Tahiti's peninsula is rarely part of the usual routes frequented by visitors recently converted to Polynesia. However, its inhabitants know the richness and authenticity of this nature destination, where the mountain meets the ocean. Suspended between is Vanira Lodge, a gorgeous cluster of wooden bungalows in the middle of the rainforest. They dominate the village of Teahupoo, renowned among surfers for its legendary waves. Although it offers a swimming pool and a restaurant, this is not a hotel but rather a guest house serving traditional local Polynesian fare.
Each has a private bathroom, some have whirlpool, and even a kitchenette. You'll feel like you're living at the end of the world, even though Papeete is only an hour-and-a-half drive away. Kayaking and hiking will allow you to push even further the feeling of getting away from it all.
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Rooms: from 13,900 XPF