Major makeover for Tahiti Ia Ora Beach Resort by Sofitel

by James Wilkinson

The Tahiti Ia Ora Beach Resort by Sofitel has re-opened following a complete multi-million dollar rejuvenation project of the property’s luxury overwater bungalows.

Each bungalow has received a makeover in line with the Sofitel brand’s renowned refined and understated sense of modern luxury, with a signature touch of French decadence.

Each of the resort’s 12 deluxe overwater bungalows are the epitome of a Tahitian getaway, having received a stylish makeover incorporating a chic soft neutral palate, and natural materials throughout, working harmoniously to form the perfect zone for sleep and relaxation whilst enjoying the iconic water views.

The overwater bungalows floor features a glass panel allowing guests to admire the underwater flora and multi-coloured fish passing by in the Punaauia Lagoon.

Signature features include dried wooden trunks as bedside tables, and luminaires inspired by traditional fish traps bringing inside a touch of local influence.

Each bungalow is equipped with a king-size bed, a sofa bed and can accommodate two adults and one child under 12 years of age, with a bathtub, rain shower and separate toilet. Most importantly, each bungalow features a private terrace complete with deckchairs to take in the breathtaking Tahiti sunsets.

Tahiti Ia Ora Beach Resort by Sofitel General Manager, Didier Lamoot, expressed his delight in the final look of the overwater bungalows and is certain that the rejuvention will enhance the resort’s overall appeal in the luxury market.

“We’re excited to reveal our new-look overwater bungalows, which will surprise and delight our loyal guests and appeal to a new audience of discerning travellers seeking authentic Tahitian luxury experiences,” he said.

“Our designers have worked hard to encapsulate the epitome of a Tahitian escape which is synonymous with an overwater bungalow experience, whilst incorporating the island’s French influence through Sofitel’s renowned, indulgent signature touches.”

Located on the west coast of Tahiti Island, Tahiti Ia Ora Beach Resort by Sofitel, sits on the edge of the only white sand beach on the island, amongst tropical gardens with a views over the sea and to Moorea Island.

The resort also offers garden view or lagoon views rooms in addition to two restaurants, two bars, free WiFi, meeting rooms, and a sand-bottom pool. The resort is a 15 minute drive from Faa’a International Airport and 30 minute drive from Papeete Ferry Terminal.

In the 56 square metre bungalows, guests can enjoy a bottle of champagne on arrival, mini bar replenished daily (soft drink and beer), daily fruit delivery and Hermès amenities.