Le Meridien Tahiti
Just 6 miles from the airport in Papeete, the Le Meridien Tahiti is a sophisticated resort with a chic retro vibe and serious Polynesian flair. Situated at the base of the dramatic mountains on one side, and one of the most beautiful white sand beaches on Tahiti's leeward coast on the other, From seemingly every vantage point, the hotel offers stunning ocean views and the sight of Moorea in the distance. The lush gardens are extensive and serene, gorgeously landscaped with tropical flowers all around, perfuming the air.
At the heart of the property is a massive sand-bottomed swimming pool, ideal for floating all of your cares away to the sound of the tropical birds and calm ocean waves. Special events are offered throughout the month, and it seems there's always something engaging happening – take advantage of a wine tasting or a cooking class, or visit the onsite L'Atelier gallery with a rotating artist-in-residence program. The gallery draws creative exhibitions of contemporary Polynesian art, and the opportunity to talk to the artist, and watch the artistic process unfold.
Whatever you're looking for, it's close at hand – whether it be two gourmet restaurants serving up regional and international cuisine, a poolside lounge, tennis courts, a fitness center, in room massage service, and an activities center with complimentary water sports equipment.