There is a vast choice of accommodation in The Islands of Tahiti, from luxury hotel resorts to camp sites. Tahitian Guesthouses offer first class accommodation that is authentic and reasonably priced.
Staying in a Tahitian Guesthouse you’re sure of a good night’s rest after a day spent visiting Papeete or diving in the lagoon. Authentic and charming, Tahitian Guesthouses are small, family run businesses. Clean, comfortable, with good food and a warm welcome, a Tahitian Guesthouse gives you an insight into the typical lifestyle of Polynesian islanders. Some are next to the beach, others are in luxuriant tropical gardens. Some are located in the village center, others are to be found off the beaten track. But wherever they are, all Tahitian Guesthouses offer the very best in Polynesian hospitality.
Each Tahitian Guesthouse is unique
Smaller than hotels, Tahitian Guesthouses are nearly always family run businesses the Polynesian equivalent of a bed and breakfast, with a little added South Sea Island charm. Tahitian Guesthouses can have up to fifteen rooms or bungalows and they are not part of a chain. Each guesthouse is unique and reflects the diversity that you find in the different islands of French Polynesia. Some Tahitian Guesthouses are even located on the beach of the owner’s family motu, the small, paradise islands located in the turquoise lagoons of The Islands of Tahiti.
There are Tahitian Guesthouses throughout The Islands of Tahiti, from Bora Bora and Moorea in the Society Islands, to the most isolated of the Austral and Marquesas Islands. They may not have overwater bungalows like the luxury hotels, but they are very often in superb settings with picture postcard views. Some are even located right on the beach of an idyllic motu. Take a look at the choice of Tahitian Guesthouses before making your reservation. Not only will it save you money, it will also give you a more authentic experience in The Islands of Tahiti.
Local culture and traditions
Many Tahitian Guesthouses have communal dining rooms where you eat with the family and other guests. This offers an ideal opportunity to find out about the sites and activities on the island you’re visiting and to learn more about the daily lives, culture and traditions of the islanders.
You’ll find that the hosts of your Tahitian Guesthouse will be delighted to share their local knowledge, and the history and legends of their island. Sometimes you’ll even learn of hidden sites that aren’t in any of the tourist guides.