Eco friendly Hotels Tahiti
An eco hotel, or a green hotel, is an environmentally sustainable hotel or accommodation that has made important environmental improvements to its structure in order to minimize its impact on the natural environment and eco friendly hotels Tahiti are considered excellent place to hang out for a couple of nights in Tahiti and then beyond in French Polynesia.
The Islands of Tahiti take environmental stewardship, an important part of Polynesian culture, seriously and have been at the forefront of sustainability tourism for years. One of the first nations to enact laws protecting marine life, The Islands of Tahiti had one of the first UNESCO Biosphere reserves – as well as an implemented ban on all sunscreen harmful to the coral from all tourist sites
Best Eco Tours in Tahiti
- Private Island Tour
- Unique Tahiti Tour – East Coast
- Tahiti And Moorea Vip Tour (Full day)
- Enjoy Moorea Private day tour
- Enjoy Moorea Day Tour
1. Te Ora Hau Ecolodge 3* – Eco Friendly Hotels Tahiti
Situated alongside a beautiful white sand beach, Te Ora Hau Ecolodge is located 1 km from Afareaitu Village. Free WiFi access is available in this lodge. All accommodation features patio and cooking facilities. Guests enjoy free stand-up paddle boarding and kayaking.
This lodge is 10 minutes’ drive from Temae Airport. There are shops and restaurants within 10 minutes’ drive. The ferry wharf to Tahiti is located 5 minutes’ drive away.
Each bungalow offers a fully equipped kitchen or kitchenette, a dining area and a private bathroom.
You can enjoy sea and mountain views from all rooms. BBQ facilities are also provided. There is also a tricycle with a basket which you can use to stock up on groceries in the neighbourhood.
Down-to-earth hotel offering relaxed bungalows with kitchens, plus a garden & a private beach area.
These bungalows are traditional islander dwellings with solid thatched shutters for windows and mosquito nets for undisturbed sleeping. Paddle boards, and snorkel gear is provided along with a private beach. Oh, and a tricycle for fetching your bread and milk from the supermarket a couple of klms down the road.
This is escapist stuff so no TV (but excellent Internet for streaming). And no air cond but a fan and lovely see breezes. (Note: Our rating is not like a hotel rating – it’s an experience rating, so dont confuse our 4 “stars” with luxury).
And the evening twinkling lights of Tahiti Nui, like some gigantic jewel reflecting the shower of twinkling stars above it will long remain in the memory.
Except for the fact that your 10 metres from the main island road you could be Robinson Crusoe.
How much does a room costs at Te Ora Hau Ecolodge?
Prices start 142$/night for One-Bedroom Bungalow with Sea View.
This bungalow has a kitchenette and a patio.
Where to book online –Te Ora Hau Ecolodge – Eco Friendly Hotels Tahiti – you can find the best eco friendly hotels deals in Tahiti during Heiva i Tahiti which is celebrated with much enthusiasm in Minca on Booking.com or Trip.com or Agoda.com and see more reviews on TripAdvisor.
2. The Brando 5* – Eco Friendly Hotels Tahiti
Part of a 12-island atoll encircling a lagoon, this secluded upmarket resort is surrounded by coconut trees and is accessed via a 20-minute private plane journey from Tahiti’s Faa’a International Airport.
Thatched-roof 1- to 3-bedroom villas with chic Polynesian styling feature living rooms, flat-screen TVs and free Wi-Fi, as well as decks with outdoor tubs, private pools and lagoon views. Room service is available 24/7. Kids age 17 and under stay at no extra cost with an adult.
Breakfast is complimentary. Amenities include 2 acclaimed restaurants (1 serving French cuisine), 2 beachfront bars, a spa and a tennis court. Minimum-stay rules apply.
villas on white-sand beaches frequented by sea turtles, manta rays and exotic birds. The resort was designed to reflect Polynesian lifestyles and culture.
The Brando Resort. Beautiful, clean, well-maintained. They do not have the overwater bungalows like other resorts in Tahiti, but you don’t want an overwater bungalow.
