French Polynesia

Around fifty international class hotels can be found on twelve islands covering three different archipelagoes - Society, Tuamotu and Marquesas. Although the islands of Tahiti, Moorea and Bora Bora provide over 80% of hotel capacity, the lesser known islands are also opening top-of-the-range establishements.Several international groups are established: InterContinental, Sofitel, Novotel, Meridien, Starwood-Sheraton, Orient Express, Club Med and Radisson. Two local chains, Maitai and South Pacific Management, complete the hotel scene.Although complying with international standards, Polynesian style has been respected in the overwater bungalows with the use of pandanus, bamboo and shell light fixtures. Some bungalows are fitted with glass-bottomed tables for watching the fishes without ever getting your feet wet.

For travelers who prefer the simplicity and authenticity of the local experience, family hotels are the ideal type of accommodation. The welcome is warm and friendly. Family hotels are divided into four categories: Bed and Breakfast, Holiday Family Homes, Family-run guest houses, Family hotels.

Bed and Breakfast: furnished bungalows limited to four dwelling units per home and able to accommodate twelve persons, equipped with bathrooms either private or shared.

Holiday family homes: furnished bungalows limited to nine dwelling units and able to accommodate twenty-seven persons, equipped with bathrooms and kitchenette.

Family-run guest houses: same as the above + breakfast and dinner service.

Family hotels: offers full board meal service and a la carte food menu.

Vacation rentals is a growing trend even in Tahiti and her islands. More and more owners are renting by themselves their bungalow or house. For travellers seeking expertise from specialists on the destination, they can contact "Tahiti In Style". Tahiti In Style offers travellers the opportunity to enjoy Tahiti from a more private perspective and in total immersion. Their furnished properties range from budget studio to beach front villas in Tahiti, Moorea and Bora Bora. Tahiti In Style handles everything from reservation, greeting, housekeeping, billing as well as various concierge options and activities.