Fall In Love All Over Again On A Tahiti Honeymoon

1 July 2014

For the perfect honeymoon you can’t beat Tahiti’s balmy weather, azure waters and world-class resorts. Let this French Polynesian nation, with its distinct touch of Gallic flair, get your marriage off to the most romantic of starts and have you falling head-over-heels in love all over again.

 Poolside coconuts for two

All About Romance

There’s a reason why Tahiti leads the pack for dream honeymoon locations – it knows how to do romance very well. Here, everything is geared towards lovebirds; from couples spa suites to the private overwater accommodation and secluded beachside dinners.

However, it’s also the little touches that make all the difference. You’ll find beautiful flowers adorning your bed each night, or a handwritten congratulatory note, helping to make this very special trip one to remember.

Discover Tropical Seclusion

Tahitian resorts are all about providing a sense of seclusion, while keeping you well pampered. Here, luxury villas are dotted along beachfronts, overwater bungalows face the water rather than their neighbours, and private breakfasts are de rigour. If your idea of the perfect honeymoon is the chance to reconnect with each other – not other guests – then this is the place to choose.

 Bungalow to ocean in two seconds flat

Sleep Above The Waves

No matter where you choose to honeymoon, most Tahitian resorts offer the option to sleep above the water in a thatched-roof bungalow. Not only are these overwater huts romantic, they’re also a perfect place to take in the best of this tropical location, without ever leaving your room.

These bungalows – also positioned over the calm lagoons on nearby Mo’orea, Bora Bora, Taha’a and Tikehau – are the ultimate seaside escape and a stellar place to watch the sunset.

 No better place for a spa day

Pamper And Relax

Let any wedding tension melt away while enjoying some of the couples’ spa packages Tahiti is famous for. Also in French Polynesia, you don’t have to go far to enjoy the InterContinental’s Deep Ocean Spa. Or, try a black-pearl powder and vanilla scrub at the Four Seasons Bora Bora, there’s no end of options to help you relax. For something truly unique, try the Miri Miri Spa at St Regis Bora Bora, which is located on its own island and specialises in using local herbs, oils and flowers.

Picnic On A Private Beach

It can be tempting to spend all your time in your overwater bungalow, but you shouldn’t miss the chance to enjoy a romantic picnic on one of the many islets dotting the lagoons.

These small islets – known as motu – offer you the chance to spend the day fishing, snorkelling, swimming and relaxing with a fresh-cut coconut in hand. Feast on local specialities, such as fresh-caught fish and roasted sweet potatoes, while soaking up the sun for the perfect day out.

 Snorkeling at its best

Into The Blue

The beauty of Tahiti extends below the surface, and there’s no better way to see it all than by taking to the seas. Here, you can choose between stingray feeding, swimming with sharks or scuba diving. For those who’d prefer to keep close to shore, you can swim, snorkel and lounge about on palm-fringed beaches.

Cassie Harrex

Writer by profession and traveller by choice, you can find Cassie anywhere between the Alps and the Andes with her young family in tow. For Cassie, nothing beats the vibrancy of South America – she has lived in both Argentina and Colombia. Her passion for collecting recipes has led to a lifelong mission to discover the world one dish at a time.