The reef and the beach are severely damaged when building overwater bungalows, and there’s never that many fish swimming under the bungalows. I stayed in an overwater bungalow at the Le Meridien in Bora Bora, and was underwhelmed.
The Villas are more well-constructed than at other Oceania island resorts, such as the Yasawa Island Resort in Fiji. Yasawa is a beautiful island, but the Villas are crawling with large, scary insects. We did not see one bug in our Villa at The Brando.
While I appreciate the eco-friendly nature of the resort, I also enjoy all the modern luxuries of time on vacation.
To this end, the food choices seemed limited and tightly controlled. Compared to the St. Regis and other remote destinations we have visited, the food choices were average at best.
The Villa: although I do think that the entrance area is a huge waste of space (there’s really no use for it, especially as it takes about 1/5th of the room space), I liked the villa overall. I liked the idea and execution of the media room. I did not like the fact that the solution to the problem we had with the TV not playing through the sound system was resolved by disconnecting the TV from the sound system…
The bed was comfortable, although I’m still trying to figure out what the “crunchy” part what in the middle – it felt like something plastic… The outside area with the garden facing the beach was very nice, and I liked the small plunge pool.
The bath room was very nice, I liked the fact that there were no single use shower products. Overall, lots of space. The tech in the room could be improved, but it’s ok.
The Service: here is were The Brando wins 5 stars. The people that work there are all excellent! From Boris, who gave us the Green Tour, to Olivier, an amazing waiter, to everyone else that you will encounter, politeness, no attitude, smiles all around, and “happy you’re here” feeling. Really, some of the best service I’ve ever encountered.
The Privacy: with only 30 or so villas, and an entire atoll at your disposal, it does not get much more private than this. You will rarely bump into anyone, apart from meal times, and even then it’s very comfy.
The Nature: The island itself, and all the surroundings, are some of the best nature I’ve ever seen. Although you can find more marine life in the Maldives, the surrounding reef is full of life: exotic fish, small sharks, a turtle here and there, saw a huge manta ray and many stingrays.
The corals, as in most places in the world, have seen better days. The beach at dawn is full of life, with many crabs, some quite big, in their shells, going about their routine.
The Grand Tour is a must, to visit a couple of the other island in the private atoll. Grab a kayak, and start paddling, and explore! And if you are into photography, make sure to bring a camera: some amazing scenery overall, especially at sundown.
The Bars: Although I must say I was disappointed by the “all-inclusive” included items on the drinks and wine lists (for a 3k per night resort, they MUST improve the number of included items), we really enjoyed the well made drinks at both the daytime (Bob’s) bar and the evening bar.
Especially the bar upstairs, with the private little balconies overlooking the sea, is amazing. Need to improve: the bar snacks (one evening we were served some burnt fried stuff, which had been obviously double fried), and the selection of drinks in the inclusive menu.
There’s no logic why, for example, Drambuie is included and Grand Marnier Rouge is not. This is not a $500 inclusive resort…
The real Eco-Friendliness: The Brando is the most eco-friendly resort I’ve ever been to. Many luxury resorts claim eco-friendliness, the Brando practices it everywhere.
From the SWAC (Sea Water Air Conditioning) system (cost 10m euro), that saves 90% of all AC related energy costs, to the huge solar panel installation that’s currently being expanded, so that next year it will cover 75% of the island’s electricity needs, to the very limited use of plastic (of course no plastic straws or stirrers!), the recycling program, the composting, the sewage cleaning and re-use of the water, everything has been thought of.
And their generators run on coconut oil! Overall, this was one of my personal favorite things about The Brando. Luxury without destroying the planet. Bravo!
How much does a room costs at The Brando Tahiti?
Prices start 3700$/night for One-Bedroom Bungalow Villa.
Where to book online –The Brando Tahiti – Eco Friendly Hotels Tahiti – you can find the best eco friendly hotels deals in Tahiti during Heiva i Tahiti which is celebrated with much enthusiasm in Minca on Booking.com or and see more reviews on TripAdvisor.
