Sofitel Hotel Tahiti Ia Ora Beach Resort (formerly Meridien Tahiti)

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Superior Garden Room

Located on the ground floor, these rooms offer views over the lush garden and the sandy bottom swimming pool – unique in French Polynesia. With an interior with warm colours and Polynesian touches, these garden rooms comprise a large bedroom and bathroom with double sink, separate bath, shower and toilets and a terrace.

Maximum Occupancy: 3A
Bed Configuration: 1 King size bed or 2 Twin beds + 1 Sofa bed
More Info: Surface: 43m² (interior 36m² + terrace 7m²)

Luxury Garden Room

The Luxury Garden rooms located from 2nd to 4th floors 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 “Meridienne” sofa bed for an energizing and relaxing ambiance. These rooms offer generous views over the white sandy beach, lush gardens of the resort, the crystal clear lagoon of Tahiti and the sister island of Moorea.

Maximum Occupancy: 3A
Bed Configuration: 1 King size bed or 2 Twin beds + 1 Sofa bed
More Info: Surface: 43m² (interior 36m² + terrace 7m²)

Luxury Family Garden Room

Same as Luxury Garden Rooms, but with 2 queen size beds, perfect for small families.

Maximum Occupancy: 4A
Bed Configuration: 2 Queen Beds
More Info: Surface: 43m² (interior 36m² + terrace 7m²)

Luxury Panoramic Room

These rooms are located on the top floors 4th and 5th floors and offer 180° view over the lagoon and the sister island of Moorea. Do not miss the sunsets from your terrace.

Maximum Occupancy: 3A
Bed Configuration: 1 King size bed or 2 Twin
More Info: Surface: 43m² (interior 36m² + terrace 7m²)

Junior Suite

Ideally located in the central part of the resort, the Junior Suites offer exquisite views over the beautiful tropical gardens and the breathtaking turquoise waters of the lagoon of Tahiti. The 84 m² (930 sq ft) contemporary junior suites are nicely appointed with warm timber floor and exotic wood furniture, a spacious private terrace – set-up as an open air living room, a large air conditioned king bedded bedroom and fully equipped bathroom: the utmost combination of luxury and local Polynesian touches. Rooms accommodate up to 3 adults in 1 king bed + 1 sofa bed.

Size: 78 m²

Prestige Suite

Located at the end of each building at the first floor, the Prestige Suites offers an obstructed view over the lagoon and island of Moorea. Modern yet Polynesian, these 2 Suites feature a spacious contemporary living room and a comfortable room with luxury in-room amenities.

Size: 121 m²

Presidential Suite

Located on the top floor of the main building, the Presidential suite at Sofitel Hotel Tahiti Ia Ora Beach Resort offers a unique and unsurpassed experience on the island of Tahiti. The 179 m² (1930 sq ft) opulent suite features exquisite views over exotic gardens, crystal clear lagoon and deep blues of the pacific Ocean. From a large outside fully furnished terrace to the more intimate bedroom with canopy bed and the sun drenched living room, you will enjoy every minute of your stay. Suite accommodates up to 3 adults in 1 king bed + 1 sofa bed.

Size: 167 m²

Luxury Overwater Bungalow

The brand new Luxury Overwater Bungalows opened in May 2019. Combining Polynesian warmth and French sophistication, they offer upscale comfort in a sober atmosphere. The view of Moorea is splendid.
Enjoy the Overwater experience in an idyllic setting with a complimentary bottle of Champagne on arrival, minibar replenished daily (soft drinks and beers), daily fruit delivery and Hermes amenities.

There is no direct access to the lagoon from this category

Size: 53 m².

All Rooms Include:

Air Conditioning, Bathtub, Balcony, Bathrobe, Cable TV, Ceiling Fan, Coffee / Tea Facilities, DVD/CD Player, Hair Dryer, In Room Internet Access, iPod Station, Mini Bar, Radio, In Room Safety Box, Shower, Telephone.

Sofitel Hotel Tahiti Ia Ora Beach Resort Layout


La Plantation – Local, and French Cuisine
Buffet Breakfast :
Parisian Breakfast available at restaurant La Plantation: coffee, tea, juices, pastries, bread, assorted jams, butter.
Snacks and Dinner
Seafood Buffet with Polynesian show on Friday night.

Le Carre – Fine Cuisine
Lunch and Dinner

Room service available from 06h30 to 23h00

Pool Bar
Bar and Snacks

Astrolabe Bar


L’Atelier-The onsite art space called L’Atelier on the top floor of Sofitel Hotel Tahiti Ia Ora Beach Resort adds a unique cultural experience where beautiful works of art from local and international culture are displayed. L’Atelier was created to present guests an insight into the creative process where they can learn the techniques of paintings, photography, sculpture, music and dance and even create their own to take home as souvenir. L’Atelier du Chef invites you to cooking lessons under the Chef’s expert advice.
Savery Delights Courses on Thursday & Saturday 10H00 – 12H00, Sweet Delights Courses on Sunday 14H00 – 16H00

Wellness Center – Massages & Body and Facial Treatments
Open daily, on appointment from 08h00 to 19h00

Complimentary aquagym courses on week days.


• In Room Touches as French sweet pastries, fruit basket, red wine, bottle of Champagne.
• Romantic Dinner at the terrace of gourmet restaurant Le Carré
• Polynesian Weddings ceremonies with traditional songs and dances


Slightly eccentric, Sofitel Hotel Tahiti Ia Ora Beach Resort is the only hotel located on a white sandy beach and a turquoise lagoon, with view of Moorea. This resort was completely renovated in 2010 and will suit all types of clients, especially those on stays longer than one night. It is located 30 minutes from the Atimaono golf course (18 holes), the Botanical Garden and the Gauguin Museum, near the small shopping center Tamanu and the Museum of Tahiti & her islands. Downtown Papeete is about 20 minutes from the hotel.

Carl's Tip

Plan some time to enjoy the resorts unique massive pool with an all sand bottom. Then grab a mask and snorkel to marvel at the incredible coral and fish just off the beach and around the overwater bungalows. This resort has the best snorkelling of all the major resorts in Tahiti.

Visited by Carl

DEC 2012, DEC 2013, DEC 2014, MAY 2018, DEC 2019