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Accommodation and Travel Guide


Opened in July 1999, the all new Outrigger Hotel Tahiti is situated on a tranquil lagoon with panoramic views of Papeete Harbour and the island of Moorea. It offers a new standard of service to Tahiti's most popular destination for international travellers.

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Each of the 200 air-conditioned and sound-proofed guest rooms reflects a Tahitian atmosphere and is richly appointed with exotic woods from around the world. Standard features include ironing board, refrigerator, in-room safe, computer data port, coffee maker, and lanai.

An exclusive concierge level, the Voyagers Club, caters to discerning leisure and business travellers who appreciate the little extras in life. It features a private hospitality room, and extensive library, a business centre and club lounge. Complimentary continental breakfast and hors d'oeuvres are served daily.


Guests can relax by the fantasy pool and Jacuzzi, indulge in their choice of water sports, and enjoy the facilities of the health and fitness centre. Extensive meeting and banquet facilities are available for indoor and outdoor events, so guests can combine business with pleasure.

Day or night, an over-water restaurant and two cocktail lounges provide delectable island and international fare. Alternatively, you can venture into the heart of Papeete, just minutes away, for fabulous restaurants and a host of captivating distractions ranging from galleries and museums to shopping for black pearls.

Just five minutes from Faa'a International Airport, and close to the cruise ship harbour and inter-island ferry to Moorea, Outrigger Hotel Tahiti is one of the most convenient locations on the island.

For more information contact:
Outrigger Hotel Tahiti
P.O. Box 416
Papeete, Tahiti
Telephone: +689 864848
Facsimile: +689 864840

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Located on the beach, Le Meridien Tahiti is only 15 kilometres from the capital Papeete and nine kilometres from the International airport. The hotel has 138 rooms and spacious suites all with ocean view and twelve over water bungalows overlooking the crystal clear water of the lagoon. All have been designed in traditional Polynesian architectural style with interiors featuring wood and natural stones augmented by local artefacts and works of art. They feature air-conditioning, colour television, mini bar, IDD telephone, in-room safe and coffee and tea making facilities.  

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Indulge in various water sports including scuba diving, jet skiing, waterskiing, catamaran sailing, and even shark feeding. When you are ready to relax, the largest white sand pool in the South Pacific awaits you near the beach amid a beautiful tropical garden. There is also a magnificent tennis court, ping pong, beach volley ball, and aquatic classes. A shuttle service operates twice daily between the hotel and Papeete for those wishing to explore the town.

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After blissful sun-filled days, you can unwind over cocktails in the cosy, yet refined atmosphere of the l'Astrolabe bar while you choose between two kinds of cuisine on offer at the restaurant which offers an exotic and original mix of French and Polynesian flavours. On Saturday nights l'Astrolabe becomes the meeting place for jazz fans at the jazz club, and each month internationally renowned artists perform a series of exceptional concerts.

With its enchanting tropical setting plus all the facilities of Papeete close at hand, Le Meridien is one of the most modern of the luxury hotels in French Polynesia.

For more information contact:


Le Meridien Tahiti


BP 380595


Tamanu, Punaauia






Telephone: +689 470707


Facsimile: +689 470708





Situated on its own white sand beach and commanding spectacular views of the magnificent lagoons and the island of Moorea, the Sofitel Coralia Maeva Beach Hotel lies on the west coast of Tahiti, a few minutes from the International airport and down town Papeete. Tahiti is naturally regarded as the gateway to French Polynesia and the hotel offers guests an ideal way to discover an interact with the wonderful culture and beauty of the region.

An introduction to the delights of Polynesian cuisine is offered at the open-air Bougainville restaurant where you can also enjoy fine international cuisine surrounded by beautiful gardens. Dinner is complemented every Friday and Saturday evening with a Tahitian dance show. Every Sunday, the vibrant island culture comes truly alive with festivities that include exotic food and a Polynesian dance show.


Aside from the hotel's own private beach, complementary facilities include an Olympic-sized swimming pool, two tennis courts, a golf driving range, and a solarium on the lagoon. The resort also caters for activities such as scuba diving, deep-sea fishing, windsurfing, waterskiing, and snorkelling. There is also an 18 hole golf course nearby. Excursions on the lagoon and around the island depart from the hotel and in addition, the excursion desk can arrange mountain tours, helicopter tourism, and romantic sunset cruises.

Guest accommodation comprises 224 elegant rooms and suites featuring air-conditioning, IDD telephones, mini bar, colour television, video channel and radio. The spacious bathrooms all featured tub and shower combinations, while balconies offers stunning ocean or garden views. The hotel also had a special pearl boutique, and other services such as safe deposit boxes, car rental, and currency exchange.

The Sofitel Maeva Beach Hotel provides a wonderful beginning to your adventure in French Polynesia.

For more information contact:

Sofitel Coralia Maeva Beach Hotel

P.O. Box 60 008
Faa'a, Tahiti
Telephone: +689 866600
Facsimile:+689 438470


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