3. Four Seasons Resort Bora Bora 5* – Eco Friendly Resorts Tahiti
Overlooking the magnificent turquoise waters of a private beach, the Four Seasons Resort Bora Bora features luxurious over-water bungalows and beachfront villas with views of Mount Otemanu. After an invigorating workout in the open-air fitness center, you can enjoy an afternoon of pampering at the waterfront day spa.
The Four Seasons Resort is on Point Matira in Bora Bora, which was voted ‘the best island in the world’ by U.S. News in 2012. Motu Mute Airport is a 15-minute boat ride away.
The resort features an infinity pool, a tennis court and free guided snorkeling tours of the lagoon sanctuary, which is home to many exotic marine animals. Guests can also enjoy kayaking, catamaran cruises, windsurfing and shark feeding.
Housed in a collection of thatched-roof bungalows on the Bora Bora lagoon, this luxury resort is 7 km from Bora Bora Yacht Club.
On stilts above the lagoon, the plush bungalows offer porches, lounge areas with sofas and mini fridges, plus satellite TV, free Wi-Fi and iPod docks. Some have private plunge pools. Upgraded bungalows offer pull-out sofas and extra rooms. Luxe beachfront villas feature private gardens and outdoor pools. Room service is available.
Breakfast is available for a fee. Other amenities include 4 Polynesian restaurants with open-air dining, a Polynesian-style spa, a gym with regular yoga, plus an infinity pool.
The newly-enhanced Four Seasons Resort Bora Bora is a South Pacific paradise, combining the highest standards of service with ultramodern comforts and the natural ease and gracious hospitality of the Polynesian culture.
Set upon Bora Bora’s surrounding coral atoll, the Resort is a vast tropical grove, replete with coconut palms and pandanus trees. Meandering channels of pure turquoise lead to the main beach or to smaller lagoons, waiting to be discovered. Every vista is breathtaking.
The Resort offers 108 one and two-bedroom overwater bungalow suites and seven two and three-bedroom beachfront villa estates, all designed with thatched roofs and decorated with indigenous artwork. Four restaurants offer a vast selection of creative culinary experiences, while the full-service spa is balanced by the powerful rhythms of the Pacific.
The Bungalow was awesome. Truly special. No reason to ever leave. Feeding the fish in the lagoon was an awesome experience.
The shark and Ray tour is also great and should not be missed. The Polynesian show is fun and the food good. Spa was top notch and very enjoyable. The Breakfast buffet was very good.
The food was fantastic at each of the restaurants. The chef even made fish tacos just for me. They were delicious. The spa was beautiful and the treatments were excellent.
All of the excursions that we took were great – all arranged by the extremely helpful concierge staff. They offered various water sports on site – snorkeling, kayaking and paddle boarding. The equipment is resort quality – perfect for newbies. Doing the water activities in the lagoons made them quite enjoyable.
They are in the process of creating a reef ecosystem in one of the lagoons that should provide even better snorkeling for the future. The over water bungalows were terrific, very spacious and quite comfortable.
! The lagoon is wonderful, don’t miss the wonderful eco– luxurious spa and the complimentary class of yoga at the sunset in the lagoon twice a week.
How much does a room costs at Four Seasons Resort Bora Bora?
Prices start 1740$/night for One Bedroom Lagoon View Over Water Bungalow Suite King Bed. The Two Bedroom Deluxe Beachfront Villa with Private Pool is 8500$/room per night with breakfast included – if coming on a honeymoon this is the perfect choice for couples.
Located on the secluded white-sand beach, this villa offers a private enclosed garden with a plunge pool and views of the lagoon. There is a spacious living area and 2 bathrooms.
Where to book online –The Brando Tahiti – Eco Friendly Hotels Tahiti – you can find the best eco friendly hotels deals in Tahiti during Heiva i Tahiti which is celebrated with much enthusiasm in Minca on Booking.com or Agoda.com or Expedia.com and see more reviews on TripAdvisor.