Tahiti Ia Ora Beach Resort by Sofitel

From AU$4,879

for 7 nights


Couples or Honeymooners

Intermediate Waves
Family Surf Holidays

Surf Skill

Learning - Advanced

Star Rating

Luxury Surf Trip

Price Range

AU$697 - AU$697 per night


January, February, March, April, May, June, July, August, September, October, November, December



The Tahiti Ia Ora Beach Resort by Sofitel is a large resort with direct access to one of the most beautiful and unique white-sand beaches of Tahiti. It offers modern and luxurious accommodation with exceptional views of the lagoon, the island of Moorea and the coral garden. It’s also home to the South Pacific’s largest sand-bottom swimming pool.


It is located on premium beachfront property rich in history and legend for the Polynesians, currently offering 149 guestrooms, two restaurants and three meeting rooms.

Quick Facts
    • Stunning Luxury Villas.
    • Amazing Overwater Bungalows.
    • Top Class Dining and Bars.
    • Spa & Wellness.
    • World-Class Surfing & Diving.
    • On-Site Diving Centre.
    • Jet Surf in the Lagoon.
    • Lots of Extra Activities.
Slightly further from downtown Papeete than other resorts, The Tahiti Ia Ora Beach Resort by Sofitel is the only hotel located on a beautiful white sandy beach and a turquoise lagoon, with view on Moorea island.
Renovated in 2010 with a new modern decor and design, this resort will delight all types of clients, especially on long stays. It is located 30 minutes from the golf Atimaono (18 holes) and the Botanical Garden, just few steps from the small shopping center Tamanu and the Museum of Tahiti & her islands.
Downtown Papeete is about 20 minutes from the hotel: shuttle service by bus "le truck", islands typical vehicle, is available twice or 3 times a day from Monday to Saturday.

Garden Rooms - Entirely refreshed with warm colours and Polynesian touches, garden rooms comprise a 48m² (520sqft) bedroom, a large bathroom with double sink, separate bath, shower and toilets and a large terrace or balcony. Located on the first or the second floor of the resort, with breathtaking views over lush gardens, banana and coconut trees, tropical colourful Tipanier and Tiare flowers. All rooms also overlook the 2,000m² (21,000 sqft) sandy bottom swimming pool -unique in the south Pacific.

Deluxe Lagoon Rooms - The 48m² (520 sqft) deluxe lagoon rooms - located from 2nd to 4th floors, have been entirely renovated and feature contemporary neutral-toned furniture and linens, soothing lighting and authentic Polynesian touches including authentic "tapa" cloth lights and tables shaped like surfboards, hard wood floor, inviting sofa bed for an ambience energizing and relaxing. These rooms offer generous views over the white sandy beach and lush gardens of the resort, the crystal clear lagoon of Tahiti and the sister island of Moorea.


Panoramic Rooms - Located on the top floors, with 180° breathtaking views over the lagoon and the sister island of Moorea, the 48m² (520 sqft) deluxe panoramic room has been entirely re-designed and features contemporary neutral-toned furniture and linens, soothing lighting and authentic Polynesian touches including authentic "tapa" cloth lights and tables shaped like surfboards, hard wood floor, inviting sofa bed. Unique amenities: Illy expresso coffee machine, round trip to the city center and complimentary bottle of water complement the "panoramic view experience".

Garden, Deluxe and Panoramic rooms all feature a large king size bed or twin beds and high-tech facilities such as flat screen TV, video on demand and music channels, telephone, I-pod dock, mini bar, air conditioning, wifi access, in room safety box, tea & coffee maker, large balcony.

Surf & Other Activities

Wellness Center - At the Wellness center, highly trained and passionate therapists will pamper you with massages, facials, body treatments and nail care.


"Atelier des Artistes" - Work of art lesson - Located on the top floor of The Tahiti Ia Ora Beach Resort by Sofitel is located on one of the most beautiful beaches of Tahiti. This luxurious resort offers a wide range of activities like art and cooking classes, water sports, fitness classes as well as gourmet restaurants and a beautiful botanical garden.

Experience the onsite art space called L'Atelier. L'Atelier reflects Ia Ora Beach Resort's passion for supporting local and international culture while offering guests a unique and rewarding interactive experience with the creative personalities behind striking works of art. 


"L'Atelier Botanique" - Botanical garden - Home to more than 300 species of exotic plants, the resort's garden becomes not only a place of relaxation and exploration but also an ideal place to experience and learn about the lush vegetation of French Polynesia.


"L'Atelier du Chef" - Cooking lessons - The Tahiti Ia Ora Beach Resort by Sofitel is the first hotel in Tahiti to offer cooking classes. The classes offer guests hands-on instruction in culinary techniques used in dishes ranging from pastry creations to traditional Polynesian entrees.


Sport & Cultural activities

During your stay you will have access to kayaks, beach volleyball, snorkelling gear, ping-pong table and tennis court, and the large swimming pool with white bottom sand. There’s also yoga and aquaerobic sessions every day. Other exciting experiences offered on the island of Tahiti are paragliding, helicopter rides, jet-skiing, fishing, diving, museum visits. Take a boat trip in the Pacific Ocean to see whales or watch dolphins play in the lagoon.


Room type
Travel dates
7 nights Economy Class (Double Share) Package AU$4,879 Per person 01 Nov-31 Mar
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Inclusions :

    • Return Economy Class Flights with Air Tahiti Nui to Papeete (taxes included).
    • Meet & greet with flower lei upon arrival in Tahiti.
    • Shared transfer from airport to your hotel in Tahiti.
    • 7 nights at Tahiti Ia Ora Beach Resort by Sofitel.
    • Daily Buffet Breakfast.
    • Enjoy a Sunset Cocktail by the Pool on us (for 2 adults; once during stay).
    • Shared departure transfer with shell lei from your hotel to the international airport.



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Other Surf Experiences

Jennifer M (Dec 2016),

We booked a package that included 6 days (5 nights) in a house room. Our view was of the ocean and it was gorgeous. We also had a deep balcony with 2 chairs and a table which we used a lot. There is a large pool with a sandy bottom that is walk in. The beach is wonderful with some coral and lots of fish. You can see Moorea in the distance on most days and the sunsets - breathtaking. The staff is friendly, helpful and kind. There is also a little shopping area about 5 minutes away if you want a little more local cuisine or shopping. Most relaxing time ever.

Rachel (Dec 2016)

For Kiwis and Aussies, this a great place to stopover on route to Easter Island and enjoy a bit of luxury. Food was great, rooms were lovely and the sandy pool fabulous. If you can take your own beach towel as there was a shortage pool towels even when not that busy.