On the Horizon

Hotel Tahiti Nui. This is one of two new hotels built in Tahiti the past few years; it opened in 2009 with 91 rooms, more than half of which are suites. Each room has a balcony, air-conditioning, satellite TV, and a minimalist design featuring ceramic floor tiles, cream walls, and dark-wood features. Other firsts for a Tahiti hotel: underground parking, a fitness center, and a pool. Pros: Central location. Cons: Busy street. Ave. Prince Hinoi, Pape'ete, Tahiti, Windward Islands, 98713. 46–38–99. 40 rooms, 51 suites. In-room: kitchen (some). In-hotel: restaurant, bar, pool, gym, spa, business center, parking.

Manava Suite Resort Tahiti. This resort has a 121 rooms comprised of standard hotel rooms, duplexes, suites, and and three-bedroom apartments in a modern building with a distinctive Polynesian flair. The lobby area features huge vertical beams and huge wooden carvings, while the resort's standout feature is the infinity pool—the largest on the island. Situated on a the lagoon and short 10-minute taxi ride (or a L'truck ride) from the city and airport, it's an ideal place for with a short stay before heading to the other islands, or a longer family holiday in one of the apartments. PK 14, Coastal road, Puna'auia, Tahiti, Windward Islands, 98718. 689/47–31–00. www.spmhotels.com/resort/tahiti. 114 rooms, 7 apartments. In-room: safe, kitchen (some), Wi-Fi. In-hotel: restaurant, bars, pool, gym, spa, beach, water sports, business center, parking.

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