Set along the natural curve of the bay, all of the accommodation offers spectacular beach views and beyond to Matavai Bay. This full service 165-room resort combines all the special touches you can only experience in your French Polynesian hide-away. Whether relaxing by the swimming pool, paddling in the exotic black sand bay, pampering yourself in the Day Spa, or emailing home on our high-speed broadband internet, your total needs are catered for.
Unsurpassed service, exotic dishes drawing from the best of local Polynesian and French cuisine, and tropical delights combine to provide your own little hidden paradise.
Radisson Plaza Resort Tahiti offers the perfect destination to enrich your mind, body and soul.
165 guest rooms, including 86 Ocean View rooms, 53 Suites and 26 Duplex
Suites. you will be immediately drawn onto the Lanai balcony and inspired by the majestic views overlooking Lafayette Beach. The Lanai, a covered balcony, creates an external living environment to relax and enjoy the majestic sunsets of Matavai Bay.
Inside the guest rooms, the interior design takes its cue from the tropical surrounds with the contemporary use of wooden floors, natural textures and soft furnishings. A feature of each guest room is the wonderful collection of black and white photography portraying the essence and magic of past days in French Polynesia.
In room amenities include:
Individually controlled air-conditioning
Broadband Internet access
Iron and ironing board
Tea and coffee making facilities
A selection of rooms also offers your personal Jacuzzi or kitchenette on the Lanai balcony.
The island's hottest restaurant set amongst the lush tropical foliage and alongside the cooling fresh waters of the swimming pool, offers you a choice of air-conditioned indoor and alfresco dining: Sumptuous breakfast buffets in the morning, and the freshest seafood catches in the evening. Combining the wonderful produce of French Polynesia, the exotic flavors of the islands, subtle
Asian delicacies, or the traditional flavors of the French influence.
And while dining on mouth-watering delicacies, be thrilled by the spectacular traditional Tahitian dance show.
Nestled alongside the swimming pool, the Pool Bar enables you to simply recline and relax while we create your cocktail, or sample one of our fresh juices made from local fresh juicy pineapples and mangoes.
Located above the restaurant, the Lafayette Bar is a fashionably designed open-air lounge with majestic views overlooking Matavai Bay. Sample a tempting array of specialty tropical cocktails, martinis, and wines, or sample one of the local beers - simply refreshing. Snack one of our tantalizing 'tasting plates' while sipping on your Island Mai Tai watching the sun disappear behind Moorea - unbelievably romantic!
Free form zero-entry swimming pool
4 wheel bikes
Access to local golf course and tennis
Hiking treks around the bay
For fun on the water or under it, our water sports center located adjacent to Lafayette Beach offers a variety of options such as:
Paddleboards and kayaks
Or for the more adventurous, ask about the PADI diving courses or diving and snorkeling trips.
Safari 4x4 excursions
Crossing Tahiti via the Papenoo valley by four-wheel vehicle, you will find the mountains rich in archaeological sites and offer spectacular views of impressive waterfalls as far as the Maroto Pass. The trail emerges at the tunnel mouth of the Maroto on the famous natural Lake Vaihiria, the place of the 'eels with ears' legend, before climbing down the Mataiea plain.
Take one of the many hiking trips of 1 to 3 days in the interior of Tahiti available, discover the 'Pari' on the Peninsula or discover Tahiti-iti peninsula.
Day Trips to the Island of Moorea
Just a short 10 minute plane flight from Papeete, is the beautiful Island of Moorea. Take a quick course in the culture and geology of Moorea by signing up for one of the many guided tours offered on the island, which can be organized through our activities desk. You'll be astounded by Moorea's fertile plantations and gorgeous vistas, not to mention its friendly people.
The James Norman Hall Home, situated in Arue looks northwards over Matavai Bay where James Cook first landed in 1769. The well loved James Norman Hall, War Hero, pilot, adventurer, poet and writer worked in Tahiti for over 30 years. Most successful and famous for writing the trilogy, 'Mutiny on the Bounty', 'Men against the Sea' and 'Pitcairns Island' his beloved library contains over 3000 books. Or visit the only museum in the world dedicated to pearls will show you this gem of the sea through such different aspects as: art, history, mythology, philosophy and religion. At the Paul Gauguin Museum you will find an amazing retrospective of the life and works of Paul Gauguin, the famous French artist who spent the last 12 years of his life in Tahiti and the Marquesas Islands.
Excursion to the public markets
Papeete public market is in every sense the heart of the city. Le Marché is located just one block from the waterfront. This spacious building is overflowing with stands offering 'monoi oil', scented soaps, woven hats and bags, shell necklaces, pareos, bedcovers table sets, and of course the wonderful array of local fresh produce.