pop the bubbly—all the way to Taha'a!
Bora Bora may be the French Polynesia’s most glamorous and popular sister, but one visit to Taha’a and you’ll be captivated by her timelessness. Indeed, stepping onto Taha’a feels like being propelled back in time to before the French Polynesia reigned as one of the most coveted honeymoon destinations in the world. Secluded and unspoiled, honeymooners and other travelers looking for a romantic respite—including celebs like Ashton Kutcher and Mila Kunis—choose Taha’a for her quiet tranquility far from the hustle and bustle of the rest of the world.
Size of Taha’a: 33 square miles
How to get to Taha’a: A 45-minute flight from Tahiti’s international airport to the neighboring island of Raiatea, followed by a short boat ride to Taha’a. (Taha’a does not have an airstrip.)
Landscape of Taha’a: Lush mountains and valleys boast vanilla plantations and pearl farms, all while being surrounded by turquoise lagoons and undisturbed islets.
Why choose Taha’a: Taha’a’s remoteness and calm demeanor puts your love front and center—giving you plenty of time and space to focus on what matters most: each other.
What else makes Taha’a unique: The smell of vanilla wafts through the air on Taha’a, thanks to the vanilla farms that call the island home. Taha’a produces up to 80 percent of Tahitian vanilla, some of the most renowned vanilla in the world. Take a deep breath and enjoy!
Recommended love nest: Le Taha’a Island Resort and Spa, which offers barefoot luxury at its finest.
Travel tip: If you’re looking for a mix of honeymoon relaxation and adventure, combine your stay on tranquil Taha’a with a few additional days on Moorea, Bora Bora or another island.
Before you keep scrolling, allow me to say ‘la ora na! That’s hello in Tahitian. See? You’re already another step closer to rocking your honeymoon on Taha'a—or any other island in the French Polynesia.
In a nutshell: I’m a small-town Minnesotan with insatiable wanderlove. I adore my two dogs, gluten-free Hawaiian pizza and my husband, though not necessarily in that order. I believe in soul mates, happily-ever-afters and not wearing pants. I also believe every couple’s love story matters—and deserves to be celebrated.
Today, I get to help soon-to-be brides and grooms across the country—ones just like YOU—honor their next chapter by designing made-to-order honeymoons that manifest their wildest travel dreams.
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