How can anyone ever say no to a couple of days relaxing and being pampered in an upscale hotel? Lucky me: during my trip to Tahiti there were lots of great and unique resorts to discover. And here’s a favorite: the Kia Ora Resort & Spa in Rangiora. A little peace of heaven in the middle of a coconut plantation.

After a 22-hour flight from Paris to Papeete, Tahiti we almost immediately had to take another flight to Rangiroa, the largest atoll in the Tuamotus. Needless to say we felt like a couple of zombies when we finally reached our destination, the Hotel Kia Ora Resort & Spa. Ow boy, it was love at first sight!

The resort is surrounded by a coconut plantation, there’s a postcard-perfect beach with white sand and of-course there’s the idyllic turquoise lagoon to admire. Finally found it: paradise! 🙂

Kia Ora has some beautiful overwater villas but we stayed in one of the 60 guest rooms, all with private pools, outdoor spa tubs and a cool patio.  True, the Kia Ora is far from a budgethotel but it’s worth every penny and there are special rates available. For more information, check out their website.

I’ve tried to capture the beauty of the place in pictures. Hope you like it.

Kia Ora
The hotel lobby
The restaurant, bar and terrace

I stayed in a little private villa with a my own small garden. And yes, that really is a bathtub in the garden!

The garden with the private bungalows. Some of the bungalows are located on the beach.

And of course there were watervilla’s too.

And if you don’t fancy your now private pool: here’s an infinitive one.

 

Hotel Kia Ora Resort & Spa