitness center, shuttle services, butler services, and venues for weddings and meetings.

Activities: Swimming, diving, snorkeling, romantic dinners, and kayaking.

Picture Courtesy of Brando Hotel

Bonus: Brando Hotel in Tetiaroa 

The Polynesian islands are tiny gems, and each destination is worthy of a visit. However, if you’re looking for ultimate luxury, pampering, seclusion, and service, the Brando Hotel in Tetiaroa is in a class of its own. But, prepare yourself after visiting one of the most breathtaking island resorts in the world; it’s going to be hard for other destinations to measure up. Undoubtedly, the Brando Hotel in Teriaroa is top on our list of the best hotels in French Polynesia. 

Location: Tetiaroa, Arue 98702, French Polynesia

Rooms: The Brando Hotel has several villas, all divided into three main villas:

®  One Bedroom Villa: This Villa has a cozy sitting room opening into an expansive terrace, a private pool, and direct access to the beach. Additionally, if requested, King-sized beds (or twin-sized) furnish the bedrooms with a walk-in dresser and panoramic lagoon views. The villa also has an outdoor Al-fresco bathtub, sunbeds, and a Polynesian setting.

®  Two Bedroom Villa: This villa has a private, large dining room, kitchen, a two-tiered deck, and two bedrooms. Each bedroom has a private, separate entrance with a dressing area, king beds, and a private outdoor bathtub. The outdoor space is a private yard, deck, and plunge pool.

®  Three Bedroom Villa: The best of the best, this villa has a large dining room, kitchen, tiered deck, and three bedrooms. Each bedroom has separate access with dressing rooms, bathrooms, and an outdoor bathtub. The third bedroom is separated by an above-ground walkway and has extra facilities. An expanded private deck with a pool greets you outdoors, waiting for good company.

Facilities: Boutique, Spa, fitness center, private gourmet dinner services, private aircraft, transport, and sports activities.

Activities: Snorkelling, kayaking, Polynesian outrigger canoeing, scuba diving, tennis, biking, deep-sea fishing, swimming, aqua fitness, circuit-training, body dance, bird discovery, reef quest, nature exploration, and hiking.

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