Fodor's Expert Review Le Méridien Tahiti
PK 15, Coastal road, Tahiti, Windward Islands, 98718, French Polynesia
This popular resort had a complete makeover throughout 2010 and 2011; it has emerged with a very funky lobby with modern furniture and all rooms have flat screen TVs, movies on demand, iPod docking stations, Polynesia touches such as tapa wall hangings, and some have coffee tables shaped like surfboards. All rooms and suites overlook the lagoon, while the senior suites have expansive terraces. Located at PK15, this is the farthest resort from Pape'ete; guests, however, can take the local L'Truck bus into town. Like its rival, the Sofitel, Le Méridien claims it occupies the only natural white-sand beach on the island. Whatever the case, the sand is white. The swimming pool, with a sandy bottom, is certainly unique. The resort has a gallery, L'Atelier, where artists display their work and conduct art classes (approximately 3,000 CFP an hour for guests). On Friday nights there's a Tahitian dance show, while the indoor-outdoor Le Carre Restaurant is a romantic place to dine. The resort can also organize Tahitian wedding ceremonies in its beautiful grounds.
- Good beach, wide range of facilities
- A bit too far from Pape'ete for a short stay
Rate Includes: Credit cards accepted, No meals